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  1. Splogs, Abjads, and Con Nags

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    November 23, 2020 by libroshombre

                Intriguing words popped up this week, namely “splog,” “lox,” “abjad,” and “nom sang.”  My mom sprang splog on us …
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  2. Happiness, Jokes, and Nachos

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    August 15, 2019 by libroshombre

    Good news: August is National Happiness Month! Joy’s in short supply these smoky, hyper-political days, so the arrival of the …
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  3. Wang Yi, Mr. T and Carrie

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    January 9, 2017 by libroshombre

      Commands shouted out by the Mr.T In Your Pocket (“Six Helluva Tough Guy Sayings; ‘It’s My real Voice, Fool!’”), …
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  4. Anu, Noah, and Beverly

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    December 2, 2016 by libroshombre

      The term “culprit” has been on my mind since I lost most of a recent powerpoint presentation due to …
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  5. Old Wives Tales, Malarkey, and the OED

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    September 25, 2014 by libroshombre

    “Do Blue Sheets Bring Babies? The Truth Behind Old Wives’ Tales,” by Thomas Craughwell, was a Gulliver’s used-book purchase I …
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