Mittens in Moonlight (#1586)

Mittens in Moonlight (#1586)

Update: 2022-02-14
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Need a slang term that can replace just about anynoun? Try chumpie. If you’re from Philadelphia, you may already know this handy placeholder word. And there’s Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Manhattan, and … The Bronx — why do we add the definite article to the name of that New York borough? The answer lies in the area’s geography and local family lore. Plus, an Australian bullfrog that sounds like a banjo called a pobblebonk. Also: get the pipsdown your Sunday throatjubousdinor vs. dinerstepped out of a bandbox, a Carl Sandburg poem, quemacocossirsee, a punny puzzle about doing well, and more.

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Mittens in Moonlight (#1586)

Mittens in Moonlight (#1586)

Hosted by Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett. Produced by Stefanie Levine.