Mystery Date - 13 September 2021

Mystery Date - 13 September 2021

Update: 2021-09-131
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A librarian opens a book and finds a mysterious invitation scribbled on the back of a business card. Another discovers a child’s letter to the Tooth Fairy, tucked into a book decades ago. What stories are left untold by these forgotten, makeshift bookmarks? Also: a “cumshaw artist” is the wily member of a military unit who knows the shortcuts of procuring something for all their buddies, whether it’s food or a borrowed vehicle for the evening. Plus, a handy Russian saying translates as “the circus left, the clowns remain.” Also, scroll the window downcase quarterJohnny pumpgetting on the binderstelltale signmaximums vs. maximashm-reduplication, and a funny 19th-century saying about the local know-it-all. Wishing you many happy returns of the day!

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Mystery Date - 13 September 2021

Mystery Date - 13 September 2021

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