Tribble Trouble (Rebroadcast) - 21 February 2022

Tribble Trouble (Rebroadcast) - 21 February 2022

Update: 2022-02-21
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In Cockney rhyming slang, apples and pears is a synonym for “stairs,” and dustbin lids means kids. Plus, sniglets are clever coinages for things we don’t already have words for. Any guesses what incogsneeto means? It’s the act of trying to hide your sneeze while wearing a face mask. Also, how the vocabulary of science fiction influences our everyday conversation, from the tribble on your hat to vaccine development at warp speed! Plus unkempt vs. unkepterase vs. deletetribbles vs. pompomsplacidmeuf, a cryptic quiz, a tasty pangram, Barney for “trouble,” earthbornapple-dancingdirtsiderone hand washes the other and both hands wash the face, and You must be holding your mouth wrong!

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Tribble Trouble (Rebroadcast) - 21 February 2022

Tribble Trouble (Rebroadcast) - 21 February 2022

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