Category: My Amazing World


Recent research suggests that humans had sex with other members of the hominins group. These ancient homo sapiens had intercourse with a “ghost species” of “proto human. via Pocket http://ift.tt/2uAlHvy

Join Angel & Alan as they welcome the great Grant Cameron back on the show. Grant Cameron became involved in Ufology as the Vietnam War ended in May 1975 with personal sightings of an object which locally became known as Charlie Red Star. via Pocket http://ift.tt/2eMeODG

Taking a chip into the body may or may not be the Mark of the Beast; however, we have to consider that complexities involved with accepting a technocratic government that brings with it a well-oiled surveillance state. via Pocket http://ift.tt/2uwelcy

A woman in Monkton, Vermont, says that when she and her 91-year-old mother return from a leisurely drive, her mother will proclaim That was a nice ride around the gool. The phrase going around the gool appears in the Dictionary of American Regional English in a 1990 citation from Vermont. via Pocket http://ift.tt/2vzuIVB

A New York City man wonders if there’s any truth to the story that New Yorkers say they stand on line, as opposed to in line, because of lines painted on the floor at Ellis Island. Although such lines are useful for managing large queues, the origin of this usage is uncertain. via Pocket http://ift.tt/2uq4u7O

A listener in New York City wonders about how to pronounce gerrymander, which means “to redraw the lines of an electoral district so as to favor a particular political party.” The term comes a joking reference to Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry, who in 1812 presided over such a redistricting. via Pocket http://ift.tt/2upP1VB

We’ve talked before about surprising local pronunciations, like the name of a particular town or street.  A term or pronunciation that distinguishes locals from outsiders is called a shibboleth. The word derives from the biblical story of the warring Gileadites and Ephraimites. via Pocket http://ift.tt/2tBq24u

Dallas Morning News restaurant critic Leslie Brenner has written about the popular fish dish called poke, which takes its name from a Hawaiian word that means “to cut crosswise. via Pocket http://ift.tt/2uOiXg9

The word vintage, from the Latin word vinum, or “wine,” originally applied to the yield of vineyard during a specific season or a particular place. Over time, vintage came to be applied to automobiles, and eventually to clothing. via Pocket http://ift.tt/2ts4vXx

A San Diego, California, man recalls working on a cruise ship with a Canadian who insisted the proper phrase is not Let me buy you a beer, but Let me pay you a beer. Is that construction ever correct? http://waywordradio.org via Pocket http://ift.tt/2vzcJPp
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