Language on Overthinking It

Things With Bad Names: Artichoke

Things With Bad Names: Artichoke

If there is one word I don’t want associated with my food, it’s “choke.” Choking is the absolute worst-case scenario when it comes to eating (with the possible exception of poison, which is why I’m on the fence about “boysenberry”). … Continued

"Joe Six-pack"

“Joe Six-pack”

A Republican friend of mine (yes, I have them) recently called my attention to Sarah Palin’s favorite nickname for her supporters. “Honestly,” this friend complained, “does anyone want to be a ‘Joe Six-pack?’ Does anyone hear her say that and … Continued