Episode 116: Caucuses, Lobbyists, PACs, and More

This week we continue our discussion of terms related to governance and politics. We explore caucuses, lobbyists and PACs, and more.

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yea

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This week’s calendar entry is “yea/yeah/yay.”

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Episode 115: Administration, Congress, What Veto Means, and Much More

This week we take up our discussion of terms related to governance and politics. We explore the origin of the word “veto,” talk about filibustering and reconciliation, and more.

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This week’s calendar entry is “capital/capitol.”

Episode 114: More on the Book Sale, Plus Thanksgiving Leftovers—“dolly/handcart,” “duck tape/duct tape,” “between you and me,” and Lots More

This week we pick up from last week and serve some Thanksgiving leftovers, including “dolly/handcart,” “duck tape/duct tape,” “between you and me,” and many more entries and cartoons from the book. We also promote the best way to buy the book on sale through the end of the year.

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dolly

risky

shook

everyday

tenderHook

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This week’s calendar entry is “dolly/handcart.”

Episode 113: Giving Thanks for the Book

This week we take a break from our extended discussion of political terms while Tom thanks Paul for creating the Common Errors in English Usage site and book, and Paul thanks Tom for contributing cartoons to the book. We also promote the best way to buy the book on sale through the end of the year. Entries we talk about include “auger/augur,” “all goes well/augurs well,” “hark/harken,” “one in the same/one and the same,” “the exception proves the rule,” “begs the question,” “hone in/home in,” and several others.

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ladybear

scone

deity

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This week’s calendar entry is “bare/bear.”

Episode 112: Political Stripes—Red & Blue, Liberal, Libertarian, Conservative, and Reactionary

This week we discuss, define, and explore political leanings: red/blue, liberal, libertarian, conservative, and reactionary.

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This week’s calendar entry is “reactionary/reactive.”

Episode 111: Left/Right, Socialism, Communism

This week we discuss, define, and explore deeply more political terms. This time we cover left vs. right, socialism, and communism.

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Pre-USSR communist societies.
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This week’s calendar entry is “socialize.”

Episode 110: Bureaucracy, Ballots & More

This week we spend the time talking about several more terms related to politics and government, including bureaucracy, red tape, ballots, voting, constitution, and parliament.

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This week’s calendar entry is “beauracracy/bureaucracy.”