Letters From the Editor

Language

I just emailed Josh the following definitions of strange words and realized that they’re funny enough for everyone to enjoy; this is from a Harper’s excerpt two years ago of the Oxford English Dictionary’s appeal for new words.

Puppies – Slang for women’s breasts, used by wrestling fans across America Snirkle – To laugh politely at something said by another that is not funny Squirtus – A name given to someone who annoys the living shit out of you Truddle – When two people walk a converging course down a hallway and to avoid a collision both step aside in the same direction and then try stepping aside in the opposite direction, thus continuing on a collision course Cuntify – To make something all cunty-like
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Rosecrans Baldwin co-founded TMN with publisher Andrew Womack in 1999. He is the author of three books, including his latest novel The Last Kid Left (NPR’s Best Books of the Year). His nonfiction appears in a variety of magazines, mostly GQ. More information can be found at rosecransbaldwin.com. More by Rosecrans Baldwin

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