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How We Roll - 13 June 2016

How We Roll - 13 June 2016

If you're serious about writing a memoir, what topics should you include, and what can you leave out? And how honest can you really be about the other people in your life? Some of America's leading memoirists wrote things they lived to regret. And: America's never faced the real possibility of a female president -- until now. So, what would be the male version of "First Lady"? First Laddie? First Dude? Plus, take me out to the ballgame: why those rows of benches are called bleachers, and why baseball fans sit in a place called the stands. Plus, cry uncle, servicing customers, Boaty McBoatface, GPS art, lawnmower parents, and names for toilet-paper rolls. FULL DETAILS What do you call the cardboard roll inside a roll of toilet paper? Many families have their own name for it, including der der and oh-ah, oh-ah. The bleachers in a baseball stadium are the unshaded benches that get bleached by the sun. The word stands, on the other hand, derives a 17th-century use of stand meaning a pla