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Hunk Waffle - 23 October 2017

Hunk Waffle - 23 October 2017

Decisions by dictionary editors, wacky wordplay, and Walt Whitman's soaring verse.  How do lexicographers decide which historical figures deserve a mention or perhaps even an illustration in the dictionary? The answer changes with the times. Plus, a tweet about basketball that uses every letter of the alphabet at least once. It goes: "LaBron has played more career minutes than MJ, Shaq, Hakeem, Ewing, and others. Crazy how we never expect him to get fatigued in a game." Turns out there's an entire Twitter feed full of tweets that pull off that same linguistic trick! Also, a Walt Whitman poem that crosses time, space, and experience. And Friday Wednesday vs. Wednesday Friday, actress vs. actor, balling the jack, a la mode, and grab the brass ring. FULL DETAILS A pangram is a sentence that uses every letter of the alphabet at least once. The Twitter feed Pangram Tweets (@pangramtweets) uses a bot to scour the internet for pangrammatic tweets, providing a weirdly wonderful window on what

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