This week, we get a visit from the Barnacle where we learn some new words and word origins, all courtesy of Ben Zimmer's signature linguistic brilliance. Also included: a supervocalic or two, a thunder round, and a Viewer Mail from Brian's father! There's an ongoing contest crossword, which you can download at https://bit.ly/fmi303con, and you should check out our twice-weekly Twitch stream at https://www.twitch.tv/nextdoorcomics on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 4pm PT / 7pm ET. In particular, join us on Saturday, July 24 for The Spicy Solve, where we imitate Hot Ones and solve cryptic crosswords while eating spicy wings!
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