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10:33 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Comparatively Speaking

A comparative adjective is a word used to compare two things, such as "I am hairier than the puzzle guru." This game is about nouns that only seem like they're comparative adjectives because they end in the letters i-e-r. What might you call a high chest of drawers with a more delicate whipped texture? A "chiffon-ier chiffonier."

Heard in Stark Raving Mad

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10:33 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Cookie Monster Vocals

Some death metal singers have a gravelly voice known as "Cookie Monster vocals." However, in this game we focus on Cookie Monster's habit of confusing "I" with "me," and convert pop songs to Cookie's grammatical tendencies--so, a certain Beatles hit becomes "Me Want to Hold Your Hand."

Heard in Stark Raving Mad

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9:36 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Ho Ho Ho

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 12:45 pm

In this final round, every correct answer will start with a jolly "Ho!" sound. Which goalkeeper has won two Olympic medals with the U.S. women's soccer team? That would be Ho Ho Hope Solo!

Heard in Holiday Spectacular 2014

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9:36 am
Thu December 18, 2014

All I Don't Want For Christmas

All they want for Christmas is for you to sing along.
Sylvie Rosokoff NPR

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 12:45 pm

Warm up your vocal chords and join in singing some holiday tunes with the songwriting duo from Disney's Frozen, Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. The Oscar-winning husband-and-wife musical team has written some of the all-time catchiest tunes about winter, and on a previous episode of Ask Me Another, graciously lent their voices to a rewritten version of "Let It Go."

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9:36 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Chappy Cholidays

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 12:45 pm

All answers in this round start with the letter "h", but we want you to pronounce them with that back-of-the-throat "ch" sound, in honor of the "ch" in "Chanukah." Have a lozenge or two ready.

Heard in Holiday Spectacular 2014

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10:06 am
Thu December 4, 2014

The Best Piece Of Trivia You Learned This Week: Parachuting Beavers

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 12:51 pm

What's the best piece of trivia you learned this week? Share it with us on Facebook or Twitter, and we'll figure out whether it's true or false.

After World War II, did Idaho really airlift beavers around the state using parachutes? Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton debate the premise before revealing the truth.

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10:06 am
Thu December 4, 2014

I Definitely Not Before E

Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 11:16 am

Sometimes words like to break the rules. Every answer in this final round contains the letters "E" and "I" in that order, with complete disregard for the "I before E except after C" rule!

Heard in Coupe De Grace.

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10:06 am
Thu December 4, 2014

A-Plus

Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 11:16 am

In this game we'll give certain words an A! For instance, if you give a purple fruit an A, you get what confident word? "Aplomb." All the answers will start with "A" and involve terrible wordplay.

Heard in Coupe De Grace.

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10:06 am
Thu December 4, 2014

We'll Always Be Royals

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 12:51 pm

The most popular lord of the 21st century is a teenage pop star from New Zealand who spells her name "L-o-r-d-e." We've rewritten her hit song "Royals" to be about famous royalty, both real and fictional.

Heard in Coupe De Grace.

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10:02 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Answers So Nice, They Named Them Twice

Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 10:13 am

They call New York, New York, "the city so nice, they named it twice," and that's the theme for this game. All answers will be phrases that feature repeated words or names.

Heard in Episode 402: The Model Of A Modern Major Game Show

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