Strange Spelling Bee Words (full episode) by A Way with Words published on 2012/08/27 17:15:09 +0000 Why do spelling bees include such bizarre, obsolete words like cymotrichous? Why is New York called the Big Apple? Also, the stinky folk medicine tradition called an asifidity bag, worn around the neck to keep away cold and flu. Also, the surprising number of common English phrases that come directly from the King James Bible. Plus, three sheets to the wind, the term white elephant, in like Flynn, Australian slang, and what to call foam sleeve for an ice-cold can of beer or soda. See the full show notes at A Way with Words.