Whistling Dixie (full episode) by A Way with Words published on 2013/03/19 04:52:03 +0000 Today's most popular dog names are Max and Bella. In the Middle Ages, though, dogs would answer to names like Amiable. Or Nosewise. Or even ... Clench. And is the term "redneck" derogatory? Some folks proudly claim that name. They say it's high time they were redneckcognized. Also, the origin of the phrase rule of thumb, whistling Dixie, the eephus pitch, terms for flabby underarms, and craptastic substitutes for swear words, like "sacapuntas!"