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I came across this abbreviation in some recent reading. I checked Ginsberg and found one instance of it as an entry. I’m just curious to know how many people are familiar with it (or can deduce what it might likely be an abbreviation of). Ping if you know it.
I jotted this term down after seeing an article about “Mountain Dew Mouth” which is afflicting parts of the country in which that soft drink brand is especially popular. Do you think this entry could be used in a mainstream venue? In an indie venue, do you think it evokes too much negativity for comfort?
I’m very happy for crossword constructor Andy Kravis who triumphed on the first installment of this NBC game show. The enjoyment of watching Andy set aside, I wasn’t won over by the show’s format. Multiple-choice trivia is a popular foundation for contemporary game shows, but I can’t sustain a lengthy interest. MSQ’s additions to the standard format tended to detract rather than enhance. The producers may find ways to improve the show in future installments, but I prefer trivia formats such as Jeopardy! or better still Million Dollar Mind Game where the removal of multiple choice allows questions that require more insight.
Over the weekend I caught up on crossword downloads by solving about two weeks of accumulated puzzles. The entry TWERK, or a theme entry containing TWERK, appeared in at least half a dozen of the puzzles I solved. Clearly the Miley Cyrus VMA incident inspired several quick-turnaround constructors to take advantage of this newsy dance move. I have no idea if the term has staying power, but the possible twist-jerk portmanteau etymology makes it inferable at least.