Below the Beltway / Entertainment

An Infirmary of Punchlines

WASHINGTON -- A few weeks ago in this space, I observed that the best word for a group of teenage girls is not a "gaggle" but a "giggle." Immediately, I got an email from readers Nancy and Richard Downing, who added two more of their own: a "...

The Ouch Potato

WASHINGTON -- You probably think that the most uncomfortable diagnostic procedure a doctor can perform on you, depending on the configuration of your genitalia, is either a finger-intrusive prostate exam or a speculum-intensive pelvic exam. I once...