Interpretation of an integrated relative in “my brother who doesn’t [live in New York]” in context

Here goes a sentence from a grammar test published on the online version of The Telegraph (UK): I should like to introduce you to my sister Amanda, who lives in New York, to Mark, my brother who doesn’t, and to my only other sibling, Evelyn. The question is whether Evelyn is male or female, which … Read more

No need for a question mark here?

Here is the letter from Pope Pius XII to Hitler: To the illustrious, Herr Adolf Hitler, Führer and Chancellor of the German Reich! Here at the beginning of our pontificate we wish to assure you that we remain devoted to the spiritual welfare of the German people entrusted to your leadership. For them we implore … Read more

Help understanding these cake puns from a CNN Student News video

The paragraph below is cited from November 10th, starting at 9:39. Here is the transcript. Some might say it looks a little un-oven, or that its expression’s a little frosty. But it’s a cake artist’s bread and butter and there’s no getting a round the fact that it’s one sweet sculpture, no ifs, pans or … Read more

What does “Polked” mean in “We Polked you in ‘44”?

I came across this phrase/sentence: We Polked you in ’44, we shall Pierce you in ’52! Source I googled “Polked” but all it gives me is “poked”, so I had the crazy thought that it might be the joining of the words “poll” AND “poked” as a way of saying “We in poll poked (f**ked) … Read more