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Last updated 3/20/2019 at Noon

My son and I had an old-fashioned conversation the other day, one in which we both pretended, for a few minutes, that we didn’t have instant access to most of humankind’s accumulated knowledge.

This was because I was driving, and he really wasn’t interested. That’s the only thing that kept us from grabbing our phones and finding the answer. It was like going back in time to 2009.

The subject of this conversation was the word “flimflam,” and before your phone fingers get twitchy, it’s a real word. It’s been around for 500 years, in fact, its definition remaining es...

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