Why Do We Cringe at ‘Pepper and Salt’? Why ‘Square’ Is Uncool. Quickquish.

“Sticks and stones.” “Bride and groom.” “Heads or tails.” Some word pairs almost always appear in a specific order, and linguists have been investigating why for decades. Plus, after last week's segment about square meals, a listener asked why it's uncool to be a square.

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