Bill Nye the Science Guy Offers a Humorous Tutorial on Scientific Slang, Expressions and Jokes

While promoting his PBS POV special, a rather forthright Bill Nye sat down with Vanity Fair to humorously define a series of scientifically specific slang, expressions and jokes that he’s used throughout his career.

Bill Nye teaches you scientific slang words and terms. Find out what “arsole,” “hinny,” “champagne tap” and more words mean.

Lori Dorn
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