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Where Do You Buy Alcohol?

What do you call the place you purchase adult beverages? Is it a liquor store or a package store? Package store is common in the Northeast, while folks in Milwaukee know it as the beer depot, and Pennsylvanians might call it the ABC store. Tell us...

ABC Party

What would you wear to an ABC party? Hint: the letters stand for “Anything But Clothes.” Any guesses what you’d wear to a tight-and-bright party? Martha gives a taste of the college party terminology from a slang collection...

flare

flare  n.— «These ads are more what is called "flares"—with little-to-no presence on TV, but a big internet presence that the groups are trying to use to get free media attention.» —“In TV Ads, Third-Party Liberal Groups...

ramp ceremony

ramp ceremony  n.— «In what is known as a “ramp ceremony,” the 41-year-old’s coffin was escorted slowly through a guard of honour and onto an RAAF Hercules plane.» —“Australian killed in Afghanistan returning...

treechange

treechange  n.— «These days, now that a seachange has become prohibitively expensive for many, people are now considering the option of a “treechange”: downshifting from the capital cities to scenic rural localities, still...

motor

motor  n.— «Officer Santos is one of 72 motorcycle officers assigned to traffic enforcement in the city. In part, because of that large number of motors, as they’re called, injury collisions involving Fresno drivers have dropped almost 30%...