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Awkward Turtle

Do you say something happened on accident or by accident? Is text-messaging destroying our kids’ writing ability? Where do horseradish, zarf, and ignoramus come from?

sliming

sliming  n.— «Under Field’s supervision, FGS agents allegedly used a deceptive practice known as “sliming” to sell Coastal auto policies. They would alter the accident records of questionable drivers and falsify information...

Twinjury

Twinjury  n.— «On May 29th, James Coleman of Bristol smacked his skull on a tree branch while filing updates to the Twitter service (or tweeting) from his Blackberry during a run. His accident spawned a new word: a “Twinjury...

pocol

pocol  n.— «Eighteen police officers have been disciplined for joking about crashing cars and injuring pedestrians on a social networking website, the Metropolitan police said today. The officers posted photos of crashes with comments on a...

crash truck

crash truck  n.— «Woolley said the thick back of the maintenance vehicle—often called a “crash truck”—is designed to take the brunt of the impact in case of an accident. A “crash truck” is used by maintenance...