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namerology

namerology  n.— «“Eighty years from now, the names we choose will be the sound of a generation, the stamp of an era.” The annual list was the brainchild of a Social Security actuary who hoped to bring more citizens to the agency’s...

self-licking ice cream cone

self-licking ice cream cone  n.— «By repeating Red Team victories from one Unified Command or agency to another without trying to fix the problem(s) creates a “self-licking ice cream cone” for the IO community, that is, an...

fam trip

fam trip  n.— «Many of the stories generated by Chinese publications have occurred as a result of familiarization trips, commonly known as “fam trips.” While media usually are required to pay their own way to and from Nevada...

3-D job

3-D job  n.— «“This has been described as a real ‘3-D’ job: demanding, dirty and dangerous,” Mr. Nakabo said. “Nobody really wants to be a part of it.”» —“Stubborn agency chief taking on organized crime in...

Peek-a-boo

Peek-a-boo  n.— «After his appointment in the past week to chair of the nation’s accounting-industry regulator, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Mr. Olson isn’t expecting similar laudatory festivities to ensue.…The...

pink pound

pink pound  n.— «There’s the pink pound (free-spending gay shoppers), the green pound (eco-consumers) and the recently-identified brown pound (ethnic minorities have money, marketers have discovered ). Before all that was the grey pound—a...

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