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TINSTAAP

TINSTAAP  n.— «Perhaps the scariest-looking acronym in the alphabet soup of advanced baseball metrics that have arisen in recent years is TINSTAAPP: There Is No Such Thing As A Pitching Prospect. From iconic flops like Todd Van Poppel to...

rocking

rocking  n.— «Many of the patrol’s vehicles surrounded by steel cages to protect agents from rocks hurled at them—a practice known as “rocking” among the ranks. One agent died after being hit by a stone. “(Smugglers will)...

twiller

twiller  n.— «Recently, a handful of creators (present company included) have scrapped pen and paper for mobile phone and keypad, and started texting their novels—in real time, just a few characters at a time. Our medium is Twitter, a...

cuckoo smurfing

cuckoo smurfing  n.— «AFP agent Mark Creighton told the court “cuckoo smurfing” was when criminals replaced legitimate money intended for legal transfer into Australian bank accounts with the proceeds of crime. The original...

More on the Secret Languages of Families

Greetings, workers of the world! This is another newsletter from A Way with Words. This past weekend's show was re-run about the secret words of families. Give it a spin: We also talked about "knocked up," "the real...

untouring

untouring  n.— «Having contacted a travel agency, we were informed that what we wanted would be exorbitantly expensive and would require a customized tour. Almost immediately, our thoughts of personal freedom disappeared. Then, the agent...

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