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curebie

curebie  n.— «What causes most of the friction between autistic people and the neurotypical folks they sometimes refer to as “curebies,” is the belief that the non-medical, non-injurious aspects of autism, such as arm flapping...

schmutzdecke

schmutzdecke  n.— «After the filter has been operated for some time a gelatinous layer (Schmutzdecke of Piefke) is formed of such imperviousness that each square meter of surface will no longer furnish as much as 3 cubic meters (800...

nuclear blindness

nuclear blindness  n.— «Add to this the rise of truly intercontinental ballistic missile delivery of nuclear weapons, and the stage was set for what I have termed “nuclear blindness” and defined as “the tunnel vision...

authenticitude

authenticitude  n.— «Nonchalance about fake goods is so prevalent among teenagers that marketers even have a word for it, said Michael Wood, president of Teen Research Unlimited. “Authenticitude” refers to the teen belief that...

nuclear blindness

nuclear blindness  n.— «In contrast to the global frenzy triggered by North Korea’s nuclear weapons test, the threat of biochemical WMDs has prompted a muted response from the West. The reason may be what former weapons inspector...

pishing

pishing  n.— «Sensing that time is fleeting, Kantrowitz tries a technique known as “pishing.” This annoying whispery sound not only seems to attract birds but also reinforces the common belief that birders are, shall we say...