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Drupe and Drupelet

A drupe is a fleshy fruit with a pit, such as a cherry or peach. A drupelet is a smaller version, such as the little seeded parts that make up a raspberry or blackberry. It was the similarity of druplets to a smartphone’s keyboard that helped...

BlackBerry prayer

BlackBerry prayer n. the posture taken by users of the BlackBerry-brand personal digital assistant manufactured by RIM. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

BlackBerry prayer

BlackBerry prayer  n.— «Heavy BlackBerry users call themselves CrackBerry addicts, referring to the highly addictive form of cocaine. Bow your head to check the device for e-mail during a meeting? That’s a BlackBerry prayer...

BlackBerry prayer

BlackBerry prayer  n.— «The device has also generated an odd new social ritual that sees BlackBerry users discreetly operate their devices at meetings behind cupped hands with heads intently bowed toward its tiny screen. The position makes...

BlackBerry prayer

BlackBerry prayer  n.— «I’m told many users now call the increasingly familiar BlackBerry posture of head down, hands in the lap under the conference table, the “BlackBerry prayer.”» —“Hooked on BlackBerry” by...