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Ping Me

For tech-savvy types, saying “ping me,” meaning “contact me,” is as natural as grabbing a snack while waiting for your computer to boot up. The hosts disagree about whether the verb ping has already moved into common parlance...

fire wagon

fire wagon  n.— «“Fire wagon” is traditionally a term for ice hockey, but it described the next few minutes after NR’s opening goal as the teams traded end-to-end action and close scoring chances.» —“Warriors boot Bulldogs 4...

ninjinuity

ninjinuity  n.—Gloss: A high level of ingenuity. «Over the next few days, we try pinning packages back to the Hardy version and downgrading. There are conflicts all over and lots of ninjinuity is required. Sometimes the system won’t boot...

phone boot

phone boot  n.—Gloss: An informal location for recharging a cell phone or paying to place a phone call on another person’s phone. Note: A play on “phone booth” and “boot,” the rear storage compartment of a motor...

boot camp flu

boot camp flu  n.— «One month into her training—Paige came down with what’s known as “boot camp flu,” or the adenovirus.» —“Ohio Airman among deadly cold virus victims” by Maureen Kyle in Norton WKYC...

tranzie

tranzie  n.— «The “tranzies,” as they’re called, are internationalists, and socialists to boot: their guiding light is the UN, which they believe should rule the world (in a power-sharing arrangement with the NGOs, of course).» —“Vive...

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