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bluebird

bluebird  n.— «That actually was a bit of a blue bird, I’d have to say.…They had actually as a customer been dormant for some time. And then apparently their business must have started picking up because all of a sudden they came...

bubblenap

bubblenap  n.— «Possible new jargon watch…BubbleNap: Like a “dirt-nap” from mafia films, only this term refers to the self-induced sleepwalking of entrepreneurs who experienced the first dot com bust but wish desperately...

spotter

spotter  n.— «One of the greatest enforcers of virtue—a “spotter” in the parlance of the day—was the Rev. Henry N. Pringle, secretary of the Maine Christian Civic League. He appeared in the Queen City on Monday, June 24, to...

sugaring

sugaring  n.— «A business specializing in all-natural hair removal recently opened downtown at 185-A St. Philip St. The shop, called Sweet 185, removes hair through a practice called “sugaring,” which involves a mixture of...

dog runner

dog runner  n.— «“Dog running went from unheard of to über-hip,” said William Sharp, a part-time dog walker in San Francisco. “People like telling their friends, ‘I have to leave a key for Fifi’s dog runner.’ It’s far more sexy than ‘dog...

householding

householding  n.— «Another area of growth in the financial/banking sector is in what’s known as “householding.” The term refers to the concept of offering different product lines to an existing customer. Rather than going...

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