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Busted Melon

When writing textbooks about slavery, which words best reflect its cold, hard reality? Some historians are dropping the word slave in favor of terms like enslaved person and captive, arguing that these terms are more accurate. And raising a...

Etymology of Cameroon

The country of Cameroon is so named because a 15th-century Portuguese explorer was so struck by the abundance of shrimp in a local river, he dubbed it Rio dos Camaroes, or “river of shrimp.” This is part of a complete episode.

thulp

thulp  v.— «In Italy, unknown Cameroon thulped Maradona’s boys 12 years ago in the World Cup opener.» —“The Serial Killer waits to draw first blood” by Vinay Kamat Times of India June 1, 2002. (source: Double...

estacode

estacode  n.— «No fewer than eight Ministers accompanied the team to USA and were drawing heavy chunks from the scarce estacode, leaving the players to scrounge.» —“The Rise and Rise of Cameroon Sydney 2000 Fall-out” Post...

geosequestration

geosequestration  n.— «The nightmare scenario for geosequestration—also known as geostorage—occurred in Africa in 1986. In the dark of night, Lake Nyos in Cameroon emitted a huge cloud of carbon dioxide. The gas, which is heavier than air...

geostorage

geostorage  n.— «The nightmare scenario for geosequestration—also known as geostorage—occurred in Africa in 1986. In the dark of night, Lake Nyos in Cameroon emitted a huge cloud of carbon dioxide. The gas, which is heavier than air...