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pinger

pinger  v.— «As searchers continue to comb thousands of square miles of ocean for debris from Air France Flight 447, their success could hinge on a device the size of a small flashlight that may well have been manufactured on Cape Cod...

Current Wife

A woman from Cape Cod is looking for a polite word that means the current wife of my ex-husband. She’s thinking about cur-wife, but somehow that doesn’t quite work. Neither does the phrase “that poor woman.” The hosts try to...

empathy belly

empathy belly  n.— «The Cape Town sports journalist recently took on the arduous labours of a pregnant woman by donning a fake pregnant belly better known as an “empathy belly” for the last few months of his wife’s pregnancy...

short sale

short sale  n.— «At Selling Paradise Realty, a sign seeks customers with a free list of properties facing foreclosure and “short sales,” meaning the price is less than the owner owes the bank.» —“This Is the Sound of a Bubble...

opera cape

opera cape  n.— «He is genitally intact, a cavalier rather than a roundhead. His johnson wears an opera cape, as they say in US gay circles.» —“Cutting comments: the foreskin debate” by Simon Mills Times (London...

superman someone

superman someone  v. phr.— «Does anyone, but me, know what’s meant in the lyrics by “Superman that ho.” It’s a term for ejaculating on a womens back while she’s sleeping and put a t-shirt to cover the “stain,” when...