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Barmuda Triangle

Barmuda Triangle  n.— «In a dark corner of Leo’s Food and Spirits at Dauphine and France streets—one-third of what is known as “The Barmuda Triangle in the 9th Ward”—sat the Captain For Life of Box of Wine.» —“Corkscrew...

uh oh boat

uh oh boat  n.— «As professional mariners, yacht captains are fairly well versed in securing their vessels for a storm. Many would agree that it’s often the owner-operator vessel that is poorly secured, breaks away, and causes damage in...

Glasgow kiss

Glasgow kiss  n.— «One is why the French captain chose the headbutt line of attack commonly known as the Glasgow Nod (or Kiss) instead of simply lashing out with a fist, as you might have expected.» —“Assault and...

Glasgow nod

Glasgow nod  n.— «One is why the French captain chose the headbutt line of attack commonly known as the Glasgow Nod (or Kiss) instead of simply lashing out with a fist, as you might have expected.» —“Assault and...

augmentee

augmentee  n.— «The transferred personnel are called “augmentees” in Pentagonese. According to the military newspaper Stars and Stripes, the Navy is putting about 10,000 personnel—from enlisted through officer ranks up to...

bunny

bunny  n.— «“Captain Ricky Ponting has turned a searing spotlight on faltering England captain Michael Vaughan by announcing Australia’s intention to make him Glenn McGrath’s next bunny,” the paper said. A ‘bunny’ in cricket parlance...