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Bako

Bako  n.— «Still, like naturalists taking notes on monarchs, Pismo Beach residents make observations on the habits of Valley visitors—or “Fresnicks” and “Bakos,” as they call them.» —“Drawn to Pismo, two of a kind: As monarchs migrate...

analog sunset

analog sunset  n.— «Today is the day the federal government says cell phone companies can stop providing service to analog cellular users. It’s all part of the plan to improve coverage and service options through digital signals.…The...

sterilisation

sterilisation  n.— «Central banks build reserves by creating domestic currency to buy the dollar and euro reserves. This has a cost, via inflation or through what is known as “sterilisation.” Sterilisation costs arise when a...

washback

washback  n.— «Thousands of baby green sea turtles are headed back out to sea Friday with a little help. The washbacks, as they’re called, were rescued from the rough surf over the last few weeks.» —“Thousands Of Baby Sea Turtles...

hootin nanny

hootin nanny  n.— «For 10 glorious days every year, the Great State Fair of Oklahoma rolls into town. Like moths to a flame, people from every town and every trailer park across the state are drawn to the capitol for what some people refer...

lights-on bill

lights-on bill  n.— «If they can’t overturn Pawlenty’s decision, two key lawmakers said the Legislature simply will return what is known as a “lights-on bill,” which would fund the Transportation Department at its most basic levels. “The...

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