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whoop

whoop  n.— «Like all BMX tracks, it’s designed with a series of wave-like bumps (whoops), banked corners (burms), bumps and jumps to challenge the skills of a biker. Bill Gilles, acting president of the Newmarket BMX Club, calls one...

amygdala hijack

amygdala hijack  n.— «How we deal with stress, challenge and conflict has roots deep in human evolution. The problem: In times of great stress or crisis, our limbic brains literally take over the rest of the brain. In the emotional...

mad dogging

mad dogging  n.— «Hernandez said Ryan Concepcion was in a car when Ortega stepped in front to force the driver to stop, and the two men stared hard at each other. Such an act, called “mad dogging” in gang parlance, is considered a...

compassion club

compassion club  n.— «The society is one of two organizations in Victoria, and others worldwide, commonly called compassion clubs. These operations supply marijuana for use as medicine to people who show proof of a longstanding incurable...

exaflood

exaflood  n.— «“Bandwidth-intensive applications like video and music are redefining the Internet,” said Larry Irving, co-chairman of the IIA and former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for the Clinton Administration. “The strain on...

zero one zero

zero one zero  n.— «We saw signs of malnutrition in children, and adults suffering from hunger fatigue. Some of the people we stayed with are normally eating what is called “zero one zero”—no breakfast, a basic lunch and nothing in...