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blue light bandit

blue light bandit  n.— «Impersonating police officers has become so common that law enforcement officials refer to them as “blue light bandits.”» —“Attack by fake officer reported” by Fred Kelly Charlotte...

freedom lawn

freedom lawn  n.— «She is against cultivating a green shag rug through the aid of chemicals, advocating instead something the lawn industry calls a Freedom Lawn: “a delicately balanced mixture of whatever can grow in any particular...

hog dog rodeo

hog dog rodeo  n.— «S.C. Attorney General spokesman Trey Walker said the fights, also known as “hog dog rodeos,” take place in an enclosed ring where spectators are encouraged to bet on how long it takes a dog to pin down a hog...

fonetography

fonetography  n.— «Nokia, which has coined the rather unlovely word “fonetography” to describe photos taken using a mobile, has invited artists and photographers—among others, Tracey Emin, Sir Peter Blake, Nan Goldin, David...

dirty dirty

dirty dirty  n.— «OutKast are so weird I gave up on getting a handle on Aquemini, which is when it started bubbling in my brain. I love how they represent the dirty-dirty with more juice than Zeus, rocking the ill mbira and letting Erykah...

sallet

sallet  n.— «Poke sallet is rarely sold in groceries, partly because it’s difficult to grow commercially.» —“Making a mess of poke” by Dan Huntley in York, S.C. Charlotte Observer (N.C.) June 1, 2004...