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sugar hat

sugar hat  n.— «The key is to find a sugar cone (also known as a “sugar hat”) which is a solid piece of white sugar that you can flame.» —“Feuerzangenbowle (Christmas Flaming Mulled Wine)” Celtnet...

Wait a Cotton-Picking Minute

Happy holidays to everyone! Your gift is another episode of A Way with Words. It's one-size-fits-all. This week we chewed over whether "cotton-picking" is racist, unintentionally funny headlines, a holiday-song quiz...

snow-mageddon

snow-mageddon  n.— «Plenty of snow is heading our way for the holidays, along with freezing rain and high winds. With two looming storms, and a possible third on Christmas Eve, Environment Canada is dubbing it “snow-mageddon...

Randall

Randall  n.— «Wayne decided to attach a bag of NZ Cascade hops to one of his taps- apparently this is referred to as a “Randall.” It created a crazy hoppy beer that got crazier as more beer was poured through it. After a few...

fuel poor

fuel poor  adj.— «It is estimated that by Christmas 6m households will be defined as “fuel poor”—spending more than 10% of their income on gas and electricity. The prospect of the government fulfilling its 2001 pledge to eradicate fuel...

minilith

minilith  n.— «Legible London minilith…A prototype pedestrian wayfinding post competes with the Christmas lights in South Molton Street.» —“Legible London minilith” by diamond geezer Flickr Nov. 27, 2007...