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Fan Club Monikers Brain Game

Quiz Guy John Chaneski is a fan of fan names — those nicknames given to devotees of a particular show or performer — so much so that he’s collected a whole puzzleful of them. Justin Bieber fans, for example, are known as Beliebers, so what do...

prebate

prebate  n.— «Malaker said one of the main reasons the plan is called the “fair tax” is because of what is called the “prebate.” The FairTax prebate is a tax rebate—paid a month in advance by the government—on...

firefly moment

firefly moment  n.— «Guests of the Women’s Resource Center enjoyed Embracing Firefly Moments at the Plantation Golf and Country Club with author/speaker Barbara Braunstein. Barbara kept the attendees in stitches with humorous anecdotes and...

smokepole

smokepole  n.— «Sighting in my muzzleloader the other day at Oakdale Gun Club, I was one of a half-dozen or so shooters blowing charges through “smokepoles,” as muzzleloaders are often called.» —“‘Modern’ muzzleloader...

snow farming

snow farming  n.— «The Ski Club of Great Britain reports that Laax has been engaging in a technique called “snow farming” which aims to reduce the amount of snow made by artificial means. Snow Farming works by storing snow in a...

polocrosse

polocrosse  n.— «Some of those who play the game jokingly refer to it as “poor man’s polo,” but polocrosse is much more than that. It’s a game that allows 5- to 10-year olds to compete against 65- to 75-year olds with nobody...