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hoodling

hoodling  n.— «Dr. Wolf: “What is hoodling?” Mr. Ferrell: “That’s it, hoodling (demonstrates “Possum in a pawpaw patch, picking up pawpaws and putting them in his pocket.”).” Dr. Wolf: “That’s...

who laid the rail

who laid the rail  adv. phr.— «They always had a celebration every year when I was a kid. And us kids looked forward to that. For we could shoot fire crackers till who laid the rail.» —in University of Illinois at Springfield Oral...

zombie debt

zombie debt  n.— «In the past few years a number of collection companies have cropped up specializing in what are called “zombie debts.” The companies buy old debt that is no longer enforceable. They then call the borrowers and...

jizz

jizz  n.— «In both the examples cited above, the digital camera would never even have been used if the observers had not realized they were seeing something different, an odd Olivaceous or suspect sunbird. That knowledge only comes from...

demoflush

demoflush  n.— «The scientists considered formulas based on city garbage collection, sales tax totals, and fresh water consumption but settled on demoflush “as the most sensitive barometer.” The formula assumes the average...

uncomputer

uncomputer  n.— «The computer that we’ve come to know and love is quickly becoming a thing of the past (thus, the “uncomputer”) and quickly taking its place (and drawing developers in droves) is a new collection of APIs (this...