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brickor mortis

brickor mortis  n.— «Falling house prices have caused property website Rightmove to coin a new phrase. “Brickor mortis” is the paralysing condition caused by sellers refusing to lower prices as they don’t accept their home’s...

hurricane amnesia

hurricane amnesia  n.— «I recently received a call from a columnist who had attended a trade show and Gov. Crist’s hurricane conference. He felt industry was using scare tactics to promote their products. This couldn’t be further from the...

tofu building

tofu building  n.— «Many other survivors were convinced that corruption had played a role in determining which buildings collapsed and which were unscathed. One man pointed to a new building whose first floor had collapsed, even as older...

leisure sickness

leisure sickness  n.— «Believe it or not, there are actually people who suffer from what is known as “leisure sickness,” which is a condition that develops on weekends or vacations. The sample size for the study (almost 2,000 men and...

water hammer

water hammer  n.— «It sounds as if the condition which you are describing is a perfect example of what is called “water hammer.” This noise generally occurs when you turn off the water at a faucet or an appliance quickly. The...

snatiation

snatiation  n.— «With a combination of good fun and serious intent, Hall (1990) suggested that “the newly described condition be called the SNATIATION reflex—a combination of sneezing and satiation and easily remembered by the...