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Clever Veggie Names

If you need proof that language is powerful, here’s some. Researchers at Cornell recently reported that kids are more likely to eat their veggies if they’re told the food has enticing names like “X-ray Vision Carrots” and...

skeet-shooting

skeet-shooting  n.— «A special technique, known as “skeet-shooting,” was developed by controllers to cancel out the high speed of the moon relative to Cassini and also help obtain ultra-sharp views as the spacecraft sped past...

drawling

drawling  n.— «drawling—Not exercising common sense; foolhardy.Example: “Joe said the Oakland Raiders would make the Super Bowl this year, but he’s drawling. They’re terrible.» —“Do you speak Juno?” by Cornell...

hundo

hundo  n.— «hundo—1. A quantity of 100. 2. 100 percent certain.Example 1: “How much money do you need? About a hundo.”Example 2: “Will you be at the game tonight? Hundo.”» —“Do you speak Juno?” by...

facetimer

facetimer  n.—Gloss: Cornell University slang for a person who only attends and event or appears in public in order to be seen by others. «So, to sum it all up, playing the Terriers does pack more fans into Conte Forum—the game was...