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plasticulture

plasticulture  n.— «“Things look terrific out there. We have some nice big fruit,” said farm owner Mary McCaffrey, who uses a growing technique called “plasticulture.” The terms applies to using plastic to assist the...

dancing lemons

dancing lemons  n.— «As the school trustees resume their hunt, it’s become increasingly obvious that this exercise is flawed. Perhaps fatally. With head- hunter Bill Attea on the case, we’re just asking for another crop of dancing lemons...

brebas

brebas  n.— «While some figs offer one crop per year, others provide two. The crop of the season, call brebas (from the Spanish, meaning “first fig”) grows on the previous year’s wood and typically ripens earlier in the summer...

Rorschach audio

Rorschach audio  n.— «Williamson, a 47-year-old former cleaner, is a dedicated collector of “electronic voice phenomena,” commonly known as EVP—the mysterious voices or voice-like sounds, often distorted amid other extraneous...

po-po

po-po  n.— «A disillusioned member of the State’s thin blue line has written to police journal Police News suggesting a new name for officers who think they have been unfairly treated when promotions crop up. “PO-PO. Passed Over...

hocker

hocker  n.— «“Hocker” has since seeped into our lingo. The catch phrase has come to connote the student in the know, who rubs elbows with the higher-ups at Yeshiva, often organizing Yeshiva events and programs. The proverbial hocker...