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full-pay

full-pay  n.— «Many colleges discount tuition an average of 30 to 40 percent. Still, by offering even a relatively small cut, colleges get students who pay a hefty price. “The full-pays are few and far between,” said Greg Eichhorn, the...

ankling

ankling  n.— «Jon Goldman, who has headed the Irvine-based company since The Collective and Backbone Entertainment merged almost three years ago, is “ankling,” as we say in Variety parlance. That means he’s not quitting in the...

Stories From The Onion

In this week’s episode, Martha and Grant discuss not-to-be-believed articles about language from the satirical newspaper The Onion, including one headlined “Underfunded Schools Forced to Cut Past Tense from Language Programs.” By...

minidorm

minidorm  n.— «Now financial planners and accountants are recommending a wrinkle on the same idea—the minidorm. To use this tactic, says James Avedisian, a tax partner with accountants Coopers & Lybrand, “buy a house on campus...

creeping crud

creeping crud  n.— «Ms. Camp charged that this “creeping crud of a policy” is having a negative effect on women’s health, child health care programs and other health operations.» —“Population Fund Cut May Increase...

Nairobbery

Nairobbery  n.— «Friday was a bad day to be robbed in Kenya’s capital Nairobi—dubbed “Nairobbery” for its high crime rate.» —“Kenya Police Stations Have Telephones Cut Off In Crime City” in Nairobie...