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Too Much Sugar for a Dime

Is the term “Oriental” offensive? Where do we get the phrase “not one iota”? Why do we tell someone to “take a gander”? And who coined the word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?

bad bank

bad bank  n.—Gloss: A government-run bank that intentionally takes on the bad debts and deals of another bank that is in financial jeopardy. «Emanuel Cleaver, a Democrat from Missouri, condemns the term “bad bank.” He says the term does...

stinkin’ thinkin’

stinkin’ thinkin’  n.— «You also must accept that the enemies of private property, the radical environmental left, pretty much control Democrat policy. As the party of big, intrusive, regulatory government, Democrats regard...

god bump

god bump  n.— «As we climbed up the mountain, we met the pastor of the village and he said that he had been praying for two years for help.…I got what I call “God bumps” on the back of my neck because I realized that I...

hotlining

hotlining  n.— «Sen. Daniel Akaka, the Democratic chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee, stopped Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison late Thursday from bypassing the committee process and pushing her bill straight to a vote, a procedure known...