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short coat

short coat  n.— «The structure of medical training in the United States is such that after a book-heavy first two years of medical school, the third- and fourth-year medical students are given their half-length white coats (hence the...

IBGYBG

IBGYBG  n.— «On Wall Street, a new phrase was invented only a few years ago: IBGYBG. I’ll be gone, you’ll be gone, so let’s do the deal and let the suckers pay for it. Now consumers are suckered into no-income second mortgages (:hey they...

NOC

NOC  n.— «Barnes is a neophyte agent, an ex-doctoral candidate in Ottoman history, trained as a case officer under nonofficial cover, “known in the secret language of the club as NOC. As in: knock on wood.” Naive and...

Mercator disease

Mercator disease  n.— «“Mercator Disease”: A term coined by the Heinz Center’s Robert Corell in his speech on climate change wherein people lack appreciation of the polar regions of the globe as a result of a lifetime spent staring...

digital Alzheimer’s

digital Alzheimer’s  n.— «Experts say more and more workers in their 20s and 30s suffer from forgetfulness due to the flood of information that assaults them in the office and their growing dependency on digital devices. Some seek...

neurolaw

neurolaw  n.— «The defense has conceded that he committed the crime, and is working on a risky defense that will combine traditional psychiatric testimony with the burgeoning field of “neurolaw,” which holds that there is a biological...

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