TagDouble-Tongued Dictionary

con-trepreneur

con-trepreneur  n.— «Down the scale of female “con-trepreneur” scale you will find the matronly variety, the kind that gives the impression of having coined their fortune during the 1970s coffee boom.» —“Nairobi’s Con...

cerveza

cerveza  n.— «On my way to Ebebiyin, I was stopped several times by underpaid or rarely paid soldiers who demanded bribes—in their parlance cerveza, or beer money.» —“A Touch of Crude” by Peter Maass Mother...

eat rats

eat rats  v.— «The presenter, Khabilutsi Wotana, insisted that “Okhulia tsimbeba”—literally translated as “eating rats” (euphemism for adultery), could lead to a woman getting divorced.» —“Time for Song And...

MP3Jing

MP3Jing  n.— «Welcome to No Wax—the UK’s first MP3Jing evenings, where ordinary punters get the chance to publicly show off the music stored inside their MP3 players.» —“Turning the digital tables” by Julie Clothier in...

Blunkett

Blunkett  n.— «My best friend has been with her boyfriend for over two years and when she lightly dropped a hint of something more permanent in the New Year, he freaked. She is now back on the singles market. After all that...

bark mitzvah

bark mitzvah  n.— «In the long walk of history between man and dog, the bark mitzvah could be seen as an unexpected pit stop. Yet it was celebrated on Saturday night in the Bronx in a traditional way, with a party for family and friends of...

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