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podfade

podfade  n.— «But there’s a problem with deciding to do a podcast on mortgages if you’re just in it for the money…after a few episodes you’re likely to experience what’s known in the industry as “podfade”—that’s when a podcast...

flying K

flying K  n.— «This is skiing’s equivalent of drag racing and, unlike in slalom, there are no gates or turns. Speed skiers just point the ski tips straight down a hill that is so steep it is almost freefall. Also known as the “flying...

Califernian

Califernian  n.— «“Every little bit of luck helps,” says the mountain operations manager at B.C.‘s legendary Fernie Alpine Resort.…The town is such a pleasant diversion from the slopes, with its main drag of century-old hotels...

drag and brag

drag and brag  n.— «He wanted to give his students, whatever age and background, an experience they would not forget and one that was tied to the environment around them. He was not a naturalist who would drag a group through the woods...

gravelling

gravelling  n.— «Soweto youths aren’t alone in their crazy train-surfing habits.…Typically spurred on by whistles and admiring female looks, young train surfers will variously run against the walls of bridge underpasses (“The...

bike-wacking

bike-wacking  v.— «Unfortunately, water levels created a washout that changed the face of that trail and left us what is affectionately known as “bike-wacking.” This is similar to “bush-wacking,” but involves not only trying to...

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