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wreckserciser

wreckserciser  n.— «As minds turn to valiant New Year resolutions like getting in shape after an overindulgent Christmas, Halifax Home Insurance warns dedicated workout fans to beware the risks of vigorous exercise in the home. It seems a...

lab-on-a-molecule

lab-on-a-molecule  n.— «The use of one test, rather than three separate tests, to detect the presence of three analytes could therefore potentially improve the efficiency of screening for various medical conditions. Chemists at Queen’s...

Lazarus effect

Lazarus effect  n.— «To reappear after 11 million years is more exciting than if the rodent really had been a new species…Indeed, such reappearances are so rare that paleontologists dub them “the Lazarus effect...

beeer chariot

beeer chariot  n.— «Drunks sometimes dub it the “beer chariot”—the miraculous form of transport which gets you safely to your bed leaving no memory trace of how you got home.» —“Taxi drivers: Our unsung late night...

fleecing menu

fleecing menu  n.— «Irreverent souls these days dub it “fleecing” menu, especially since it can be quite a moneyspinner for restaurants making use of smaller cuts and “extras” that would otherwise go waste.» —“How to get through a...

spokesweasel

spokesweasel  n.— «Day to day, spokespeople also never know when they’re going to be besmirched. Jim Suydam, who speaks for Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, had a newspaper dub him “spokesweasel.”» —“Flacks talk talk...

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