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auto grat

auto grat  n.— «Ad grat, or auto grat, as it’s know in the biz, is a restaurant standard that means gratuity is automatically added to a check. Generally the gratuity is 18 percent, it’s added on the pre-taxed total for large parties...

outsert

outsert  n.— «The supplement will come with the August issue in a “poly bag,” or plastic wrapper, making it what the magazine industry calls an outsert.» —“Exhortation From Gourmet: Eat, Drink and Buy...

hully-gully

hully-gully  adj.— «It was a lot safer, too, because the scores were planned, not hully-gully where you might run into any kind of surprise. Indeed, Diesel was sent to San Quentin after he tried to rob a Sacramento poker room in his own...

crab butter

crab butter  n.— «Crab viscera is commonly known as “crab butter” and lobster viscera is called “tomally.”» —“California Warns Consumers Not To Eat Some Shellfish And Viscera Of Sardines, Anchovies And Crab...

MRE bomb

MRE bomb  n.— «The children of western Iraqi border towns have a new toy since the Marines rolled through earlier this month—the MRE bomb. Local children here like to take the chemical heaters found in the Marines’ Meals Ready to Eat...

magha

magha  n.— «The targets are called maghas—scammer slang from a Yoruba word meaning fool, and refers to gullible white people.…The e-mail scammers here prefer hitting Americans, whom they see as rich and easy to fool. They...