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spoofo

spoofo  n.— «One large envelope sent by North Fort Myers resident Julie Jordan contained something called an operatic “spoofo” about Florida retirement life, which included roles for a soprano, contralto, tenor, baritone...

white gold

white gold  n.— «Traditionally white is the colour of mourning. When a person dies, friends, relatives and members of the community collect money in a white envelope (called white gold) for the family and the bereaved, which goes towards...

Tingle Table

Tingle Table  n.— «When IRS management analyst James Tingle invented the “Tingle Table,” an 18 basket sorting system, it was still merely one step in the eight step process required to process a tax return.…Once the...

hangtown fry

hangtown fry  n.— «Out in San Francisco they serve something called a “hangtown fry” that primarily consists of scrambled eggs and fried oysters. And yes, bacon. And I thought that was pushing the envelope.» —“Belly up to...

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