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Pepper Alley

A kindergartener misunderstands the name of an event at his school, insisting to his mother that he attended a pepper alley, not a pep rally. Let’s hope that’s the case, because pepper alley is actually 19th-century boxing slang for...

boarding

boarding  n.— «Another problem plaguing the ER is bed availability. Patients must be kept in an ER bed while waiting for one to open up on the surgical floor. This process, called “boarding,” makes ailing people in the ER lobby sit, or...

peedie

peedie  n.— «“Peeds” or “peedie” when spoken by any doctor means a pediatric patient—that is, a child. But “auto versus peeds” in the ER means a car hit a pedestrian, age unspecified.» —“Doctors’ Lingo...

peed

peed  n.— «“Peeds” or “peedie” when spoken by any doctor means a pediatric patient—that is, a child. But “auto versus peeds” in the ER means a car hit a pedestrian, age unspecified.» —“Doctors’ Lingo That...