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The Exception for Y’all

Alan from Austin, Texas, asks: How do y’all punctuate the contraction of you all? Is it y’all or ya’ll? You’d think it’d follow the pattern of she’ll and we’ll, but y’all is an exception to the rule...

synch license

synch license  n.— «Barring an exception under copyright law, the use of a sound recording and/or composition in a film requires a license from the owner (or owners) of the copyrights. Thus, for example, for the film Donnie Darko to...

single-sort recycling

single-sort recycling  n.— «One means of increasing the rate is a user-friendly method called “single-stream,” or “single-sort” recycling. All commodities, usually with the exception of cardboard, which is fetching...

single-stream recycling

single-stream recycling  n.— «One means of increasing the rate is a user-friendly method called “single-stream,” or “single-sort” recycling. All commodities, usually with the exception of cardboard, which is...

Brazil cost

Brazil cost  n.— «Brazilian companies can be very productive….They all face, however, what is known as the “Brazil cost” to do business, which is paid when they have to ship products through bad highways in most of the country (the...

on memo

on memo  adv. phr.— «The purchase from the salesman is an exception in a business where buying goods on “memo” is the norm. Instead of taking merchandise on consignment, or memo, Friedman and his buyers bargain down the price...