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TINA

TINA  n.— «A neologism derived from Indian politics seems poised as the most acceptable explanation for developments in British politics. This is the TINA factor, which, spelt out, means there is no alternative.» —“Britain In...

on the sick

on the sick  adj.— «The growing number of people allegedly unable to work due to illness is strange, because the health of the population has continued to improve. But in truth, no one now expects what are known as sick certificates to...

drab

drab adj. wearing men’s clothing; dressed as a boy. Also n. Editorial Note: This term can apply to women, but it applies especially to cross-dressing or transvestite men who see traditional male clothing as drab, ‘charmless; boring.’ The common...

Big Apple

Big Apple  n.— «So many people have asked the writer about the derivation of his phrase, “the big apple,” that he is forced to make another explanation. New Orleans has called it to his mind again. A number of years back, when...

spizzerinktum

spizzerinktum  n.— «“What is a spizzerinktum? I have just been called that and I want to know.”…”A spizzerinktum is a person who possesses initiative, vim, vigor, efficiency, intelligent persistency and an overmastering...

reflectoporn

reflectoporn  n.— «This new “craze” is called reflectoporn and here’s another explanation: “Sellers take a photo of the object they’re auctioning in the nude and their naked body is reflected in its polished surface...

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