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stormscaping

stormscaping  n.— «Grover said many homeowners now have begun to select ornamental plants based on which ones would best survive a hurricane, a practice called “Stormscaping.”» —“Cold snap could take toll on delicate...

technoism

technoism  n.— «“Because everyone else has it” reverberates as a familiar refrain on holiday wish lists. And that is definitely a symptom of “technoism,” a term Davis coined to describe purchases made to keep up rather...

mud-out

mud-out  n.— «At another home students continued with the “mud-outs,” as the process is called. In addition to removing the sheetrock on the home covered with mold from floor to ceiling, in a heart-wrenching process they removed all of the...

coin shooter

coin shooter  n.— «Dennis Ranney, for example, is known as a “coin shooter.”…People lose money. That’s what he likes about coin shooting.» —“Solitary stalker sniffs out his backyard booty” by Jeff...

hat-racking

hat-racking  v.— «Q: My neighbor has butchered his trees. He had hired someone who pruned off all the branches and leaves. Isn’t this harmful, not to mention ugly?…A: Yes, it’s a quite harmful to the tree’s long-term health. It’s...

porching

porching  n.— «Doing nothing is the very heart of what folks have taken to calling “porching.”…Porching has enjoyed a renaissance, thanks in part to neo-traditional neighborhoods where porches are coming back strong after...