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tumbe

tumbe  n.— «One woman, who asked to remain anonymous, organizes a Central American money pool, called a quota, in the Bronx and has had her apartment burglarized three times on collection day. There’s even a special word, tumbe, for a...

susu

susu  n.— «A minimum of 20 people participate, and the cost is $100 a week. Every week the players pay their share until the susu organizer collects a stack of bills totaling $2,000. And every week, one player takes home all the cash. The...

kae

kae  n.— «A minimum of 20 people participate, and the cost is $100 a week. Every week the players pay their share until the susu organizer collects a stack of bills totaling $2,000. And every week, one player takes home all the cash. The...

b-girl

b-girl  n.— «They’ve also made more than 1000 arrests—most at cafeterias that serve alcohol without a meal or employ what is known in Miami law enforcement parlance as “b-girls.” (Major Exposito explains them thusly: “A...

Roadsidea

Roadsidea  n.— «Last year, there were only two culinary demonstrations per day, and many of those were “lifestyle demonstrations,” such as “Roadsidea,” the art of making floral arrangements from plants the grow...

crotchfruit

crotchfruit  n.— «Mensa provides a place for hyperintelligent people with no social skills to find mates and breed more hyperintelligent uber-crotchfruit.» —“Mensa in Florida” by Stewart Q. Sutton ChessBanter...