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Texas strawberry

Texas strawberry  n.— «Coleslaw, baked beans and potato salad, white bread served from its plastic wrapper, pickled okra, pickles and jalapenos (described by one man as “Texas strawberries”) completed the buffet.» —“Mini...

bug boy

bug boy  n.— «“Wow, I’m just a bug boy,” Morales said, using racetrack parlance to explain that he’s a rookie, or apprentice. “Bug boys aren’t supposed to win races like this.”» —“Finish worthy of the silver...

jump

jump  n.— «He went into Stars camp with jump, as they say in hockey, and a lighter attitude. He seems unfettered by the past.» —“Back to business: Stars’ Modano ready to re-establish himself” by Mike Heika WFAA...

on the bus

on the bus  adj.— «Unit No. 1 was “on the bus,” as they say in the electricity business, making megawatts for the Metroplex electricity grid.» —“Area needs backup as energy use peaks” by Dan Piller Star...

profanitype

profanitype  n.— «By using it in his strip to some 300-plus newspapers (sometimes he renders it with asterisks, or “profanitype,” as he calls it), he hopes to sanitize the word and make it less taboo.» —“Out of the...

CODEL

CODEL  n.— «What follows is a brief diary of CODEL (congressional delegation) Wright, the official name for the trip the Fort Worth Democrat led to Madrid, Kiev, Moscow and Berlin.» —“he road to Moscow: If it’s Monday, this must be...