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caging

caging  n.— «The contribution checks went to a Viguerie “caging function” here for processing. Peck protested, charging that Dornan’s campaign was “run out of Falls Church.” Recognizing that “Peck’s got a...

pump head

pump head  n.— «Clinton stands a good chance of fully rebounding from the bypass surgery, in which doctors replace clogged arteries to the heart with veins and arteries taken from elsewhere in the body. But many people who undergo the...

turkey bacon

turkey bacon  n.— «My fellow weirdos, you must join me in my quest to expand our language just slightly. From now on, I ask that you now refer to all rent-a-cops as turkey bacon. For those who don’t know, turkey bacon is processed, smoked...

chayote

chayote  n.— «On top of theconvenios, which function rather like long-term contracts with media bosses, there are thechayotes—one-time direct payments to reporters.» —“For Good Press, Slip ‘Em Pesos” by Chris Kraul Los...

convenio

convenio  n.— «On top of theconvenios, which function rather like long-term contracts with media bosses, there are thechayotes—one-time direct payments to reporters. Although much less common than 25 years ago, when reporters received cash...

uni-pole

uni-pole  n.— «These so-called “uni-poles”—defined as unlicensed advertisements which have no function other than for advertising—exploded on the scene in mainland cities and have only recently been clamped down on.» —“Ad...