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scrubber

scrubber  n.— «You could mouse over a map with deaths by province, or isolate incidents, like the second invasion of Fallujah. A time line with a movable “scrubber” let readers compress the scope of information.» —“The New Journalism:...

Duck, Duck, Goose

Finally, a woman who grew up playing “Duck, Duck, Goose” is surprised to hear that her niece and nephew play “Duck, Duck, Gray Duck” at their preschool in Minnesota. The hosts take a gander at regional variations of this...

grasstop

grasstop  n.— «The Transportation Department has said it did not engage in grassroots lobbying. But Thomas Susman, an attorney at Ropes & Gray in Washington and co-author of “The Lobbying Manual,” said contacting...

noodle

noodle  v.— «A Detroit friend of Janard D. Hackworth and Mario O. Gray II said they told him they “noodled” two guys and “hit a lick” for marijuana and cash—street lingo for robbery and possible murder.» —“2...

victory Monday

victory Monday  n.— «The players call them “Victory Mondays.” Holmgren refers to them as “cookies.” By any name, getting the day off after a game is a good thing. Holmgren gave the players Monday off—in addition to...

skitch

skitch  v.— «Skater pulled by car is hurt: An 11-year-old boy was critically injured in Arlington when he fell off his skateboard after letting go of a car that was towing him up a hill. Police Chief John Gray said the practice is called...