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Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express  n.— «In mid-February, the jet stream split in two over the mid-Pacific. The two arms of the jet stream then collided just off the California coast, with one bringing cold air from Alaska and the other—dubbed the...

cowboy coffee

cowboy coffee  n.— «There we made coffee on a gas stove by boiling water and pouring the grounds into the pot. Some referred to it as cowboy coffee, but I thought it was the best cup I’d ever had.» —“Peaceful day amid...

spinning reserve

spinning reserve  n.— «“Sunday morning has to be one of the lowest points in the week for electricity demand on O’ahu,” said Conklin, a retired engineer. “At this particular time, the system should have had plenty of what’s...

rib-eye in the sky

rib-eye in the sky  n.— «A friend from South Dakota calls’em rib-eye in the sky.» —“Shot my first Sandhill crane! Any recipes?” by JoeA in Honolulu, Hawaii HuntingNet Nov. 14, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued...

deadman’s curve

deadman’s curve  n.— «In its ruling, the F.A.A. said that, by hovering at low altitudes, “sightseeing helicopters are operating in the avoid area of the height-speed envelope (deadman’s curve).” A helicopter flying too low...

aerosol graffiti

aerosol graffiti  n.— «Despite an increase in graffiti arrests, the battle is far from over, and now there may be a new fight ahead. Graffiti in Hawaii is no longer limited to what’s called the aerosol-graffiti scene.» —“New type of...

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