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Multiple Meanings of “Loaded for Bear”

Heather from Sacramento, California, wonders about the phrase loaded for bear: Her husband thinks it describes someone who is thoroughly prepared and eager to do something, but her mother-in-law thinks it specifically describes someone belligerent...

Swinging in Sync

What do you say to the person next to you on the swings who’s in sync with you? How about, “Get out of my bathtub!” This is part of a complete episode.

doom loop

doom loop  n.— «Companies that don’t go through this process will be facing even greater risks. Startups that rely solely on cutting could head into a downward spiral if revenue doesn’t increase enough to offset low margins. That could...

pramface

pramface  n.— «Bristol has what is known in Britain as the look of the teen mum, the “pramface.”» —“A Mighty Wind blows through Republican convention” by Heather Mallick Rabble.ca (Canada) Sept...

long photo

long photo  n.— «While this might seem like an arbitrary limit, we thought long and hard about how video would complement the flickrverse. If you’ve memorized the Community Guidelines, you know that Flickr is all about sharing photos that...

tatter

tatter  n.— «Heather and her parents go out with Bret to eat. Instantly, her parents get hammered and start making fart and poop jokes. Bret loves them. Heather goes to ride the mechanical bull, and when it starts “shimmy...