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heteropolitan

heteropolitan  n.— «According to Men’s Health the average man in 2005 yearns for a happy family, a successful career and a healthy cashflow. The magazine claims the buzz word of the moment is no longer “metrosexual” but a...

oil-spot strategy

oil-spot strategy  n.— «U.S. and Iraqi forces should adopt an “oil-spot strategy” in Iraq, which is essentially the opposite approach. Rather than focusing on killing insurgents, they should concentrate on providing security...

cafeteria Catholic

cafeteria Catholic  n.— «“Cafeteria Catholic” is one of the deadliest insults in the lexicon of people like Ann Widdecombe. It creates an image of liberals hovering over the Roman buffet, filling their plates with wholesome...

shearography

shearography  n.— «In shearography, the part being tested is illuminated by an expanding laser beam, and its image is taken with an image-shearing camera.…Two images are taken. One image is made of the part in the undeformed state...

land of fruit and nuts

land of fruit and nuts n. California. Editorial Note: A reference to both the agricultural bounty of California and the stereotypical image of Californians as being other than normal, fruit n., ‘a crazy person’ and nuts adj., ‘crazy.’ Usually...

choosing money

choosing money  n.— «She had said the right things to let me know she wasn’t bullshittin’, which is the purpose of choosing money.…If she chooses, out of spite or anger, and a pimp didn’t get any money, the pimp looks stupid. So for...