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bouma shape

bouma shape  n.— «Nor have the palaeographers and codicologists ever noted one of the most important lexical consequences of the adoption of minuscule, as opposed to majuscule, as a book script is that it contributed, in conjunction with...

bouma shape

bouma shape  n.— «Some have used the term bouma as a synonym for word shape, though I was unfamiliar with the term. The term bouma appears in Paul Saenger’s 1997 book Space Between Words: The Origins of Silent Reading. There I learned to...

heat stick

heat stick  n.— «With one tiny 20 by 20 or 30 by 30 pixel image I can express utter disgust for stepping on a steaming heat stick (dog shit).» —“Express Yourself” by Ryan Pardue One Reaction Oct. 31, 2003...

receipt

receipt  n.— «“Personally,” Flair says in his book, “I never saw dollar signs on Bret Hart.” According to Flair, Hart was too protective of his own image. “(Bret) could have been the president of his own fan club...

mongo

mongo  n.— «Other exhibits at the gallery were a 1,500-square-foot transparent map showing the locations of Sanitation Department offices; three piles of televisions on which videotapes of sanitation workers were shown, and an old...

AMW

AMW  n.— «I don’t need the image of a AMW (Actress, Model, Whatever) flashing her thighs and pouting saucily to encourage me.» —“I loathe the sound of breaking glass I DON’T like the sound or sight of breaking...