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breakfast-table test

breakfast-table test  n.— «Rosenberg applies what he calls “the breakfast-table test” to any gruesome picture, titillating image or vulgar word. He doesn’t want to make people sick over their cornflakes.» —“Ombudsman:...

hypersigil

hypersigil  n.— «The “hypersigil” or “supersigil” develops the sigil concept beyond the static image and incorporates elements such as characterization, drama, and plot. The hypersigil is a sigil extended through...

efeel

efeel  n.— «A new name “Efeel” was chosen to replace the English word condom in a bid to shake off the negative image of condoms and help make them more friendly to the traditionally-conservative Koreans, the Korean Anti-AIDS...

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...