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cum gutter

cum gutter  n.—Gloss: The central, vertical, depressed line between the well-defined abdominal muscles of a man. «Dolce & Gabbana’s latest sporno campaign for their Intimo men’s underwear line (above), employing eager, wide-shouldered...

Using Ornithology to Name Cars

Why are the names of cars so unimaginative? Grant argues that auto manufacturers might take inspiration from ornithology to build a better car name. (Then again, would you be any less aggravated if you were rear-ended by a lazuli bunting?) This is...

slow gardening

slow gardening  n.— «The mix of shrubs and flowers Mr. Rushing planted instead of a traditional lawn is an example of his “Slow Gardening” approach. The term takes its name and inspiration from the Slow Food movement, whose adherents...

daylighting

daylighting  n.— «Yet until a decade ago the river was buried beneath a busy boulevard filled with cars and trucks. Looking for a way to beautify and enliven their city center, citizens of Aarhus decided to liberate the river from the...

woonerf

woonerf  n.— «Those plans, rooted as much in philosophy as in design, draw inspiration from an item with the unlikely name of woonerfs (Dutch for “living streets”). Woonerfs are traffic systems in the Netherlands that seek to sand away the...

emosogynist

emosogynist  n.— «Welcome to “Crap Email From A Dude,” a Jezebel public service campaign in which we run actual emails, in all their ellipses-laden glory, from actual dudes. Because they are actual, we do not provide...