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Minnewisowa

Minnewisowa  n.— «Republicans will convene in Minneapolis, the largest city in “Minnewisowa.” That neologism refers to the contiguous states of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa, which have 27 electoral votes.» —“Your election...

God wink

God wink  n.— «We began to get things separated when a semi truck arrived, unbenownst to them, from Iowa. (Again a God wink because it was from the area in Iowa that Sarah is from) So God allowed us to help them unload this truck and then...

pencil push-up

pencil push-up  n.— «One method requires a patient to practice converging on a near target or object —turning his or her eyes inward—at home using a procedure called pencil push-ups (so named because the classic object to focus on was the...

vomit comet

vomit comet  n.— «Discontinuance of the interurban service between Iowa City and Cedar Rapids comes as a bit of a shock to those alumni of Iowa who used to ride it. Various crops of students had different names for the...

crock

crock  n.— «Hospital staff privately refer to them as “crocks”—people who repeatedly show up in emergency rooms demanding expensive, exhaustive tests to unearth the elusive cause of their numerous symptoms. Reassurance that their tests...

ribber

ribber  n.— «Barbeque is cooking all over the country, and that includes Anchorage, Alaska, which had 18 teams competing for prizes there recently.…She and her husband, Bill, are participating, again, in the Ribfest.…In...

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