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BP, Before Present, Dating

Jessica in Omaha, Nebraska, was excited to discover an arrowhead, then puzzled when archaeologists told her that its age was probably between 6000-3000 BP. Why do some scientists measure time with the designation BP, or Before Present, instead of BC...

brown town

brown town  n.— «Colchester has been labelled “brown town” by local addicts because of how easy it is to get hold of heroin.» —“ Heroin ‘cheaper than a night out’” by Richard Martin, Jessica Creighton BBC...

liphooping

liphooping  n.— «Tracy Doreen Dietzel […] will close the night with a short performance piece involving lip-synching and hula hooping, something she refers to as liphooping.» —“The abridged guide to Spring Gallery...

pink yuan

pink yuan  n.— «Last year, a study claimed that, by 2015, Chinese women would control $260 billion of the country’s purchasing power (there is even a name for it: the pink yuan).» —“Going Olympic” by Jessica...

sagger

sagger  n.— «It’s his pants: they’re hanging off his hips, below his butt to reveal a pair of gray boxer shorts. “I’ve been sagging since the fourth grade,” the 28-year-old says. “I’ll be sagging when I’m old and gray...