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Pie in the Sky

Looking for a book to read with the kids, or maybe a guide to becoming a better writer? Why are leg cramps called charley horses? And where’d we get a phrase like pie in the sky? If you happen to be tall, you’ve no doubt heard plenty of...

mojo

mojo  n.— «The Florida newspaper employs a fleet of so-called mobile journalists, or “mojos” as they have become known.…“The mojos have high-tech tools—ThinkPads, digital audio recorders, digital still and video...

waste-to-watts

waste-to-watts  attrib.— «Ameresco Incorporated has reached an agreement with the Delaware Solid Waste Authority for what’s called a “waste-to-watts” project. The company will capture methane from landfills in western Kent...

Big Mother

Big Mother  n.— «If public interest in diet wanes, the program can be halted without undoing a tangle of law. The federal government has only one legitimate task: fulfilling its constitutional duties. Doing more it verges on becoming Big...

rark up

rark up  v. phr.— «Kent Mori may be Palmerston North Jets’ most experienced player but he admits he sometimes needs a “bit of a rark up.” And who best to keep the shooting guard in line than brother and teammate Simon...

macaroni and cheese

macaroni and cheese  n.— «While the mixture of heroin and Tylenol PM appears to be new, the moniker “cheese” is not. Drug dealers and users have long used the term for heroin and other drugs. For example, “macaroni and...

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