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Serial Commas

Martha argues in favor of the serial comma, citing a recent newspaper caption: “The documentary was filmed over three years. Among those interviewed were his ex-wives, Kris Kristofferson and Robert Duvall.” How’s that again? This...

rodeoing

rodeoing  n.— «The conservation officer indicated “rodeoing,” the term used to describe the use of motor vehicles to chase or keep deer moving, does not seem to be as big a problem as it used to be in the immediate area...

other

other  v.— «There was stuff like even before the point in the trailer where the crowd turned into zombies. They’re sort of being, in sort of post-modern parlance, they’re sort of “othered.” They’re hidden in shadows, you can...

red hat

red hat  n.— «Last year, for instance, fewer than 3,930 of the 10,726 people who went through basic mine safety training wound up as “red hats,” slang for new miners who have passed training exams, made it through a coal...

spin

spin  v.— «Prado also earned the ire of Million-winning trainer Michael Matz, who continued to insist that the determined West Coast reinsman had given him a commitment to ride Kicken Kris in the Million. Instead, Matz insisted, Prado and...