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swamp-assed

swamp-assed  n.— «The doors slid open to reveal Ronnie in his dress uniform and (for lack of a more appropriate term) he was swamp-assed. He must have drank 3 liters of water to combat his sweating.» —“USS Serapis: Wait For...

domain tasting

domain tasting  n.— «“Domain Tasting” is the latest unintended outcome from that lack of care. It all begins with a feature called “Create Grace Period,” mandated by ICANN for global registries such as .com (managed by...

data smog

data smog  n.— «She said most of her peers don’t know where to turn on the Internet besides free search engines. “It’s complicated,” she said. The Association of College and Research Librarians refers to it as “data smog.” Students deal...

Aspenize

Aspenize  v.— «Now about 2,600 eked out a living in this town that was still true grit—no resorts and no pretensions. We liked the lack of tourist kitsch or miner chic. A little grim on this wet day—but real. Definitely not another...

lack the grapes

lack the grapes  v. phr.— «A similar thread came up on the O’Reilly Mac Blogger’s internal mailing list—writers fed up with endless snarking and small-minded mean-ness from readers lacking the grapes even to use their real names...

India-no-place

India-no-place  n.— «Author Kurt Vonnegut called his hometown Indianapolis a cemetery with lights that came to life once a year for the Indianapolis 500. Frustrated by lack of night life, some residents termed it “India-no-place...