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toke

toke  n.— «Groups of UAW members were stationed at several points along the busy road, including directly across from the new casino, a gaming site that some dealers said would be costing them tips—or as they call them tokes—in coming...

lip-licker’s dermatitis

lip-licker’s dermatitis  n.— «When you lick your lips, the temporary moisture evaporates, leaving the lips further dehydrated. Too much moisture around the lips can sometimes lead to what’s commonly called lip-licker’s dermatitis—a rash...

lip dub

lip dub  n.— «It was a pleasant surprise to find a little online refinement via the concept of “office lip dubs,” music videos made by 9-to-5ers from offices around the world. The videos are filmed in one long camera shot with...

Philtrum, the Love Dimple

Greetings earthlings! In our latest podcast, Martha muses about the "love dimple." You know, that little dent in your upper lip? It's called a "philtrum." The erotic origins of this word prove once again that etymology is...

The Love Dimple (minicast)

What’s the name for that little dent in your upper lip? It’s called a “philtrum.” Martha reveals the erotic origins of this word, and proves once again that etymology is nothing if not sexy.

chumbolone

chumbolone  n.— «“I gave him lip service,” Doyle said. “I didn’t know what he was talking about. I don’t wanna look like a chumbolone, an idiot, stupid,” Doyle said from the witness stand. There is a tasty Sicilian Easter...