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More Clever Bookstore Names

Liz Cooksey of Portland, Oregon, fondly remembers two bookstores with clever names: The Novel Experience of San Luis Obispo, California, and the Title Wave, which sold discounted materials retired from the Multnomah County Library. This is part of a...

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Brand Spanking New

Take a look back at some notable words and phrases from 2017: Remember path of totality? How about milkshake duck? Also, a committee has to choose a new mascot for a school’s sports teams. They want to call them the Knights, as in the fighters...

flying winemaker

flying winemaker  n.— «He travels around the globe four times a year to consult for wineries in other hemispheres. Gubler fits the European sobriquet, “flying winemaker,” a term for famous winemakers who consult for wineries around the...

sponge gun

sponge gun  n.— «The officers used something that is commonly called a sponge gun it’s a less than lethal weapon that we have. The weapon was deployed in an effort to avoid having to shoot this man.» —“Santa Maria Man Threatens People...

parachute stop

parachute stop  n.— «Alexander did what the industry calls a “parachute” stop: After much of the filming has been done in advance, the correspondent flies in to add human touches and write the piece, to which video will be cut...