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retro-culturation

retro-culturation  n.— «In the Hispanic community we’ve seen a retro-culturation. The first generation of Hispanics is striving so diligently to assimilate into American culture—‘I’m now a member of this country and I want to adopt the...

popcorn storm

popcorn storm  n.— «We had a popcorn storm yesterday that forced us out of the pool. I wanted to stay in but the kids thought that thunder and lightening wasn’t a good thing.» —“Michael Jackson Case—Member Managed: Re:...

black box

black box  n.— «You can add a fourth box to the amber, blue and green boxes the World Trade Organization uses to try to keep straight the “aggregate measures of support” member countries provide to agriculture. The fourth is a “black box,”...

lucky sperm club

lucky sperm club  n.— «Even if it could be demonstrated that ordinary people had less native ability than those selected for high position, that would no mean that they deserved to get less. Being a member of the “luck sperm...

out-of-building experience

out-of-building experience  n.— «NPR member stations will want you to come to visit, talk to their journalists and meet with their listeners. Do it. The stations will also ask you to go on local call-in programs. This is very important and...

band fiction

band fiction  n.— «Like any other literary art form, band fiction is not limited to one “type” of story. You will, however, commonly hear stories referred to as “het” or “slash,” terms borrowed from the...

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