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telltale

telltale  n.— «The telltales for gas, oil, temperature, and battery voltage—standard, fixed icons that don’t change in real time—reside in the PROM memory.» —“Design A Minimum-Space Auto-Instrument Module” by Ralph...

hiplife

hiplife  n.— «Hiplife was almost solely the brainchild of Reginald “Reggie Rockstone” Osei. Memory lane: Whilst we were both in Accra from London on Christmas holidays in 1994, I vividly recollect meeting Reggie at a friend’s...

plusing

plusing  n.— «Plusing the Show: The term refers to simply making something better than it is. I have a vivid memory of “Plusing the Show” at Disney. My peers would give me their recommendations as to how they could improve my...

thunder run

thunder run  n.— «One of the enduring images of the recent war in Iraq is a column of M-1A1 Abrams tanks barreling down the streets of Baghdad on a “thunder run,” deep into the city. » —“Tanks for the Memory” by...