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Eephus, Ephus

Baseball fans know the eeuphus pitch-that arcing lob made famous by Rip Sewell in the 1946 All-Star Game. Before that, the word eephus referred to insider information. Jim Strain in La Mesa, California, even uses it as a verb, as in, “That...

glass

glass  v.— «That evening, he took me up on the mountain (really a mesa) as he called it, and we parked and glassed for elk.» —“The Luck of the Draw” by Keegan Fielder in Pfeifer, Kansas Buckmasters Jan. 18...

sushero

sushero  n.— «Para variar, hay un nuevo sushi en la Del Valle. Se llama Kamikaze y ofrece, según su anuncio, ser un concepto diferente.…En este nuevo lugarcito te encuentras a los meseros y susheros que alguna vez pertenecieron a...

Beavis and Butthead lab

Beavis and Butthead lab  n.— «The lab appeared to be small, a “mom and pop or a Beavis and Butthead lab,” Burden said, and was probably used to supply meth to just Lobue and a couple other users.» —“Mesa meth lab found at home owned...

Barmuda Triangle

Barmuda Triangle  n.— «Party animals should venture into the so-called Barmuda Triangle, the center of UTEP student dissipation, just north of University Avenue on Mesa. The triangle consists of three clean joints serving alcoholic...

twisting

twisting  n.— «Chee, who prefers his mouth rather than a helium tank to blow up balloons the past 14 years, said he never saw “twisting,” as the medium is called, as his livelihood.» —“Scottsdale artist blows away audiences with...