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NOPD

NOPD  n.— «“N.O.P.D.” says another, not an acronym for the New Orleans Police Department, but for its attitude of “Not Our Problem, Dude.”» —“‘Xenophobia’ won’t easily fit on line of latest T-shirt” by Joe...

agurb

agurb  n.— «Jack Schultz, founder of a Midwestern economic development firm and author of the book “Boomtown USA,” said 11 small cities in Mississippi were among a group of 397 nationwide to outperform major metropolitan areas...

castle doctrine

castle doctrine  n.— «The Rawls shooting is a poster child case for proponents of what has come to be called the “castle doctrine”—the notion founded in British common law that one’s home is one’s castle and that the owner of...

stat rat

stat rat  n.— «Joseph Hunter is not a numbers guy. Not a stat rat, as he calls it. The Mississippi State center fielder thinks paying attention only to the numbers glosses over contributions outside those numbers—like moving a runner over...

geedunk

geedunk  n.— «I put cream and raw sugar in my coffee. All motions. I wasn’t going to drink the muddy geedunk. It reminded me of the Mississippi River.» —by James Patterson The Thomas Berryman Number Apr. 1, 1996. (source:...