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Pepper Alley

A kindergartener misunderstands the name of an event at his school, insisting to his mother that he attended a pepper alley, not a pep rally. Let’s hope that’s the case, because pepper alley is actually 19th-century boxing slang for...

Get the Goody Out

Amelia in Arlington, Virginia, was surprised to hear her wife, who is from Iowa, use the phrase getting the goody out to describe someone sporting a well-worn pair of sweatpants, indicating that they were continuing to get the most out of that...

mobile igloo

mobile igloo  n.— «I even found a google discussion group called, “FU people who don’t clean the snow from their cars.”…LOL! in New England, these are referred to as “mobile igloos.”» —“Learn to Duck: Mobile Igloos and...

Big Mo

Big Mo  n.— «I would argue that Altria is still relatively cheap, P/E below 16 on a trailing basis, (can you BELIEVE Merck is cheaper than Altria!) Plus, Wall Street moves slowly. There is still a huge bias against the Big Mo (as it’s...

sitzprobe

sitzprobe  n.— «I looked at the schedule and said “What’s a sitzprobe?” and they said “don’t you know? Oh dear, you are ignorant.” It’s a German word which means sitting down and singing with the orchestra. First...