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Hobbies and Hobby Horse

What’s your hobby? Or, rather, do you call your interests or passions hobbies at all, or does the word hobby connote something frivolous or strangely obsessive? The term hobby goes back to a nickname for a horse, which transferred to the...

hip pocketing

hip pocketing  n.— «Robinson says she was led into fake auditions only to be sexually propositioned, a practice known as “hip pocketing.”» —“B.C. model suing Hollywood agency for alleged assault” by Andrew...

Missouri Model

Missouri Model  n.— «The brothers say they benefited from confinement in the Missouri juvenile system, which emphasizes rehabilitation in small groups, constant therapeutic interventions and minimal force. Juvenile justice experts across...

NORC

NORC  n.— «As a model for Wayland and Lincoln, BHV is an example of what had recently come to be called “naturally occurring retirement communities,” or “NORCs,” in areas in which a large segment of the residents...

price walk

price walk  n.— «What’s the difference between the black Volkswagen CC I drove on the launch event in Tennessee and the black Volkswagen CC that I just recently drove for week here at home? Not a heck of a lot, really, unless you’re...

continuitous

continuitous  adj.— «“We talked a lot about the Bush model, which is that there are a few people who really know everything,” Plouffe told me in early December. That helps ensure an airtight bubble of knowledge. “If there was leaking, we...