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bouma shape

bouma shape  n.— «Some have used the term bouma as a synonym for word shape, though I was unfamiliar with the term. The term bouma appears in Paul Saenger’s 1997 book Space Between Words: The Origins of Silent Reading. There I learned to...

put in blue

put in blue  v.— «We think there is an opportunity to utilise modern technology with email and fax to advise all member states of the UN, at a designated point of contact, when texts of resolutions are put in “blue...

hamster care

hamster care  n.— «Ian Morrison…has coined a phrase. I think it’s going to appear in “Modern Health Care,” actually. He calls it “hamster care,” where people are just churning like mad to keep up with the...

Portunhol

Portunhol  n.— «Portunhol (or Portuñol) is jocular trade jargon for Portuguese (or Spanish) spoke with notieceable Spanish (or Portuguese) interference.» —“Identifying Spanish Interference in the Speech of Learners of...

pocho

pocho  n.— «Pochismo, derived from pocho, an adjective which originally meant discolored, has now come to mean a type of popular slang in Mexico. In the evergrowing list of pocho expressions are many hybrid words, artificial combinations...

double-f school

double-f school  n.— «Schools in “certain” neighborhoods still have fewer advanced classes, more broken equipment, older facilities and less community involvement. They tend, in the parlance of modern education, to be Double-F...