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retrovore

retrovore  n.— «The best moment at this market was when I found out I’m a retrovore. That’s a new word, invented today. One of the farmers we were chatting with said his kid said to him “Dad, if you didn’t raise animals the way you...

Internet hobo

Internet hobo  n.— «I had put off getting my own Internet connection. Having recently moved into a new apartment, I had been “borrowing” a connection unbeknownst to one of my neighbours in the meantime.…It was at that...

Sundowner’s

Sundowner’s  n.— «In March, my dad will be 86 years old. He has Alzheimer’s disease. My brothers, sister and I noticed changes in his personality about nine years ago. We are thankful he doesn’t get violent, although the evenings bring on...

gorgeois

gorgeois  adj.— «The message came from a friend on the West Coast: “What’s up, gorgeois?” Confused, we called our friend back, only to learn the word is enjoying a moment in the stylist lexicon. It has even eclipsed genius...

parate execution

parate execution  n.— «Parate execution is a term that defaulting customers of banks fear most. “Parate” is a Dutch term which means “immediate” and “parate execution” basically means a debt recovery process outside the normal...