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Celebrating Obscure National Holidays

Let’s see… there’s National Cheese Day on January 20, and of course National Iguana Awareness Day on September 8. So it’s only fitting that good grammar should get a day of its own, too. National Grammar Day has been...

new buffalo

new buffalo  n.— «Among U.S. Indians, gambling advocates have taken to calling casinos the “new buffalo.” At last count, 224 American tribes had opened gaming operations, in 28 states, hauling in US$25-billion in 2006, more...

boaty

boaty  n.— «Perhaps unsurprisingly, he describes the nation’s welcome of “boat people” in the late 1970s as a positive development. “For a long time it was a pejorative term: ’You’re a boaty, right...

play

play  n.— «That is why some companies are going back to old, supposedly tapped-out reservoirs—or “plays,” as they call them in the business—instead of opening virgin fields.» —“Oil Profits Fund Future...

dekitting

dekitting  n.— «About one hundred corps members in the Batch “A” NYSC 2007 serving indifferent parts of the country have appealed to members of the National Assembly, the National Universities Commission, Minister of education...

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