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Zig-Zag and Shilly-Shally

Bavarian Chalet. Mushroom Basket. Moose Point. Who in the heck comes up with the names of paints, anyway? Martha and Grant ponder that mystery. They also explain why those annoying emails go by the name spam. And Grant explains the difference...

Gyros and Sheath Cakes

What’s the right way to pronounce gyros? Have you ever heard of feeling poozley? Called something great a blinger? Use the expression one-off to mean a “one-time thing”?

cashed-up

cashed-up  adj.—Gloss: Having a lot of money. «Another speaker at the summit, futurist Ross Honeywill, points out that boomers or the “cashed-up and cranky,” as he calls them are active and immediate holiday-takers, with half...

dag

dag  n.—Gloss: A euphemized or modified form of “damn.” «“He was selling it right here at the bar? Dag. I didn’t know it was that kind of place.” According to court documents, Mr. Younge, 50, of the Bronx, sold illegal drugs on...

midnight drop

midnight drop  n.— «According to the Dow Jones report, the US Treasury is trying to push the regulations through after months of difficult drafting in the hope of finalising the issue before the Bush administration leaves office at the end...