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Discussant

Grant shares a word he’s been encountering at conferences: discussant. A discussant is someone who, after a series of papers are presented, takes the microphone to summarize the information given and offer opinions on the matter. This is part...

One Hundred Hours of Nerditude

Rabbit, rabbit! In this week’s episode, it’s old terms like “eleemosynary” and “logodaedaly,” and new ones like “catio.” We discuss how to pronounce “coyote,” what Brits may mean when offer...

All Cornflakes in One Box

The hosts offer some more full-deckisms, such as “He doesn’t have all his cornflakes in one box” and “She thought she couldn’t use her AM radio in the evening.” This is part of a complete episode.

squeeze page

squeeze page  n.— «Once someone has visited your site, they will often encounter what is known in marketing terms as a “squeeze page.” How it got that name, I’m not sure, but a squeeze page is really just a pop-up box or page that...

eatertain

eatertain  v.— «Kessler spends a lot of time meeting with (often anonymous) consultants who describe how they are trying to fashion products that offer what’s become known in the food industry as “eatertainment.” Fat, sugar, and salt turn...