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499 mail

499 mail  n.— «Voters in the 8th Congressional District are getting thousands of pieces of official mail in the weeks leading up to the election from Dave Reichert’s Congressional office. The mail is “franked,” meaning Reichert...

eye service

eye service  n.— «Exposing more hypocritical behaviour of Mr Rawlings, the Patron of DFP said “If as a leader you think service to the people calls for cleaning gutters in Nima you must do so whether you are in or out of office. If you do...

jockocracy

jockocracy  n.— «Could you explain in a little more depth what it means…this concept of jockocracy? Vic: Howard Cosell coined and popularized the term. He used it to refer to a mass migration of players from the playing field to the...

daddy wagon

daddy wagon  n.— «Dunker hied himself to his Ford Freestyle “daddy wagon” (as he calls it), picked up Marilyn and headed toward the pediatrician’s office in Crestwood.» —“Unreal” Riverfront Times (St...

beauty

beauty  n.— «I had fallen victim to what is called, by its detractors, “food porn.” Its creators usually refer to it as “making beauties”—as in “Hey, Al, let’s do a beauty of those pecans.” Bob Tuschman, the Food Network’s head...

ROW

ROW  n.— «The sheriff’s office in Aspen calls it “R.O.W.”—shorthand for “the rest of the world”—when deputies get tied up on time-consuming, costly special assignments when some prestigious figure from beyond the Roaring Fork Valley comes...

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