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fundagelical

fundagelical  n.— «I was channel-surfing past some religious shows on TV today—and I realize that a lot of fundagelical preachers love to use the Book of Revelation as a tool to try scaring people.» —“saturday morning...

fairy ring

fairy ring  n.— «The rosy horizon beyond which youth cannot see—the gay rainbow that overarches fancy’s landscape—the halo that genius spreads around the barren pathway of existence—the green and fairy ring encircling over the beloved...

throw red meat

throw red meat  v.— «The gay-marriage issue could create a minor sideshow to Kerry’s formal nomination and keep the conservative Republican base energized during a time when the national political spotlight will be on Kerry, not Bush...

money

money  adj.— «Money ball players are so called because when there is something at stake, or when they are in a spot where, if they come through, their outfit prevails, and if they fail, their club loses, they usually deliver...

submarine patent

submarine patent  n.— «A man fought with the Patent Office for 15 years while lots of different laser products were being developed. Eventually, makers of laser products were forced to pay him. “We call those “submarine...

alambrista

alambrista  n.— «For the Mexican turned out to be merely an alambrista, a poor peon hoping to slip across the line and find work.» —“The Dark Fantastic” by White Masterson Zanesville Signal (Ohio) Sept. 10...