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sack dance

sack dance  n.— «What prompts this verbal sack dance over the sodden, prostrate corpus of Seattle is the release last week of the new “Places Rated Almanac.”…Naturally, Orange County rated No. 1. And The Soggy City, a...

puggle

puggle  n.— «But it’s the puggle—a pug crossed with a beagle—that is the “it dog” of the moment.» —“Don’t call me mutt” by Katherine Nguyen Orange County Register (California) Oct. 17, 2005...

dance of the lemons

dance of the lemons  n.— «The dance of the lemons. It refers to an annual ballet in which bad tenured teachers are shuffled around within school districts because they can’t be fired.» —“Dancing lemons and a restless...

sides

sides  n.— «Through skits, “Sides”—the word is theater jargon for audition texts—sends up the tension among actors, the ridiculous concepts for shows (“Hip-Hop Medea”) and the sort of director who says, “I...

Castro News Network

Castro News Network  n.— «As a frequent political analyst for CNN en Español, I do not agree with Chavez’s claim that CNN echoes the Bush administration’s views. In fact, U.S. conservatives refer to it as the Castro News Network...

wab

wab  n.— «I hate being called “wab,” it’s a slur for Mexicans, like wetback.» —“The Sounds of ‘Silence’ Series: teens” by Theresa Walker Orange County Register (California) May 15, 2001. (source:...

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