Home » parlance » Page 33

Tagparlance

slash

slash  n.— «In current career parlance, students would become “slashes,” a term that looks like what a person does: “She is a mathematician /artist/ dancer/writer/coach” would be an example. Adult workers are already doing this multi-role...

hanging date

hanging date  n.— «Today is April 23/30 on your calendar. In printing parlance this is called a hanging date, which does not have anything to do with capital punishment. It happens when a month starts on a Friday or Saturday and rolls over...

flea

flea  n.— «A flea, in the parlance of medical students, is an internal medicine resident. And, by way of further explanation—here’s where the pejorative nature comes into play—a flea is “the last thing off a dying dog...

slot

slot  n.— «While powerlifting, which combines lifts in three disciplines—the squat, dead lift and bench press—appears to be all about brute force, it was actually a game of milimetres where subtle changes in technique could make a massive...

Emu-ando-Eh

Emu-ando-Eh  n.— «Merger and acquisition activity in Japan hit an all time high of 2,775 deals last year, compared with just 260 in 1985. Now, from board rooms to living rooms, “Emu-ando-Eh,” as M&A is known, has entered...

tag

tag  n.— «In addition, Tuck Hinton designers are moving the entrance of the building from its center to its right side and, in the process, creating a so-called “tag chamber”—that is, an external vestibule in which quartets can sing (in...

Recent posts