Home » percentage

Tagpercentage

Turning Verbs into Nouns

Alan from Omaha, Nebraska, finds himself turning nouns into verbs, telling his daughter he’s glad she’s old enough to start to human and using jenga as a verb to refer to arranging items carefully, after the game Jenga, which involves...

Sports Nicknames

With linsanity and tebowing sweeping the country, we’re thinking about other great sports nicknames. Unfortunately, it seems that with unique names taking up a greater percentage of children born, there’s no longer as much practical...

Calcutta wager

Calcutta wager  n.—Gloss: a form of gambling on a sporting event involving multiple contestants in which each contestant’s name is auctioned off to observers. At the end of the event, the high bidder for a winning contestant’s name...

whale

whale  n.— «People with thousands of friends are called “whales” by Facebook employees. Only a small percentage of their user base has more than 1,000 friends.» —“Facebook wall update coming tonight” Scobleizer July...

prostatemphathy

prostatemphathy  n.— «“The percentage of inappropriate PSA screening increased significantly with the age of male health care providers,” they continue. “The cause of these sex and age differences is not clear. It is possible that, as they...

top hat plan

top hat plan  n.— «Supplemental executive retirement plans (SERPs), or “top hat” plans as they are often referred to, were created decades ago to get around a government cap in pension payouts that affects managers earning more...