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IOU nothing money

IOU nothing money  n.— «They’re trying now to establish a single currency in Europe. I don’t mind that so much, if Europe wants it, but this present world-wide fiat paper money—what I call “IOU nothing” money—is going to break down. We’re...

water hammer

water hammer  n.— «Storage and release of energy in the fluid also occurs during a phenomenon know as “water hammer.” Water hammer is the term used to describe the effect that occurs when the velocity of the fluid moving through a pipe...

hubbly bubbly

hubbly bubbly  n.— «No traditional Arabian feast is complete without the social ritual of the sheesha, tobacco pipe attached to a glass orb filled with water that locals fondly call the “hubbly bubbly.”» —“A dune with a...

fratmosphere

fratmosphere  n.— «Though Brown, at 35, is the oldest member in a band with an average age of 30, all of the guys in the verve pipe plan to remain settled in the East Lansing area, where the “fratmosphere” of Michigan State...

kreisel

kreisel  n.— «Instead of rectangular tanks, she and her partner, Debbie Melechinsky, use a piece of 10-inch PVC pipe to round out the corners of the tank. It’s called a “kreisel,” from the German word for carousel...

snotty

snotty n. a glass pipe used for smoking marijuana. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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