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stinger

stinger  n.— «The London-born special-ed physical education professional suffered what in gridiron parlance is called a stinger. Nothing to be afraid of, they say. It’s just like whacking your funny bone and having that shiver go down your...

kayfabe

kayfabe n. the showbiz and stagecraft of professional wrestling, including the ring personas of professional wrestlers, especially when maintained in public; insider knowledge of professional wrestling. Also keyfabe. Editorial Note: The historical...

laying pipe

laying pipe  n.— «“laying pipe”: writing and delivering the onerous dialogue which provids backstory and the plot facts needed to support the weight of the funny (or interesting). Exposition, kids, and it ain’t fun. Example:...

gurgitator

gurgitator  n.— «Chicken wings, matzo balls, pickled quail eggs, cannoli, hot dogs, jalapenos, sushi, pancakes, oysters, mince pie—it’s all fair game to competitive eaters who have their own federation, regulations, world records and yes...

gurgitator

gurgitator  n.— «Jed Donahue is a professional competitive eater, or gurgitator as they’re called in the biz.» —“Competitive eaters’ looks can be deceiving” by Cheryl Rosenberg Neubert Kansas City Star (Kan., Mo...

misinformation technology

misinformation technology  n.— «Spin is not just a technique. It is not just a political phenomenon. It permeates our culture and our daily life. And it’s an industry—almost a sector of the economy. That one day’s stories quoted lobbyists...