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smorgasboard movie

smorgasboard movie  n.— «It is his dream—to play lead in a movie—and it has come true. In his previous outings for Seiko Films, Alfred had to settle for minor roles along with other stars in what the industry casually refers to as...

bliki

bliki  n.— «What do you get if you cross a blog with a wiki? According to cyn.in (pronounced “sign in”) you get a “bliki” which has to be one of the more annoying acronyms of the year.» —“What do you get if you cross a blog with a...

blow-out

blow-out  n.— «Many people don’t realise riding over dunes can do untold damage. “It damages the native vegetation and subsequently the dunes. Those pathways lead to what’s called “blow-outs”—producing a funnelling effect...

hurricane ham

hurricane ham  n.— «Local chefs are creative in preparing it, particularly the island specialty—conch (pronounced konk). The natives also call this mollusk “hurricane ham” because it turns pink when cured and stored for...

quinceañera

quinceañera  n.— «There is no doubt that the Hispanic coming-of-age quinceañera is more popular, move lavish and, in subtle ways, more American than ever. Picture a souped-up debutante ball without the high-society trappings or a bat...

juashanga

juashanga  n.— «They are adapting their language to local phenomena: for example, laundromat has become “juashanga” (pronounced wash-anga).» —“‘Cuba Libre’ in Miami” by Milton Bracker in Miami...