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Clever Veggie Names

If you need proof that language is powerful, here’s some. Researchers at Cornell recently reported that kids are more likely to eat their veggies if they’re told the food has enticing names like “X-ray Vision Carrots” and...

Pig Zero

Pig Zero  n.— «There is not yet any genetic proof that this particular flu was ever in a pig. […] Now, scientists say, the hunt is on for what is jokingly being called Pig Zero. “No one that I’m aware of has swabbed pigs for this yet...

rocket docket

rocket docket  n.— «In a court system in which clerks get behind on scheduling trial dates by an additional 220 cases each and every day, Dallas” “proof or plea” docket is a big help, disposing of about 200 cases during...

movida

movida  n.— «“Santa Fe, when I was younger, was known by its movidas, for lack of a better word,” Councilor Carmichael Dominguez said, using a local term that can refer to sly schemes. “How would we deal with people who said they got...

porn stache

porn stache  n.— «i forgot to mention the molester/nerd/porn stache your sporting.» —“more proof for the pot” by Nerd Slayer LA.Indymedia.org (Los Angeles, California) Sept. 9, 2003. (source: Double-Tongued...