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BOB

BOB  n.— «A United Airlines flight bound for Los Angeles turned back after a note reading “B-O-B” was found on a sick bag in a toilet. The captain decided the note could have meant “bomb on board.” But airline...

doona day

doona day  n.— «What about giving yourself a duvet day, eiderdown day, doona day, mental health day…—a delicious and luxurious day in bed, reading, resting by yourself.» —by Robyn Pearce Getting a Grip on...

lookologo

lookologo  n.— «D’Agostino came to the Web—”It started as a personal blog,” he said—from a successful career in journalism, a brief dalliance in cinema and several books. But it was on television that he made his name as a...

yumptious

yumptious  adj.— «This scholarly, no-frills econiche for neologisms makes yumptious reading from here to Bosnywash.» —“On Language: Living In Synonymy” by William Safire New York Times Magazine Sept. 21, 1980...

grayshirt

grayshirt  v.— «Even before deciding on Orange Coast, I knew I was going to grayshirt. I have dyslexia (a reading-learning disability), and I felt that I needed to take some classes and learn what college is all about before I tried...

sting jet

sting jet  n.— «Dubbed the Sting Jet, it is the source of the most damaging winds that scour Britain in winter, uprooting trees, damaging property and taking lives. The name was inspired by an expression first used by Norwegian...