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Listeners’ Oxymorons

Some listeners are madly in love with oxymorons, and they continue to share their favorites. One listener has a great T-shirt that reads “An oxymoron a day keeps reality away.” Another says his favorite oxymoron is “Dodge Ram...

Rawlings’ necklace

Rawlings’ necklace  n.— «When Rawlings was in charge, the economy hit rock bottom. The period is called the “Rawlings necklace” after the way starved Ghanaians’ collarbones became visible.» —“The reality of Ghana’s...

binning

binning  n.— «Samsung manages to preserve low-light performance at such resolutions and framerates on such a small sensor using a technique called “binning,” whereby certain pixels are sometimes deactivated and grouped together...

transclusion

transclusion  n.— «These components are then included by reference within documents, which is a practice often called “transclusion.” Transclusion does away with reuse via copy-and-paste, an insidious practice that results in a...

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