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moonball

moonball  n.— «From the extreme to the subtle, there was Torben Ulrich, the bearded Danish eccentric who found himself playing Bill Hoepner in the 1953 Pacific Coast Tournament at the Berkeley Tennis Club. Hoepner was intensely annoying...

finger trouble

finger trouble  n.— «The only way to clear the light is by someone with a scanner—some auto elects can do it or a dealer. You probably turned the ignition on whilst disconnecting something under the dash. All it means is that your airbag...

fartichoke

fartichoke  n.— «I love the nutty, earthy flavour of jerusalem artichokes, but there is a reason they are often called fartichokes. A tip from an Indian friend is a trick worth knowing—adding a pinch of asafoetida, or hing, to the...

FraudBand

FraudBand  n.— «If you have any reason to go cable instead of satellite (nothwithstanding bozak’s recs), then it might be worth one more phone call to AT&T FraudBand.» —“Re: OT: The shortest AT&T Digital Cable experience ever...

white death

white death  n.— «Food manufacturers have clung to public misperceptions with regard to white foods, particularly white breads, white rice, white sugar and white table salt, all of which are commonly referred to as white death by most...

June bug

June bug  n.— «While townies pejoratively dub them “June Bugs,” landlords relish confiscating security deposits and enforcing strict “no party” rules beyond the point of reason and jealous neighbors ruin the fun by...

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