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cordcutting

cordcutting  n.— «CordcuttingThe reason you haven’t seen me writing about the phenomenon of “cordcutting”—ending one’s cable subscription and watching all TV shows online—is that I hadn’t seen much more than anecdotal evidence...

flashtard

flashtard  n.— «The problem is in a lot of cases it’s just going to be used and abused by people who have no business designing websites in the first place—you know, the people commonly known as “flashtards.” After all there’s...

BOB

BOB  n.— «But the mason bee earns an “A” for effort from orchardists and gardeners. This native of Washington, common throughout the West, is one of our hardest-working pollinators. Mason bees have a sweet tooth for fruit trees, and for...

Spend a Penny

You might have heard Brits say “I’m going to spend a penny” when they have to visit the loo. The hosts discuss the reason for this phrase, and other euphemisms for making a trip to the toilet, such as “I’m going to...

cougay

cougay  n.— «The SNL skit below coined the word cougay to refer to an older gay man chasing younger gay men.…Another reason why I posted this blog about cougay (aka chicken hawk) is to beg the question “Am I a cougay?” I...

shot berry

shot berry  n.— «I spoke to Paul Vossen, Sonoma County farm adviser, about your question. He says that your olives are producing what is known as “shot berries,” tiny fruit that isn’t pollinated and then drops from the tree...

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