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bathtub cheese

bathtub cheese  n.— «The germ can infect anyone who eats contaminated fresh cheeses sold by street vendors, smuggled across the Mexican border or produced by families who try to make a living selling so-called “bathtub cheese” made in home...

sang

sang  n.— «Since the native ginseng plant, a protected species, is extremely valuable in some Eastern quarters, its demand has given rise to poaching—hunters digging the roots illegally prior to the state-sanctioned harvest season...

Put a Snap on the Grouch Bag

Hey-o! It's another newsletter from A Way with Words This past weekend's show was completely new. We tackled the expression "put a snap on the grouch bag," how to pronounce "patronize," and the rise of the German word...

draftnik

draftnik  n.— «The 1970s saw the rise of a small but fervent wave of writers, known to many as draftniks.» —“No formula for becoming an NFL draft expert” by Childs Walker Baltimore Sun (Maryland) Apr. 22...

fat tail

fat tail  n.— «Finance is about numbers, and some numerical analysis will always be needed to see trends and plan investment strategies. But there are limits to numerical jugglery, and this is the underlying message of the current round of...

black swan

black swan  n.— Note: Probably related to the theories of philosopher Karl Popper. «Finance is about numbers, and some numerical analysis will always be needed to see trends and plan investment strategies. But there are limits to numerical...