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moneyball

moneyball  n.— «While you were still rooting for your team for no reason more profound than it was your team, they changed the rules on you. The Dodgers and Giants split for the Coast, sharpies like George Steinbrenner bought into the...

dementia americana

dementia americana  n.— «The County court met Monday to pass on the sanity of Tony Hood. In the court’s opinion the case was found to be a bona fide case of insanity, unalloyed with “Dementia Americana” exaggerated ego or any...

babalog

babalog  n.— «The Babalog are gearing up for the party ahead (everything’s a party, darling, when you get to the bottom of it). Their idea of grass-roots level democracy does not go beyond checking their own manicured lawns for weeds...

KVI

KVI  n.— «At the root of the problem is “loss leading.” It works like this. Everyday groceries, such as bread, butter, milk and sugar, are classified as known-value items (KVIs). These are the key purchases whose price shoppers...

straddler

straddler  n.— «Alfred Lubrano’s “Limbo: Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar Dreams” (John Wiley & Sons, 2003) examines the issues faced by those who carry their working-class upbringings into the middle class. Education brings...