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cum gutter

cum gutter  n.—Gloss: The central, vertical, depressed line between the well-defined abdominal muscles of a man. «Dolce & Gabbana’s latest sporno campaign for their Intimo men’s underwear line (above), employing eager, wide-shouldered...

freeway flyer

freeway flyer  n.— «Especially since the effects of Proposition 13 began to kick in with a vengeance, community colleges have become ever more dependent on cheap labor provided by part-time faculty, who are often known as “freeway...

Hip-Hop Book of Rhymes (minicast)

Hip-hop is high art. If you don’t understand that, you’re missing out on some of the best poetry being created today. Grant talks about the new book by English professor Adam Bradley called Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip-Hop.

lifecycle fund

lifecycle fund  n.—Gloss: An investment arrangement in which money is invested in safer securities and investments as a person grows older. «The funds, also known as lifecycle funds, are designed to minimize risk by shifting the...

Rule of Thumb Origin

A listener says his sister reprimanded him for using the term “rule of thumb.” She says the expression derives from an old British law that allowed a man to beat his wife with a stick, as long as it’s no wider than his thumb. Is...

super-duper Tuesday

super-duper Tuesday  n.— «As Kirk pitched the rules proposed by the Fairness Commission at four regional DNC caucuses yesterday, he also said critics of a move to create a “super-duper Tuesday” of primaries and caucuses in...