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bliss point

bliss point  n.— «Faced with insistent demands to lower the salt, food companies employ three strategies. Strategy No. 1 is to try to reduce sodium. Manufacturers say they can’t do this easily. Unless products are salty enough—reaching...

Droste effect

Droste effect  n.— «At my grocery store I could only find three examples: Land O’Lakes Butter, Morton Salt and Cracker Jacks. These packages each include a picture of the package itself and are often cited by writers discussing such pop...

Molly Mormon

Molly Mormon  n.— «When Thomas, owner of LatterDayBride, a bridal store based in Salt Lake City, was looking for wedding dresses in 1997, she couldn’t find anything fashionable with the coverage she wanted. “Anything that was modest...

MinuteKlan

MinuteKlan  n.— «Many of the Minutemen (in the Latino Community, some refer to them as the MinuteKlan) take it upon themselves to patrol the border between the U.S. and Mexico.» —“Lawmaker to take bite out of cops?” by Paul...

gonch

gonch  n.— «Today’s subject is gonch. Also known to many of you as underwear.» —“Postcard from Salt Lake” by Gary Mason Vancouver Sun (British Columbia, Canada) Feb. 9, 2002. (source: Double-Tongued...

Brown Out

Brown Out  n.— «The district’s 2,278 Latino students comprise about 10 percent of the student body. Many businesses planned ahead to observed the boycott also known as “Brown Out” and “A Day Without Latinos...

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