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firsty

firsty  n.— «This is the semester for Branch Night, when firsties—West Point parlance for seniors—choose the area of the army they will join the day after graduation as commissioned officers.» —“Life at Army requires...

boarding

boarding  n.— «Another problem plaguing the ER is bed availability. Patients must be kept in an ER bed while waiting for one to open up on the surgical floor. This process, called “boarding,” makes ailing people in the ER lobby sit, or...

fire crotch

fire crotch  n.— «I as well dyed my hair, and I’m with Amy…I look like a fucking fire crotch now.» —“I will be a goddess and a queen” by Kerri (num1stunna) Kerri’s Journal (San Antonio, Texas) Dec. 31...

granny snatching

granny snatching  n.— «As Americans live longer and become more mobile, guardianship struggles that entangle old folks in multiple state jurisdictions are becoming more common. There’s even a term coined to describe unseemly tussles:...

Goldilocks

Goldilocks  attrib.— «A friend of mine thinks it should be the Goldilocks Arena. We had one that was too small, then one that was too big.» —“Houston has Summit, but no Peak for Spurs” by Rick Casey San Antonio Express...

Del Rio model

Del Rio model  n.— «It’s all about speed. That’s the biggest difference in saving lives in this war.…We call it the Del Rio model, after a small town in West Texas about 150 miles from our stateside base in San Antonio. When you get...

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