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seppo

seppo  n.— «Seppos, if you do not happen to be acquainted with Australia’s arcane rhyming slang, are Americans. At one time, they called us Yanks. Then they noted that the term rhymes with “septic tanks.” That’s how they came...

hamster care

hamster care  n.— «“The average doctor is seeing thousands of patients a year to survive, and the result is hamster care, or treadmill medicine,” said Dr. Jack Lewin, chief executive officer of the California Medical Association...

alambrista

alambrista  n.— «For years, he’s answered requests by community groups to tell of his early adventures in the 1950s—how he labored, among other things, as a gardener and a trash collector; how he returned to California over and over; and...

flyero

flyero n. a person who distributes handbills or fliers, usu. a Spanish-speaker. Editorial Note: This term appears to be specific to Santa Ana, Calif. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

potpourri fishing

potpourri fishing  n.— «At Fort Bragg, Martin Scribner at the North Coast Angler says marlin have been hooked and lost. Bottom fishing is great on non-windy days. The albacore bite is picking up again after three windy days. And a...

dugout

dugout  n.— «“I wish it were better,” said Santa Cruz team member Omar Etcheverry as he pow-wowed with teammates in the so-called “dugout,” a group of chairs perched atop a small scaffolding on the cliffs overlooking the...