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hardscaping

hardscaping  n.— «Have your thought of adding a patio? A garden path? Or building a raised bed with a decorative retaining wall border?…Nate Farkas, a Hermitage, Tenn.-based sales representative for Pavestone, says hardscaping, as...

holidate

holidate  n.— «After a little research I discovered that National Smith Day was created in 1995 by “eventologist” Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith of Chicago. She’s created not just Smith Day but 1,499 other “holidates,”...

eventologist

eventologist  n.— «After a little research I discovered that National Smith Day was created in 1995 by “eventologist” Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith of Chicago. She’s created not just Smith Day but 1,499 other...

Plyboo

Plyboo n. a layered building material made of bamboo. Editorial Note: This word is a trade name of a product manufactured by Smith & Fong; however, it appears to be quickly becoming generified. Etymological Note: plywood + bamboo (source: Double...

Plyboo

Plyboo  n.— «Smith & Fong, a California-based company, has developed a tongue-and-groove flooring product made from bamboo. Called Plyboo ($5 per sq. ft.), the flooring is attractive, wears well and can be sanded and refinished...

gorilla dust

gorilla dust  n.— «More than 7,000 people showed up here today to witness what one business publication billed as a “clash of titans.” But the actual event amounted to little more than a cloud of what one of the combatants...