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Bangorrhea

In her 1958 memoir Beloved Infidel, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s lover Sheilah Graham recalls the famous author’s distaste for exclamation points, the use of which he compared to “laughing at your own joke.” Some have proposed that...

talk and die syndrome

talk and die syndrome  n.— «Doctors have suggested that Richardson suffered from something called “talk and die” syndrome, in which bleeding that occurs between the skull and brain stem is delayed. Patients seem fine after the...

barefoot hole

barefoot hole  n.— «In the Cabin Creek area, for example, we drill a well to the top of a formation we’re targeting and then we case it off.…Then we drill into the targeted formation what is known as a “barefoot hole.”...

rose stem

rose stem  n.— «George Scott, a business owner who represents the Upper Albany Merchants Association, said he and other leaders in Hartford’s North End also are trying to get merchants to stop selling drug paraphernalia such as the...

puppy lemon law

puppy lemon law  n.— «A Berks County kennel is in danger of being shut down after accusations of deceiving consumers and selling sick dogs.…The accusations from the Attorney General’s office stem from the protection buyers get with...

biobridge

biobridge  n.— «Snyder believes that the stem cells held in these “biobridge” scaffolds produce a positive effect by nurturing and sustaining the nerve cells in the recipient rodent. This is what he and other scientists refer...