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babalog

babalog  n.— «The Babalog are gearing up for the party ahead (everything’s a party, darling, when you get to the bottom of it). Their idea of grass-roots level democracy does not go beyond checking their own manicured lawns for weeds...

pipe

pipe  v.— «He writes in the style of the metro column, a genre that has included some of the best newspaper writing ever, but also its share of “piping,” making stuff up in the tradition of Damon Runyon, who wrote fiction. (One...

hikoi

hikoi  n.— «Instead of an embattled leader in damage control, Clark said she had come through the week “serenely”—revealing her decision to brand hikoi leaders as “haters and wreckers” was not a throw-away line...

kalo-kalo

kalo-kalo  n.— «One of my brother’s friend’s…is a Nissan salesman (notice how he dropped the Maxima into the conversation), he referred to your car as a “kalo kalo” (fruit machine) for gas. And all the gadgets on it, I...

flip

flip  v.— «Not even high-fashion models watch their weight closer than jockeys do. Ideally, a jockey should weigh 112 or less. “A lot of jocks eat, eat, eat and then puke, puke, puke. It becomes habitual with them. We call ‘em...

booth capturing

booth capturing  n.— «The men had carried out a new version of a storied Indian electoral trick: “booth capturing,” in which armed thugs hired by political parties seize control of a polling place and stuff ballot boxes...