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leapfrog effect

leapfrog effect  n.— «SMS Sugar Man is emblematic of what anthropologists refer to as the “leapfrog effect.” This is when people in developing nations adopt new technology and use it in ways that allow them to overtake users in...

dead water

dead water  n.— «Not all of the products look like water; they can be pink, yellow, green or blue. They don’t always taste like water—they may be flavored with cherimoya, pomegranate, sugar or herbs. And unlike regular H20 (or “dead...

honey dip

honey dip  n.— «He’d be calling Mommy “Miss Black America” and his “brown sugar honey dip” as soon as she got home.» —by Veronica Chambers Miss Black America June 14, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued...

brown sugar

brown sugar  n.— «A large percentage of our youth are addicted to brown sugar, more in the urban areas than in the rural areas.…Brown sugar is one of the most potent chemical weapons to have appeared on the market, wreaking havoc...

brix

brix  n.— «The grapes are picked when their brix (another French word referring to the sugar level in the grapes on the vine) registers at 12 to 14, which is always in the summer but varies in each area of the vineyards.» —“Good ‘n’...

marbit

marbit  n.— «Circus Peanuts, and the marshmallow bits (called marbits) in Lucky Charms, are denser, grained marshmallows with some of the sugar in crystal form.» —“Mystery Of Circus Peanuts” by Richard Hartel, AnnaKate...