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Unicycles

A unicycle enthusiast wonders if his unicycle can be properly called a bike. To avoid the four-syllable mouthful, the unicycle community (yes, there is one) sometimes calls it a uni, but for the general public, the term “bike” works...

Wii knee

Wii knee  n.— «It is being reported that people who picked up the habit of playing Wii games, innocently thinking that they are just playing some silly little sports game, are finding themselves with the fractures and sprains, that...

lysdexia

lysdexia  n.— «Like my “lysdexia” only a “reasonable accommodation” is possible never victory, never recovery. The dyslexia was reasonably accommodated in some serendipitous ways beginning at the age of four in 1951...

age bag

age bag  n.— «And parents can take home (in the way they might “withdraw” a book) what is called an “age bag.” Age bags are filled with all sorts of teaching aids and reading incentives, designed to capture the...

in-law chaser

in-law chaser  n.— «Not surprisingly, there are times when it may snow in late April or early May—this in Navajo culture is called an “In-Law Chaser.” Navajo teaching says if an in-law has a weak mind, that individual will state he or she...