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Why is Q Followed by U?

Quinn from Excelsior, Minnesota, is five years old — well, five and three-quarters, as she points out. She wonders why the letter Q is so often followed by U. In Old English, the alphabet didn’t include the letter Q. The word quick, for...

shit the bed

shit the bed  v. phr.— Note: Used in professional wrestling to mean “have stage fright” or “to be unable to go through with a plan.” «A: It is the total package, yes. It is the charisma. It the ability to take the...

rez car

rez car  n.— «He described his “cat and mouse” tactics: he would purposely allow himself to be seen, and then flee as far as Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia in cars he picked up on the reservations. “Rez cars,” he called them...

infostaining

infostaining  n.— «I then removed the case notes, and correspondence sent by me to the court in February 2006 concerning internet based harassment directed at me consisting of linking my name to porn sites, a technique known as...

winshield time

winshield time  n.— «Salespeople call it “face time.” In Missouri, they rue “windshield time”—the hours spent driving to get to customers.» —“Tough Choices: Cutting Output, IBM Tells Some Workers: Move, Retire...

eye service

eye service  n.— «Exposing more hypocritical behaviour of Mr Rawlings, the Patron of DFP said “If as a leader you think service to the people calls for cleaning gutters in Nima you must do so whether you are in or out of office. If you do...