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blue juice

blue juice  n.— «When I looked at it very closely, I could see that it was a newborn kitten, maybe just a few days old. At that time, I could hear the head Veterinary Technician (my boss) saying, “Just give it the blue juice (the liquid...

Chattaboogie

Chattaboogie  n.— «When my friends moved to Tennessee from Los Angeles a decade ago, they believed they were being exiled. Recently, one of them was offered a dream job elsewhere and decided to turn it down in order to stay in...

buck fifty

buck fifty  n.— «Henry also involved a practice called “a buck fifty”—targeting any innocent person. “You have to approach that person and pretty much slash them from the neck down,” he said.» —“Gangs Mark Their Territory (Pt...

Mexican chrome

Mexican chrome  n.— «It’s a Fiat with an engine up front that’s painted a silver my dad called “Mexican Chrome.”» —“Brotherly love drives Pedregons” by Mike Griffith Knoxville News...

pickled punk

pickled punk  n.— «I found out that in early-to-mid-20th century America, stillborn babies and aborted human fetuses, placed in glass jars full of formaldehyde, were a profitable business. The life of the unborn was protected by law...

Red-Letter Christian

Red-Letter Christian  n.— «Because being evangelical is usually synonymous with being Republican in the popular mind, and calling ourselves “progressive” might be taken as a value judgment by those who do share our views, we decided not to...