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Paragliding Lingo

In what sport would you hear the slang terms glass off, speck out, and get flushed? They’re all expressions used in paragliding. Glass-off refers to a smooth, effortless takeoff; to speck out is to go so high that you’re nearly invisible...

Blind Tiger Speakeasy

The Blind Tiger was a speakeasy during prohibition, perhaps so named because patrons would hand over money to peek at a fictitious blind animal, but also receive illegal booze as part of the bargain. The terms blind tiger and blind pig eventually...

kippers

kippers  n.pl.— «The United Kingdom calls them kippers, short for “Kids in Parents’ Pockets Eroding Retirement Savings.” The United States refers to them as “boomerang babies.” And this year, 64 percent of 2004’s...

boomerang baby

boomerang baby  n.— «The United Kingdom calls them kippers, short for “Kids in Parents’ Pockets Eroding Retirement Savings.” The United States refers to them as “boomerang babies.” And this year, 64 percent of...