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plus factor

plus factor  n.— «he University of Michigan’s policy of giving favored minorities 20 extra points on a 150-point admissions index to achieve undergraduate “diversity” was unconstitutional, but its law school’s use of race as a...

skintern

skintern  n.— «Most of the new interns dressed appropriately, but one young woman wore flip-flops and a “skirt that was way too short.”…“One of the boys called them skinterns, which I thought was hilarious. Younger kids...

popcorn storm

popcorn storm  n.— «We had a popcorn storm yesterday that forced us out of the pool. I wanted to stay in but the kids thought that thunder and lightening wasn’t a good thing.» —“Michael Jackson Case—Member Managed: Re:...

spinon

spinon  n.— «Just as the body and wheels of a car are thought to be intrinsic parts of a whole, incapable of separate and independent actions, i.e., the body goes right while the wheels go left, so, too, are electrical charge and spin...

holon

holon  n.— «Just as the body and wheels of a car are thought to be intrinsic parts of a whole, incapable of separate and independent actions, i.e., the body goes right while the wheels go left, so, too, are electrical charge and spin...

bench jockeying

bench jockeying  n.— «Baseball not being a repository of deep thought, players on opposing teams used to stand in the dugout and hurl insults at [Jackie] Robinson. “Bench jockeying,” as it’s known, has a long tenure in the...