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Elvis factor

Elvis factor  n.— «What is the Elvis Factor? I once read that 10 percent of the American people think Elvis still alive, and 8 percent believe that if you send him a letter, he will answer it. That’s the Elvis factor. You have to remember...

utzy

utzy  adj.— «Mr. Graff, now 53, thought he had retired back in 1999 when he sold Spice to Playboy TV for a neat $100 million, moved to a small town near the Berkshires and took over an old country store. “I sliced bologna, sold mice...

skiddiot

skiddiot  n.— «It was my thought that if you used the psd module, and then passed packets that fit it to a separate chain, you could TARPIT them there, thus managing to minimize the use of resources on your box, whilst frustrating the...

fairy ring

fairy ring  n.— «For a minute there we thought some radical new accompaniment might break the spell of this fairy ring of cloned presentations. » —“Cholesterol People, Beware” by Leo Schofield Sydney Morning...

air supply

air supply  n.— «We thought you should be given a quick taste of the fiddles his Ugandan counterpart uncovered. For bagmen, brothels, bookmakers and bribes read “air supply.”» —“Regular Shorts” by Paola...

katastroika

katastroika  n.— «In the first phase of Mr Gorbachev’s rule, some Russians thought that glasnost was just a trick to get the reformers to stick their heads above the parapet and identify themselves. “Perestrelka,” said the...