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Layers to Catch Meddlers

Anna from Columbia, Mississippi, wonders about a phrase she heard as a youngster from her dad: leyores to catch meddlers or leyores to catch meddlers. Sometimes when she’d ask what he was doing, he’d respond with that cryptic saying...

bulldogging

bulldogging  n.— «Considering the sheep are ovine, not canine, it is ironic that the term for this type of capture is “bulldogging.”…Cornelius said the key to bulldogging was to get as close as possible one or two metres...

beer tie

beer tie  n.— «Talk to pub landlords and one of the most insistent complaints is something called the “beer tie.” It means that not only must they pay rent to the PubCo that owns their premises—they must buy all their beer from...

prawn sandwich brigade

prawn sandwich brigade  n.— «At 2:55 p.m., I was sitting in the directors’ box with what is known as the “Prawn sandwich brigade,” a derogatory term for the club’s VIPs. And as the tension grew in the stands, I felt a little silly sitting...

wedcast

wedcast  n.—Gloss: a wedding broadcast over the Internet. «Weddings held in exotic locales seem ready-made for the small screen, as wedcasts provide a way for couples to tie the knot at a Florida resort or on a mountaintop in Hawaii while...

moonball

moonball  n.— «From the extreme to the subtle, there was Torben Ulrich, the bearded Danish eccentric who found himself playing Bill Hoepner in the 1953 Pacific Coast Tournament at the Berkeley Tennis Club. Hoepner was intensely annoying...

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