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fanjinshi

fanjinshi  n.— «The central festival topic is named by a peculiar coinage-Fanjinshi, a portmanteau word made of the English “fanzine” and “dojinshi,” Japanese analogue of “Samizdat,” Russian word for an...

interview without coffee

interview without coffee  n.— «“‘Stern’ warning, does that mean ‘Off Caps’ at Defaulters on the QD?” “An interview without coffee?”» —“Re: Off topic fried bread” by Tex Bennett Usenet: uk.people.ex...

barbecue stopper

barbecue stopper  n.— «Can crazy, aching love stem and sustain itself from one kiss?…This topic became something of a barbecue stopper among my sausage-turning friends this week. The meat of the discussion was: How do you know if...

barbecue stopper

barbecue stopper n. a topic of constant and widespread conversation, especially a divisive political or social issue; (hence) a social gaffe. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

barbecue stopper

barbecue stopper  n.— «That’s one reason he will talk about improving the balance between work and family, a topic he describes as a “barbecue stopper” because it engenders so much conversation whenever people get together...

talent

talent  n.— «TV actors known as “talents,” a Konglish term taken from Japanese TV, became instant celebrities and the dramas provided a good topic for chatting both at home and the workplace.» —“(200) Drama...