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Forty-Eleven Zillion

When there’s no evening meal planned at home, what do you call that scramble to cobble together your own dinner? Some people apply acronyms like YOYO — “you’re on your own” — or CORN, for “Clean Out your Refrigerator...

Seasoned Citizen, Not to Mention Salty

Following up on our conversation about words like elderly and senior citizen, a listener in Albuquerque, New Mexico, suggests the term seasoned citizen. A store in San Diego, California, offers customers over 60 a wisdom discount. The transit system...

contempt-of-cop arrest

contempt-of-cop arrest  n.— «“Once Pirone put his hands on Grant,” Burris said, “he knew he had to arrest him. He had to justify why he put his hands on him.” Burris said Pirone and other officers were angry that Grant...

BRT

BRT  n.— «The top priority has to be the creation of a citywide bus rapid-transit network, known in transportation circles as B.R.T.» —“I Want a Nice Big Imitation Steak” Cap’n Transit Rides Again Jan. 19, 2009...

enunciator

enunciator  n.— «I am all too familiar with the 34th Street-8th Avenue Station. Do I go to the downtown local track and hope that a C comes first? Or do I cast my lot with the A express option? It’s maddening. I wonder if they could have...

teaser parking

teaser parking  n.— «Part of the proposal calls for trying to make transit mall stores more visible and reachable by car. The team suggests narrowing sidewalks and moving artwork to make room for a lane of “teaser parking,” a...

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