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aspy

aspy  n.— «Aspies, as people with the condition like to call themselves, often have normal or above-average intelligence, but they have trouble making friends and lack the intuitive ability to gauge social situations.…By definition...

tulies

tulies  n.pl.—Gloss: the boondocks or the middle of nowhere. Note: Out in the tules/tules means “out in the boondocks” or “far away.” Encarta says that “to be in deep tules” is a Hispanic English expression meaning “to be in...

Featherwood

Featherwood  n.— «A small group of boys calling themselves the Peckerwoods and girls known as the Featherwoods are at least partly responsible for the trouble at Buchanan.» —“White gangs create atmosphere of fear at...

flight to cash

flight to cash  n.— «This in turn, it comments, could mean trouble for many small US banks, and some big ones, too, and could bring a flight to cash and precious metals and eventually a world recession.» —“Wall Street: Dilemma Of Oil...

arc

arc  v.— «An incoming flight from Chennai (9W-470) requested priority landing at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, when window No 2 on the left side of the cockpit (near the commander’s seat) started cracking— “arcing” in...

toxic waste

toxic waste  n.— «Basis Capital had assets worth $1 billion as recently as May, before reporting that its Aust-Rim Fund and Yield Fund lost 9 percent and 14 percent, respectively, in June. The funds ran into trouble by investing in the...