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Holy vs. Unholy Terror

Say you have a particularly rambunctious child. Okay, a little hellion. Is it proper to describe the little devil as a holy terror? Or might it be more correct and more logical to call him an unholy terror? A Los Angeles caller thinks it’s the...

compellance

compellance  n.— «The truth is that most political observers in Pakistan have become knee-jerk and non-cerebral, giving Pakistan’s enemy a handle through what is called “compellance”: get the enemy to do what it wants to do for self...

smoker

smoker  n.— «I went to the golden gloves, and within six months of first starting out I won the whole golden gloves. I never fought any smokers, as they call them. Just straight from the gym to the Golden Gloves.» —“Seeking the Truth:...

bullshot

bullshot  n.— «Faked, enhanced, or otherwise augmented screenshots are commonly called “bullshots.” Their intent is to make a game look more appealing than it actually is, and their occurrence has largely existed since video...

splurge

splurge  n.— «The truth is that “the splurge,” as the soldiers call it, is not going well.…Spent more than two years in Iraq and most likely will have to do 15 more months unless it goes back to 12-month rotations after...

fake-a-bake

fake-a-bake  n.— «Myth: Sunless tanning, also known as fake-a-bake, is risk-free. Reality: It is true that using any of a variety of lotions, sprays, gels, creams and powders from the multi-million-dollar sunless-tanning industry can...

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