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preesh

preesh  v.— «I’ve been trying to follow the news, but I’m lost: does someone want to tell me what the hell is going on in Lebanon? Preesh.» —“The world is going crazy” by Zut van Rijn (zutaloo) UC Davis LiveJournal...

shape

shape  v.— «Each weekday United Hispanic workers “shape”—search for work—by driving throughout Manhattan and the Bronx and visiting job sites.…As the shape van wound down to ground zero and back to the Bronx, a picture of...

hopper

hopper  n.— «Santos Martinez, owner of New Age Auto in Fort Collins, comes to Greeley’s Cinco de Mayo car show every year. His shop brought three cars this year: a ’53 Chevy, an ’86 Chevy Astro van and a hopper—slang for a...

straight plate

straight plate  n.— «After the hearing, Ricketts said that van operators should be given more leeway when it comes to bus routes, because abiding by the rule forces commuter vans to residential streets and makes it easier for illegal vans...

bolter

bolter  n.— «We have the “bolters” and the “browsers.” The bolters just want to come in for a quick look around, so if they just sit there and do nothing else but have a look at the eight minute film, that will give...

Smallbany

Smallbany  n.— «Even in piddling mid-sized cities like the one I grew up in—Albany, N.Y., affectionately known by many as “smallbany”—there was at least one or two hip spots where a musically curious kid could get lost in...