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Losing a Day to the Date Line

After crossing the International Date Line, Alison from Riverside, California, wonders if there’s a word for losing an entire day when traveling between time zones. We suggest déjà noon and groundhogging, and offer a little ditty about time:...

scatter ad

scatter ad  n.— «Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves said on a conference call yesterday that CBS’s larger audience is countering the slightly lower prices per viewer for advanced ad sales, keeping revenue about even for the so...

kitchen sink-it

kitchen sink-it  v. phr.—Gloss: To report the worst financial performance possible. «In a note to clients yesterday, Credit Suisse analyst Thomas Gallagher said that although the number seems high, it is “plausible, especially if AIG...

jumping visa

jumping visa  n.— «Two Vietnamese detainees escaped from Maribyrnong Detention Centre on Saturday and a third broke his leg trying to jump the fence yesterday. The two scaled the facility’s fence following a volleyball game. “They...