Terry stop
 n.— «Mayor Valley and his brother, city attorney Andre Valley, disagree. The siblings say Terry v. Ohio, a Supreme Court ruling, gives their police the right to stop and search anyone for a brief period of time. The 1968 opinion created what is known as a “Terry stop,” which allows police officers to frisk a suspect they believe is about to commit a crime.» —“Helena curfew pits mayor vs. ACLU” by Trevor Aaronson Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tennessee) Sept. 7, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. jake says:

    My friend, Perry, came up with the verb “to palin”, after reading of Sarah Palin’s lack of competence during a recent interview.

    palin (verb), to flounder in an attempt to say nothing, that results in saying something stupid, often associated with an uninformed person’s attempt to formulate a reply.
    example: “She palined her job interview” (past tense) or “He’s starting to sweat and he could palin any time now” (present tense).

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