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  • from Piracy (by Adrian Johns):

    "Tradesmen with English goods were tarred and feathered, and angry apprentices began 'houghing' soldiers (cutting their hamstrings), which was immediately made a capital offense."

    March 23, 2011

  • from

    –noun Military Slang.

    1. a thatched hut of southeast Asia.

    2. any living quarters, as a barracks.

    3. (esp. during the Korean War)

    3a. a prostitute's dwelling.

    3b. any place, as a house, room, or shack, where a serviceman sets up housekeeping with a local woman.

    Also, hootch, hoochie.


    1950–55 prob. < Japn uchi house (by back formation, construing -i as -y2); initial h perh. by assoc. with hut or < Ryukyuan dial. form of uchi with prothetic h-

    October 6, 2010

  • Variants: val-pak, valpak, valpack. Seems to be some sort of large folding garment bag.

    From A Rumor of War, by Philip Caputo, p. 153: "He... climbed out to get my valpack from the back seat." p. 155: "I dropped my valpack on the wooden pallet that lay alongside the cot."

    October 6, 2010

  • From Extreme Fear, by Jeff Wise, p. 96:

    "Worried about whether they'll be able to perform sexually or not, men can get caught up in the observer perspective, distractedly watching themselves anxiously to see whether their worst fears will be realized. Masters and Johnson called this kind of behavior 'spectatoring.'"

    August 23, 2010

  • To be symmetrical in (Brian) Greene's world, a theory that mathematically defines some universal physical law can't break down when the surrounding circumstances of time or place change. It must work everywhere, without exception, and, as Greene states, everywhen.

    July 28, 2010

  • Combination of satisfy and suffice. Apparently coined by Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon in his 1957 book called Models of Man.

    July 21, 2010

  • shokushu-kei: tentacle style, as in "tentacle sex"

    July 11, 2010

  • From Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Act I Scene III, Casca speaking:

    "You speak to Casca, and to such a man

    That is no fleering telltale".

    July 3, 2010

  • From My Friend the Fanatic, by Sadanand Dhume, p. 149: "In the nineteenth century, Makassar (in Indonesia) gave the world the hair oil whose popularity led to the invention of the antimacassar, a cover to protect furniture in Victorian drawing rooms."

    June 21, 2010

  • From Miracle on the Hudson: The Survivors of Flight 1549, by W. Prochnau and L. Parker, p. 34: "On Flight 1549, Smithsonian scientists concluded that the bird parts, known as snarge, removed from the engines, wings, and fuselage came overwhelmingly from Canada geese but also from ducks, doves, and various songbirds."

    June 21, 2010

  • from Physics of the Impossible by Michio Kaku, 2008, p. 81:

    "The smallest chunk of the brain that can be reliably analyzed by an fMRI machine is called a 'voxel.' But each voxel corresponds to several million neurons, so the sensitivity of an fMRI machine is not good enough to isolate individual thoughts."

    February 7, 2010

  • state of being full of excuses

    February 25, 2009

  • shape of an elongated octagon

    February 25, 2009

  • Feature request: Ability to change the password. Ability to delete the account.

    November 13, 2008


    March 12, 2007

  • An area in enemy territory or in threatened friendly territory, seized by airborne troops for bringing in supplies and additional troops by airdrop or landing. ;)

    January 19, 2007

  • Elongated 2D oval shape or outline inside which words are written



    December 19, 2006

  • haha, moist frightens people ? ;)

    December 18, 2006

  • See also fubar, foobar, foo, bar, baz ...

    December 18, 2006

  • Antonym deasil.

    December 17, 2006

  • Wow, fun :)

    December 17, 2006

  • Did you mean synesthesia without the semicolon?

    December 17, 2006

  • See also fubar

    December 17, 2006

  • December 17, 2006

  • See also draconic

    December 17, 2006

  • See also draconian

    December 17, 2006

  • bib-lee-ol-uh-tree

    1. excessive reverence for the Bible as literally interpreted.

    2. extravagant devotion to or dependence upon books.

    December 17, 2006

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  • Great username! Right up there with sarahtonin.

    June 28, 2007