The Earth as Cookie Jar
Marris espouses the anthropocentric perspective that the Earth is more or less a resource cookie jar for humans—to be used carefully ... the word ‘untrammeled’ as defined in the Wilderness Act does not mean untouched, or state of “purity ...
Getting to know craic: Irish slang for getting a grip on the gift of gab in the Emerald Isles
"You don't know what we are talking about, do you?" said offender No ... "Jammy" is an adjective meaning very, very lucky, often used to describe someone who wins a jackpot or the lottery. 7. A "jar" is a pint of beer or stout. 8. A "mot" is a girlfriend.
What's New in What's Old: Trends in antiquing
The term collectible refers to an item less than 100 years old. Antiques stand the test of time; collectibles often do not. An 18th century Bombay ... "Fountain pens, toys, action comic books, cookie jars made through the '30s and '40s," says Mike Davis ...
Is “Nuke the Fridge” the New “Jump the Shark”?
The Urban Dictionary has added an entry for “Nuke the Fridge”, a contemporary replacement for the slang term “Jumped the Shark ... also a reference to the phrase “jump the shark”, which has the same meaning, only applied to a television ...
American Slang, Adapted and Updated
What does "peeps" mean? Writer Paul Dickson ... Among them, his Dictionary of Slang, which is now out in its third updated edition. Paul Dickson collects slang like others collect baseball cards or vintage cookie jars, with extreme passion.