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In 1956, Terry "Tubesteak" Tracy, freshly fired from his job at a downtown insurance company, bid goodbye to the 9-to-5 life and headed for the Malibu shore, where he built himself a shack out of wood scraps and palm fronds and sailed into surfing...
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The Baltimore SunPity the anchorman. Andrew Johnson of CTV Vancouver Island was on the air talking to Astrid Braunschmidt, the weather reporter. Transitioning from a story about a town where couples used to come to "canoodle," he said to her, "It's time now for a look at...
If you are entertained by politics, as I am, Joe Biden is the gift that keeps on giving. Speaking to a largely African-American audience in Danville, Va., the vice president accused Mitt Romney of wanting to unchain Wall Street. He then said: “They...
Tags: Entertainment, Movies, Fargo (movie), Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney
Hookers, rock stars, football coaches, cops, psychiatrists, pickpockets, political policy wonks — every trade has its own insider jargon, every group a lingo or recognition code that separates “ins from outs,” “us from them,”...
-A- ACCAS (usually pronounced ACK-kis) - AltoCumulus CAStellanus; mid-level clouds (bases generally 8 to 15 thousand feet), of which at least a fraction of their upper parts show cumulus-type development. These clouds often are taller than they are wide,...
ALGORITHM - A computer program (or set of programs) which is designed to systematically solve a certain kind of problem. WSR-88D radars (NEXRAD) employ algorithms to analyze radar data and automatically determine storm motion, probability of hail,...
Ghostface Killah w/ Sheek Louch, Saigon, Rowdy City, Debo and Krystyle. $25 adv., $28 doors. 8 p.m., Aug. 4. Toad's Place, 300 York St., New Haven, toadsplace.com Dennis Coles has never let a good opportunity go to waste. The Staten Island, N.Y.-bred...
KIAHCheck this out: the latest edition of the Contemporary Chinese Dictionary has added more than 4,000 words to its manifest of acceptable terms and definitions this year -- and left out one. "Tongzhi" is both the Mandarin and Cantonese word for comrade. But...
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The Baltimore SunYou may imagine that journalists, because they make their bread by wielding language, would (a) know something about grammar and usage and (b) write about grammar and usage intelligently. If so, you have a vivid imagination. I put it to you...
Off The MarkleyIt should come as no surprise that as a happy proponent of vulgarity, I don’t think there’s much point in TV, radio, newspapers and other media censoring language. Let’s focus on a specific case: the word to which my parents referred...
Frankly My Dear - Orlando Sentinel“Arthur Christmas” is a spirited, comically chaotic and adorably anarchic addition to the world's over-supply of holiday cartoons. It's very British, in other words — from its producers (Aardman, the folks who gave us “Wallace &...
For many Americans, the holidays mean tipping. There are gifts for the newspaper carrier, the postal worker, the baby sitter. And now, here's a holiday tip for you — 10 facts a-leaping: 1 The nation's best tippers dine in New Orleans, leaving an...
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