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the medical specialism that deals with diseases of the ear, nose and throat
Otolaryngology is the oldest medical specialty in the United States.
Submitted by: amir from Iran, Islamic Republic of on 10/10/2014 22:05:00

sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career
Kate Reddy is Sandwich Woman, part of that generation of females who had their kids late and now find themselves parenting teenagers just as their own parents become as demanding as infants.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 10/10/2014 16:12:00


of indifferent quality; uninspiring; below average
No matter how meh some of Bateman’s films have been, he has always surrounded himself with classy actors.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 10/10/2014 16:08:00


to get something delivered within a day (usually to a distant place) using a mail service
The cost of overnighting an item to the other side of the world might be much higher than the price of the item itself.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 10/10/2014 11:44:00

crash a meeting

to attend a meeting that you have not been invited to
Is crashing a meeting really a good way to make friends and influence people?
Submitted from United Kingdom on 09/10/2014 15:32:00


words or pictures drawn on a wall or other surface in public places. The singular form of the word 'graffiti'.
Steve Johnson scrubs a graffito from Tamanowas Rock during a seven-hour cleanup session. | Council removes Bansky graffito after ... complaints.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 09/10/2014 11:02:00


(also Sure Boh)
in Singapore, it simply means "are you sure?"
Hello my friend what you just shared, sureboh?
Submitted by: Marky from Singapore on 09/10/2014 08:08:00


to apply a cosmetic product, such as lipstick or nail varnish, on one's wrist and show the result on video in a blog so that viewers can tell the colour of it
I'll swatch their latest shade.
Submitted by: mayo from France on 08/10/2014 21:30:00


a request from a person or business for likes, shares and comments of their Facebook posts, without providing content of any value
The changes specifically affect misleading links, request-for-like stories (aka like-bait), and reshared content.
Submitted by: AnonyMouse from Poland on 08/10/2014 13:24:00

diffuse axonal injury

(also DAI)
a very serious type of brain injury where the damage occurs over a wide area
Diffuse axonal injury occurs in about half of all severe head traumas, making it one of the most common traumatic brain injuries. | DAI seems to damage the white matter of the brain.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 08/10/2014 10:55:00


a derogatory term for a ruling elite that is made up of people from the same social background who went to the same schools and universities and know each other socially
If Clacton has problems, they are caused by the chumocracy in Westminster of which you are a part.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 08/10/2014 10:33:00


the practice of saying things that are only partly true, in order to mislead people
As the proverb goes, a half truth is a whole lie, and we suspect Ali of half-truthery. | Sometimes the Lib Dems say some of this, good on immigration and Europe – but that’s wiped out by boastful half-truthery.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 07/10/2014 10:42:00


exaggerated and sometimes dishonest praise of a person, cause, course of action, etc.
Their boosterism rang pretty hollow in a half-full conference where Clegg mugs sell at half price.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 07/10/2014 10:40:00


a human tower which is made as part of a celebration
Castell (human tower) structures vary depending on their complexity and a castell is considered completely successful when it is loaded and unloaded without falling apart.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 07/10/2014 10:23:00

you get out what you put in

the outcome of anything that you undertake to do depends on the amount of time and energy you are willing to spend on it
When it comes to exercise, you get out what you put in.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 07/10/2014 07:18:00


(also selenehelion )
an uncommon type of lunar eclipse when both the Sun and the eclipsed Moon can be seen at the same time
... I decided to watch for an uncommon eclipse phenomenon known as selenelion, seeing the Sun near the horizon and the eclipsed Moon near the opposite horizon at the same time.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 06/10/2014 13:00:00


a person who takes photographs of stars, planets, and other objects in the universe
The low, partially eclipsed Moon in deep-blue twilight should offer a wide variety of interesting scenic possibilities for both artists and astrophotographers.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 06/10/2014 12:59:00


just-in-time: referring to a method of producing goods in which they are produced at the last possible moment, generally when they are ordered
Taiichi Ohno is frequently referred to as the father of JIT.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 06/10/2014 12:22:00


work in progress: a company's partially finished goods waiting for completion
WIP is generally valued higher than raw materials, but significantly lower than finished products.
work in progress: a piece of writing, music etc. that someone is working on
My novel WIP is the same WIP I've been WIPing for a year.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 06/10/2014 12:15:00

voodoo economics

a derogatory name for supply side economics (= the claim that cutting taxes on high incomes would lead to great economic growth, so that tax cuts would pay for themselves)
Voodoo economics has dominated the conservative movement for so long that it has become an inward-looking cult.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 06/10/2014 09:53:00