Dry powder, lobbycon, familismo

Recent interesting catchwords from the Double-Tongued Dictionary are:

dry powder n. a (venture capital) company’s unspent investment funds.

lobbycon v. to attend the site of a professional conference, without enrolling or paying entrance fees, for the purpose of meeting with attendees in the site’s public spaces. From lobby + conference.

familismo n. a sense of family among Latinos. Appears primarily to be used in English-language contexts and rarely in Spanish texts.

Posted October 16, 2007

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