Browsing Month November, 2007

Panamax, pobber

Recent interesting catchwords from the Double-Tongued Dictionary are: Panamax n. a cargo ship built to be small enough to go through the Panama Canal. pobber n. in West Africa, a policeman who robs people. Police + robber.

Nonprofit Foundation To Save Word ‘Schmuck’

The Onion: Mel Brooks Starts Nonprofit Foundation To Save Word ‘Schmuck’. Saying he could no longer stand idly by while a vital part of American culture is lost forever, activist and Broadway producer Mel Brooks has founded a private nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the word “schmuck.”

Stewburner, computon

Recent interesting catchwords from the Double-Tongued Dictionary are: stewburner n. a person who works in a naval commissary. computon n. in information technology, a measure of power or capacity of devices or systems such as storage, networks, or computer processors. The more common spelling is “computron.”