January 13th, 2012


This week, we learned that t’_’t is the emoticon for “fuck you”.

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March 20th, 2013


excessively rapid eating or bolting of food

November 27th, 2016


Excessively rapid eating or bolting of food.

October 26th, 2013


Punishment in kind

October 15th, 2012

Talk the hind legs off a donkey

This phrase seems to have twisted in meaning since it originated. Most etymologists agree that it when first used, it meant that a speaker was very persuasive. Donkeys don’t usually sit down, so it took a real talent to persuade them to do so. It may be that these persuasive talkers were also very verbose, and so it has evolved into its current meaning of talking endlessly. Other things off which one can talk the legs include chairs, dogs, stoves, and elephants.

January 5th, 2015


Any of various brittle alloys containing copper and zinc and sometimes tin and arsenic: used for making cheap jewellery, etc.

November 21st, 2012


To multiply by the same number.

July 30th, 2016


To multiply by the same number.

August 8th, 2014


A fib, a lie.

June 16th, 2012


The urge to overcome melancholy by dancing.