Voguish Vocabulary: Caucus

From the news: Caucus Math 101: Bring a Calculator (In Iowa, Exercising One's Right to Vote May Well Involve Some Head-Scratching), Washington Post, 17 Dec 2007, Libby Copeland.The word caucus is everywhere in the news. Those of us who don't live in Iowa have a vague notion that it involves ... Continue reading

Voguish Vocabulary: Cool

Baby Beats: This band is hip deep in cool music for children, San Jose Mercury News, 6 Sep 2007, Yoshi Kato. A spate of commenters have been using the word cool, a word I use frequently myself. I had always thought cool originated with the jazz and beatnik movements that thrived at the end of WWII. ... Continue reading