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FLOTUS (an acronym for ‘First Lady of the United States’), is a slang or jargon term for the wife of an American president, on the model of POTUS (President of the United States) and SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States). The latter terms […]


The jackalope is a mythical beast of the American West, in the form of a jackrabbit with horns like those of a deer or pronghorn antelope. The earliest evidence of the creature’s name found so far […]

Arnold Palmer

An ‘Arnold Palmer’ is a refreshing, summery drink made by mixing equal parts iced tea and lemonade and named for the American professional golfer Arnold Palmer. So far, the earliest evidence we have […]


#staywoke. In the last few years, the injunction to ‘stay woke’ in the face of racial discrimination or social injustice has ensured that […]