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November 12, 2007
Federal agents wiretapping the phone of alleged drug kingpin Alton Coles say that drugs, money and guns were rarely referred to directly. Here's how agents interpret what they heard. Coles: " There's 95 in that bag and I got five in my pocket. . . . I forgot to put it in that bag rushing." Agents: Coles allegedly paid $95,000 with an additional $5,000 due for a previous cocaine purchase. A caller to Coles: "Bitin' on them fish, been hookin' them . . .
NEWS
March 17, 2011
Third Wave: First came Maxwell House and Folgers, then the quality jump of "second wave" companies like Starbucks (and La Colombe). Third Wavers have upped the ante more, with single-origin beans sourced directly (at great expense) from individual farmers, lighter roasts, extra-intense short espresso shots, and the perfomance of brewed-to-order cups.   Pour-Over Bar: Remember the Chemex and Melitta drip? Third Wavers have perfected this primitive method by grinding beans to order for every cup, and carefully steeping with precision streams of water heated digitally to just over 200-degrees, and poured onto a cone filter (usually a Hario V60)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2001 | By Desmond Ryan, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Producer-director Greg MacGillivray scaled the heights in more than one sense with Everest, one of the most successful Imax films yet released. With Dolphins, he proves equally at home in the depths. Of course, it's hard to imagine how a film devoted to the hidden lives of such photogenic and fascinating creatures could go far off course. Dolphins is both a compact survey of what science has learned about the way the animals communicate and a heartfelt plea to encourage their survival.
NEWS
April 15, 2012 | By Connie Cass, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Nothing fades faster than a primary campaign's losing slogans and all-the-rage moments. Remember Rick Perry's big "oops"? Rick Santorum's sweater vest? Before it's all lost, here's a look back at the lingo of the race for the Republican nomination: Trump for President - "The Donald" fired himself from the race early. He could have won, Trump declared, but business comes first. Oops - All Perry could say in a cringe-worthy debate moment when he couldn't come up with the third federal department he wanted to eliminate.
NEWS
May 12, 1991 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
Yerodeen Williams wanted to get paid one night last month and set out to find his prey in Society Hill, police said. He settled on a man withdrawing money at a MAC machine. Seconds later, a New Jersey prosecutor lay mortally wounded, a bullet in the brain. Williams, 17, was charged with murder. In North Philadelphia, gang members wanted to get paid at a delicatessen in January and at a nearby Roy Rogers restaurant in February, police said. One man was killed and another was shot five times.
NEWS
May 31, 2012 | Craig LaBan
Inspired now to host your own Brew-vitational? Jeff Alworth's Beer Tasting Tool Kit has all the gear and literature you need (down to brown paper bags and twine, in case you don't have any lying around) to conduct a proper blind tasting. In case you don't already know the lingo, the kit also comes with a handy "how to" booklet with a glossary, standards for different styles, and detailed scoring charts to note your every sip, swallow, and aftertaste. Beer Tasting Tool Kit by Jeff Alworth (Chronicle Books)
BUSINESS
November 11, 2007 | By Reid Kanaley, Inquirer Columnist
We're campaigning this week against business jargon. Limit your own bandwidth for buying into the buzz. Are you in agreeance? Career advice. The Monster job site provides a primer on how to avoid business jargon. Learn how to avoid a "brain dump," evade "thought leadership," and unlock "turnkey solutions. " Lingo humor. There are several versions of this list online, so we don't know where it originated. It's a humorous effort at translating some key expressions from employment ads and job interviews.
NEWS
September 26, 1989 | By Joe Santoliquito, Special to The Inquirer
Lower Merion and Upper Darby played two football games in one afternoon on Saturday. In the first game - actually the first half of a game - Rogers Frassenei's Lower Merion Aces took a commanding 21-7 lead, accumulating 134 total yards of offense and causing three turnovers. But as a cold, steady drizzle began in the second half, Jack Shingle's Upper Darby Royals staged a remarkable resurgence, compiling 182 total yards while holding the Aces to 32 yards. When it was over, Lower Merion (1-0 league, 2-1 overall)
NEWS
November 5, 1999 | by Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
The oddball comic fantasy "Man of the Century" deposits a 1920s newsman in modern Manhattan. He doesn't arrive in a time machine, he's just there, and apparently always has been - one of the movie's modest charms is that it doesn't bother to explain the jarring anachronism. The newsman, who calls himself Johnny Twennies, is the creation of writer/actor Gibson Frazier and writer/director Adam Abraham, who have made a keen study of movie lingo and film conventions from the '20s and '30s, and regurgitate it here to fast-paced funny effect, as when Johnny tells a gun-wielding thug to "go suck a lemon.
NEWS
September 19, 1989 | By DOROTHY STORCK
Most of us by this time of year have had a refresher course in vacation lingo. That's the special language of travel agents and people who write tour brochures. In vacation lingo a "lively" hotel means one in which your room is over the all-night disco. "Secluded," to the lingo wise, signals inacessible. "Cozy" means cramped, "quiet" means dull, "bustling" means next to the trolley track. "Panoramic view" means at least a $15 taxi ride from downtown. "Pleasantly informal" means kids barefoot in the bar. "Historic" means the plumbing won't work, and anything "within an easy walk to the beach" means you'll need your hiking boots.
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NEWS
January 5, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Never curled before? Frank Sharp has some advice for you. "Walk like a penguin" to keep your balance, he tells 32 curling newbies at the Igloo Ice Rink in Mount Laurel, where they are eager to get started. "If you fall, fall like a turtle. Protect your head. " Sharp and his wife, Jane, are launching the sport of curling - sometimes likened to shuffleboard, or chess, on ice - in South Jersey. The first game was last February on Mimosa Lake near their Medford home; by the end of December, 187 adults and youngsters had attended "Learn to Curl" sessions at the Igloo, and 57 have joined the Jersey Pinelands Curling Club.
NEWS
May 31, 2012 | Craig LaBan
Inspired now to host your own Brew-vitational? Jeff Alworth's Beer Tasting Tool Kit has all the gear and literature you need (down to brown paper bags and twine, in case you don't have any lying around) to conduct a proper blind tasting. In case you don't already know the lingo, the kit also comes with a handy "how to" booklet with a glossary, standards for different styles, and detailed scoring charts to note your every sip, swallow, and aftertaste. Beer Tasting Tool Kit by Jeff Alworth (Chronicle Books)
NEWS
April 15, 2012 | By Connie Cass, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Nothing fades faster than a primary campaign's losing slogans and all-the-rage moments. Remember Rick Perry's big "oops"? Rick Santorum's sweater vest? Before it's all lost, here's a look back at the lingo of the race for the Republican nomination: Trump for President - "The Donald" fired himself from the race early. He could have won, Trump declared, but business comes first. Oops - All Perry could say in a cringe-worthy debate moment when he couldn't come up with the third federal department he wanted to eliminate.
SPORTS
February 2, 2012 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
It's past time to change the lingo when it comes to college football recruiting. Where else does COMMIT mean "my preference at this moment since you really want an answer," and DECOMMITTING is routine, with no touch of dishonor? Divorce attorneys may find this discussion naïve, since they make their living off decommits, but head to Google to find other aspects of life where the term itself is commonly used. You won't. I stopped after four pages of college football decommits and one reference to a college basketball decommit (Savon Goodman decommits from Villanova!
SPORTS
March 31, 2011 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
Since baseball season begins Thursday, it seems like a good time to review some of the jargon we'll be hearing ceaselessly these next six months: No-no - Complete transcript of a typical Chase Utley interview. Bad hop - That annoying Sixers mascot. Foul lines - Def Comedy Jam. Round tripper - Mama Cass. Uppercut - What happened in big-league clubhouses in the wake of improved drug testing. Twin killing - Urge that comes over me whenever I see Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen on Oprah.
NEWS
March 17, 2011
Third Wave: First came Maxwell House and Folgers, then the quality jump of "second wave" companies like Starbucks (and La Colombe). Third Wavers have upped the ante more, with single-origin beans sourced directly (at great expense) from individual farmers, lighter roasts, extra-intense short espresso shots, and the perfomance of brewed-to-order cups.   Pour-Over Bar: Remember the Chemex and Melitta drip? Third Wavers have perfected this primitive method by grinding beans to order for every cup, and carefully steeping with precision streams of water heated digitally to just over 200-degrees, and poured onto a cone filter (usually a Hario V60)
NEWS
July 29, 2009 | By PETER E. MELTZER
BASEBALL hasn't changed much in the last 100 years, but the way it's described in the sports pages sure has. Virtually every term we know today is a replacement of other (usually more florid) ones that were well-known to fans of the game a century ago. To give you a flavor of that change, here's an account of the actual May 24 Phillies-Yankees game in Yankee Stadium as it might have been written back then, using style and terminology common in the era. NEW YORK - A crowd of 46,986 rooters saw the champions from Philadelphia defeat the Hilltoppers 4-3 yesterday.
NEWS
November 12, 2007
Federal agents wiretapping the phone of alleged drug kingpin Alton Coles say that drugs, money and guns were rarely referred to directly. Here's how agents interpret what they heard. Coles: " There's 95 in that bag and I got five in my pocket. . . . I forgot to put it in that bag rushing." Agents: Coles allegedly paid $95,000 with an additional $5,000 due for a previous cocaine purchase. A caller to Coles: "Bitin' on them fish, been hookin' them . . .
BUSINESS
November 11, 2007 | By Reid Kanaley, Inquirer Columnist
We're campaigning this week against business jargon. Limit your own bandwidth for buying into the buzz. Are you in agreeance? Career advice. The Monster job site provides a primer on how to avoid business jargon. Learn how to avoid a "brain dump," evade "thought leadership," and unlock "turnkey solutions. " Lingo humor. There are several versions of this list online, so we don't know where it originated. It's a humorous effort at translating some key expressions from employment ads and job interviews.
SPORTS
September 29, 2006 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The 76ers' off-season consisted of zero trades, two minor free-agent signings, and what amounts to training-camp tryouts for a pair of undrafted rookies. That's hardly the kind of activity expected from a team that went 8-16 to end last season and tumble out of the playoff picture. So, instead of new players, the Sixers introduced new buzzwords yesterday when president and general manager Billy King and head coach Maurice Cheeks met members of the media at the Wachovia Center. Defensive principles and rebounding were used a lot, which is good when one considers that the Sixers finished last season ranked 22d or worse in the NBA in points allowed, field-goal percentage defense, and rebound margin.
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