thin-slicing

Here is the link to the Wikipedia article on this topic. cf: “A journalist is a writer who, given more time, writes worse.” -- Karl Kraus and cf: “Constraint produces better art.” -- anon keywords: [finding patterns in events] [psychology] [philosophy]

snaps (as in ‘black-eyed peas and snaps’)

(“immature pods” – the ‘Grits and Pinecones’ website) Here is the link. Merriam-Webster does not include this sense in its free online dictionary, but does include it in its unabridged dictionary. There is no Wikipedia entry for this sense, but Wiktionary does include this sense. Kaj, ne surprize, nek Benson, nek Wells, nek Vikivortaro donas … Continue reading snaps (as in ‘black-eyed peas and snaps’)

papitas

(“breaded and fried quinoa cakes stuffed with tuna, and served with lemon juice” – ‘196 flavors’ website) Here is the link to the full discussion at the ‘196 flavors’ website. Merriam-Webster has yet to catch up: there is no entry for this word in its free online dictionary, nor in its online unabridged dictionary. Also, … Continue reading papitas