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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I'm a wordsmith so I'm always interested in our changing, evolving language.

--Subprime (1995) 1: having or being an interest rate that is higher than a prime rate and is extended especially to low-income borrowers; 2: extending or obtaining a subprime loan.

--Supercross (1983): motorcycle race held in a stadium on a dirt track having hairpin turns and high jumps.

--Texas Hold 'em (1995): Poker in which each player is dealt two cards face down and all players share five cards dealt face-up.

--Webinar (1998): live, online educational presentation during which participating viewers can submit questions and comments.

--Wing nut (circa 1900): Slang: one who advocates extreme measures or changes; radical.

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