Picks and Pans Review: Quote

updated 04/02/1990 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/02/1990 01:00AM

>From SLANG! The Topic-by-Topic Dictionary of Contemporary American Lingoes, by Paul Dickson (Pocket, paper, $9.95):

Dead cat bounce (finance). Small increase in market averages after a substantial drop.

Does windows (basketball). Can dunk the ball.

Empty kitchen (aviation). Name given to female pilot by males.

Goo-goos (politics). Forces of and for good government.

Organ recital (medicine). A hypochondriac's medical history.

Wagger (police). A flasher.

Wet dog (drink). A bad wine with a chemical smell.

Yo-yo mode (computers). Condition of a system that is alternately up and down.

Yukkie (moderns). Young upwardly mobile communist.

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