February 20th, 2012

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Karoshi
Japanese
Death from being overworked.
Lawn Mullet
No etymology - humourous.
A neatly manicured front yard and an unmowed mess in the back.
The Wheaton
No etymology - internet slang
The delightfully geeky Wil Wheaton was one of the first celebs to attract a massive number of followers. When half a million people subscribed to his Tweets, that number was dubbed a Wheaton by John Kovalic. Today, Wil Wheaton actually has about 3.8 Wheatons.
Oldfangled
English nonce-word.
From Fangled, meaning a prop, a new thing, a taking up, a foolish innovation, a novelty, plus old.
Old fashioned.
Zeg
Georgian
The day after tomorrow. Why don’t we have a word for the day after tomorrow?

stroakings

stroakings, noun.  The last milk taken from the cow during a milking.

This last milk obtained from a milking is supposed to be richer than the first.
Many historical cheese recipes list stroakings as an ingredient; one example is slipp-coat cheese (sometimes called green cheese, new cheese, or farmer's cheese).

Etymology:  All I found was a reference to being more gentle with the cow, to coax the last milk from it.