FIRED: to be dismissed from a job/position involuntarily


There’s something that has bothered me for a long, long time, and I think it’s time to get it off my chest. It bothers the heck out of me that every time something goes wrong in a company or an industry, or in some other highly visible organization, there is a cry and hue in […]

SOBRIQUET [soh-bruh-KAY]: nickname or alias


If you have been following the trial of “Whitey Bolger,” the Boston crime boss who headed up the “Winter Hill Gang,”  you may have been as entertained as I have to hear the names of the thugs they pulled in to testify against him.  They are former colleagues of Whitey who, themselves, have been convicted […]