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A
asset (noun):
A valuable resource owned by an entity.

Usage: My company's assets include cash and equipment.


B
b-school (noun):
Short for "business school."

Usage: I'm applying to 3 b-schools.
B.L.A.D.'s (noun, plural):
Twenty-inch chrome rims. Also known as "blades."

Usage: "We be big pimpin', spendin' G's, and we be big pimpin' on B.L.A.D.'s." -"Big Pimpin'," Jay-Z


C
cold-call (verb):
To be called on by a professor to speak when you have not asked for such attention.

Usage: I have to prepare my case study carefully so that I'll have something to say if the professor cold-calls me tomorrow.
cooch gun (noun):
Rocket launcher, a weapon available for use in the Halo video game.

Usage: Crap, Chang has the cooch gun again. We're all dead.


D
deliverable (noun):
Management-speak for something you want produced and handed over, such as an assignment or the results of a study.

Usage: I'd like to have a meeting on the culinary talents of this group (i.e., a potluck dinner). The deliverables for this meeting? You may choose to bring either an entree or a beverage of some sort, preferably laden with alcohol.


E
EBITDA (noun):
Abbreviation for Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization. Also one of Chang-er's many Halo monikers.

Usage: You can look at EBITDA to compare the profitability of companies.


L
lordosis (noun):
Posture in which the back is arched downward while the head and...um...posterior are raised.

Usage: For an example of lordosis, please see the Carl's Jr. TV ad featuring Paris Hilton or Jessica Simpson's video for "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'."
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