Grapevine: Apr. 26, 1993

A Maryland firm that offers tax advice has run ads that warn DON'T BE ZOED -- As in Zoe Baird, the nominee for Attorney General, forced to withdraw partly because of tax problems. Here's a lexicon of other names we hope will find their way into English.

Buttafuocum: n Any tawdry matter explored so thoroughly that further discussion of it inspires disgust. ("Princess Di, the Woody-Mia trial . . . I tell you, there's nothing but buttafuocum on TV tonight.")

Cuomostasis: n The state of desperately wanting a job but being unable or unwilling to go through the process of actually...

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