Yelp

A website where you can read and write reviews about restaurants, nightlife, local businesses, etc.


How did Yelp get its name?


Contrary to common belief, the name does not come from "help" or "Yellow Pages" directly. David Galbraith, who instigated the local services project based on user reviews, came up with the name "Yelp". The domain name was just available for purchase for a reasonable price from a squatter, according to co-founder Jeremy Stoppelman. 'The word "yelp" was short, memorable, easy to spell, and was familiar with the "help" and "yellow pages"', he stated in an interview published in February 2013.


References

Coroner's inquest

It is an exercise by which a coroner conducts an investigation into the cause of death of any person. This is usually done where death occurs in a suspicious circumstance. It is a common practice to conduct coroner's inquest for persons who die in prisons.

Demand letter

A demand letter is a letter written by a creditor to his debtor in order to request for the payment of money owed. Such letter usually gives a time-frame within which the debtor has to make payment so as to avoid a court action. In some cases, such letters must first be written before a creditor can sue even when there is need to do so.

grantor

With the typical deed, the seller, current owner or provider of any conveyance is normally considered the grantor. Most states require that deed grantors be legally competent and be clearly and accurately identified in the deed.
See: grant, grantee


References

  • Own It! Real Estate Dictionary (Volume 8) by William E Keeler

Call out of turn

This is a practice where cases are mentioned in court by lawyers, usually in the order of their seniority, without following how cases appear on the cause list.

Break down

In chemistry, breakdown means a chemical decomposition. In other words, it is the separation of a single chemical compound into its elemental parts or to simpler compounds. Chemical breakdown is usually defined as the exact opposite of chemical synthesis.

definition

A definition is a statement that describes the meaning of a term or expression. A definition defines a word using other words. Therefore, this can be challenging sometimes. Most dictionaries include example sentences to illustrate sense and grammatical usage.

Asking price

It is a price at which a seller offers an article for sale which is usually subject to bargaining. The term is commonly used in connection with sales of landed property.

Debenture

A debenture is a document issued to its holder to show that a particular company is indebted to him. It is basically a document acknowledging a company's indebtedness to its holder.

Applicant

Any person making an application in a case is called an applicant whether the plaintiff (claimant) or the defendant. This is irrespective of whether the application is made orally or in writing.

Alpha test

Alpha testing is a form of testing done while creating a software program. It is often the first form of testing done, hence the name “alpha”. Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet and is often used to describe things that come first in an ordered system (alpha, beta, gamma, delta, ....omega).


Alpha test is the first phase of software testing. The second one, beta test is carried out by end users and the alpha test is carried out by testers or software developers.

Gazette

Gazette is a government publication issued from time to time so as to keep members of the public informed in relation to government activities. Any information published in a gazette is a notice to the whole world.

AR

1. Argentina (ISO-3166 country code)
2. Arkansas (US postal abbreviation)
3. Arabic (two letter international language code)

Judgement

Judgement is the British spelling of judgment, meaning act or instance of judging. It is your opinion about something that you have or express after you thought about it.

Holding charge

Holding charge is a practice where people suspected to have committed some crimes are kept in custody by the order of court while police investigation is still on-going. This practice has been condemned by courts because it violates individuals' right to personal liberty.