Who uses it: Newspaper reporters and editors
What it means: The copy editor's desk, and by extension, the copy editor himself (or herself). See Bill Walsh's excellent website for details.
How you can use it: When asking someone to check your work.
Greetings from downtown Washington, D.C. It's a gray, rainy day, and I am sitting in my friend Joseph's living room with three sleeping dogs arranged about me. The music on my iTunes is Johnny Cash's rendition of "That Lucky Old Sun," which I may need to change in a minute, before I do harm to myself.
I'm on deadline this morning, and -- as usual -- trying to cram too much into my short time here. Maybe tomorrow's post will be longer.