Who uses it: Academics and editors of academic journals
What it means: Circulating an article to a group of experts who can evaluate it for accuracy and importance
How you can use it: When checking yourself.
Waiting to hear whether I am, in fact, going back to New York tomorrow -- it depends, it depends -- and whipping away on a couple of overdue deadlines.
We're expecting "strong, scattered thunderstorms" starting in another hour or two, so I'm staying away from open windows and pondering the wisdom of holding a piece of electronic equipment on my lap when lightning is striking.