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Snowboarders' slang in the Year 2003:

Poomer — someone who tries dazzling jumps but can't quite pull them off.

Sniffer — a snowboarder whose real interest is making social contacts.

Boing boing — someone who falls a lot.

Composter — snowboarder with poor hygiene.

Citizen — snowboarder with a life beyond snowboarding.

Mertz — someone over 30.

Marsupe — snowboarder with candy bars in his or her pockets.

Oral — snowboarder whose talk exceeds his ability.

Inert — never having snowboarded outside the Inland Northwest.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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