At a scenic dropoff near the Lounge, whereunder flows the mighty torrent of English, we have lookouts posted whose job is to spot trends. Recently they have reported back on instances of a certain class of words that are ready for a closeup: a handful of nouns formed by fusing the two parts of a phrasal verb. Such words are legion in English (setback
, etc.) but we lack a handy term to designate them: snaptos
? In any case, this month's Lounge is a rundown of our lookouts' pickups.