Last weekend I learned the old definition of a new word. Per the dictionary:
hor·ni·to (hôr-nt) n. A low mound of volcanic origin, sometimes emitting smoke or vapor.
However, the ear doctor and I have assigned a new definition for this word. The weather this winter in Colorado has been cold. Horrifically cold and snowy. We've had 4 major snow storms in the last 4 weeks, and another one is on the way. As a result all of the cars have formed hornitos just behind their tires.
We decided to make a specific word for these little guys because the ear doctor LOVES to kick these things off his truck. Not only does he kick them off his own truck, but if he sees a delightfully large hornito on someone else's car in a parking lot, he considers it a service to de-hornito other peoples cars.
Nothing gives my man more winter-time joy than to kick these little buggers off.