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January 14, 2005

Phrasing

Word Spy

While looking up 'google bombing' to find a short explanation this evening, I ran across this site called The Word Spy. It's like a more exploratory UrbanDictionary, without all the flaming junk.

Of course, it has tired lingo like bling-bling and blog. Along with even more tired metrosexual, retrosexual, pomosexual, and technosexual, post-gay and hasbian.

But there are a few gems in there, like:

rurban adj. Combining aspects of both rural and urban or suburban life.

meanderthal n. A person who walks particularly slowly and aimlessly.

SUV Democrat noun. A politician (particularly one who is a member of the U.S. Democratic Party) who talks about energy conservation but who owns and drives a fuel-inefficient sport utility vehicle.


Of related interest, Lake Superior State University published their banished words list for 2005 not too long ago. No more 'izzle' speak folks, or carbs.

In other news, I spoke with my friend from New Year’s Eve who played a voicemail left by his wife and myself from the very scene of the crime where my camera was lost. That was fun. I should probably look up the etymology for three sheets to the wind.

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Comments

I am a proud limousine liberal Chris -- I drive an SUV that get's 14 miles to the gallon, but I have a good reason to -- I look really, really hot in the drivers seat of my black Yukon on the streets of New York.

That being said most other people should not be allowed to have them.

Posted by: Oliver | Mar 21, 2005 1:37:10 AM

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