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  • Of course there's a difference between nerds and geeks. A nerd's defining characteristic is general smartness. A geek's is a deep and obsessive love of a specific subject. A nerd can be a geek when it comes to a certain topic, but not all geeks are nerds, and no one can be a geek about everything.

    April 15, 2009

  • Clever cake.

    April 15, 2009

  • An intellectual, a scholar. MacWorld was a double-dome mecca.

    April 15, 2009

  • Alternate definitions, both originating from the 50's: 1.) A bald man. 2.) A supporter of Democrat Adlai Stevenson, who received the Democratic Party's nomination for president in 1952 and 1956. He was defeated both times by Republican Dwight Eisenhower.

    April 15, 2009

  • Fast. Bunnies are fast. See quick like a fox.

    April 15, 2009

  • Smart. Because foxes are smart. See quick like a bunny.

    April 15, 2009

  • smart aleck, smart ass, smarty. That smarty-pants always gives a flip answer.

    April 15, 2009

  • See nerd.

    April 14, 2009

  • An overly studious person.

    April 14, 2009

  • An annoying impudent, assertive, and critical person.

    April 14, 2009

  • an overly studious person.

    April 14, 2009

  • An inexperienced an naive computer hacker who needs to spread his wings and fly.

    April 14, 2009

  • I am! But I'm a sucker for 19th century seafaring or exploration. I'll read just about anything on Shackleton, for example.

    April 14, 2009

  • Public School Slang: Good, spruce.

    April 14, 2009

  • Public School Slang: A rower.

    April 14, 2009

  • Public School Slang: A study feast.

    April 14, 2009

  • Public School Slang: the boy who serves beer at supper.

    April 14, 2009

  • Public School Slang: to flatter.

    April 14, 2009

  • Public School Slang: to mark in the accents on a Greek exercise.

    April 14, 2009

  • Public School Slang: Imaginary object that a new bug is sent to find.

    April 14, 2009

  • Public School Slang: lemonade

    April 14, 2009

  • Public School Slang: new boy.

    April 14, 2009

  • Public School Slang: an undersized boy.

    April 14, 2009

  • Public School Slang: to read.

    April 14, 2009

  • Public School Slang: 6th-form boy.

    April 14, 2009

  • Public School Slang: to shirk.

    April 14, 2009

  • Public School Slang: Extempore.

    April 14, 2009

  • Public School Slang: A cricketer.

    April 14, 2009

  • Public School Slang: stuck up, conceited.

    April 14, 2009

  • Public School Slang: To tell tales.

    April 14, 2009

  • Public School Slang: A wide grin.

    April 14, 2009

  • Public School Slang: Dandy

    April 14, 2009

  • Public School Slang: Thick gloves made of twine.

    April 14, 2009

  • Public School Slang: A small comb for curling the whiskers.

    April 14, 2009

  • Public School Slang: 6 cane strokes.

    April 14, 2009

  • Public School Slang: An exclamation of surprise.

    April 14, 2009

  • Public School Slang: Wooden instrument used to oil cricket bats.

    April 14, 2009

  • Public School Slang: A bathing place.

    April 14, 2009

  • Public School Slang: convalescing, out of the sick room.

    April 14, 2009

  • Sunday.

    April 14, 2009

  • Thursday, after "The Office".

    April 14, 2009

  • Saturday

    April 14, 2009

  • Friday.

    April 14, 2009

  • Wednesday's toast is full of woe.

    April 14, 2009

  • Tuesday's toast.

    April 14, 2009

  • Monday toast for the navy.

    April 14, 2009

  • 60's counterculture slang for men's sandals.

    April 7, 2009

  • Get Out The Vote

    April 7, 2009

  • They are: "vote for", "elect", "support", "cast your ballot for","X for Congress", "vote against", "defeat", and "reject". The Supreme Court says they cannot be used in third-party funded political issue ads.

    April 7, 2009

  • The rhythm method of birth control.

    April 7, 2009

  • The hands or fists.

    April 7, 2009

  • television

    April 7, 2009

  • An opium den

    April 7, 2009

  • To understand all the aspects of something.

    April 7, 2009

  • average, standard.

    April 7, 2009

  • Given free of charge, see also comp.

    April 7, 2009

  • 1. A criminal or eccentric active during the full moon. 2. A person who "moons".

    April 7, 2009

  • A nighttime foray to steal something.

    April 7, 2009

  • mistake

    April 7, 2009

  • A "walk-off" is an extremely dramatic and real event in which one model challenges another TO A DUEL! ON THE RUNWAY! The most accurate filmed depiction of a "walk-off" can be seen in the documentary "Zoolander". In recent years, the reality show "America's Next Top Model" has adopted the event as a challenge for its contestants.

    April 7, 2009

  • 90's - era safe sex slogan.

    April 7, 2009

  • A neat and tidy person.

    April 7, 2009

  • The real thing, not a substitute or imitation.

    April 7, 2009

  • The real thing, not a substitute or imitation.

    April 7, 2009

  • Isn't "wallah" the accepted English spelling? And some of the wallahs are hyphenated while others are not. Unless this is deliberate, shouldn't there be a standard way of spelling this type of compound word?

    April 4, 2009

  • Should this be "grocer"?

    April 4, 2009

  • Boarding school slang, back in the day: Deerfield kids were called "greencoats" because their jackets were green.

    April 4, 2009

  • an American switchboard operator in the field during WWI. Hello girls were female volunteers who were subject to all Army regulations. They were expected to be "moral", married, and, in most cases, at least 25 years old. After the war, they faced difficulties getting their honorable discharges, as the pertinent laws were written using the word "men" instead of "persons" or "soldiers".

    (Words matter.)

    April 1, 2009

  • Computer machine says "tally-ho".

    February 4, 2009

  • A politician's personal assistant. On "The West Wing", Charlie Young (Dule Hill) was President Josiah Bartlet's body man.
    For those who'd prefer a non-Sorkin scripted example, Reggie Love is President Barack Obama's body man.

    January 25, 2009

  • "Republican In Name Only"; GOPer who believes in evolution.

    January 25, 2009

  • Cinematographers' slang for interview footage of a subject's head and shoulders. It has come to be used as shorthand for pundit.

    Traditionally, this is a locked down, medium shot.

    January 25, 2009

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