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  • I like jackglassery. I'm going to use it.

    October 15, 2007

  • Oh yeah, I fell for that Ripley's museum thing. I also fell for paying the entrance fee. :-|

    October 15, 2007

  • "two-way mirror glass when used to humiliate or annoy people on one side of said material"

    Hmm. The glass itself could be called television.

    October 15, 2007

  • Glassanine refers to the glass itself, which is made for asinine purposes (and I imagine it's pronounced accordingly). The action of using said glass is called glassaning. Or perhaps glassery? In extreme cases, the word jack may precede it.

    October 15, 2007

  • for the behavior, i mean

    October 15, 2007

  • glassanism? glassanimism?

    October 15, 2007

  • OK, I hereby propose that glassanine be defined as: two-way mirror glass when used to humiliate or annoy people on one side of said material.

    It's clumsy. I'm not sure how to fix it, because it really does seem like the word should refer to the glass itself, not the behavior evinced by it. Thoughts?

    October 15, 2007

  • Ever been to a Ripley's Believe It or Not museum? They have a room full of pictures of people contorting their faces and folding their tongues and stuff, and a mirror on one wall with a sign: "you try it!" So everybody makes the ugliest faces of their lives in front of this mirror, then continues through the museum. Later, right before the exit, it's revealed that the mirror was two-way, and now embarrassed visitors get an opportunity to laugh at the poor saps coming up behind them. Admittedly this is the best thing about a RBIN museum, and the only thing I remember about my trip to one at all.

    October 15, 2007

  • Ah, yes. The old two-way mirror nonsense. :-)

    October 15, 2007

  • That's brilliant! It could also be used to describe behavior around a two-way mirror.

    October 15, 2007

  • Or the way the guy acts who's standing outside the window of the restaurant making faces and ogling your food while you're trying to eat.

    October 15, 2007

  • Like, a see-through mezzanine?

    October 15, 2007

  • What I thought when I saw glassine. I'm not even sure what this means. Some kind of silly portmanteau.

    October 15, 2007