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betarish commented on the list betarish-s-words
deixis A reference within a sentence that relies on the context being known to interpret correctly. Used here:
August 12, 2008
betarish commented on the word pedantrix
pedantrix (n): a woman who corrects every statement you make. She may derive an element of pleasure from doing this. Sim. to editrix (n).
March 4, 2008
(pedantrix): a woman who corrects every statement you make. She may derive an element of pleasure from doing this. Sim. to editrix (n).
A combination of anorexic and sexy
August 17, 2007
July 29, 2007
New instrument invented by Damon Albarn. Used in his new opera 'Monkey'.
July 26, 2007
July 25, 2007
betarish commented on the list future-of-tv
v; from the digital recorder TiVo. Programme recorded for later viewing but never watched
July 24, 2007
n; Mawkishly sentimental story with facts fabricated to tug on the heart strings
The non-invasive facelift
June 26, 2007
Is being used more and more as a synonym for 'presentation' or 'speech'. Probably because of the Apple software of the same name.
May 31, 2007
A different definition:
May 21, 2007
As used by Andrew Marr here:
May 14, 2007
As used in Garry Wills 'Nixon Agonistes'
A Bushism, defined by Simon Hoggart here:
May 7, 2007
80% of people under the age of 25 working in advertising agencies in London don't know what these are.
May 1, 2007
A kind of lychee
having won a cap for England in football and cricket. See:
A book with white pages
April 30, 2007
Accidental ommission of a letter or letter group that should be repeated in writing
sex between couples who live in the same dormitory
April 24, 2007
the practice of asking one's roommate to find somewhere else to spend the night
April 16, 2007
As used in David Peace's novel, 'The Damned United'; vb, to fool or fake an injury, eg, 'He's codding, is that Clough'. Assumed to be regional North-east England dialect.
April 11, 2007
March 17, 2007
the buying and selling of sacred things
March 11, 2007
a panel sewn into a skirt for added swing
the return of the dead
Used in an interview with film director Michel Gondry:
February 14, 2007
Russian: rule of the grandfathers
definitions as provided by Andy Partridge of XTC in last month's The Word magazine:
"dead wood, worthless wood"
"the anal playboy of the king-pin in prison"
February 6, 2007
February 1, 2007
betarish commented on the list xtie-malry-s-own-double-entry
(Caused the) death of soft tissue, due to lack of blood supply
January 30, 2007
Used in conjunction with 'pause' in the novel, but definitions are medical, connected with the brain:
No definitions found via Google, but one use cited:
where the novel tagged is Xtie
The opposite of podcasting
January 24, 2007
Dutch for 'wagging a tail'
Members of class, identified by working for left-leaning/liberal media organisations in the UK, those which are state-funded, or loss-making in the commercial market, eg BBC, Guardian, Independent, Times.
As defined by Paul Dacre, editor of right wing/leaning newspaper, Daily Mail, in a speech in London, 22 January 2007.
January 23, 2007
Fear of having sex with/sleeping with someone of the star sign Saggitarius. Based on this article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1991872,00.html
January 17, 2007
news for cows
January 12, 2007
betarish commented on the user michaelnewman
If enough people enter 'metaverse', does that word then become its own metaverse? Hmmm...
betarish commented on the list the-thick-of-it
Not a policy, but a taster of one. To be used in place of 1) a policy; 2) a nationality tattoo; 3) a change of sexual orientation
January 11, 2007
Seriously, that was a light paw swot. Wouldn't have hurt the proverbial fly
January 10, 2007
January 3, 2007
heart attack, pre-packaged
slavery, without the historical significance
January 2, 2007
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