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devans00 commented on the word googleheimers
The condition where you think of something you want to Google, but by the time you get to your computer, you have forgotten what it was.
January 23, 2012
devans00 commented on the word Good lenses, bad frames
Describing someone who gives a bad first impression but is actually a good person. Someone who doesn't appear to be competent, yet is extremely capable at what he/she does.
Dr. Bruce is a spaz, but he's one of the best doctors I know. You wouldn't know it by looking at him...good lenses, bad frames.
January 13, 2010
devans00 commented on the word stalking horse
1. Something used to mask the true purpose.
2. A candidate put forward in an election to draw votes from another or to conceal another's potential candidacy.
After the former practice of bird hunters of hiding behind a horse (or a decoy) until he had reached within close range of prey.
This week's theme: words about government, politics, and elections.
1. Something used to cover one's true purpose; a decoy.
2. A sham candidate put forward to conceal the candidacy of another or to divide the opposition.
3. A horse trained to conceal the hunter while stalking. A canvas screen made in the figure of a horse, used for similar concealment.
November 12, 2009
devans00 commented on the word email courier
Now I've had this happen to me on Twitter. So now this term covers social media too.
September 20, 2009
devans00 commented on the word imma let you finish
Obnoxious way to interrupt someone and steal their moment, while wryly mocking that media train wreck that is Kanye West.
Based on West's instantly infamous interruption of Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Female Video with his insane microphone-stealing shout out to Beyonce.
Bob: Thank you Mr. Brown for having us in to give this sales presentation. We'd like to talk to you today about...Alfred: Yo, Bob, I'm really happy for you, and Imma let you finish, but I just got to say our product is is one of the best products there is!
Alfred: Yo, Bob, I'm really happy for you, and Imma let you finish, but I just got to say our product is is one of the best products there is!
devans00 commented on the word cacography
1. Bad handwriting.
2. Incorrect spelling.
From caco- (bad), from Greek kakos (bad) + -graphy (writing). Caco is ultimately from the Indo-European root kakka-/kaka- (to defecate) which also gave us poppycock, cacophony, and cucking stool. Opposites of today's word are calligraphy (beautiful handwriting) and orthography (correct spelling). A related word is cacology.
"Before I could think of quitting, my boss enlightened me on the virtues of my handwriting, which was sheer cacography: 'Your writing is in direct competition with the Harappan script that still had the hope of being deciphered in the distant future.'"
Vikram Kumar; Positions Very Vacant; The Hindustan Times (New Delhi, India); Apr 15, 2008.
"They Nerds Inc. have taken advantage of cacography in a novel way. ... They registered more than 90 of the most probable misspellings of popular Web addresses afforded by the QWERTY keyboard, for processing by typo.net."
Thomas W. Holcomb Jr.; Nerds Inc. Turns Typos Into On-Line Advertising; The New York Times; Jun 2, 1997.
A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg
August 12, 2009
An individual who approaches someone's desk or workstation in a work environment almost immediately after sending them an email, usually to confirm that the email has been received.
Bill: I just sent you an email. Did you get it?
Mike: Probably, I haven't checked.
Bill: Can you check?
Mike: Uh yeah, looks like I got it.
Mike: My immediate thoughts are you're an email courier and a douchebag.
devans00 commented on the word problem saturation
A process by which Mainstream Media addresses an issue incessantly, building up to a sense of pending doom. Of course, the problem, while worrisome, does not pose the grave threat they would like you to believe. Finally, MSM abandons coverage of the problem completely, moving on to another problem.
"Honey, why don't we hear any news about the drug cartels anymore?"
"That was last month's problem saturation, dear."
May 2, 2009
devans00 commented on the word nsfl
1. Not Safe For Life. Goes a step beyond NSFW, because it doesn't matter where you view the material; you will be scarred.
2. NSFL also known as NLS means Not Safe For Life or Not Life Safe normally referring to a link someone or some website has sent you meaning no one should ever see it.
Why did I click on goatse? That shit is NSFL
www.2girls1cup.com is NSFL no one should ever see that
Texas death row inmate pulls out eye, eats it
January 10, 2009
devans00 commented on the word atticism
- the style or idiom of Attic Greek occurring in another dialect or language.
- attachment to Athens or to the style, customs, etc., of the Athenians.
- concise and elegant expression, diction, or the like.
- An expression characterized by conciseness and elegance.
1605–15; < Gk Attikismós a siding with Athens, an Attic expression.
Dictionary.com. Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/atticism (accessed: January 02, 2009).
January 3, 2009
devans00 commented on the word grandboss
The boss of your boss.
It was annoying to have to submit a TPS report to my boss and my grandboss. It's enough to make a dude blazy.
November 24, 2008
devans00 commented on the word obama baby
A child conceived after Obama was proclaimed President by way of celebratory sex, or any baby born under Barack Obama's term(s).
I was born July 2009. I'm an Obama baby!
November 14, 2008
devans00 commented on the word skeuomorph
A design feature copied from a similar artifact in another material, even when not functionally necessary. For example, the click sound of a shutter in an analog camera that is now reproduced in a digital camera by playing a sound clip.
A skeuomorph can be employed for various purposes. Since people are used to the click sound of a camera as feedback that the picture has been taken, it is now artificially-produced in digital cameras. Other examples are copper cladding on a zinc penny (for familiarity) and wood finish on a plastic product (for a more expensive look).
An ornament or design on an object copied from a form of the object when made from another material or by other techniques, as an imitation metal rivet mark found on handles of prehistoric pottery.
October 7, 2008
devans00 commented on the word blackberry jam
A people traffic jam that occurrs in subway tunnels and bus stations. Caused by inconsiderate workaholics walking too slow while their noses are glued to their Blackberry device.
I was late for work because there was a Blackberry Jam getting out of the A train.
September 30, 2008
devans00 commented on the word thumb me
Encourage a friend to send you a SMS on their cell phone/mobile. The thumb being the key finger used in texting a message.
Mary thumb me the details once I finish this cell phone call.
September 2, 2008
devans00 commented on the word louche
Seems like it should be a dirty word, but it also sounds like slurring after too much to drink. I bet there's a lot of spitting involved with this word.
Definitions: of questionable taste or morality
lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance
Of questionable taste or morality; decadent
Related terms: Similar to disreputable
French, from Old French losche, squint-eyed, feminine of lois, from Latin luscus, blind in one eye.
Dictionary definition of louche
August 18, 2008
devans00 commented on the word destinesia
When you get to where you were intending to go, you forget why you were going there in the first place. Often occurs during working hours, and is the cause of much frustration.
John ran down the stairs to the dry storage and walk-in, but when he got there he couldn't remember what he needed. Consequently, he had to run back upstairs to the kitchen, and look at his prep list again. Damn you, destinesia!"
August 17, 2008
devans00 commented on the word skimmington
Saw skimmington ride demonstrated in the "The Mayor of Casterbridge," a 1978 TV mini-series by the effigies of a couple characters. Being ridden out on the rails was obviously very painful.
July 26, 2008
devans00 commented on the word mouse potato
Someone who spends all their time on the computer surfing the net or playing games. Similar to couch potato.
You spent seven hours on the internet creating meanings for words on urban dictionary? Wow, You're such a mouse potato
July 23, 2008
devans00 commented on the word beerboarding
A controversial process of extracting otherwise-secret information from a friend or co-worker by getting them drunk and thereby loosening their control on their tongue.
The guys at work took me out drinking last night. After quite a few beers and a lot of questions I finally let slip that I was going to be a father. What can I say? Beerboarding should be against the law.
July 9, 2008
devans00 commented on the word ityf
Acronym for 'I think you'll find'
Because sometimes FYI just isn't irritating and smug enough.
"FYI the dress code in this office is for ties to be worn to all meetings"
"ITYF it is normal to dress-down on dress-down Fridays"
From Urban Dictionary
July 1, 2008
devans00 commented on the word interesting
(adj) Something which arouses no interest at all.
June 25, 2008
devans00 commented on the word requel
n. A movie with the same subject matter as an earlier film, but is not a remake of that film, nor does it continue the plot line of that film.
From Paul McFedries Word Spy
devans00 commented on the word smithereens
This word is said in Yosemite Sam's voice in my mind.
June 17, 2008
devans00 commented on the word junior moment
n. A momentary lapse into immaturity; nervousness or folly caused by youth or inexperience.
devans00 commented on the word combat nap
from Urban Dictionary
June 7, 2008
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