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scarequotes commented on the word niglet
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/441319/donald-trump-alt-right-internet-abuse-never-trump-movementI saw images of my daughter’s face in gas chambers, with a smiling Trump in a Nazi uniform preparing to press a button and kill her. I saw her face photo-shopped into images of slaves. She was called a “niglet” and a “dindu.” The alt-right unleashed on my wife, Nancy, claiming that she had slept with black men while I was deployed to Iraq, and that I loved to watch while she had sex with “black bucks.” People sent her pornographic images of black men having sex with white women, with someone photoshopped to look like me, watching.
October 22, 2016
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scarequotes commented on the word shaftedfreude
http://www.thecanary.co/2016/10/12/new-word-shaftedfreude-describes-remainers-feel-brexit/When the UK voted to leave the European Union, and the luminaries of the Leave campaign abandoned their responsibilities like rats from a tired metaphor, the people who voted Remain began to experience a curious emotion. An emotion which had until then been nameless.The word that has been coined to describe this feeling is:Shaftedfreude
October 13, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word Dutch reach
http://99percentinvisible.org/article/dutch-reach-clever-workaround-keep-cyclists-getting-doored/“The Dutch Reach is a practice where instead of using your near hand — usually the driver’s left hand — to open your car door, you use your far hand. Your right hand,” Charney told The World. “In doing that, you automatically swivel your body. And you position your head and shoulders so you are looking directly out. First, past the rearview mirror. And then, you are very easily able to look back and see if there are oncoming bicycles or cars or whatever.”
October 11, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word momcom
http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/09/bridget-jones-momcom/501371/But as studios attempted to rework the romantic comedy, a new genre emerged. Call it the Comedy of Unplanned Pregnancy. The Oops, I had a baby! movie. The momcom. Classic romcoms, and the screwball comedies that came before them, presented love as a battle of the sexes that was also a battle of wits. Men and women sparred verbally until they negotiated a kind of marriage contract they both could agree upon. The audience, meanwhile, got to participate vicariously in this public debate about how a relationship should be. In contemporary momcoms, though, love can only happen by chance. An independent career woman accidentally gets pregnant, which leads to the formation of a couple that would never have formed otherwise.
September 26, 2016
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September 14, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word mufgel
http://gothamist.com/2016/07/28/mufgel_williamsburg_gimmicks.phpWhile it doesn't quite roll off the tongue the way "cronut" does, and isn't as photogenic as the rainbow bagel, the mufgel is the new hybrid pastry on the block. The mufgel is part bagel, part muffin and is the Franken-carb du jour at Williamsburg's The Bagel Store, the world's most viral bagel purveyor.
August 17, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word chork
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chorks-chopsticks-forks-panda-express_us_57adc817e4b007c36e4e30b6Well folks, there’s a new sheriff in town, and its name is “chork.” This Frankenstein’s monster of hybrid cutlery features a fork on one end and chopsticks on the other. It’s a perfect solution for the many Americans who start their meal with chopsticks, get frustrated halfway through, and ditch them for a fork.
scarequotes commented on the word hotdoguero
http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/restaurants/five-favorite-sonoran-dogs-in-the-valley-6544107So what's so good about a Sonoran dog? Mesquite-smoked bacon elevates a humble hot dog from ho hum to mouth watering. The smoky southwest flavor is nestled in a fresh bolillo roll that creates a soft little boat for the dog. Then you load that sucker up with all sorts of toppings to taste, as each hot dog cart has its own special flair. Or stick with the original when the hotdoguero asks, "Con todo?" Pinto beans, tomatoes, onions, and mayo. Why mess with perfection?
July 1, 2016
http://www.seriouseats.com/2011/01/hot-dog-of-the-week-street-carts-of-guayaquil-ecuador-south-american.htmlThe vendor, referred to as the hotdoguero loads the hot dog onto a bun and passes it to the customer to garnish with a wide variety of sauces. Ketchup, mustard and mayo are standard, along with salsa verde and aji, an Ecuadorian hot sauce that's made with red chiles, onion, lime, cilantro and tamarillo (a slightly sweet, tangy fruit native to South America).
scarequotes commented on the word salt daddy
June 26, 2016
https://features.wearemel.com/sugar-babies-the-gathering-b9273f6272c9#.l6lckrgvaNot so for many young women. Some end up with what SA brands a “Splenda daddy” (a well-meaning man lacking the means to be a real daddy) or a “salt daddy” (a manipulative fuck, or worse), like the man my friend Laura met.
scarequotes commented on the word Splenda daddy
scarequotes commented on the word scampaign
http://qz.com/712098/donald-trumps-latest-federal-election-filings-have-sparked-a-new-word-scampaign/Within just a few hours after the term was coined, #Scampaign was trending on Twitter in Washington, DC.
June 22, 2016
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scarequotes commented on the word Tinderella
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/your-romantic-first-dates-restaurants-hate-them/2016/06/07/bf45adfc-1df5-11e6-8c7b-6931e66333e7_story.htmlGreg Algie, co-owner of the Fainting Goat, a popular Washington first-date destination, has witnessed more than one Tinderella arrive, get a glimpse of the person they’re supposed to meet — and head right back out the door.
June 11, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word belwhal
https://cdn.ampproject.org/c/grist.org/climate-energy/pizzlies-narlugas-and-other-creatures-from-our-weird-changing-world/amp/In the 1980s, researchers discovered a whale skull in West Greenland that looked suspiciously like a beluga-narwhal mashup. Since then, hunters have spotted the hybrid creatures in chilly Arctic waters. Apparently, beluga whales and narwhals produce offspring with big, burly heads — but, sadly, no tusks. (We drew one in anyway.)While belwhal is a worthwhile contender, narluga is hard to beat. It captures the distinctive sounds of both animals’ names — the nar- of narwhal and the -luga of beluga — and sounds pretty mellifluous to boot. Try it yourself: Narluuuuuuuuga!
June 8, 2016
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scarequotes commented on the word polargrizz
https://cdn.ampproject.org/c/grist.org/climate-energy/pizzlies-narlugas-and-other-creatures-from-our-weird-changing-world/amp/Many names have cropped up over the years: pizzly-grizzly, polargrizz, and nanulak (a combination of the Inuit nanuk, polar bear, and aklak, grizzly bear). But recent headlines show pizzly vs. grolar is where the debate lies today. Though pizzly is pretty fun, Google Trends shows grolar is currently winning the popularity prize.
scarequotes commented on the word pizzly-grizzly
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scarequotes commented on the word pizzly
https://cdn.ampproject.org/c/grist.org/climate-energy/pizzlies-narlugas-and-other-creatures-from-our-weird-changing-world/amp/Climate change is one strange matchmaker. Warmer temperatures have led to shifting habitats and shifting mating habits. And occasionally, when two bears collide, the result is neither grizzly nor polar, but pizzly.
scarequotes commented on the word grolar
https://cdn.ampproject.org/c/grist.org/climate-energy/pizzlies-narlugas-and-other-creatures-from-our-weird-changing-world/amp/Climate change is one strange matchmaker. Warmer temperatures have led to shifting habitats and shifting mating habits. And occasionally, when two bears collide, the result is neither grizzly nor polar, but pizzly.Or should I say grolar?
scarequotes commented on the word mathwashing
http://technical.ly/brooklyn/2016/06/08/fred-benenson-mathwashing-facebook-data-worship/Mathwashing can be thought of using math terms (algorithm, model, etc.) to paper over a more subjective reality. For example, a lot of people believed Facebook was using an unbiased algorithm to determine its trending topics, even if Facebook had previously admitted that humans were involved in the process.
scarequotes commented on the word dignicide
http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism/435917/now-euthanasia-dignicideBoudewijn Chabot (de Einder) disclosed the name of the patient whose death 25 years ago brought him into conflict with the Dutch Supreme Court and opened the way for help for psychiatric patients. He is now using the term ”dignicide” (which my spell checker is rejecting) as the word promoted by some to describe a self-selected rational and dignified death.
May 27, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word sustainatarian
http://blog.michaelscepaniak.com/discovering-sustainatarianThe simplistic option was to classify myself as a vegetarian. But this really wasn’t accurate – or satisfying. It didn’t truly capture my beliefs or actual stance. I did some thinking on it – for a good while. Finally, a word popped into my head. I tried the word in a search engine and, to my delight, I got results! It was a real word. A real thing.Sustainatarian.
May 22, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word reducetarian
http://theplate.nationalgeographic.com/2016/01/13/to-really-reduce-meat-in-your-diet-dont-go-cold-turkey/It’s a challenge for such habitual meat-eaters to drop their burgers cold in favor of broccoli, but the good news is that reducetarians don’t have to. While the ideal is to eat as little meat as possible, even cutting back by a limited amount confers health and environmental benefits. In other words, reducetarians (Kateman and Alterman invented the word) attempt to reduce the overall amount of meat in their diets, but don’t beat themselves up over the occasional T-bone steak or chicken salad sandwich.
scarequotes commented on the word racemoji
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/05/white-people-dont-use-white-emoji/481695/Last year, the hosts of the podcast Call Your Girlfriend, Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow, debated whether white people can use darker skin tones when sending emoji, or if that amounts to cultural appropriation. At the time, the new racemoji had just launched on the iPhone.
May 9, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word textalyzer
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/04/first-came-the-breathalyzer-now-meet-the-roadside-police-textalyzer/We're all familiar with the Breathalyzer, the brand name for a roadside device that measures a suspected drunken driver's blood-alcohol level. It has been in use for decades. Now there's a so-called "textalyzer" device to help the authorities determine whether someone involved in a motor vehicle accident was unlawfully driving while distracted.
April 28, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word poke cake
https://www.buzzfeed.com/melissaharrison/poke-cake-recipesSo, what’s a poke cake?True to its name, it’s a cake that you poke holes in after baking. The holes are then filled with a liquid or filling — like condensed milk, pureed fruit, chocolate cream, or pudding — to infuse extra flavor into every bite. Here are 15 ways to make one.
April 27, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word greasy
http://www.vulture.com/2016/04/did-you-know-michael-rapaport-has-a-podcast.htmlYes, at this point I found myself in an odd place, one that I never guessed I might visit: a fairly crowded Twitter canoe with a bunch of pissed-off Michael Rapaport fans. In situations like this, I've found the best way to de-escalate the situation is to act like a friendly tourist lost in an unfamiliar country. So, I asked them what "talking greasy" meant. The response: "Talking sh*t. It's Rapaspeak." The ice was broken.
April 15, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word trumor
http://www.startribune.com/the-word-trumor-it-s-like-a-rumor-except-it-s-true/375422271/Definition: A rumor that turns out to be, well, you know.Sample usage: “I didn’t believe the speculation that the Kardashians were bringing out a line of high-quality violin bow rosin, but it was a trumor!”
April 13, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word raindrop cake
http://www.delish.com/food-news/a46624/raindrop-cake/Though it looks more like a paperweight or a shiny marble than a sweet treat, a new Japanese dessert is going viral. Touted as the "Raindrop Cake," the confection is basically glorified Jell-O, but that's not stopping the social media masses from freaking out about it. The glass-like dessert has become so popular in Japan that some are saying it has reached Cronut status. And now it's coming to the U.S. by way of New York.
April 9, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word sponcon
https://medium.com/@bsdeluxe/friends-don-t-let-friends-recommend-sponcon-1b160ff89ca1#.rus3fi9aoBut if you’re not Steven Levy, why are you recommending that ad? Did you not know it was sponsored content? Are you somehow benefiting from that recommendation financially? You are stretching the consumer/advertiser relationship by injecting that sponcon into your followers’ reading list.
April 6, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word 1488er
http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/03/29/an-establishment-conservatives-guide-to-the-alt-right/Anything associated as closely with racism and bigotry as the alternative right will inevitably attract real racists and bigots. Calmer members of the alternative right refer darkly to these people as the “1488ers,” and for all their talk of there being “no enemies to the right,” it’s clear from the many conversations we’ve had with alt-righters that many would rather the 1488ers didn’t exist.
April 2, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word antech
http://www.digitalspy.com/tech/news/a788757/these-old-vhs-tapes-could-make-you-thousands-how-many-do-you-have-in-the-loft/The likes of Thomas and other antique collectors have even developed a new word to describe the old technology such as VHS tapes now becoming collectables - antech.Thomas added: "We feel that these antech items – or antechs – will only become more valuable investments to collectors as time goes on."It might sound strange that something like the VHS is defined as an antech, but when they can command thousands of pounds on account of their rarity, that's exactly what they are."
March 31, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word Islamonausea
http://www.jihadwatch.org/2012/01/islamonausea-not-islamophobiaWe should stop using Muslims’ self-chosen word — “Islamophobia” — by which they paint themselves into a corner of being feared: it destroys communication. Instead of such a divisive term, we should insert a more approachable and factual word that preserves opportunities for bridge-building and learning: “Islamonausea.” This does not render communication impossible, but enables visitors to our Western cultures to notice aspects of their behavior that make us sick.
scarequotes commented on the word LoBu
From "Lower Burnside" http://www.city-data.com/neighborhood/Lower-Burnside-Portland-OR.html
March 30, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word Ameriphobe
http://www.vdare.com/letters/a-tennessee-reader-suggests-a-new-word-for-the-enemy-ameriphobesI’d like to introduce a new word into the American conversation—”Ameriphobe”I would define “Ameriphobe” as a person who would act in the best interests of foreigners at the expense of his fellow Americans. Ameriphobes can be conservative or liberal, Republican or Democrat.
scarequotes commented on the word chamoy
http://www.eater.com/2016/3/21/11218834/dorilocos-doritos-gummy-bears-tostilocos-mexicoIt's hard to describe Dorilocos using words. The recipe starts with Nacho Cheese Doritos, which are then topped with a variety of ingredients: cueritos (pickled pork rinds), small batons of jicama, cubed cucumber, grated carrots, peanuts (most often described by the vendors as japonés, the ones with the crunchy, soy sauce-flavored shell), gummy bears, lime juice, chili powder, salsa Valentina or another hot sauce, and chamoy, an addictive sweet-salty-sour sauce made from pickled fruit. It's outrageous.
March 29, 2016
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scarequotes commented on the word creaster
See also Chreaster, apparently a more common spelling.
March 23, 2016
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-michael-b-brown/face-time-redefined-faith-and-flexibility_b_9517932.htmlVery recently I was introduced to a church-word I had never heard before. The new word, now part of my professional lexicon, is “Creasters.” Like a celebrity mash-up, it is a morphing of two words: “Christmas,” and “Easter.”This word refers to people who attend church on those two annual high holy days, but otherwise stay away. The word may be new, but the concept is not. The previous phrase of choice was “C-&-E Christians.” Creasters (unlike their C-&-E predecessors) are young adults, primarily Gen Xers and younger. So, why is it that people are staying away from institutionalized religion except for twice annually? And, is there anything the traditional Church can do to entice them to return?
scarequotes commented on the word Blaxican
http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2016/03/08/467358961/an-emerging-entry-in-americas-multiracial-vocabulary-blaxicanMuch of this has to do with the fact that biracial identity in the United States has often been understood in terms of black and white. And to the extent that labels are helpful for quickly self-identifying, they don't always exist for the diversity of racial possibilities that mixed Americans increasingly want to see recognized. When it comes to mixed-race in America, Mexican-American author Richard Rodriguez has written, we rely on an "old vocabulary — black, white," but, "we are no longer a black-white nation."This may be why in LA, many young people who are both black and Mexican are turning to a handy word to describe themselves: "Blaxican."
March 8, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word zapponian
http://fortune.com/zappos-tony-hsieh-holacracy/The young, diverse staff, heavy on neon-tinted hair and nose rings, cheers when Tony Hsieh, the company’s longtime CEO, announces that everyone will get a paid vacation day on Feb. 29 in honor of leap year. They give a standing ovation to a worker in shipping who raps passionately about the company, offer a rousing send-off to a longtime “Zapponian” who’s leaving the company, and take in a surprise Cirque du Soleil performance, complete with a cameo appearance by Zappos’s signature box.
March 7, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word shredlage
http://www.progressivedairy.com/topics/feed-nutrition/shredlage-fad-or-fashionShredlage is technically a trademarked product consisting of corn silage which has been cut at 26 to 30 mm with the stalks “shredded” by a shredlage processor. It’s believed that by processing the stalk in such a way, rumen fermentation is enhanced, thus optimizing feed efficiency.
March 6, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word clitzpah
http://www.avclub.com/article/crosswords-232702I just posted a new word on the Physician Moms Facebook group and was told that I should send it to you. I got tired of hearing “She’s got balls,” so I made up a new word, clitzpah (klit-spe) noun: a woman with guts!Origin of clitzpah: clitoris (kli-te-res) noun: an organ of the female genitalia, the purpose of which is purely to bring women pleasure, and chutzpah (hu̇t-spe) noun: a Yiddish term for courage bordering on arrogance.
February 24, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word hopium
http://www.thestreet.com/story/13468202/1/don-t-get-duped-by-the-sucker-s-rally-in-energy-here-s-how-to-play-it.htmlAllow us to expand your financial lexicon with a new word: "hopium." This is a drug favored by permabulls who ignore fundamental data in favor of illusory hope. Hopium seems to be fueling the rises lately in the energy sector and broader markets.
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scarequotes commented on the word heli-hiking
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2016/02/the_oscar_nominated_amy_winehouse_film_s_useful_lesson_about_rehab.htmlConsider the swanky Cirque Lodge in Sundance, Utah, rehab of choice for celebrities such as Demi Moore and Lindsay Lohan. For a reported $1,000 per day, patients heal through heli-hiking (“Alcohol and drug rehab takes on a different perspective at 10,000 feet!”) and can take on the largest indoor ropes course “anywhere in the alcohol and drug rehab industry.” As far as I can tell, there have been few randomized trials on the efficacy of heli-hiking for alcoholism. And if you’re choosing an addiction treatment program based on the size of its ropes course, you probably haven’t hit rock bottom.
February 23, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word mootz
http://luckypeach.com/a-guide-to-pizza-styles-of-america/In New Haven, pizza is “apizza” (ah-BEETS), cheese is “mootz” and “plain” means no mootz, just sauce.
February 18, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word Disneybounder
http://qz.com/601481/the-grown-up-90s-kids-who-never-left-disney-behind/Sterling was spotting Disneybounders, people who dress to evoke a particular Disney character without crossing the line into costume territory. The lady in the cool coat was channeling Peter Pan’s nemesis Captain Hook. The girl in the turquoise jumpsuit was Princess Jasmine, the royal love interest in the film Aladdin.
February 15, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word Disneybounding
http://qz.com/601481/the-grown-up-90s-kids-who-never-left-disney-behind/Sterling, a 24-year-old southern California native, and her boyfriend Leo Camacho are popular bloggers in Disneybounding’s enthusiastic online community. They were Disneybounding that day as Aladdin characters—Sterling was the titular hero, Camacho, the evil Jafar. They are like the Brangelina of a very specific world, one in which a dress that echoes Minnie Mouse is a better get than a designer handbag.
scarequotes commented on the word NARP
http://www.buzzfeed.com/benrosen/how-to-snapchat-like-the-teens#.waYyZZ2OOME: Wait. Really? I have like 30.BROOKE: OMG!! 30?? Only NARPs have less than 150.ME: What the hell is a NARP?BROOKE: Nonathletic Regular Person. NARP.ME: Ah. So…I’m basic?BROOKE: Yeah.
February 12, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word innoganda
https://hbr.org/2015/12/how-to-tell-if-a-company-is-good-at-innovating-or-just-good-at-prBut further investigation showed that the video was nothing more than a beautiful piece of “innoganda” — innovation propaganda describing an effort that had little hope of driving any material impact.
February 4, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word clitrash
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/users/2016/02/bernie_bros_are_bad_the_conversation_around_them_is_worse.htmlThe Sanders campaign’s critics had plenty of material to work with beyond those blithely condescending columns. They could throw in a bunch of bottom-feeding social media sexists, like the poster in a pro-Sanders Facebook group who called Hillary “clitrash.” The campaign also made its own gendered gaffes, including the smug statement that Bernie was “willing to consider” Hillary for veep. Finally, there’s the tendency of online Sanders supporters to call Clinton fans corporate-shilling “Hillary bots” and to argue that journalists are “auditioning for jobs with the Clinton White House.” Put it all together, and you have a perfectly reasonable (though not unimpeachable, and certainly not universal) argument that Bernie has a little bit of a Bro problem.
scarequotes commented on the word endemic advertising
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2016/01/25/how-house-hunters-became-the-most-unstoppable-juggernaut-on-tv/The subtle genius of HGTV’s empire is its mastery of “endemic advertising”: Building an alluring habitat for an advertiser’s most-sought market, and letting that audience come to them. In other words, “House Hunters” succeeds not just in winning TV-watching homeowners — but also winning homeowner-targeting advertisers, like Home Depot, who know they’re more likely to reach who they need.
January 27, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word Dubyobama
http://thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com/2016/01/donald-trump-and-politics-of-resentment.htmlDespite the empty rhetoric about hope and change that surrounded his 2008 campaign, after all, Obama continued the policies of his predecessor George W. Bush so unswervingly that we may as well call those policies—the conventional wisdom or, rather, the conventional folly of early 21st-century American politics—the Dubyobama consensus. Trump’s candidacy, and in some ways that of his Democratic rival Bernard Sanders as well, marks the point at which the blowback from those policies has become a massive political fact. That this blowback isn’t taking the form desired by many people on the leftward end of things is hardly surprising; it was never going to do so, because the things about the Dubyobama consensus that made blowback inevitable are not the things to which the left objects.
January 22, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word DD cream
http://www.jessiechar.com/post/137762205059/a-cream-for-every-letter-of-the-alphabetDD Creams Okay, I didn’t even know that these existed until now. I guess they stand for “Daily Defense”. They’re supposedly like a BB cream and CC cream all in one? But that doesn’t even make sense, because a CC cream was just supposed to be like a heavier-coverage BB cream. Does that mean DD is somewhere in-bewteen? Sigh, marketing.
January 21, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word CC cream
http://www.jessiechar.com/post/137762205059/a-cream-for-every-letter-of-the-alphabetCC creams came after BB creams, as a lot of women like the idea of an all-in-one solution, but want higher coverage. Hence, CC = coverage, correct. The idea is the same as a BB cream, but they are a heavier formulation.
scarequotes commented on the word BB cream
http://www.jessiechar.com/post/137762205059/a-cream-for-every-letter-of-the-alphabetBB creams, like more and more of our makeup trends, started in Asia as “blemish balm”. The idea was that they’re like a lightweight foundation with skin-improving qualities (AKA, a tinted moisturizer). Asia is real, real big on skincare. Korea and Japan are known for their 10-step skincare routines (that is, all the face stuff that comes BEFORE even putting makeup on); this 10-step thing has been slightly debunked as most women there don’t actually follow a 10-step routine, but there are a lot more “essential” skin care steps they have outside of our basic cleanse, tone, moisturize process. Since BB creams were so popular, a buncha US lines started marketing them as “beauty balm”.
scarequotes commented on the word monstershake
http://jezebel.com/those-giant-willy-wonka-ass-milkshakes-are-bullshit-1753744571The milkshakes pictured above can be found at Black Tap, in Manhattan; a previous wave of try-hard Willy Wonka ass milkshakes made the rounds last summer, sold by an Australian bakery called Patissez. In September, on FABlife, Chrissy Teigen called the “monstershake” the “hot new trend in town.”
scarequotes commented on the word vocaloid
http://www.polygon.com/2015/11/11/9715366/vocaloid-pop-star-hatsune-miku-hitting-the-road-across-north-americaHatsune Miku, the holographic pop star and occasional video game protagonist, is embarking upon her first North American headlining tour.Miku Expo 2016, as it has been dubbed, will begin with a show in Seattle on April 23 and take the vocaloid across both the West and East Coasts.
scarequotes commented on the word taharrush
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3395390/The-Arabic-gang-rape-Taharrush-phenomenon-sees-women-surrounded-groups-men-crowds-sexually-assaulted-spread-Europe.htmlCBS reporter Lara Logan, photographed in Cairo's Tahrir Square moments before she was assaulted in 2011. Her attack was one of the first known instances of 'taharrush' to be reported in Western media.
January 14, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word walla
http://filmsound.org/terminology/walla.htmA sound effect for the murmur of a crowd in the background. Walla is often use as subliminal aural communication and sets a mood or a tone.
January 8, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word blubstep
http://www.wow247.co.uk/2016/01/07/new-bands-artists-to-watch-2016/While reading up on Kacy Hill, we stumbled across our favourite new word: “blubstep”. Sure, it’s one of those awful portmanteaus used by marketing types to shift records, but it perfectly describes Hill’s bass heavy, James Blake-esque tunes. She’s signed to Kanye West’s label after serving as a backing dancer for his Yeezus tour, so no pressure.
scarequotes commented on the word jerkigarchy
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/01/opinion/privilege-pathology-and-power.htmlBut it’s not trivial. Oligarchy, rule by the few, also tends to become rule by the monstrously self-centered. Narcisstocracy? Jerkigarchy? Anyway, it’s an ugly spectacle, and it’s probably going to get even uglier over the course of the year ahead.
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scarequotes commented on the word sex with your pants on
http://www.thekitchn.com/i-tried-whole30-and-heres-how-it-went-226938Sex With Your Pants On (SWYPO) is a term used to describe the idea of recreating treats such as pancakes, brownies, or pizza with Whole30 ingredients, and is strongly cautioned against. The Hartwigs feel that if you’re trying to recreate a pizza made out of cauliflower crust in order to scratch a craving itch, then you’re kind of missing the point. To quote the Whole30 website, “You can tell yourself it’s okay, it’s still pretty good, you’re totally satisfied … but that’s kind of a lie. Because you know exactly how good pants-less sex feels.”
January 7, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word sharenting
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/family/sharenting-the-long-awaited-arrival-of-equal-parenting/Of course there are biologically sensible reasons for this, but unless you’re careful this set-up can cement the assumption that childcare is the woman’s responsibility, long after she goes back to work too. It was my experience of maternity leave that was a big factor in our decision to 'sharent’.When Tom returned to work after paternity leave I was left tethered to the domestic realm, feeling panic-stricken that my life as I knew it was over. And that was when we started talking about how things could be more equal.
scarequotes commented on the word yeet
http://www.bustle.com/articles/103093-what-does-yeet-mean-how-do-you-use-it-heres-the-backstory-on-the-danceAs more and more people started to yeet, the name for the dance move slowly worked its way into casual conversation, as a new way to express excitement over something. For example, let's say you and your friends are dancing and one lands a flawless back flip. ('Cause you know; that could totally happen.) That would be your cue to yell out "yeet!" and let them know just how awesome they are.
January 6, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word high-key
http://www.mtv.com/news/2720889/teen-slang-2016/What it means: High-key refers to something needing to be said out loud. Low-key is the opposite. Both can refer to an intense like/dislike.
January 5, 2016
scarequotes commented on the word vampire facelift
https://www.realself.com/vampire-faceliftThe "Vampire Facelift" is a procedure that involves withdrawing a patient's own blood, processing it to create "platelet-rich plasma (PRP)," then re-injecting it to erase wrinkles and create a more youthful look. Selphyl is another type of PRP facelift procedure that uses a similar technique.
December 28, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word faneto
http://genius.com/Chief-keef-faneto-lyricsFeds at my door, jump out the window, niggaKnow you can't get no money silly hoI just hit a stain, faneto
December 22, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word bean to bar
http://qz.com/571151/the-mast-brothers-fooled-the-world-into-buying-crappy-hipster-chocolate-for-10-a-bar/But while customers can’t get enough of the company’s bearded, Brooklyn hipster founders, and their brilliantly marketed, $10 “bean to bar” chocolates, a term reserved for chocolate that has been produced entirely under the maker’s control, from the cocoa bean to the wrapped bar, chocolate experts have shunned them. Earlier this year, Slate published a story on Rick and Michael Mast, detailing complaints by the craft chocolate community about their undeserved media attention and unparalleled hubris. (“I can affirm that we make the best chocolate in the world,” Rick told Vanity Fair in February.)
December 18, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word cringe-fest
http://waxy.org/2015/12/the_first_round_capital_holiday_train_wreck/Your annual reminder of the hidden costs of taking venture capital is here — it's the First Round Capital Holiday Video, a yearly cringe-fest of startups parodying the year's biggest pop hits, with lyrics tweaked to reflect the worst of startup culture. (Full lyrics at the end of the post.)
December 17, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word legacyquel
http://screencrush.com/the-age-of-legacyquels/That’s something that’s happening a lot these days. Though there are still occasional reboots or prequels, this very specific kind of sequel — in which beloved aging stars reprise classic roles and pass the torch to younger successors — is becoming increasingly common in the American film industry. These movies are all about revitalizing old franchises through the notion of legacy, leading to this current wave of what we could call “legacyquels.”
December 16, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word D-shirt
For simplicity’s sake, let’s call these novelty shirts “D-shirts”—a retroactive shorthand for “dick shirts” or “douchebag shirts,” whichever you prefer. While it’s shooting fish in a barrel to mock the simpler times when D-ness was clearly telegraphed via branding, I believe that it’s preferable to the current dilemma of actual douchebags trying to camouflage as nondouchebags. Thanks to irony (and e-commerce!), these days it’s way harder to spot a douchebag.
scarequotes commented on the word residentialist
https://newrepublic.com/article/124476/dispossessed-land-dreamsThe outcry from the neighbors over Cubberley was so fierce that it reshaped Palo Alto’s city government. The city council is nonpartisan, but a faction emerged that revived an old, slow-growth movement in town, known as the “residentialists.” Their concerns are varied (among them, the perennial suburban concerns of property values and traffic), but their influence has been to block any new development of affordable housing and shoo people like Suzan and James away from Palo Alto.
December 14, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word rage click
http://fusion.net/story/244545/famous-and-broke-on-youtube-instagram-social-media/Still other YouTubers make money by relying on “rage clicks”—saying something inflammatory for the purposes of press and views. Take “Dear Fat People,” a fat-shaming tirade by YouTuber Nicole Arbour. “Dear Fat People” made so much money that Arbour posted a Snapchat counting 50 dollar bills…but she also lost some of her branded deals and got blacklisted by the tight-knit YouTube community.
scarequotes commented on the word downwinger
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2015/12/two_new_books_change_the_left_right_paradigm_on_environmental_policy.htmlI think it would make for an encouraging change, for a few reasons. Firstly, I’m an up-winger, so of course I’m in favor of this ideological revolution. Second, it wouldn’t really be a revolution, but more a reversion to the mean: the up-down distinction has historically been more practically relevant than the left-right distinction. Third, an up-down distinction would redound to the benefit of upwingers. Downwingers are present on both the left and the right, but are more sound than fury—refocusing the debate toward upwinger varieties on the right and the left would further marginalize the opponents of progress.
December 11, 2015
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scarequotes commented on the word Dasher
http://www.vox.com/2015/12/11/9871520/doordash-highest-ratedI'd been a part-time delivery driver — a "Dasher" — for three weeks by that point, driving around San Francisco on a scooter, delivering everything from burgers to pad thai to frozen yogurt.
scarequotes commented on the word Hispandering
http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/12/08/458461200/a-politician-walks-into-king-taco-a-look-at-the-political-term-hispanderingHillary Clinton got side-eyed after blasting Jennifer Lopez's "Let's Get Loud" at a campaign stop in San Antonio where she called herself "La Hillary" and "Tu Hillary." Jeb Bush earned eye rolls after debuting a Spanish-language ad celebrating Cinco de Mayo.Both were accused of "Hispandering": a mashup of "Hispanic" and "pandering" that means faking interest in Hispanic issues and culture for self-serving reasons.
December 10, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word hair soup
https://www.minnpost.com/business/2015/12/there-will-be-bloodThe body is gone. What remains is what Berg calls hair soup: when the brains and other leftover material come together to form a single substance. This is a particularly gruesome specimen.
December 9, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word decomp
https://www.minnpost.com/business/2015/12/there-will-be-bloodIn Minnesota, about 40,000 people die every year. Many are not discovered for weeks or months after their death. In the biohazard cleanup business, these are called “decomps,” and they’re the most laborious jobs. “The best way to describe a decomp clean is peeling layers off an onion,” says Berg. “You just gotta keep pulling back those layers until you don’t find anymore body material.”
scarequotes commented on the word cashsexual
http://www.avclub.com/article/hard-work-229450“I was struck by the words SOTEMPTED used to describe sex work: ugly, messy, humiliating,” said Mike Crawford, a sex worker, sex-workers-rights activist, and self-identified “cashsexual” who tweets at @BringMeTheAx.
scarequotes commented on the word curve
http://www.today.com/style/forget-plus-size-models-have-chosen-new-word-describe-their-t60441While these new models are not the standard size 0 or 2 that we often see gracing the catwalk, they are not going to let the size of their clothing define them. Instead, they're trying to change the way the fashion industry (and the rest of the world) sees them, with the term "curve" — which describes the shape of their body, not just their waistline.The movement recently came into the spotlight after 18-year-old model Jordyn Woods, a newcomer to the modeling scene, was featured in an interview on TeenVogue.com in which she referred to herself as a "curve model" rather than the more common industry term, "plus-size."
scarequotes commented on the word frape
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/womens-blog/2015/dec/08/rapenot-punchline-sell-christmas-presents-tasteless-advertisingIt found that 71% of 18-24-year-olds have made a rape joke or flippantly used the word rape, and 88% of respondents in this age group were familiar with the term “frape”, or Facebook rape, which is usually used to describe the act of logging into somebody else’s Facebook account and posting using their profile.
scarequotes commented on the word nerdlebrity
http://www.comicsbeat.com/nerdlebrity-babylon-extreme-fan-bites-norman-reedus-at-walker-stalker-con/Fan favorite nerdlebrity Norman Reedus has become an icon as the zombie-stompin’ Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead. But despite his amazing survival skills, he was not able to repel a real bite attack by one of his greatest fans.
December 8, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word antifa
http://www.thestranger.com/blogs/slog/2015/12/04/23235160/antifascist-groups-are-organizing-a-protest-against-the-alleged-white-power-rally-in-ballard-and-capitol-hillAntifa groups are using the hashtag #defendSeattle as part of their strategy.
December 7, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word no list
http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/dec/04/how-stoya-took-on-james-deen-and-broke-the-porn-industrys-silence“I remember getting ready for my first gang bang, and I was talking to people – what should I know, I’ve never done this before, I was really nervous, do you have any tips? And two people were like: put James Deen on your ‘no’ list” – the performers she would not do scenes with.
December 4, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word frackademia
http://www.desmogblog.com/2015/09/17/boulder-weekly-frackademia-investigation-university-colorado-for-saleBoulder Weekly, a Boulder, Colorado alternative weekly newspaper, has published a 10,000 word ”frackademia” investigation in a special edition of the newspaper.
scarequotes commented on the word Devember
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/12/cause-time/418464/Following suit is Devember, the non-profit Code.org’s attempt to out-portmanteau The Movember Foundation. “We think everybody should learn to code,” the organization declares, comparing its cause to the fight against illiteracy.
December 2, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word Deenager
http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2015/12/james_deen_stoya_rape_accusations_the_porn_star_was_never_a_feminist_idol.htmlAs soon as these girls launched Deen to mainstream recognition, however, they were recast into minor supporting roles in Deen’s narrative. In magazine stories and television specials (and in one case, a porn parody of a television special starring Deen himself called Channel 69: Breaking Nudes), they were recast either as hypersexual groupies or innocent victims trapped under his torrid pornographic spell. Nightline drummed up a Deenager exposé in early 2012 that began: “For any parent concerned about what their teen does online, the huge popularity of the young man you are about to meet may be deeply disturbing.”
scarequotes commented on the word show hole
https://www.reddit.com/r/NetflixBestOf/comments/3uhbeh/request_me_and_my_fiance_are_in_a_show_hole/We've been in this show hole for about a year and a half. The last show we binged was True Blood and it wasn't even relevant at that point in time. We're not sure what we're looking for either. We started The 100 but didn't make it to season two.
November 30, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word Skypesgiving
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/11/the-joy-of-skypesgiving/417420/There is another group, meanwhile, that will rebel. They will eschew the planes, the trains, and the automobiles that make up Turkey Day’s hors d’oeuvres. They will opt, instead, for “Skypesgiving.” The Kernel reports that 14.1 million people used Skype to connect with loved ones on Thanksgiving in 2013, and that number has probably only increased since.
November 28, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word micropolitan
http://www.leaderjournal.com/article/20151125/NEWS/151129409"I learned a new word today," he said. "Micropolitan. Geographically, there's Metropolitan, Micropolitan, and Rest of the State. Metropolitan receives the largest reimbursement, then there's Micropolitan, receiving less than Metropolitan, and finally Rest of the State, receiving the lowest in child care subsidies.
November 27, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word wayment
Shortened "wait a minute".http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=wayment
scarequotes commented on the word piecaken
http://piecaken.blogspot.com/2015/10/pumpkin-piecaken-pumpkin-pie-in-milk.htmlHere is a delicious idea for a Thanksgiving PIECAKEN! A pumpkin Pie in a Milk Chocolate Fudge Cake topped with a pumpkin-spiced milk chocolate ganache and buttercream - delicious!
November 24, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word gypset
http://fortune.com/2015/11/11/revolve-clothing-profile/If you’ve never heard of Revolve, you probably don’t travel in the right circles. You aren’t a trendy twentysomething who can pull off a skintight white suit with no shirt underneath. There’s no copy of Gypset Style, the handbook for self-styled bon vivants and “high-low cultural nomads,” on your coffee table—one piece of the perfectly decorated apartment in which you barely spend time. (“Gypset” is a portmanteau of “gypsy” and “jet set.”)
November 23, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word crunning
http://gothamist.com/2015/11/17/crunning_down_a_dream.phpBut rejoice, Proud Fitness Enthusiasts. It took a minute, but the fires of Hell have at long last forged a new trend in public humiliation-as-exercise, and it is called crunning. "But I already cry when I run!" you say. "How is this new?" No, it's worse that that. The "cr" is for "crawling." You're crawl-running. You're crunning.
November 19, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word twelfie
http://www.seahawks.com/news/2015/01/25/seattle-seahawks-super-bowl-xlix-hashtag-glossaryWhen 12s take selfies, they become Twelfies. Use #Twelfie with every selfie you take when representing the Seahawks.
November 16, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word grayzone
http://antiwar.com/blog/2015/11/13/the-paris-attack-was-probably-all-about-the-grayzone/In fact, as I just learned tonight on Twitter, in one of its own publications following that attack, ISIS wrote of driving to “extinction” the “grayzone” between Islamic extremism and “the crusader coalition.” Again, it’s all about using terrorism to “sharpen the contradictions” and polarize the world.
November 14, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word complaintbrag
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/15/fashion/the-microcomplaintnothing-too-small-to-whine-about.htmlMr. West’s angst could also fall under the category of the “complaintbrag,” a cousin of the humblebrag and “first-world problems,” a term that has drawn its own share of first-world complaints for its patronizing stance toward non-first-world inhabitants.
November 13, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word microcomplaint
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/15/fashion/the-microcomplaintnothing-too-small-to-whine-about.htmlIt was once considered unbecoming, or annoying itself, to moan publicly about trifling personal ordeals. Now, in a seismic shift for the moral culture, abetted by technology, we tolerate and even encourage the “microcomplaint”: the petty, petulant kvetch about the quotidian.
scarequotes commented on the word antler eve
scarequotes commented on the word efauxji
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/11/the-scourge-of-fake-finnish-emoji/415326/Finland’s emoji, then, are not real emoji. They are something far more nefarious: Efauxji. They are mere images masquerading as glyphs, pretenders to the emoji throne.
November 11, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word wifey up
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/10/fashion/cuffing-season.htmlYet others find that the term accurately describes a real phenomenon. Avery Keese, 23, who works at a nonprofit in Virginia, had never heard of cuffing season, but when one of her co-workers brought it up, she recognized the concept immediately. In college, she and her friends often joked about how girls seemed to get “wifeyed up” midway through the fall semester. And as one of her friends pointed out one day, Ms. Keese wasn’t immune to this trend.
scarequotes commented on the word cuff
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/10/fashion/cuffing-season.htmlCamille Sanches, a Columbia University sophomore, was eating lunch with friends when another girl stopped by with some news: A guy had asked her out on a date.“You can’t cuff without me!” one of her friends exclaimed. “We have to cuff together!”
scarequotes commented on the word schlopping
http://boston.forward.com/articles/188492/schlep-love-shopping--schlpping/When a Jewish-American family descended from Texas shop owners emigrated to Beer Sheva, Israel, it is no wonder that a new word emerged in their English-Hebrew-Yiddish lexicon. “Schlopping” – an amalgamation of schlep, love and shopping – became a hallmark of the mother-daughter relationship of Sheryl Mendlinger of Boston and Yael Magen of Swampscott, and serves as the foundation of a book the pair co-authored.
scarequotes commented on the word Fedexodus
http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2015/11/09/as-fedexodus-looms-big-stock-market-gains-may-be-behind-us/It could be. But the market’s maturity is getting tested on Monday, and in the next few weeks, the ramifications of that likely hike are going to play out across the capital markets. The Dow is down more than 200 points, and the S&P 500 is off 25 points at 2074. The yield on the U.S. 10-year Treasury note rose as high as 2.37%, and most markets in Europe and Asia were in the red. The market may yet handle what the folks at Merrill are calling “Fedexodus,” but that isn’t apparent right now.
scarequotes commented on the word pretaliation
http://www.theguardian.com/science/shortcuts/2015/nov/09/pretaliation-sebastian-coe-world-athletics-new-word-languageThe thing about retaliation, as everyone knows, is that you should get it in first. And now there’s a word for that: the eminently logical “pretaliation”. The MP Paul Flynn has been having fun on Twitter by describing Seb Coe’s attempts to defend himself in advance against the report on doping in athletics as “(new word) PRETALIATION”.
November 10, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word fun size
http://il.findacase.com/research/wfrmDocViewer.aspx/xq/fac.19721101_0001325.IL.htm/qxIn 1968, Mars discontinued its "junior" size candy product and came out with a larger size of small, individually wrapped, multiple packed branded candy bars. These bars were intermediate in size between the old "junior" bars and the traditional size bars sold over the counter by Mars. It adopted the words fun size to describe this new category.
November 9, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word koselig
http://www.bustle.com/articles/122150-this-one-weird-trick-might-help-you-fight-seasonal-affective-disorderKoselig is a Norwegian word that roughly translates to "a sense of coziness." It's the idea that winter is a time for big fuzzy blankets, warm sweaters, snuggling, and tasty, hot beverages. Basically if a Pinterest board came to life, it would be the embodiment of koselig.
November 8, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word moose tracks
November 5, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word chemsex
https://reason.com/blog/2015/11/04/chemsex-panic-british-media-alleges-drugU.K. media and government officials are sounding the alarm over something called "chemsex," which involves—are you ready for this newfangled idea?—taking mind-altering substances and then having sex. Oblivious that they're describing something that has happened for literally all of time, British officials warn that "taking recreational drugs during sex can lead to a number of potentially harmful side effects including facilitating the spread of common STIs and HIV, but also serious mental health problems, such as anxiety, psychoses and suicidal tendencies."
November 4, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word Uberisation
http://www.intelligentinsurer.com/news/reinsurance-industry-must-adapt-to-changing-world-steingold-urges-7139“There’s a new word in the English lexicon, Uberisation, which basically means disrupting the market—and there is potential for the insurance industry to be disrupted by an ‘Uber’,” he said.
scarequotes commented on the word ultrapreneur
http://calgaryherald.com/entertainment/local-arts/w-brett-wilson-didnt-expect-bob-edwards-edward“Brett,” he says, “really embodies that principle of being an ultrapreneur — someone wanting to leave his mark on our community beyond his business interests, by supporting the philanthropic needs, not only of Calgary, but our country.”
scarequotes commented on the word Freeattle
http://realchangenews.org/2013/08/21/busting-myth-freeattleLiberal Seattle, long perceived as a veritable utopia of government-funded freebies, like shelter and meal programs, is sometimes mocked as “Freeattle.”
scarequotes commented on the word ecofiscal
http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/worsening-traffic-congestion-threatens-vancouvers-economy-our-health-warns-new-report-2069061.htmThe Commission termed these ecofiscal policies -- a new word to facilitate a new conversation about solutions guided by both economic and environmental objectives. The Commission is funded by several Canadian family foundations and Canadian corporations.
November 3, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word Straw Vulcan
http://www.ozy.com/rising-stars/self-help-the-bernerd-version/65127Reality: The president and co-founder of the nonprofit think tank known as CFAR (“see-far”) is a woman, 32-year-old Julia Galef. I meet her at the group’s headquarters in hippie-ish Berkeley, Calif. She has a glint of Anne Hathaway looks about her and is nerdy, sure, but also warm, chatty. As Galef would say, I have erred, falling prey to what she calls the Straw Vulcan, the fallacy that rational people are unemotional people. In her words, it’s time to update.
scarequotes commented on the word housetruck
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/look-at-these-adorable-tiny-homes-on-wheels-called-housetrucks“I said, ‘North! To Canada!’ But of course it took me five years to get across the border,” says Beck. Thus launched an odyssey that lasted seven years and four progressively elaborate homes on wheels. Or, if you prefer, housetrucks.
scarequotes commented on the word commutertainment
http://www.techradar.com/us/news/video/presto-customers-embrace-commute-streaming-1307998Presto claims its customers have embraced mobile streaming on the way to and from work, giving birth to the heinous term 'commutertainment'.
scarequotes commented on the word nunsploitation
http://digventures.com/2014/10/10-best-and-worst-horror-movies-featuring-archaeologists/Demonia (1980) In 1498, five nuns are brutally murdered and crucified by a mob of angry Sicilian villagers. 500 years later, along comes Paul Evans, the world’s most arrogant archeology professor and his superstitious pupil Liza. They’re here to look for Greek relics, but obviously Liza just can’t help but enter the long-sealed medieval convent nearby to unleash the nuns’ demonic spirits and a string of disgusting deaths. But is Liza the real killer? Or Paul? In this gory Italian nunsploitation flick, nothing is clear, but the deaths inflicted by everything from killer-cats to tortuous-trees are so gross you’ll be rolling on the floor like a pair of possessed eyeballs.
November 2, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word klittra
http://www.theguardian.com/society/shortcuts/2015/jun/22/klittra-sweden-new-word-female-masturbationSweden, you must stop! You’ve already given us so much: Abba; Ulrika Jonsson; a pocket of sociosexual egalitarianism in a modern, western world whose otherwise total commitment to untrammelled capitalism would surely destroy us all; Ikea meatballs. And now a word for female masturbation: klittra.
scarequotes commented on the word osmoroni
http://archive.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141101/NEWS/311010023/What-osmoroni-do-want-my-pizza-Researchers are testing a pepperoni alternative called osmoroni, which uses the same raw-meat material but presses it into a film that’s run through an osmotic dehydration bath, according to a meat-processing information poster provided by Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center’s Combat Feeding Directorate.
scarequotes commented on the word exclamaquest
Early, alternate name for the interrobang.
October 30, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word Floptober
scarequotes commented on the word orgytecture
http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/buildings-get-busy-in-this-kamasutra-of-architectureAt a glance, his portmanteau of architecture and the Kamasutra, the ancient Hindu book of sex, looks just like a series of black-and-white buildings, but the longer you look, the dirtier your mind—and the images—get. "It 's always fun to play with the architectural forms and volumes," Babina tells The Creators Project. "Interweave geometries as a sculptural body shaking in a voluptuous architectural embrace." One illustration introduces us to our favorite new word, "orgytecture," which is the only way we'll be able to think about the New York City skyline from now on.
scarequotes commented on the word Pakipino
http://danielmall.com/articles/epicurrence/Race is always an easy go-to minority designation for me. As a pretty unique mix—half-Pakistani, half-Filipino—I’m under no illusion that I’ll find other Pakipinos (that’s right) wherever I am unless my brother’s around. That said, of the seventy-some people in attendance, it was glaringly obvious that there were only a handful of us with slightly more pigment in our skin than others.
October 29, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word tech-quity
http://www.govtech.com/dc/articles/5-Things-Oakland-Should-Keep-In-Mind-During-the-Tech-Boom.htmlIn a welcome-to-Oakland letter to Uber executives, Schaaf defined tech-quity as providing “equitable access to top-notch training and jobs for our residents and fostering our local technology sector’s growth so it leads to shared prosperity.”
October 27, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word beertail
http://www.thestranger.com/food-and-drink/feature/2015/10/14/23001065/six-cocktails-made-better-with-beerPrior to the relatively recent cocktail renaissance, the closest beer and booze came to one another was in the classic working-stiff's combination of a beer and a shot. Now, however, the pressure to innovate has become so intense that what were once considered exotic additions to cocktails are barely worth a shrug. We are no longer moved by rare amari, syrah syrups, and sipping vinegars. So it's no surprise that beer has been elevated from a mere sidekick to a novel cocktail ingredient, giving us the beertail. (There's even an entire book dedicated to them—Cocktails on Tap by Portland cocktail dude Jacob Grier.)
October 23, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word interplanetary jet lag
scarequotes commented on the word conjoyment
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jessica-zemple/if-you-could-create-a-new_b_8353606.htmlIn Eric Weiner's book, The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, he points out that our society has many more words to describe "unpleasant emotional states than pleasant ones." He coined the term "conjoyment" to describe Swiss happiness, which is "more than contentment but less than full on joy." Think of it as a solid state of happiness where there are no peaks, like the majestic Matterhorn, or valleys, like Centovalli.
scarequotes commented on the word murture
http://www.pressreleaserocket.net/new-xulon-book-stops-readers-from-sleepwalking-through-life/352636/As a former teacher and therapist, Anderson developed “Murture” – a new word that combines maturity and nurture – a system of merging with God's unconditional love enabling reconnection to God's Truth planted in the core of your being (revealing true identity).
scarequotes commented on the word school refusal
http://newamericamedia.org/2014/02/a-diagnosis-for-kids-who-dont-want-to-go-to-school.phpSchool refusal in children and teenagers happens quite often. According to research, up to 5 percent of children have school refusal, which can occur at any age, but is more common at ages 5, 6, 10 and 11. School refusal is not a formal psychiatric diagnosis, but often associated with mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, which prompts these children to be seen by a psychiatrist.
October 22, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word photopinion
http://www.cultofmac.com/393420/millennials-get-opinions-they-care-about-in-new-ios-app/You can find out today whether exacly.me is exactly for you by going to the iTunes store and downloading the app for free. Even if you are the first in your circle of friends to have exacly.me, you can begin posting photopinions (exacly.me’s new word that combines photo and opinion) and immediately find other like-minded users.
scarequotes commented on the word drildo
http://www.bustle.com/articles/118676-max-greenfield-kills-naomi-campbell-on-ahs-hotel-now-shes-haunting-the-cortez-tooSo, the big question here is definitely focusing on what the hell Max Greenfield's character, Gabriel is doing still alive. Last we saw him he had been drildoed (new word) by the Addiction Demon and was then promptly sewed into a mattress by Sally, because that's where you put your valuables and dead junkies, I guess?
scarequotes commented on the word collagration
http://diginomica.com/2015/10/21/clouds-piffle-tibco-aims-to-help-users-build-whole-weather-systems/#.Vih08xCrSRsThe realisation is at last taking hold that not just integration, but something more functionally rich that combines integration with flexible collaboration – ‘collagration’ if you will permit – is now starting to come through as the goal.
scarequotes commented on the word dragophobe
http://www.wnd.com/2015/10/the-drag-gospel-festival-really/And if you have a hard time with any of this, you are a transphobe. You might even be a dragaphobe. (OK. It’s a new word that I coined for this column, but you get the point. That being said, I spotted an article written by a gay dad who confessed to having an irrational fear of drag queens!)
scarequotes commented on the word at name
https://twitter.com/MsPalmaa_Sparks/status/656632350206504961I love your at name @LodiiLodiiiii lmaooo i just noticed that lmao
October 21, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word radtrad
http://socrates58.blogspot.com/2013/03/origins-and-ongoing-evolution-of-term.htmlRadtrad (or sometimes, Rad-Trad, Rad Trad, etc.) is shorthand for "radical traditionalist". For background (at least from my own perspective) on the definitions of both "traditionalist" and my newly-coined term, radical Catholic reactionary (which I started using instead of radtrad on 3 August 2013), see the Introduction and Chapter One, respectively, of my 2012 book, Mass Movements.
scarequotes commented on the word demisexual
http://www.mtv.com/news/2354643/demisexual-awareness-letter/But there is that word. Asexual. There is the fact that you’ve never felt this way before. So you will go back to that word. You will look it up again and this time you will explore what it means, all its subsets and associated words. In your search you will come across a new word: demisexual.Someone who can only experience sexual attraction after an emotional bond has been formed. This bond does not have to be romantic in nature.
scarequotes commented on the word Skintangibles
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2015/10/18/my-new-favorite-thing-on-sports-television-is-skintangibles/Every Friday, Larry Michael — a Redskins senior vice president and the host of Redskins Nation — picks Washington’s upcoming game. Every week, he hands out check marks denoting an advantage in offense, defense, special teams and intangibles. And every week, he picks Washington to win, while giving the Redskins the edge in intangibles.Whether it started this way or not, the segment is now delivered with a bit of a wink, if I’m being honest. That wink became something grander in recent days, when the intangibles category was renamed “Skintangibles,” immediately becoming my choice for favorite new word of the year. And yes, Washington still has the edge.
scarequotes commented on the word unicorpse
http://www.computerworld.com/article/2991396/personal-technology/10-new-words-you-need-to-know-in-silicon-valley.htmlA "unicorpse" is a dead unicorn -- a startup that gains a valuation of more than $1 billion, then declines and fails before going public. This hasn't happened yet, but some say that Evernote might become the first "unicorpse."
scarequotes commented on the word quinquagintacorn
http://www.computerworld.com/article/2991396/personal-technology/10-new-words-you-need-to-know-in-silicon-valley.htmlA "quinquagintacorn" is a startup worth $50 billion or more. The only startup to achieve quinquagintacorn status is Uber, which completed a funding round in July that valued the company at around $51 billion -- which is why such a startup is also called an "ubercorn."
scarequotes commented on the word procrastatweeting
http://www.computerworld.com/article/2991396/personal-technology/10-new-words-you-need-to-know-in-silicon-valley.htmlUsing Twitter instead of doing whatever you're supposed to be doing is "procrastatweeting." It's good form to use it as a hashtag: #ProcrastaTweeting.
scarequotes commented on the word inculator
http://www.computerworld.com/article/2991396/personal-technology/10-new-words-you-need-to-know-in-silicon-valley.htmlThe new word inculator is, of course, a portmanteau of incubator and accelerator. An inculator is an accelerator that takes more time to develop ideas and build a business. They're accelerators such as Nine Plus, whose services aren't nearly as accelerated as they might because they feel entrepreneurs need more mentoring time -- typically about nine months.
scarequotes commented on the word dronevertising
http://www.computerworld.com/article/2991396/personal-technology/10-new-words-you-need-to-know-in-silicon-valley.htmlWith the rise (literally) of quadcopters -- a.k.a. drones -- I guess it was inevitable that some genius would realize that flying a drone around with a sign on it would be a great idea. And so "dronevertising" was born.
scarequotes commented on the word decicorn
http://www.computerworld.com/article/2991396/personal-technology/10-new-words-you-need-to-know-in-silicon-valley.htmlYou've heard the overused neologism unicorn, which describes a startup with a valuation above $1 billion. The idea was that such highly valued startups were so rare that seeing one was as rare as a unicorn sighting. Now there are herds of unicorns roaming Silicon Valley. At last count, there were 131 in the tech industry. In fact, startups have become so valuable that there are now some that are worth more than $10 billion. These are called "decicorns."
scarequotes commented on the word stralimitata
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/09/pope-francis-describes-his-trip-to-the-us.htmlHe struggled for a moment to find the right word to capture his stop in New York. According to the Associated Press, he just ended up inventing a new one: stralimitata. "In New York, a bit 'beyond all limits.'" The New York Times translated his quote as, “New York was a bit exuberant."
scarequotes commented on the word frugal innovation
http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/blogs/move-over-macgyver-new-word-street-frugal-innovationThe new Oxford dictionary defines the verb to macgyver as to "Make or repair (an object) in an improvised or inventive way, making use of whatever items are at hand."In the global development world, they give it a more respectable name: frugal innovation.
scarequotes commented on the word transfarency
http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/2015/10/southwest-creates-new-word-transfarency-for-new-advertising-campaign.html/HOUSTON — Southwest Airlines today unveiled a new advertising campaign called “transfarency” that focuses on its low fares and transparency in fees.
scarequotes commented on the word breastsleeping
http://news.nd.edu/news/61145-researchers-propose-breastsleeping-as-a-new-word-and-concept/McKenna and Gettler use the term breastsleeping to refer to bedsharing with breastfeeding in the absence of all known hazardous factors. The researchers hope to legitimize it to accommodate and support the millions of American breastfeeding mothers who bedshare as they better manage their milk supply, get more sleep, strengthen their attachments and validate their roles as mothers, especially if working.
scarequotes commented on the word pphubbing
https://www.fatherly.com/how-to-keep-technology-from-ruining-your-relationship-1410794048.htmlA few weeks ago, you learned the term "pphubbing," which describes what you do when you snub your partner in favor of intimate time with your phone. But while the term is new, the idea that technology can insert itself into your sex life like an IRL pop-up ad is probably not unfamiliar to you. Because if it were uncommon, then licensed marriage and family therapist Ian Kerner, PhD wouldn't be so damn successful.
scarequotes commented on the word floppy
New sense:https://charlessoule.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/on-an-age-old-controversy-floppy-or-trade/For those who don’t already know, a “floppy” is one of several comic industry terms for the 22-page pamphlet that many of us think of as the classic “comic book.” In most cases, they’re published for their respective series on a monthly basis (like magazines), and you can find them in comics specialty shops and at some newsstands and bookstores.
October 18, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word referendum president
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2015/08/11/lawrence-lessig-wants-to-run-for-president-in-a-most-unconventional-way/Lessig, a Harvard law professor and government reform activist, announced Tuesday morning that he was launching a presidential exploratory committee to run as what he called a "referendum president" with the chief purpose of enacting sweeping changes to the nation's political system and ethics laws.
scarequotes commented on the word mom boobs
http://ex-press.ca/pop-culture-decoder-mom-boobs/But because this is a column about decoding, specifics are needed. With that in mind, let’s abandon all propriety and break down the reasons that “mom boobs” are a thing.*
October 16, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word niplash
http://ex-press.ca/pop-culture-decoder-mom-boobs/Niplash: Let’s talk about the sadistic shopping-mall designers who place “mother’s rooms” inside noisy bathrooms. Do you know what happens when a latched baby suddenly jerks its head in response to a thunderous blast of cold air? My nipples do. Personal injury lawyers, take note.
scarequotes commented on the word tocks
Alternate definition: animal butt. http://cuteoverload.com/2009/08/14/what-are-tocks/
October 14, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word overcado
http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2015/oct/05/the-avocado-is-overcado-how-culture-caught-up-with-fashionThe history of the avocado and the modern history of popular culture are basically one and the same. I mean, no offence to Stephen Hawking, I’m sure black holes are also a big deal in their own way but, if you really want to get to grips with the meaning of modern life, look no further than the avocado. Or – to give it its most up-to-date name – the overcado
October 9, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word gunhumper
http://www.thestranger.com/blogs/slog/2015/10/09/22985317/update-those-school-shootings-timelinesNoted gunhumper John McCain quickly released a statement...
scarequotes commented on the word achievement beard
http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/all-hail-the-achievement-beardThe achievement beard—a marker of triumphant lassitude, the victory lap after a long job well done—has been gaining currency in recent years among men who might like to move through the world noticeably unnoticed. It has become standard issue for an entertainer on the comedown from a high-intensity career: Stephen Colbert donned a seaworthy achievement beard during the nine-month hiatus between his first show and his new post in Letterman’s stead, and Jon Stewart has been growing one since stepping down from “The Daily Show,” in August.
October 8, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word dickmatized
http://dlisted.com/2015/10/05/claire-danes-doesnt-really-regret-the-whole-billy-crudup-leaving-a-pregnant-mary-louise-parker-for-her-thing/First of all, most 24-year-olds are way past that “I’m so sweet and naive and don’t know anything” phase and it sounds like she was dickmatized. When she said, “Needed to explore that,” I heard, “Needed to explore that dick!”
October 7, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word cootiephobe
http://www.cracked.com/article_21722_5-kinds-pop-culture-news-stories-that-are-always-bs_p2.htmlMakes sense, right? Babies throw tantrums. MRAs are babies, so they're throwing tantrums. Except they weren't. This entire story came from one blog post on We Hunted The Mammoth, which centered around the anti-Furiosa furor on Return Of Kings, a site so viciously anti-woman even Al Bundy would yell at them to grow the fuck up. But RoK isn't a MRA site -- just some random cootiephobes -- and nowhere on Mammoth does it confuse the two. Every other site, desperate for traffic, did that.
scarequotes commented on the word garuda
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/12/education/edlife/great-midwest-trivia-contest.htmlThe last few questions in the contest, known as garudas, are the toughies. Below is the only garuda answered correctly this year. You have 10 minutes.
October 5, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word arsenalist
http://www.theatlantic.com/notes/all/2015/10/the-certainty-of-more-shootings/408763/That guy's defensive reaction to the "arsenalist" label is exactly what I'm after.Trying to respect and reason with mass collectors within the 35 percent of gun-owning households has gotten us absolutely nowhere. Nowhere. That's because arsenalists and "tactical" fetishists do not respect the rest of us. And the gun hustler industry thrives on this disrespect. This isn't about defense; it's about dominance. And people like your reader have done absolutely nothing to clean up the culture they perpetuate.
scarequotes commented on the word sweat-shaming
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/30/sweat-shamed-waited-for-my-coffee-at-starbucksEventually the caffeine kicked in and it hit me: I’d been sweat-shamed. Sweat-shaming is when someone points out your sweatiness as a way to signal disapproval. Like its counterparts, slut-shaming and fat-shaming, sweat-shaming is aimed mainly at women, who are actually not supposed to sweat at all.
October 1, 2015
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scarequotes commented on the word bros' gold
http://www.racked.com/2015/9/25/9398723/apple-iphone-6s-rose-goldApple's pink phone is hit on launch day. Re/code did some reconnaissance from Apple stores today in Los Angeles and San Francisco and found that many Apple fans in line were there to snag the rose gold version of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. As predicted, the pink phone was a hit with both male and female shoppers. "There’s enough guys getting rose gold that it should be called bros’ gold," said San Francisco Apple store shopper Dan Bentley told Re/Code. "Rose gold or bust," another male shopper said.
September 28, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word baby hair
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2997337/Is-style-ll-wearing-summer-Baby-hair-latest-beauty-trend-hit-catwalks-featured-Katy-Perry-FKA-Twigs.htmlBut it seems it is now about to become a blessing, as baby hair is one of THE beauty trends for this summer.As championed by the likes of FKA Twigs, Katy Perry and Rihanna, the short fluff around the top of the forehead is becoming a key accessory.
September 24, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word thighbrow
http://www.people.com/article/thighbrow-explained-photos-kardashiansOh, you haven't yet heard of "#thighbrow"? Well, we apologize for breaking the news to you, but now that you know about it, there's no going back. Here's everything you never needed or wanted to know about the latest body-posing trend, which accentuates that fold where your upper thigh hits your butt.
September 21, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word Waze left
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/09/the-end-of-the-waze-left/406468/The navigation app Waze is beloved for exploiting shortcuts, avoiding traffic, and proving that the shortest distance between two points is not always a straight line. But its sinuous directions can also be a source of annoyance for drivers, who are often asked to make treacherous left turns through oncoming traffic at dicey intersections.Now the company is studying how to limit those white-knuckled maneuvers, which have become known as the “Waze left.”
scarequotes commented on the word edgelord
https://medium.com/@srhbutts/i-m-sarah-nyberg-and-i-was-a-teenage-edgelord-b8a460b27e10Faced with an onslaught of angry reactionaries shouting at them and demanding they buy into their lies about who I am, everyone saw their transparent hysteria for exactly what it actually was: the decade-old account of a troubled young person raised on 4chan and internet edgelord culture trying to out-shock and out-troll the people around her.
September 15, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word cord never
http://mediashift.org/2015/04/how-cord-cutters-and-cord-nevers-became-cord-compromisers/But a look back at how the landscape has evolved shows, that for the very vocal “cord cutters” (those who seek to reduce their dependence on traditional cable channel bundles) or “cord nevers” (those who propose that they will never pay for a traditional cable channel lineup), the universe of content they sought at price points of their choosing never seemed to materialize. In both cases, it seems that perception has swerved far past and missed reality.
September 14, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word decoherence
http://www.vox.com/polyarchy/2015/9/11/9310873/decoherence-democracy-doomedWallach starts his essay by noting that a growing number of scholars have raised concerns that government policymaking institutions are operating in ways that are provisional at best, possibly bordering on illegitimate: "Caesarism. Government by Deal. Government by Waiver. Kludgeocracy. Lawless law... adhocracy," Wallach writes (providing useful links). He argues, however, that these are all just pieces of a larger puzzle: "The deeper and greater problem is — if I can be forgiven for adding yet another label to the already lengthy list —decoherence."Wallach borrows "decoherence" from quantum mechanics, and takes the term to describe the condition where "elements of a system that had been interacting become disconnected from each other, no longer sharing information"
September 11, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word quit lit
http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/09/dont-quit-your-day-job/404671/Lately, though, the modernist genre has taken on a more modern flair. The “goodbye to all that” essay has expanded into a less literary form that has come to be known, ironically, as “quit lit.” The term, if not the genre, is currently most prevalent in academia, a field that has recently birthed a spate of “why I quit teaching” essays.
September 10, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word kikeservative
http://www.vox.com/2015/9/8/9276719/nrorevolt-cuckservativesThe #NRORevolt is a backlash to the National Review's historic role as the self-appointed monitor of what is and is not an acceptably mainstream view in the American conservative movement, including its sporadic "purges" of excessively anti-Semitic or racist elements. But it relies in part on a broader critique that the mainstream right is filled with "cuckservatives" who refuse to stand up for white interests and are laying the groundwork for LGBTQ equality, and encompasses an ugly critique of Jewish "kikeservatives" and other anti-Semitic themes.
September 9, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word litefeet
http://www.vulture.com/2015/09/how-litefeet-moved-from-subway-to-mainstream.htmlWhereas break-dancing is about getting down on the floor, litefeet is all jumps and fast floaty footwork performed to dance music and chants. (See the basics below.) Its most visible promoter has been Goofy, leader of the WaffleNYC crew, who turned litefeet into “It’s Showtime!” on the subway. Joyful to some commuters, irritating to others, it now gets performers arrested. But the creators have moved on: Goofy has been dancing in ads in Europe, and Mr. YouTube runs NYCHA-funded classes, wearing shirts and hats from his four sponsors. This summer, Pharrell and P. Diddy flew Mr. YouTube, Kidd Patt, and SpaceMan to L.A. for a video. “In New York,” Kidd Patt says, “people ask what kind of dance I’m doing,” he says. “My goal is to have them be, like, Oh, that’s litefeet!”
September 8, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word hit-to-kill
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/foreigners/2015/09/why_drivers_in_china_intentionally_kill_the_pedestrians_they_hit_china_s.single.htmlHit-to-kill cases continue, and hit-to-kill drivers regularly escape serious punishment. In January a woman was caught on video repeatedly driving over an old man who had slipped in the snow. In April a school bus driver in Shuangcheng was accused of driving over a 5-year-old girl again and again. In May a security camera filmed a truck driver running over a young boy four times; the driver claimed that he had never noticed the child.
September 5, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word Maximum of Maximums
http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2015/09/the-disaster-next-time/403063/The people who try to keep the nation ready for these doomsday scenarios call them the Maximums of Maximums, or the MOMs. You might call them the mothers of all disasters. The term comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and for the feds, it generally includes a small universe of possibilities: a major hurricane, a major earthquake, or an improvised nuclear device.
September 3, 2015
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scarequotes commented on the word sadcom
http://www.vulture.com/2015/09/rise-of-the-sadcom.htmlBut the emerging American comedy, whether it be animated or live-action, carries with it neither sincere escapism nor cynical nihilism. Consider them sadcoms — the raw, honest, surprisingly hopeful, long-gestating progeny of M*A*S*H. Louie was perhaps the genre's modern groundbreaker, showing a person with often-reprehensible morals trying and failing to work against them, for the sake of the many good people around him and a next generation he clearly cares a great deal about. It was shocking, difficult, and heartbreaking, and its honesty resounded deeply with its audience.
scarequotes commented on the word fowling
http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/2015/0721/A-strike-or-a-bonk-Football-plus-bowling-creates-Fowling-in-MichiganChris Hutt owns the Fowling Warehouse, a 34,000-square-foot repurposed industrial site in Hamtramck that's devoted to a football/bowling hybrid sport — fowling — he and some buddies invented while tailgating years ago at the Indianapolis 500.
August 31, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word Netflix and chill
scarequotes commented on the word shade balls
http://www.vox.com/2015/8/11/9130563/shade-balls-are-californias-most-mesmerizing-water-saving-trickThose are municipal workers in Los Angeles dumping "shade balls" into one of the city's reservoirs. The balls help maintain water quality by blocking sunlight, thereby preventing hazardous reactions with the chlorine and bromide in the water. (The shade balls also reduce evaporation, though this is a much smaller benefit.)
August 11, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word biketender
http://www.geekwire.com/2015/uber-moves-on-from-kittens-and-ice-cream-biketenders-will-deliver-booze-directly-to-you/Tomorrow and Saturday, a bicycling bartender, or “biketender,” will deliver cocktails you order up via the Uber app. On Friday, those downtown can enjoy the biketender delivered goods between 2 and 6 p.m., and the bikes move to Capitol Hill on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
August 6, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word escalator helicopter
http://gawker.com/5992746/teen-tries-to-perform-an-escalator-helicopter-ends-up-crashingWhile at the Colorado Springs Mall last week, Joe Szklarski decided to try the "escalator helicopter" trick he saw someone do on YouTube.
July 28, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word gender contamination
http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2013/08/gender_contamination_when_women_buy_a_product_men_flee.htmlGender contamination captures the cultural disapproval that takes place when objects seen as having a strong gender identity are used by the wrong gender. Unilever’s vice president of skin care, Rob Candelino, told me that before Dove launched a cleansing bar specifically for men in 2010, the company’s research showed that men made up as much as a third of those using the traditional Dove beauty bar. But the original product was strongly associated with women, and as a result the men were using the product in a passive way, often letting their wives or girlfriends buy it, and “probably not telling their guy friends,” Candelino says. The beauty bar’s potential for growth among men was limited so long as it stayed a beauty bar.
July 27, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word cuckservative
http://dailycaller.com/2015/07/23/whats-behind-the-cuckservative-slur-nsfw/So what does this have to do with conservatism or politics? By supporting immigration reform, criminal justice reform, etc., a white conservative is therefore surrendering his honor and masculinity (and it won’t be long before his women folk are compromised, as well!). A cuckservative is, therefore, a race traitor.
July 25, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word nose-to-tail lemonade
July 17, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word ghosting
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/26/fashion/exes-explain-ghosting-the-ultimate-silent-treatment.htmlWhat’s Ghosting?Ghost, a word more commonly associated with Casper, the boy who saw dead people and a 1990 movie starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, has also come to be used as a verb that refers to ending a romantic relationship by cutting off all contact and ignoring the former partner’s attempts to reach out.
June 29, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word centennial
http://www.businessinsider.com/move-over-millennials-youre-already-obsolete-2015-6Step aside, millennials!You're already toast in the eyes of advertisers.The new hot thing? "Centennials."What's a centennial? A younger, better version of a millennial.
June 26, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word stromo
http://www.vulture.com/2015/06/is-channing-tatum-a-stromo.html"Straight male stars aren't stressed out at being perceived as gay or extremely gay-friendly," she writes in a piece for THR. "Far from feeling stigmatized, they welcome the gay gaze, staring invitingly and modeling shirtless on the covers of such gay magazines as Out and The Advocate, or both." And she has a word to identify this new species of men: "Stromos" — that is, "straight homos."
scarequotes commented on the word abandominium
June 22, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word power-bald
http://www.vulture.com/2015/06/rob-corddry-encounter.htmlIt’s easy to see why he’s become the go-to for such roles. Whatever the male equivalent of Resting Bitch Face is, Corddry has it: He’s white and power-bald, with a sporty build and small eyes perfect for narrowing into indignant slits or dilating into lecherous orbs, and he favors the kind of bawdy humor he perfected as a correspondent on The Daily Show from 2002 to 2006, where he reported on, among other things, the power of the North Korean Taepodong (try to say it out loud without snickering).
June 18, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word landwhale
http://www.vox.com/2015/6/11/8767035/fatpeoplehate-reddit-banThe users of FPH referred to themselves "shitlords" and "shitladies," a mild acknowledgment that they knew they were mean people. And they would call the fat people they were laughing at names like "hamplanet," "landwhale," and "butterbeast."
June 15, 2015
scarequotes commented on the word butterbeast
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