from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang An unexpected variation or reversal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sneaky, unexpected, or clever swap or exchange.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a sudden and unexpected change or reversal of position, attitude, or action.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sudden unexpected switch
How would you react if your mate pulled a name switcheroo?
: 3) Sudden ‘All your heroes are belong to us’ switcheroo is sudden and nobody in my circles predicted that one, so speculation around the LCS is making for some animated discussions.
Now, some of the modern IDists might have not known about the word switcheroo, or at least have plausible deniability although I suspect that everyone on the long list of reviewers at the front of the 1989 Pandas, which includes many modern IDists, must have seen and commented on pre-ID drafts of Pandas, even if they don’t remember it.
The holiday name switcheroo follows centuries of American (not-exactly) Indians generally trying to help their "discoverers," including you-know-who, as well as to co-exist with subsequent settlers and their multiplying progeny (including mine), to convert to Christianity, and to sign treaties (if under duress) with the governments that treated them so shabbily.
In other words, the Supreme Court has already decided issue, unless a mere word switcheroo makes a legal difference.
However, the switcheroo is an old bit of artifice dusted off from the 1990s, when it was successfully performed twice in Toronto courts - within a month of each other.
Bloomberg's "switcheroo" at City Hall is underway.
The same kind of switcheroo happened at the end of the 1970s: Enter punk and New Wave and a whole new painful vocabulary of cool.
For McCain, apparently it means pulling a serious 'switcheroo'.
No way, Jose -- we wouldn't give that knave a chance to play the old "switcheroo" game on us.