Definitions

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  • n. A small pulpy or juicy fruit containing several seeds and having a thin skin, such as a grape.

Etymologies

Latin ūva ("grape"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Don't look at me! I'm just sayin'.... ;-)

    August 6, 2008

  • I wouldn't eat it with relish or mustard.

    August 6, 2008

  • I actually know lots of people who eat it with relish.

    Not with relish. I mean, with enjoyment. And perhaps a dab of mustard.

    August 5, 2008

  • Correct.
    Here's the 411 on scrapple: don't eat it. Although I'm sure there's someone out there somewhere who just loaded a piece of it up with marmite and scarfed it down! *hork*

    August 5, 2008

  • *thinks of pink elephants*

    Thanks for the 411 explanation. Thanks for helping my life to remain scrapple free.

    August 5, 2008

  • Bilby: 411 is a directory assistance phone number you can dial throughout the United States (and Canada?). The term has come to mean "information" in the general sense, as in giving someone the lowdown. So when dontcry gave the giant hairy bear of a man in Maryland the 411, she was telling him that you can, in fact, buy beer and wine somewhere in Maryland on a Sunday, you brute--at the Safeway in Montgomery County. Right, dontcry?

    I can't talk about Scrapple. Several decades living in Philadelphia and I still can't bring myself to eat the stuff.

    August 5, 2008

  • Scrapple you can get by just clicking on the link and reading the WeirdNET definition, or any of the dictionary links. I was using it as an example of a negative side-effect of living in PA, but some people really like it.

    411 is your own problem, you leather-eared mutant. :) (P.S. quit thinking about my butt.)

    August 5, 2008

  • Whoa, grog monsters! Before we go any further may I please have clarification on the following items:
    scrapple
    411
    Thank you.

    August 5, 2008

  • In Louisiana, you can buy wine, beer and some liquor in the grocery store. Or, if you're in a hurry, just grab a drive-through daiquiri...

    August 5, 2008

  • That's why we left! We do go back for the pretzels, though.

    You can buy beer and wine in the Safeway in Montgomery County, MD.

    You cannot buy alcohol of any kind anywhere on Sunday in Garrett County, MD. Make a note of that if you plan to vacation in the Deep Creek area.

    A few years ago my brother and I nearly pulled the handles off the beer cooler in "convenience" store there. Thinking it was just a case of really good sealing material on the door, we yanked and yanked until our arms nearly fell off. Then a giant hairy bear of a man asked us what the hell we were doing so we told him his doors were stuck. He "informed" us that you can NOT buy alcohol on Sunday ANYWHERE in Maryland. I crooked my finger and gave him a "psst" to bring his ear down closer to me. You should have seen the look on his face when I gave him the 411! Priceless. I swear that man up and moved out of Garrett County the next day! My brother and my husband drove to West Virginia to score some wine for dinner...

    August 5, 2008

  • Oh yes, there are many benefits to living in PA! It's just that being able to obtain alcohol without a signed, handwritten note from your parents is not among them. ;-)

    P.S. Soft pretzels are Food of the Holy Ones.

    August 5, 2008

  • Well, I'm sure there are some benefits to living in PA. Good cheesesteaks, for one thing. Umm... shitty roads... stupid alcohol laws... scrapple... soft pretzels! There's one!

    August 4, 2008

  • Don't rub it in.

    Signed, Living in PA

    August 4, 2008

  • Also in Virginia, Mississippi, and I think Vermont.

    August 4, 2008

  • Only in Queensland. :P

    August 3, 2008

  • You can buy beer in the supermarket?

    August 2, 2008

  • You can buy porn in the supermarket?

    August 2, 2008

  • Bilby: Heheheheh, at least it lets them buy their beer and their porn at the same place in the supermarket.

    August 2, 2008

  • Ooh, burn!
    XXXX is festy.

    August 2, 2008

  • Sakha, too right about Queenslanders. Next thing they'll be calling their beer xxxx because they can't spell!

    August 2, 2008

  • Easy for native Pennsylvanians, dontcry. :-)

    August 2, 2008

  • Awww, c_b. You're just two cwever!

    August 2, 2008

  • Slippery Rock?

    August 2, 2008

  • I went to "The Rock." Can you guess?

    August 2, 2008

  • Just thought I'd contribute a bit:

    The University of Western Australia is called UWA, and is full of potential lawyers.

    The University of South Australia is called UniSA, as the Americans have taken USA away from us.

    The University of Victoria, which should be called UV, and could be called UVA, is commonly referred to as UVic, which sound like a Slavic adjective for a part of the human anatomy.

    The University of New South Wales is called UNSW, which sounds like an obscure United Nations program.

    The University of Queensland is simply known as UQ, as Queenslanders are bogans and cannot digest longer acronyms.

    There is no University of the Northern Territory, as nobody lives there because there are too many crocodiles.

    The University of Tasmania doesn't have an acronym, because Tasmanians are weird and look like hobbits.

    August 2, 2008

  • Equally odd (??) is the fact that the University of Pennsylvania is almost never called UPA, despite the fact that Pennsylvania is the only state beginning with the letter P. But most of the rest of the state usually makes sense.

    Well, some of the time.

    December 31, 2007

  • VA is for Virginia. If it were just UV it could be the University of Vermont, or ultraviolet. Several pages on their website list the abbreviation as "UVa," or even "U.Va." But mostly it's UVA.

    Strangely, the University of Vermont, though VT is for Vermont, is not called UVT, but is called UVM. Go figure. And the University of Mississippi, which you'd think would be called UM, or even UMS, is actually called Ole Miss.

    All this means is that Virginians make sense, and Vermont (where I lived for several years) and Mississippi (where I also lived for a few) do not.

    December 31, 2007

  • What does the "A" stand for? Shouldn't this be just "UV" or "U of V"?

    December 31, 2007

  • It also means "grape" in Spanish ;-)

    December 31, 2007

  • Jennaren--among the many ways I disappointed my father was not going there, as did he and most of my family on that side. But I heard a lot about it. And Charlottesville is one of my favorite places on earth.

    You can stop sobbing now, bilby--UVA is the University of Virginia.

    December 31, 2007

  • I don't get it. Am I not a cavalier? *sobs*

    December 31, 2007

  • Did you go there?

    December 31, 2007

  • Only a cavalier would get this one. Nice, jennaren...

    December 30, 2007

  • Wa-hoo wa!

    December 30, 2007