Tag Archives: Urban Dictionary

Wordnesday

Increase your vocabulary using Urban Dictionary.

blogorrhea ”” To write a blog entry just for the sake of posting an entry, not because you have done anything interesting today.

“I couldn’t really think of anything good to blog about, so my last post was real blogorrhea.”

hostage lunch ”” Meal purchased by the company, often pizza, and delivered for employees who bosses require them to attend a meeting or work over their lunch hour.

“I was planning on running some errands over my lunch hour, but the VP is keeping us in a meeting. At least he ordered us hostage lunch.”

Now, write them five times and use them in a sentence.

Wordnesday

Increase your vocabulary using Urban Dictionary.

20-Minute Rule ”” The rule that gives you the right to leave your place of employment 20 minutes after your boss leaves the building.

“Dude, my boss just left! 20-minute rule is in effect!”

5
1. The number of fingers on one hand, or a hand slap involving the hand and this many fingers.
2. The police. Short for “five-o.”
3. A number between 4 and 6.
4. Short for “five minutes.”

“Nice job on the 7-Eleven, man, give me 5! Now let’s hit up this Dunkin Donuts. Oh, darn, the 5 are in there! 5 of them, dawg! Better wait 5.”

Now, write them five times and use them in a sentence.

Wordnesday

Increase your vocabulary using Urban Dictionary.

Enterdrainment ”” Any passive form of entertainment that is so incredibly mind numbing that it sucks the intelligence from the listener or viewer; ultimately over time reducing (or limiting) them to a simplistic proto-human mental state, incapable of cognition or rational thought. Sports, Celebrity gossip, Country music, Talk radio, Call-in shows, Soap operas and Reality TV are considered by many to be enterdrainment.

Marble Ceiling ”” Discriminatory barrier keeping a certain class of people out of an upper echelon of American government.  Distinguished from a glass ceiling because not only is this class prevented from rising to the next level, they cannot even see what is going on up there. Coined by incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Jan 3, 2007. “When my colleagues elect me as speaker on January 4, we will not just break through a glass ceiling, we will break through a marble ceiling.”

Now, write them five times and use them in a sentence. Preferably, the same sentence.

Wordnesday

I seem to have trouble posting a real blog on Wednesdays for some reason, so here’s a new blog feature that will run on Wednesdays in BeckyLand. That will probably run on Wednesdays. That has the potential to run on most many some Wednesdays in BeckyLand. That will run whenever I say it will run.

I love my Urban Dictionary so I’m going to share some of my favorites with you here.

• connectile dysfunction
1. The inability to gain or maintain an internet connection.
2. The inability to print, email, or get to the internet.
“My computer had connectile dysfunction (CD) yesterday, so I couldn’t check my email.”

• multislacking ”” Doing multiple slacker-esque things concurrently.
“I’m the king of multislacking. I spend hours a day surfing the net, watching random TV shows, and eating week-old pizza.”

• truthenize
1.To brilliantly inform someone of a harsh truth that they were either ignorant of or tried with everything they have to ignore. The resulting truth leaves the liar impotent. Powerless. Usually a truth about themselves. Like Euthenize. But with the truth.

2. To call someone out on a huge lie.

“Man, the Scooter Libby indictment and the lack of WMD in Iraq fully truthenized Rumsfeld and Cheney.”

“Dude, at the end of A Few Good Men, Jack Nicholson gets truthenized.”

Got any other good ones?

Only Three Books

Here’s something interesting. It’s not necessarily a “bad retail behavior” story, but it’s thought-provoking.

Apparently, a well-dressed gentleman stopped in a bookstore and informed the employees that he’d just been sentenced to six months at the workhouse and would be allowed to take three books with him.

He selected Dianetics by L. Ron Hubbard (possibly because of the heft of the volume), Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, and an unmemorable third.

This episode turned into a parlor game for all the booksellers, as in, “If I were sentenced to six months in the workhouse and could only take three books with me, what would I take?”

Because I’m always expecting the authorities on my doorstep, I want to be ready so I’ve been thinking about my three choices.

zippy

One …  I’d bring A GIRL NAMED ZIPPY – GROWING UP SMALL IN MOORELAND, INDIANA by Haven Kimmel.

It’s one of the very few books I’ve lifted to “You Betcha, I’ll Read It Again” status. I love it with every fiber of my being. It does three things to me simultaneously … laugh hysterically, break my heart thus turning me into a little puddle of sobbing Becky, and curse the day the writing bug bit me because I’ll never be Haven Kimmel.

Two …  I’d bring THE TAO OF POOH and THE TE OF PIGLET, by Benjamin Hoff

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because really, is there any other way to learn the Chinese philosophy of Taoism? No. No, there is not. Technically, you can find both books in one volume. Alas, I don’t own it. But if I’m only allowed one, I’d choose Piglet because I believe in the virtue of the small.

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urban-dictionaryThree …  my URBAN DICTIONARY compiled by Aaron Peckham.  I would spend my incarceration memorizing every delicious word and then come out saying things like …

D’s been giving me heat ”˜cause I slang bricks.

That concert was hellza cool!

Oooh! I love this song. Let me get my dance on while I lean back.

Yo, check it! Sista got Tyrese on mad lockdown again this weekend. Brotha won’t be able to hang.

And of course I’ll start calling everyone “holmes.”

Holla back at me with the three books you’d take to the joint with you.