Posts tagged words
Posts tagged words
I use these words rather often, I did not know that they had become out of date.
With all of the words we say we’ve stopped using some particularly wonderful ones
When on earth did people stop using most of these words?
Wh-what do you mean? These are the words I use on a daily basis!
I must be very old, regardless I feel young. Mayhaps I will use fewer of them so as to not seem pompous.
All the time!
omfg i am so sorry to all you non-native english speakers that need to learn this shit
this is utter gibberish to me
knock that “that” nonsense off.
That is too long of a word for something I give no fucks about.
Definition: To describe something worthless.
- A shape in a drape
A well-dressed person. “Usually she just wears jeans, but she sure is a shape in a drape in that dress.”
- Bright disease
To know too much. “He has bright disease. Make sure he doesn’t rat us out.”
- Claws sharp
Being well-informed on a number of subjects. “Reading Mental Floss keeps your claws sharp.”
- Dixie fried
Drunk. “It’s Friday and the eagle flies tonight. Let’s go get dixie fried.”
- Everything plus
Better than good-looking. “He wasn’t just built, he was everything plus.”
- Focus your audio
Listen carefully. “Shut your trap and focus your audio. This is important.”
- Gin mill cowboy
A bar regular. (A gin mill is a bar.) “Cliff Clavin was the _flossiest gin mill cowboy of all time.”
- Hanging paper
Paying with forged checks. “I hope that chick who stole my purse last week goes to jail for hanging paper.”
- Interviewing your brains
Thinking. “I can see you’re interviewing your brains, so I’ll leave you alone.”
- Jungled up
Having a place to live, or specific living arrangements. “All I know is that he’s jungled up with that guy he met at the gin mill last month.”
- Know your groceries
To be aware, or to do things well. (Similar to Douglas Adams’ “know where your towel is.”) “You can’t give a TED Talk on something unless you really know your groceries.”
- Lead sled
A car, specifically one that would now be considered a classic model. “His parents gave him their old lead sled for his sixteenth birthday.”
- Mason-Dixon line
Anywhere out of bounds, especially regarding personal space. “Keep your hands above the Mason-Dixon line, thanks.”
- Noodle it out
Think it through. “You don’t have to make a decision right now. Noodle it out and call me back.”
- Off the cob
Corny. “Okay, some of this old Beat slang is kinda off the cob.”
- Pearl diver
A person who washes dishes. “I’m just a pearl diver at a greasy spoon, but it’s a job.”
- Quail hunting
Picking up chicks. “I’m going quail hunting and you’re my wingman.”
- Red onion
A hole in the wall; a really crappy bar. “I thought we were going somewhere nice but he just took me to the red onion on the corner.”
- Slated for crashville
Out of control. “That girl’s been in college for five minutes and is already slated for crashville.”
- Threw babies out of the balcony
A big success; interchangeable with “went down a storm.” “I was afraid the party would suck, but it threw babies out of the balcony.”
An ex, a person you used to date. “I ran into my used-to-be in Kroger’s and I looked terrible.”
- Varicose alley
The runway in a strip club. “Stay in school or you’ll be strutting varicose alley, girls.”
- Ways like a mowing machine
An agricultural metaphor for impressive sexual technique, from the song “She’s a Hum Dinger” by Buddy Jones. “She’s long, she’s tall / She’s a handsome queen / She’s got ways like a mowing machine.” (Let us know if any of you ever successfully pull this one off in conversation.)
- X-ray eyes
To understand something, to see through confusion. “That guy is so smart. He’s got x-ray eyes.”
A thousand dollars. “Yeah, it’s nice, but rent is half a yard a week. Let’s jungle up somewhere else.”
- Zonk on the head
A bad thing. “It stormed all night and we lost power, but the real zonk on the head was when hail broke the bedroom window.”
“Noun is a playful artist’s book about words and their definitions. It is like an exquisite corpse with words.
Starting with 27 real English words, each word and its definition has been divided into two parts. By turning the pages, you get to mix and match the word halves to create humorous and nonsensical new words and meanings.
With over 700 different combinations, this book is the perfect item for bibiophiles, lexicographers, writers, and any lover of words.
Here are a few examples of words and definitions you can put together:
whisper + umbrella = whisbrella: A low sibilan utterance for sheltering one from rain and sun.
banana + onomatopoeia = bananpoeia: A large herbaceous perennial tropical plant that bears fruit imitating the sound of the thing or action signified.
muffin + tyrant = muffrant: A quick bread made of batter unrestrained by law or constitution.
nomenclature + ancestry = nomencestry: A system or set of names for things derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor or ancestors.”
Someone, please please please get me this.
- In the ketchup: Operating at a deficit
- John Hollowlegs: A hungry man [hobo use]
- Lobbygow: One who loafs around an opium den in hopes of being offered a free pipe
- Happy cabbage: A sizable amount of money to be spent on…
Needed this today! - S