Internet slang usually seen in message boards and chat rooms. It is often found at the end of a question and used to find out if anyone is there and reading what you write. The word comes from the method of poking something with a stick to see if it is still alive.
Hey, is anybody there? (poke poke)
A german chess word meaning time pressure, or literally "time emergency". If you are playing a timed chess game and you are very close to having used up your entire allowed time for the game, you have a zeitnot on your hands.
Even thinking about a zeitnot causes me to blunder :(
The roundabout way you have to convince certain stoners of things. Common tactics include using their delusions against them, inductive leaps, and citing universally held stoner beliefs.
Stoner: Woooo! I am mighty!
Neighbor: Dude thinks he can fly. Don't argue, or he'll jump to prove it.
Friend: What am I supposed to say?
Neighbor: Dunno. Use stoner logic.
Friend: Hey Lawrence! Where's your cape and mask, man?
Stoner: Oh shit! Um...
Friend: Lawrence, get your ass back in the house before everyone knows your secret identity!
Stoner: Shhh! I'm goin'! Quite sayin' my name!
Neighbor: Well played.
This is a way of cheating at video games. Basically, the player backs up game files (usually savegame files) and then restores them after dying. The result is that the player never really dies and beats the game much more quickly, taking much of the fun out of the game. As far as I know, this originated in the rec.games.roguelike.nethack newsgroup.
From the rec.games.rougelike.nethack newsgroup: "You should be aware, however, that there is a general consensus that savescumming is actually detrimental to the development of proper playing skills"
A snitch or informant. A person who gossips about someone or who gives information about them to authorities, often in exchange for something.
"We were followed. A few seconds after we dropped off our local stringer on a street corner, he was grabbed and hustled into a car by three men working for one of the cartels." -- from an NPR Morning Edition story on Michoacan drug violence
Eyes that roll around in your head. Often found on dolls, muppets, etc. You can buy a box of them at most craft stores in varying sizes. This word was used on Sesame Street.
My god, look at that crazy drunk pirate's googalie eye!
1) human resources
violation - breaking policies set in place by the Human Resources
Departmant of the company you work for. Often the policy in question has to do with improper language in the workplace, in which case this becomes a synonym for saying something rude, crude, or politically incorrect.
2) human rights
violation - taking away the rights people have as a result of being human. Torture, slave labor, and genocide are some examples of human rights violations.
1) "You have made countless dirty jokes, off-color remarks, and racist, sexist, and homophobic comments, and forced the rest of us to pretend to be amused. In short, you are, as another co-worker put it, 'a walking H.R. violation'"
-- from an anonymous letter on a website called Kiss My Freckled Ass Goodbye
2) "Helsinki Commission Speaks out on HR Violation in Russia"
-- a headline on Human Rights House Network's website