a substitute for shit in a situation where you can't curse words. e.g. a high school sporting event, a youth soccer game. (very useful when you have gotten halfway to making a curse word mistake, a faux pas, shit morphs into shingle quite naturally.)
Don't think you sound odd, you sound polite in front of other people's kids.
something that looks like the real deal, but is actually rather less than that just average.
Originally started as marijuana slang, it referred to weed that looked like the mack daddy, but was actually only middies. So the "pretendica" has now become generally thus, something that looks great, but is actually only okay, so-so, average at best.
something that has the capacity of pretending or is in the act of pretending or faking it.
when something is sick and wrong, even gruesome, but yet somehow still enthralling. One can’t condone or perhaps even accept what one is seeing, but one can’t look away either. Jackass, a public hanging, a NASCAR crash, two girls 1 cup, instant replays of a football injury, much of reality TV.
Dude, that was a bittersick sack LT laid on the Skins quarterback last night! Did you see it? The bone was sticking out of his leg. And they showed the replay over and over. Bittersick.
What that guy ate on Fear Factor last night, that shit was bittersick.