Recession is the decline in a country's gross domestic product (GDP), or negative real economic growth, for two or more successive quarters of a year. The term recession, however, has been utilized in recent decades by politicians to distort the economic outlook and reframe in more positive terms rather than have to address the looming economic depression.
Ralph: Dude, the feds just lowered interest rates and backed a takeover of a large investment bank after acknowledging that we might be in a recession.
Ted: This recession's been going on since Bush took over. How long until we call it an economic depression?
An ambiguous entity that typically occupies the upper floors of buildings belonging to corporations. Management creates policies, procedures, and various directives designed to stagnate a workforce’s creativity while simultaneously providing obstacles to the accomplishment of work.
Ted: Oh, my God! Now I have to fill out this stupid checklist and run it through QA before I can start the machine after shift changeover.
First coined in the movie "Hot Shots!", walleye vision is a condition wherein the afflicted person's eyesight becomes skewed to the perspective of a walleye fish. The condition can only be corrected with a multioptipupiloptomy.
Jim 'Wash Out' Pfaffenbach: I just got kicked out of the unit. My flight status has been withdrawn. I'm through, Dead Meat!
Pete 'Dead Meat' Thompson: What happened?
Jim 'Wash Out' Pfaffenbach: It's my eyes. I've got walleye vision.
Pete 'Dead Meat' Thompson: Isn't there something that can be done?
Jim 'Wash Out' Pfaffenbach: Well, there's a delicate corneal inversion procedure... a multioptipupiloptomy. But, in order to keep from damaging the eye sockets, they've got to go in through the rectum. Ain't no man going to take that route with me!
Term used to describe the role that some divorced fathers fulfill, whereby they tend their biological children during certain prescribed times during the year (much like a vacation) rather than be a father full time.
Maria: You can take the children weekends during the summer.
Ted: No way! I'm not going to be a Disneyland Dad!