8 definitions by Laniidae

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When a baby's teeth first appear, what is really cut is the gums as the teeth push through them. The Oxford English Dictionary gives "cut" in this sense, with "tooth" or "teeth" as the object, in quotations going back to 1677.

Babies and puppies chew on things when they are "cutting teeth." The way I've heard the expression is in reference to how one gained experience. "I 'cut my teeth on' writing funeral notices for a newspaper."

Other toothsome expressions: "to cut one's eyeteeth" or "to cut one's wisdom teeth." Mr. Funk says the first means: "To acquire wisdom; to learn the ways of the world. An eyetooth is a canine tooth, the third from the center in the upper jaw. The expression is somewhat literal, for the implication is that by the time a person has got his permanent set of canine teeth, has reached the age of twelve or fourteen, he has passed out of babyhood and has reached years of discretion. This working of the saying appears to have originated in the United States, first recorded in 1870 by the essayist, Ralph Waldo Emerson, though undoubtedly long in use before that date. The British version, dating to the early eighteenth century, is 'to have one's eyeteeth' or 'to have one's eyeteeth about one.' The usage differs slightly, carrying the implication of alertness against chicanery; that is, to use one's knowledge and experience in one's dealings." From "2107 Curious Word Origins, Sayings & Expressions from White Elephants to a Song and Dance" by Charles Earle Funk (Galahad Book, New York, 1993). A second source says: "If wisdom does come with age, 'to cut one's wisdom teeth' is more appropriate, for these are cut at the ages of 17 to 25 and up to age 50! These molars have been known as 'dentes sapientiae,' 'teeth of wisdom,' since the time of Hippocrates." From "Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins" by Robert Hendrickson (Facts on File, New York, 1997).
1) Though a fine officer in the marines, General KT first cut his teeth in leadership and character as an Eagle Scout. 2) I cut my teeth on making homemade rockets while I was a high school student in the engineering club.
by Laniidae March 16, 2008
NOUN
A white girl, especially a blonde female. An American girl.

Juero: A white (American) boy.

Spanish Slang Term: juera, juero, las jueras, los jueros
La juera es muy bonita. The white chick is very pretty.

A white girl does not use this word to describe herself.
Term more often used in a Spanish sentence, by Spanish speakers, pointing out a particular white person.
by Laniidae August 09, 2006
Orgasms or erotic stimulations that occur spontaneously and unexpectedly despite the lover not being in the room or any sexual activity or contact occuring. Echo orgasms are inspired mental activity and physiological reactions that come after 'monster thumping sex' and the body is still craving and aching for the lover long after intercourse has occured. Usually the person suffering an 'echo orgasm' has a boner, a wierd smirky smile for no reason, has a visible cramp, is distracted while driving or working, or may engage in masturbation while crying out his/her lover's name in the middle of the day for no reason. If you get these, ride the waves and keep the lover. Also known as an 'aftershock orgasm.'
After a romantic night of 'monster thumping sex' my guy and I couldn't see each other for a few days, but I was having echo orgasms all the time. So was my guy when he finally confessed over the phone.

She: "I can't stop thinking about you. It's so bad I'm having trouble driving. I can still feel you!"
He: "I know, these echo orgasms are making driving dangerous."
She: "My coworkers are thinking I'm losing my mind, and I can't tell them. They'll think I'm a pervert."
He: "I'm coming over in a few days. I need my next fix."
by Laniidae January 26, 2008
Orgasms or erotic stimulations that occur spontaneously and unexpectedly despite the lover not being in the room or any sexual activity or contact occuring. Aftershock orgasms are inspired mental activity and physiological reactions that come after 'monster thumping sex' and the body is still craving and aching for the lover long after intercourse has occured. Usually the person suffering an 'aftershock' has a boner, a wierd smirky smile for no reason, has a visible cramp, is distracted while driving or working, or may engage in masturbation while crying out his/her lover's name in the middle of the day for no reason. If you get these, ride the waves and keep the lover. Also known as an 'echo orgasm.'
After a romantic night of 'monster thumping sex' my guy and I couldn't see each other for a few days, but I was having aftershock orgasms all the time. So was my guy when he finally confessed over the phone.

She: "I can't stop thinking about you. It's so bad I'm having trouble driving."
He: "I know, these aftershock orgasms are making driving dangerous. HAHA."
She: "My coworkers are thinking I'm losing my mind, and I can't tell them. They'll think I'm a pervert!"
He: "I'm coming over in a few days. I need my next fix."
by Laniidae January 26, 2008
noun: (Chicano-slang) Reference to an individual who is reckless and fearless, flys off the handle, possibly violent, psycho+cyclone, like a hurricane, crazy M.F., someone you don't want to mess with.
When I walk downtown LA at 2 AM, I take Paco with me because el es un psyclone.
by Laniidae August 02, 2007
A counter-culture person or group of people who live without any official numbers or documentation for the sake of privacy.

A person who refuses 21st century technology tracking and other identity filing-stealing systems that normal folk use in daily life. This person wants to live a life that is as hidden (blank) from existance as possible.

The 'blank' wants no attention from 'Big Brother,' 'the establishment,' 'the man,' 'the system,' or whatever global totalitarian watchdog in which you believe.

This person refuses to: use credit cards, use internet identity systems, vote, and probably keeps only a PO Box. Blanks might refuse to pay taxes, hiding from IRS, FBI, and only does business in cash. Blanks rely on pre-computer business methods and probably own lots of books instead of being wired in like everyone else.

According to the Max Headroom TV series cyberpunk universe (1987–1988): A blank is a citizen not indexed in anyone's database. (wikipedia)
"The Blanks" (1987) is also an episode of the series.

Don't confuse this group with illegal aliens, criminal sleeper cells, or gangs that are also outcasts from normal society. Blanks just can't stand the hypocracy of society and the control it has over most people, and they won't jump through the hoops and give away their freedoms like the rest of us sheep.
After a solid college education, Jacob gave up the prospect of being a corporate suit. Instead, he made money off the stock market, vacationed in any country he chose, paid everything in cash, didn't own a car, and carried his life in a backpack. He wan't a bum. He was a "blank," and he liked it that way.
by Laniidae June 21, 2010
noun: (Chicano) A similar word/use to shout out but with Mexican vernacular. Pronounce both syllables very short 'shou'+'ton' with a strong accent on the 'ton'. The extra 'on' means bigger-more.
I want to give a big shouton to my girlfriend in Cali.
by Laniidae August 07, 2007
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