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12 definitions by Michael Zeleny

 
8.
Designation as a Sub-Human Piece Of Shit, applied by medical personnel in hospitals to their less-than-desirable patients.
In an article published in Values, Ethics, and Health Care, 5 (1980), pp. 226-228, Harold Schwartz attests that S.H.P.O.S. is "an acronym for 'subhuman piece of shit' applied by medical interns and residents to their most unpleasant and uncooperative patients."
by Michael Zeleny January 26, 2008
 
9.
A term of disparagement applied to a literary critic, implying the character traits of an overeducated shithead. Usually tarred with the postmodern brush as "pomo lit-critter".
"Dang! We are beset by lit-critters! Let loose toxic sarcasm!"

"Bill Clinton did his turn as a pomo lit-critter by testifying on the ambiguity of the word 'is'."
by Michael Zeleny December 17, 2006
 
10.
Salesmen's motivational acronym for "Sell What's In Stock, Stupid".
Boards bearing the logo S.W.I.S.S. can be found in the back rooms of Verizon stores across the U.S.A.
by Michael Zeleny January 26, 2008
 
11.
A medical acronym for "Circling The Drain", referring to a patient who is expected to die soon.
That P.P.P.P.P.T. is C.T.D.
by Michael Zeleny January 26, 2008
 
12.
A medical acronym for "Piss Poor Protoplasm Poorly Put Together".
That P.P.P.P.P.T. is C.T.D.
by Michael Zeleny January 26, 2008