old school(sixties and seventies)shades
that have flat, not wraparound, lenses; popularized by musicians such as Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, and Billy Joel.
I found some sweet wayfarers in my dad's closet and they make me look like Billy Joel.
Corrections Officer, ie, Prison Guard.
The CO's put the joint on lockdown...
v.intr. To direct that a word or statement be allowed to stand in its original, unrevised form. To let something stand in its original form.
v.tr. To overrule a "correction"
(From Latin, to et it stand, third person singular present subjunctive of stare; typesetters' / copy editors abbreviation to "uncorrect" a revision made in error. As typesetting becomes obsolete, alas, so probably will this powerful little word.)
Eyes filled with tears of joy the profligate wife stetted the divorce suit before it was finalized, throwing the document now confetti about her estranged husband's head.
neither a loser nor a winner, inescapably more pathetic, less evocative of empathy, less romantic than winner or loser
The Hollywood starlet had been attracted to champions and to down-and-outlaws, but the milquetoast also-ran in his Ford Pinto didn't even register beyond her retina.
to stress and distract; usually used in passive voice: to be frazzled = to be distracted and stressed; usually to the point of annoyance, anger, depression; opposite of focused, serene, and productive.
The shortened form, fraz, is a silicon age shortening meaning bombarded with email, instant messages, cell phone calls, etc. to the point of distration.
Thought to be an amalgam of frustrated, fried, and hassled.
The reception was frazzled as part of her daily routine of answering phone calls and directing visitors to the correct offices.
The cell phone and blackberry frazzed poor Matt 24/7.
damper, crimp, nix, veto, scotch, debunkification or discouraging word. Origins quite the mystery; no substantiation of the obvious contender, Polish sausage (kielbasa). WC Fields should have invented the term, but he did not. As of 2006, >99% of use is in the form "put the kiebash on".
Matrimony put the kiebash on those Vegas weekends for poor Kenny.
the act of coining or inventing new words
Few acts are as conceited, supercilious, and trite as coinage of contrived words, most of which will never see their day in the vernacular.