Bleats of wounded outrage in a tone of arrogant moral superiority from those who have trashed our civil liberties.
Named for James Clapper, head of NSA.
"The President says we weren't informed that our phone records were secretly being turned over to the FBI because we didn't need to know."
"What utter Clappertrap."
The five thriller novels by American author Patricia (STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, THE PRICE OF SALT) Highsmith (d. 1995) that have the amoral but sympathetic Thomas Ripley as their hero.
These books are: The Talented Mr. Ripley (1955), Ripley Under Ground (1970), Ripley's Game (1974), The Boy Who Followed Ripley (1980) and Ripley Under Water (1991). It is alleged that Ms. Highsmith coined the self-effacing and jocular term "Ripliad" herself, although when an anthology of the first three of these novels was published by Everyman's Library in 1998, critics used the term "Ripliad" to refer to those specific three. (In 2011 the Folio Society of London brought out its own three-volume boxed set of exactly the same novels.) However, the first boxed set of all five Ripley novels did not appear until 2008 (THE COMPLETE RIPLEY NOVELS); to them, the term "Ripliad" also applies.
"The one box set I would love Folio Society
to put out would be the complete Ripliad by Patricia Highsmith. Probably my favourite author of all time..."
(from blog librarything.com)
Male slang for sexual intercourse, where "wick" (as in candle-wick) is symbolic for penis, and "dipped" or "dip" symbolizes the in-and-out motion of sexual intercourse.
example of wick dipped, get my
Anxious Sergeant, holding phone: "I have to tell him where the Captain is. Where's the Captain?"
Corporal: "The Captain's getting his wick dipped."
Sergeant, on phone: "Sir, the Captain is getting his wick dipped."
(slight paraphrase from movie THREE KINGS.)
Also "dogcock" or "dogscock." British journalese for an exclamation mark (!) due to the visual similarity. Considered vulgar but widely used within the industry.
Mentioned in Lynn Truss's book EATS, SHOOTS AND LEAVES.
"Can't we get along with just one dog's cock on that banner? Surely three is going over the top."
Pronounced roughly "Ah-YEEEEEE!," this highly useful word not only lets you scream in Italian, but in most other major Romance languages and, because of its onomatopoetic (sound-into-printed word) quality, is pretty well understood around the world.
Roman Dentist: "This might hurt just a li--"
Roman Patient: "Aiieee!"
How a person travels (frequently impromptu) who uses no special-affinity credit cards (that tie into retailers, hoteliers, etc.), keeps no priority accounts with hotel chains, does not accumulate airline miles, nor qualifies for rebates or discounts, nor contributes to add-a-dollar or round-it-up programs.
"When I travel I go where I want to go when I want to go. I don't travel often, but when I do I pay standard fare or phone ahead. I don't rack up hotel points, airline points, Amtrak points, cruise-ship points, department store points, major-league team points, hotel/motel points, rent-a-car points or charity points. I pay what I pay and if it's too much, I shop around or don't go. Nobody needs to know my password or log-in, and I don't get a dozen e-mails a week. I get bumps and privileges like you wouldn't believe. Nothing influences my choice of company or chain when I travel. That's called flying Priority None."
An erect penis
that is so large it's beyond comprehension or appreciation; or one that inspires fear of pain during an anticipated sexual encounter.
The determination as to what constitutes "scary big
" is somewhat subjective.
-- "How'd it go with John last night?"
-- "It was a no-go. I got a look at it -- it was scary big! I couldn't imagine doing anything sexual with it or to it, and I had to beg off."
-- "Well, how long was it, anyway?"
-- "I don't estimate inches, but at least eight."
-- "And that's enough to scare you? Girl, you ain't lived."