173 definitions by al-in-chgo

An extension of the relaxed dress code for adults that prevails in some offices on Friday, "Casual Friday" for public-school students means either: going without underwear on Fridays, or (boys only) wearing a jockstrap instead of underwear.

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"What are you wearing to school for 'Casual Friday'"?

"That's for me to know and you to find out."

(speaker almost gets pantsed.)

"Okay, okay. I'm wearing my favorite orange jockstrap. How about you?"

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by al-in-chgo March 12, 2010
A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect, sometimes producing an anticlimax . . . sometimes a very funny turn of phrase.
So what's a "paraprosdokian"?

"Like this: I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness."

"I don't get it"-

"Okay, how about: Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience."

"You mean, something like: I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car."

"Phrasemaker!"
by al-in-chgo September 17, 2010
Russian resort on the Black Sea that will be the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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"Considering the poor showing Team Russia made at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, they've got their work cut out for them to dominate the scene at Sochi."

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by al-in-chgo March 01, 2010
1. People who go out in public just to see an event that doesn't really concern them -- such as rushing to the site of a fire, or collecting home-improvement ideas for their own house while mooching a free open-house tour.

2. The guy whose goal is to sneak a peek at your dick when you're at the urinal -- or tries to.

3. Ellen DeGeneres' nickname for the "Telestrator" -- the device that allows a sportscaster or other user to digitally "mark" a c.g.i.'ed stripe or streak on a saved visual image, such as a football play seen from above. Any digital image can be embellished with anything schematic that a whiteboard and dry markers would show: combined with X's and O's to show standard football play configurations, for example. Ellen likes to use hers to post-mortem social interactions, such as a guest on her show who was heading in for a handshake but suddenly diverged to steal a kiss on the cheek.

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1. "Retail sales are so far off that on an average day, the mall has ten times more looky-loos than real shoppers."

2. "See the man in the gray windbreaker? He's a menace, King (or is it 'Queen'?) of the men's room looky-loos."

3. "The sportscaster used the looky-loo (Telestrator) to superimpose his own diagram of the play on a video freeze, and to indicate how it failed (succeeded)."
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by al-in-chgo February 28, 2010
1. Tending to provoke or cause controversy by its nature.

2. A cliche the media use to add intrigue or entertainment value to a cultural manifestation or event that is singularly lacking in zest or inherent fascination.

3. Proceeding from 2., sometimes a semiotic code word used by the media to indicate osentible deviance, such as being homosexual or homosexuality, implying (perhaps unwittingly) that the event or person(s) at hand have a lurid background by definition.
1. "It seems that abortion is controversial no matter what a person says about it."

2. "Today we're going to interview Dr. Judah Wellness, whose new book THINK YOURSELF THINNER has become quite controversial."

3. "The TV color commentators keep calling that figure-skater controversial, but where's the controversy? He himself is quite open about being gay and doesn't seem to have a problem with it. I mean, everyone he knows, knows that he's gay."

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"I agree, the use of "controversial" just seems a way to add spice; especially since coming out of the closet hasn't hurt him or his career. What is so sad is that so often, the media people are usually very au courant and sophisticated, and know darn well when they are using that tag in a hypocritical way."
by al-in-chgo February 21, 2010
Three definitions:

1. Mock fighting or wrestling, horseplay, slapping, or grab-assing, usually indulged in by immature boys.

2. Adults who evade work responsibility by indulging in tomfoolery or idle socializing when there is work to be done.

3. Current euphemism for "have sex," having replaced "make love" about 25-30 years ago. "Fooling around" connotes sexual foreplay which may or may not lead to deliberate intercourse depending on the couple's tradition and current opportunity.

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1-"Boys, if you don't stop that fooling around back there, I'm gonna turn this van around and we'll all go home."

2-"The phone was ringing, and where were the front-office employees? In the break room, fooling around as usual."

3-"There's nothing on TV and the kids are asleep. Feel like fooling around?"
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by al-in-chgo August 18, 2010
Roughousing, sometimes mock-wrestling, usually between two boys of similar age. "Horseplay" at first glance looks like actual fighting or wrestling until the more playful "fooling around" element become visible, but horseplay sometimes can deteriorate into real fighting.

A Midwestern urban regionalism means the same but includes a "get your back" connotation: grabass. No one considers that homoerotic.
"I told you, boys, no horseplay standing in line. You're not getting into the theater if you don't stop fooling around like that."
by al-in-chgo August 18, 2010

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