An awsome athletic sport, played by two or four people, the object being to hit a ball, with a raquet, over a net and into the opponent's side of the court. Courts can be made of anything, but are usually classefied as hard, grass, or clay.
The US Open, which is a two week long tennis tournament, is the world's largest sporting event, in terms of attendence.
to dress without underpants / knickers, but be otherwise normally attired
"i'm afraid I can't lower my trousers your honour, as I have gone commando today"
The Canadian Football League
A corperate controlled and promoted high school "institution." The corperations really benifit from the money you spend on the prom, not you school. Save your money, and your life, and stay home that night.
One of the coolest characters in The Simpsons. He is perenially traped in the '70s during the height of disco.
Disco Stu dosen't advertise
A character in two tragdies by Sophocles, "Oedipus Rex" and "Oedipus at Colonus." When he was born it was prophesized that Oedipus would grow to murder his father, and marry his mother. His father, King Laios of Thebes, ordered his shepard to kill him, but instead he gave him to the king of Corinth. When he grew up, he learned about his destiny, but belived that his Corintian parrents were his biological parrents, he fled to Tebes. There he ran into his real fother on the road, and after a dispute killed him. However, Oedipus was able to save the city of Tebes from sphynx and was offered his mother's hand in marrige. The play "Oedipus Rex" takes place a number of years after that incodent. Thebes is undergoing a plague Oedipus learns the truth about his heritige, and so his mother/wife kills herself, and he blinds himself, and is baneshed from Thebes. In "Oedipus at Colonus" he is about to die, and is purifing himself, to be buried as a Greek hero. However, civil war has broken out in Thebes between is two sons, and they want to try and get Oedipus' body back to Thebes, so that one of the sons might win.
Oedipus is the ultimate tragic hero. All others, such as Hamelt, or Romeo, don't hold a candle to him.
Latin abrevation for Senatus Populusque Romanus, the Senate and the People of Rome
When the Roman Legions would go into battle they carried a plaqe with SPQR engraved on it.