Drachenfutter is a gift or some other form of peace offering used by a husband or boyfriend in order to appease an angry woman or girlfriend. Used primarily in cities where there is a significant population of German origin.
Since Jack forgot Madeline's birthday and went out with her older sister, she will punish him by withholding affection until he expresses sufficient repentance with some appropriate drachenfutter.
An avocado is called an alligator pear by some New Orleanians.
You can't make guacamole without an alligator pear.
Professor is a term of respect given to pinao players in New Orleans. Originally, the term might have been bestowed ironically on the piano players playing in brothels, but has more general and nonironic use nowadays to refer to any type of soloist musician.
Tip the professor at least a five before you go. Doing this is good form, Dawlin'.
Parkinson's law is an administrative principle that states that work tends to expand in relation to the time available for its completion. From C. Northcote Parkinson, a professor of the University of Malaysia, who first wrote of this law. While Parkinson, like Laurence J. Peter, apparently wrote his book as a satire on administration, unfortunately it turned out to be true.
It's a sad rule of corporations, and universities are not exempt, that the administrative apparatus tends to expand with time. Unfortunately, this is accompanied by stasis in what is accomplished. Parkinson's law holds true.
The action of masturbating someone else.
The only way in which Trevor got lucky with Renée was with her providing minor benefits.
An equine actuary is a bookmaker: one who gives odds and accepts bets on horse races.
Crazy Chester was a well-reputed equine actuary in New Orleans. He could tell you who was running at any of the racetracks and their likely odds.
The FEMA effect refers to the all-too-predictable incompetence that emerges when the federal government machinery gets into the process.
The ineptitude in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was in part a manifestation of the FEMA effect. They probably think that you French-kiss someone on the elbow.