3 definitions by los loco gringo

A town that's actually like those old greaser movies: it has a right side and wrong side of the tracks. The North side si where all the mexicans and poor white kids live, with a decent mix of middle class kids from the Winston Park area. They all go to Palatine High School. South of the tracks is where all the rich kids live, they've got big houses and daddy-bought-it-for-me Lexus's and Escalades and BMWs. They have thier share of middle class kids as well, and a few poor kids from downtown.
Palatine is notorious for having absolutly NOTHING to do within it's borders. There is one place to shoot pool, but that shit gets expensive fast. Other than hanging ot at the Jewel or 7-11 until you get kicked out, you need to leave Palatine to find a good time.
Alot of the kids are stoners, druggies, or alcoholics. The town's roads are full of ricers, spicmobiles, minivans, and rich fucks. The mayor tried to do some 'remodling' thing to the downtown to try and copy Arlington Heights, but now it just looks like a real ugly fat chick with a few spots of make-up on.
The only interesting things to ever happen here is the massacre in the Brown's Chicken 17 years ago, and we got Smashmouth to play our streetfest once.
The only way to really appreciate it's shittyness is to leave for a while, then come back.
Get out while you still can.
-"Hey, what do you want to do today?"
-"Nothing, i have no money and no gas in my car."
-"Oh. Palatine sucks."
by los loco gringo September 01, 2008
Occupational Safety & Health Adminstration. Pronounced 'Oh-Sha'
If you work any blue collar type job, they are both your best friend, and your worst enemy. They are the ones who make sure employers don't let your arms get torn off by machinery, but also the same ones that don't allow you to even have a bottle of water when you're working a 10 hour day in the middle of July in the body shop.
They make sense alot of times, but more often than not, they are mega-safety nazis.
If everybody was competent and not retarded, we would have no need for OSHA.
--OH MY GOD don't stand there! You are within 36 inches of an electrical switchbox, if OSHA sees, they are going to rip down your tightie wighties and insert a sign post 18 inches up your ass!
by Los Loco Gringo September 07, 2008
Crappy community college in Palatine, Illinois. Where most of the kids at Palatine High School end up going if they aren't rich or get good grades or are good at sports, let alone even go to college at all.
Also known as 'Harper High' because it's basically jsut an extension of high school. You're with about half of the same people you went to high school with, and it's set up much the same.
Good for getting whatever degree in whatever major you've selected, but don't expect anyone to make a big deal out of it. It's basically the bare minimum college education.
Harper College-
'What are you doing after graduation?'
'Harper.'
'Cool, me too. And, like, the other 20 people i've asked in the last hour.'
'Bitchin.'
by los loco gringo September 01, 2008

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