A widespread phenomenon which occurs when (usually) a couple will buy a house based on it's expansive lawn and one story layout because they have, or intend to have, two or more children.
One of the leading causes of suburban sprawl, childsprawl typically involves a ranch house set back from the street with a large open (read-a homogenously treeless lawn) back yard (which is often used to build another room onto the back, since zoning won't allow the front yard to be built on no matter how deep it is).
Dog Sprawl is similar to, and oftentimes accompanied by, dogsprawl
, except that rather than use a public baseball diamond or other playing field, they use the yard for this purpose (which, in turn, compacts the soil and renders it unproductive.)
One need only watch HGTV
to see the process of childsprawl in action.
Or the 0Xs, is the decade that begins in the year 2000 and ends in the year 2009. The zero refers to the decade and the X refers to an unknown or generalized number or year between 0 and 9.
This term is Used as one way to avoid confusion with the 2000s (Two-Thousands or 2XXXs) which describes the period between 2000 and 2999; and the Twenty-Hundreds (or 20XXs), which describe the period between 2000 and 2099.
The 200Xs will probably be remembered for the musical genres of Crunk and Emo the way the 90s were remembered for Grunge and (the sort of techno music played at) RAVEs; the 80s for New Wave, Hair Bands, and Old School Hip Hop; the 70s for disco and the 60s for Psychadellic.
What the state of West Virginia was first refered to apon becoming a state, but they chose West Virginia
instead, overlooking the fact Virginia
juts out about 50 to 70 miles west of WVA. Kanawha is the name of the river that cuts through the state all the way to the Ohio and which begins in the western North Carolina mountains.
It is also the name of the largest county, where the capitol is located, as well as it's airport.
Not only should the name of the State be changed back to this, but so should the capitol city, Charleston
, to "Kanawha City."
Birthplace of Brad Dourif
the voice of Chucky
from Child's Play
Also the birthplace of John Nash Jr
(a Beautiful Mind
was based on him, he won a nobel peace prize in 1994)
The film version of "Silent Hill
" took place here.
Dr. Hunter "Patch" Adams, a holistic doctor, founded the "Gesundheit
!" Institute in the Hillsboro
area of this state.
1) A guy who is full of themselves. An egotist.
2)A party crasher or anyoune else who comes along to spoil a mood.
Hollywood is full of douchebags
Texas, Northern and Southern California each have multiple cities containing one or more Little Saigon.
An ethnic group living deep in the southern Appalachian Mountains that decends from 16th century Turks dropped off somewhere in the Carolinas by Sir Francis Drake, were joined by portugese pirates and others including Jews and Moors escaping the Spanish Inquizition, and intermarried with various Native American tribes as they migrated inland. They were later joined by escaped African- American slaves and others. It is also said that they partly decended from the lost colony of Roanoke, having spoke in Elizabethan english as late as the 20th century. Many were eventually assimilated into the predomminantly English/Scotch-Irish domminated Appalachian culture.
Melungeons are amongst the longest settled non-inigenous people in North America. When the first British settlers came from the Eastern Seaboard, they refered to themselves as "Portugee," which goes back to their Portugese origins.
An area with a much higher concentration of a particular ethnic or cultural group that doesnt dominate in the general population.
It could be as small as one side of a single block where all the residents are of Tibetan descent and the businesses are thusly themed...
or it could be as large as a 2 square mile area dominated by Spanish or Cantonese speaking population.
Also known as an enclave.
Visiting an ethnic neighborhood can be like entering an entirely different world. Save's a lot on travel expenses natch