Involves constant throwing up and feeling extreme nausea and dizzyness for the rest of the night, possibly with continued vomiting later on. In more extreme cases, the person in question may experience hallucinations.
Occurs when someone smokes a lot of marijuana in a short period of time. Common amongst those who want to prove their masculinity somehow by smoking large amounts, usually through peer pressure.
Usually ruins the night for everyone else, as it means they must look after them and take them home. So people who green out often aren't very popular with the rest of the dope heads.
Person 1 : "Wheres he going? Oh no, he's greening out."
Person 2 : "For fucks sake, not again."
One who uses the internet as a front for acting like a tough guy gang member, usually because they are hoping to gain the respect that they lack in their real life.
Sometimes say things like "ya'll white ass crackaz would get shot if ya came to my hood nigga" when they are really just a skinny, middle class white loser who lives with their mum in the suburbs.
For excellent examples of internet gangsters, check out Yahho chatrooms/groups/gangland room, and also YouTube.
That internet gangster is hilarious
Rank in the fuedal system, one below baron and one above the general peasants.
Developed during the 800s in a kingdom covering France and a lot of the surrounding area, and rapidly spread to the rest of Europe as far east as Russia and as far south as Spain and Italy. Kings were finding they owned more land than they could control, so they gave vast expanses of it to barons (dukes, counts, etc) in return the barons would pay taxes to the king and would fight for him when it was demanded of them, and they must provide an agreed number of men. Barons are like the medieval equivilant of generals.
The barons continued to break up this land into smaller patches, which was controlled by a knight. The knight usually owned one or two villages in his land. The knight would tax the peasants in his land. In return for this, the knight must fight for their lord baron when called upon, and also pay taxes to him, exactly the same duties that the king expects from the barons.
The knight could be viewed as the medieval equivilant of captains/minor officers today. They recruited both men-at-arms (peasants aspiring to be honourable warriors) and archers (peasants that played the less honourable role of using bows/crossbows to fight,) and took these men with them when the baron called them to fight.
The knight is a trained killer. Taken from a family of high rank, the young knight (or "page") left home at about the age of 6 to live with another knight, or even a baron, in their manor or castle. For the first 4 or so years, they were taught manners, such as how to speak different languages or how to carve a roast. From the age of around 10, they were upgraded into "squires:" knights to be. Training as a squire was particulry difficult. By about the age of 18, the knight was a fully trained and honed killer, and was knighted by their master in a long knighting ceremony.
Knights from around 1100AD onwards were expected to follow a code of chivalry, which meant being polite to everyone and being generous to the poor. Knights are sometimes dramatised; many knights ignored the code and were simply ruthless, greedy killers. Most base rules were followed however: it was considered cowardly to use a bow, and it was also very dishonourable (and also a waste of ransom money) to kill a defenceless or surrendering opponent.
Contrary to popular belief, knights were NOT common soldiers in armour. Knights were men of rank, and it was rare to see huge armies of knights without a vast number of peasant infantry accompanying them. Sometimes the knights and men-at-arms would gather to lead the first wave, as it was their honour and right to do so, but as tactics became more and more important in medieval warfare this custom was less common.
Sir Vircotti, the Milanese knight, left his quiet manor and village to join his lord in a crusade to re-capture the holy land.
Excellent game. Good sequel to FF7. Not a good beginners game, as it is a great deal more complex than any other FF games. But, it is this complexity which is the real beauty of the game: if you know what you're doing, and you can do it well, the game becomes as easy as you want it.
An incredibly rich storyline, filled with war, peace, rivalry, and romance, with a modern-fantasy twist. And you feel like you're a young guy in a black jacket in the army with his friends whpo is out to save the world, rather than the traditional sword-dragging miserable loser common in traditional RPG's.
Has an excellent soundtrack, with some very memorable tunes. The music goes very well with the emotional scenes in the game. And if some of those scenes don't bring a lump to your throat, then you are a liar, and should be taken outside and shot in the head like a pig.
Sort of let down by the irritating draw system; if you are impatient, it will show hugely in your characters. And the fact you are not allowed to visit towns anymore after a certain point, which is a big disappointment to players like me who like to go back and do all the stuff they've missed.
Completing this game is like a shot of heroin. Seriously. Its one of the best games ever made.
Final Fantasy 8 is a great game. If you haven't played it yet, you are REALLY missing out.
Refers to the First World War, 1914-1918. Not as popular as World War Two is today, as American film producers have not made as many films about it, most likely because it would make the U.S look weak the U.S. as their country had very little to do with the war.
The Great War was the war that defined warfare for probably a very long time. Armies, unused to light infantry battles and the use of tactics over numbers, found themselves in a stalemate, "dug in" at opposing trenches that stretched for miles and miles. This warfare was particularly gruesome, as the cramped and dangerous conditions led to many serious diseases, both mental and physical. The phrase "over the top" was created in this war, when frustrated army commanders ordered their soldiers to simply get out of their trenches and charge the enemy positions. When units went "over the top," it was common for the entire unit to be completely wiped out, resulting in the deaths of thousands in a few hours.
The war itself was brought about due to rising tensions in Europe and the web of alliances that existed. When the Austrian Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated by Serbian terrorists, Austria blamed Russia, as Russia had always promised to protect Serbia should Austria look to seize it. Following this outbreak, Germany and Italy declared war on Russia's ally France, whereupon Britain was inevitably thrown into the fray.
Rememberance Day parades are held every year in every town in most of Europe (not sure about the U.S?) to remember the veterans who fought in it. Hundreds of local military personnel attend the parade and there is a Church service with the famous words being read (usually by a veteran):
They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
My great grandad fought and died at the Somme in the Great War.
Used in instant-messaging chatrooms by people who want to disrupt the chat, and possibly cause the room to malfunction. The same message is sent over and over again at a rapid speed. This is usually achieved by copying a message and then pasting it/hitting enter as fast as possible. The message is usually very long and offensive, but sometimes comprises of just 1 character.
Commonly used in "chatroom wars" on chat servers such as www.oaserv.co.uk and MSN chat.
Those fucks from "-Thee-Olde-Brothel-" are flooding our room again. You should've never insulted their leader.
Someone who is quick to call other people "posh cunts" and make fun of them for it, even if the accused in question is not particularly posh, and the accuser is not actually that poor.
The accuser, in 99% of cases, will think that they are hard and ghetto, and will make as much noise as possible in an exaggerated accent to try and prove it. However, their behaviour suddenly ceases and they become very sheepish when in the prescence of genuinely "ghetto" poor people.
Posh spotters can be either boys or girls.
Person 1 : "Ha ha, listen to you, ya posh cunt"
Person 2 : "...huh"
Person 3 : "Man, stop being such a fucking posh spotter. Everyone already thinks you're a prick"