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12 definitions by railtracksurvivor

 
8.
TASIAC or Tasiac or even tasiac is an acronym:

Tax

And

Spend

Is

A

Catastrophe.
This is exemplified by the (UK) Brown Administration (1997-2010), which, despite having a plausible blair, or Spieler in fairground terminology, to grease the ways, tested to destruction the 'Tax and Spend' notion of socialist economics.
The main architect - given that the blair couldn't calculate the change when buying a newspaper, was the monocular caledonian onanist, Brown.
"Blair allegedly held the levers of power - but was too supine to prevent Gordon Brown exemplifying the Tasiac Law," said Ottaway, a well-regarded gardener.

Without using the term Tasiac, the 'Daily Telegraph' inveighs frequently against the horrendously incontinent spending of the Nu-Labour administration, in a daily bulletin on the iniquities of the Man who ditched Prudence - and bankrupted an Empire's heirs for generations.
by Railtracksurvivor August 21, 2009
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9.
Something between a word and a phrase. In the increasingly action-driven (rather than dictionary-led) lexicon that is modern English (aka World), there is a category of items that are neither a (single) word, nor a (full) phrase.
"I'll go to the bank - but taking my cheques, this time," said David. "That's joined-up thinking."
"'Joined-up-thinking' - that's a wase that Blair doesn't use these days, now he's envoying in the Middle East!" quipped his colleague
by railtracksurvivor November 20, 2007
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10.
A Bojo is a bicycle, specifially a public-access bicycle, sponsored by Barclays Bank in London. It is mainly blue, and has inadequate panniers. In December 2010, Bojos became available for casual use.
They take their name from BOris JOhnson, Mayor of London when they were introduced, and an advocate of cycling generally.
NB The Mayor of London is emphatically not the Lord Mayor of the City of London.
There's a bojo rack round the back of the Bank of England.
You didn't see many bojos in summer - but now they're everywhere!
by railtracksurvivor December 03, 2010
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11.
A committed, even fanatical, player of Halo 3, a game.
"Young Fred has become a complete Tri-Halonaut since the damned game came out," bemoaned his Mum, already inured to seeing her boy briefly at meal-times, "and it's only been on issue for a few days!".
by Railtracksurvivor September 29, 2007
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12.
An awfully effective, real-world-based system of weights and measures still used in some countries such as the US and partly in the UK - despite the almost dictatorial pronuniciamentoes of the EU 'Yurp'} that everything must be measured in some - mis-measured - micro-fraction of the Earth's semi-demi-circumference.
Revolves around measuring weight, length, distance and energy etc. in units that actually do make sense - inch - called 'un pouce' in French is the length of the first digit of your thumb; span is the span of a man's hand fingers outstretched; a foot - 'un pied' in French - is - well . . . - the length of a foot; a yard is a pace or step; acre is the area a horse will plough in a day 220yards by 22 yards; a chain - 22 yards - is the length of a cricket pitch. And so on.
Unlike the metric system which may have been taken on board by most countries and is used in - almost - all science - the brightness of nebulae is - please note - measured in crabs and millicrabs; but you knew that.

Seriously, metric works for scienfitc calculations. But - when did you last have to work out the weight of an inch of rain falling on an acre (versus a centimetre of rain on a hectare!).
Goliath was six cubits and a span; those Imperial units equate - in other Imperial units - to an improbabble nine foot eight tall.
Now, the metric equivalent is 2,95m (equally improbable, but not blindingly obvious to a lay man).
"The Imperial system relates to human beings, and the things they are familiar with," said Nichola to her pal Nic; "It can be used for recondite scientific calculations, but metric may well be better for those."
by railtracksurvivor March 17, 2009
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