To encourage and otherwise exhort a fellow user of the UD to give a "thumbs up" to a word you have just defined/submitted to UD
. Being thumbed up can really be a very pleasurable experience, it is said.
Having asked all her friends to click on her definition of figgy
, Woofie was satisfied with the thorough thumbing up she received. Some of her friends, however, were thoroughly weary of her constant requests to "Thumb me up!"
This is what people in the UK used to say before the arrival of the ubiquitous "There you go!" from the US. It is what is said by a cashier at the checkout when they return your credit card, by the waiter when they bring a you a meal, etc etc. It doesn't really mean much, it's an acknowledgement more than anything. Sometimes "Here you are!" is substituted for "There you are!".
The waiter eventually arrived with our meals after an interminable wait.
"There you are!" he said brightly.
We left no tip.
A reluctance to give donations to charities raising funds for natural disasters such as the aftermath of the Tsunami, the S Asian Earthquake, Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters. These events appear to occur with increasing frequency and so the public become weary of constantly being called upon to donate funds to help the needy.
This is also accompanied by a feeling that funds given in the past have been mismanaged through poor administration and other factors: therefore there is little point in making a donation as it will never reach those who need it most.
Roger was suffering from compassion fatigue when he watched another appeal to help the victims of the S Asian Earthquake. This time, he decided, charity begins at home. He went out for a few drinks down the pub.
Compensation. To receive payment for an injury, physical or mental.
In some areas, a raised paving stone is regarded as a golden opportunity to raise money, and all the wasters
will attempt to break something by *accidentally* tripping over said stone.
Commonly used in South Wales.
"Hey, did you hear that Dai broke his leg falling down the steps outside the pub last night?"
"The lucky bugger! He's done well, he should get a load of compo!"
Designed as a means to enhance clitoral stimulation, with specially positioned nodules on the palmar aspect. It is made from PVC and is worn on a finger during digital stimulation of the clitoris or other genital structures.
It is a nice alternative to using a vibrator for clitoral stimulation. Can be used by the woman or by her partner. Does require the addition of suitable lubrication.
The packaging states to be used once and thrown away but at around £3.30 a pop that is expensive.......... just wash carefully and you can use it a few times, I reckon! It's not a condom after all.
I wanted to mention this product because it has been so discreetly marketed that even when looking at the packaging it is hard to work out what it is! I think it has been packaged for women who would not want to use vibrators, and feel that their failure to orgasm is some kind of medical problem!
A amusing piece of literature is supplied with the product which tells the user not to continue stimulation for over an hour.............. I wonder what happens if you do? Does one's clitoris self destruct?
Anyway, it does the business, without the need for batteries!
"What is that you are wearing on your finger, Mummy?"
"Why, it's my Vielle stimulator, darling, I will buy you one when you get older, my darling daughter, and a map of the clitoris for your sexual partner, should he happen to be male........"
Turned or twisted toward one side. Common usage in the UK.
William Shatner's toupe was less than convincing as it was frequently skew-whiff.
During a shared meal, where various dishes are on the table at once (for example tapas), instead of taking a fair share of the different foods available, helping yourself to large portions of the choicest foods, piling the plate as in a buffet.
This will will leave fellow diners disgruntled when they realise all the spiced meatballs, prawns, anchovies and roasted aubergines are on your plate, but they will be too polite to complain in front of you.
"I am NEVER going out to dinner with Alex again!"
"We ordered six different dishes to be shared between us and he took all the choicest bits from all of them. His plate was piled so high! He totally went into buffet mode, the greedy hog!"