|1.||touching the cenotaph|
a euphemism for male masturbation, referring to the fondling of the old obelisk
CCP: Where's Gafgarion?
ProfessorX: He's off touching the cenotaph again.
CCP: Wow, he's going to go blind.
A road side memorial, usually in the form of a wreath or bunch of flowers Sellotaped to a lamp post or road sign to mark to place of a traffic accident in which fatalities occurred.
An amalgamation of the words 'Sellotape' and 'Cenotaph'. (Sellotape is a popular European brand name for sticky backed plastic tape, aka Scotch Tape.)
Maud - "Oh look Bernard, there's one of those Sellotaphs." (pointing at the flowers taped to a post on the side of the road)
Bernard - "Must have been an accident here." (looking at said flowers, taped to a post)
Maud - "Oh yes... In that case stop looking at the Sellotaph and keep your eyes on the road!" (Maud hits Bernard with hand bag)
Graving is the hobby of searching out specific graves for genealogy or curiosity of the rich and famous. Also includes the hobby of photographing quantities of grave stones to post on genealogical web sites, or to www.findagrave.com. Some think of this word as a slang word.
In the course of our hobby we would say we are going graving, implying that we will be in a cemetery taking photographs.
A wealthy, privileged person superficially engaged with revolutionary politics
David Gilmour's stepson is wandering the streets of London, swinging off the Union Jacks on the Cenotaph and waving a REVOLUTION flag. Honestly, what a fucking milettante.
|5.||Gap Year Anarchist|
A phase common amongst more affluent males in their early twenties, which typically requires the exchange of basic hygiene for Bob Marley memorabilia, dreadlocks and second hand military clothing.
Early warning signs include the gradual slurring of speech (as made popular in the movie 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure'), endless discussions of aid increases/debt reduction and an overall musky smell.
A Gap Year Anarchist will subscribe to numerous clichés. Behaviour may include voluntary summertime homelessness/squatting, throwing flour & dancing on a Cenotaph.
The phase ends when the GYA finally succumbs to pleas from his/her family and/or bank manager/student loans company/court, gets a haircut, a job and a life!
"And once again a Gap Year Anarchist succeeds in his lifetime's ambition: to get all the attention. Well done. *slow hand clap*"
(British Labour MP Tom Harris tweet, 19th of July 2011)