Not at all engaged in nothing productive. Though it may appear to an observer that the subject is doing nothing or thinly disguising his or her apparent idleness with misleading activity, the subject may be more open to the discovery of something new than if he/she was not fucking around.
Hence, fucking around may be a modest term for continuous searching, remaining open to any and all fresh input.
Fucking around may be experimentation in its noblest form.
"What are you doing?" (asked while doodling on the guitar)
"Oh, just fucking around." By such fucking around there may be a sudden new melody that comes to the one who doodles on the guitar.
|2.||Breakfast of Champions|
Mars bar & a coke for breakfast - either through necessity (that's all there is), bone idleness or complete indifference to your body's nutritional requirements
He did not have time to eat before he left the house so popped into the shop for a breakfast of champions on the way in.
1. Itisness comes from itis which means being sleepy typically as a result of eating a large fatty meal. Itisness extends this to mean a state of relaxation or idleness.
2. Itisness was read as it-is-ness and so was interpreted as meaning a meditative state of being which is ironically similar to the original meaning. It is also used as a one word explanation for anything.
1. Sundays are my days of itisness, sitting on the couch watching talk shows.
2. I tried to find reasons why, but failed and had to settle for itisness.
|4.||Land of Cokayne|
An imaginary land of idleness, luxury, ease and plenty.
Where physical comforts and pleasures are always immediately at hand and where the harshness of medieval peasant life does not exist.
Like Atlantis and El Dorado, the land of Cokayne was a fictional utopia, a place where, in a parody of paradise, idleness and gluttony were the principal occupations. In Specimens of Early English Poets (1790), George Ellis printed a 13th century French poem called "The Land of Cokaigne" wheremore...
the houses were made of barley sugar and cakes, the streets were paved with pastry, and the shops supplied goods for nothing.
According to Herman Pleij,Dreaming of Cokaigne: Medieval Fantasies of the Perfect Life (2001):
roasted pigs wander about with knives in their backs to make carving easy, where grilled geese fly directly into one's mouth, where cooked fish jump out of the water and land at one's feet. The weather is always mild, the wine flows freely, sex is readily available, and all people enjoy eternal youth.
Cokaigne was a "medieval peasant’s dream, offering relief from backbreaking labor and the daily struggle for meager food."
The Brothers Grimm collected and retold the fairy tale in Das Märchen vom Schlaraffenland (The Tale About the Land of Cokayne).
In the 1820s, the name Cokaigne came to be applied jocularly to London, as the land of Cockneys, and thus "Cokaigne", though the two are not linguistically connected otherwise. The composer Edward Elgar used the title "Cokaigne" for his concert overture and suite evoking the people of London, Cokaigne (In London Town) (1901)
Noun: one who has a tendency to lunch things out (see "lunch"). One who wastes their days achieving very little and who loves idleness and self-indulgence more than they fear its consequences. Essentially one who lunches out their life.
"God, you're such a lunchout."
from the deep, uncultured, yokel south of America. For those not content with being so lazy they are hideously overweight and clinically stupid that they have now extended their idleness to shortening 2 words made up of 6 letters in total- ' you all'.
-hey can one of yall pass me a coke.
-do yo want diet.
-no i can claim welfare if i am clinically obese.
-awesome, i never believed in all the health problems.
- no and anyway mama says god loves me!
-well there's a lot of ya to love.
Receiving a (generally large) amount of property, wealth, money, etc, from a deceased relative or close one, after being "mentioned" in their "will". In extreme cases, such as very large inheritances, typical results include marriage break-up (spouse hates partner for being so rich), personality collapse (what the heck do I do now I don't have to work for a living??), idleness, egomania, etc. Many heirs or heiresses experience guilt and self-loathing in proportion to the size of the inheritance received. Inheritance planning is supposed to alleviate this by only giving heirs money if they achieve in life, a gameplan that rarely works. Heirs within families usually fight over minor differences in sizes of inheritances recieved. There is a strong tendancy for young people in particular to be very adversely affected by large inheritances, contrary to the misconceptions of a wonderful life generated by popular envy feelings, these people are usually isolated, guilt-ridden and unsatisfied.
Sarah received her inheritance at 21, and after that, despite her yacht, mansion and trustfund, felt purposeless and ashamed.