|1.||Clutching My Pearls|
a moment in time that forces one to clasp their hand to their chest, out of fear or shock, as if trying to protect an imaginary pearl necklace. A new phrase among the gay Maryland circle
When I saw Taylor at the park with Noah, I was totally clutching pearls!
Man, when I heard that John was in that car accident I was totally Clutching My Pearls
Girl, when that truck full of skinheads pulled up next to the car I had to clutch my pearls!
Fake outrage, usually generated as a way of trying to create a controversy for the purpose of political smearing. Often the main weapon of right-wing bloggers who don't use threats to achieve their goals. Usually involves claims of racism or making huge deals out of small details such as lapel pins.
etymology: faux (French word meaning fake) + outrage (furor or indignation)
"People are talking bad about Sarah Palin! It's obvious sexism! Oh, those horrible hypocritical libs!!"
"Can the fauxtrage. She said something stupid, and people are calling her on it. Seriously, STFU."