word of the day: May 05, 2008
The journal took a pomo turn round about 1990, but it seems to have recovered since.
Short for Permanent Open Market Operations.
The mechanism by which the Federal Reserve manipulates the stock market.
It is no secret that the Federal Reserve, and its now semi-daily interventions in market liquidity via POMO, is rather hell bent on creating the illusion that the economy is alive and well courtesy of a ramping stock market.
A person who is self-consciously postmodern in his attitude and appearence.
The pomos regarded the event with ironic distance.
Adj. Post-modern in design or exression; often also denotes an ironic or self-referential tone.
The MoMa went all po-mo with that less-is-less design.
short for "post modern"
Who the hell does that po mo bastard think he is?
Early usage of the term pomo
dates from 1991 when Pomo Afro Homo, an African American gay theatrical collective, premiered "Fierce Love" at Josie's in San Francisco's Castro district. "Pomo" is short for post-modern, plus "Afro" plus "Homo" was about as avant guard as you could get in those dark days. "Fierce Love" was a seminal play during the height of the AIDS epidemic and it dramatised a number of issues about masculinity and sexuality that were very difficult in the community at the time. Important derivation.
I came out in the Pomo
Afro Homo days in the Castro.
1. Abbreviation of PostModern
2. An architectural style characterized by formal style being secondary to superficial decoration.
3. An architectural philosophy in which refference and context are paramount, and form is secondary.
4. A philosophy of dismissal, ridicule and removal from older concepts.
5. Usually denotes a lack of sophisticated sense of taste or style. An excuse for bad design.
"That new ugly-ass Wal-mart is so Pomo, I hate it."
"Either the website was designed by a rabid chimpanzee, or it was supposed to be very Pomo."