Gran turismo omologatomore...
Suffix given to a number of cars- notably the Pontiac GTO and before that the Ferrari 250 GTO (said to be the greatest creation of the company).
When this term is used in the USA, you will generally find it refering to the Pontiac. However, among serious car nuts, you will find fans of the uber rare beauty designed by Giotto Bizzarrani.
Only 39 Ferrari 250 GTO's were created bewtween 1962 and 1964. They were the super-powered track version of the model Enzo's company were pushing at this period. At 185 mph it was an extremely fast car for the times. I'm not sure on this, but I think it was the fastest road legal car in the world for some time. The first instance I can think of a road car going faster was the Porsche 959 (197 mph). Don't quote me on that one.
The car dominated early 60's racing before rear engined sports racer, following in the wheeltracks of formula one, gained an upper hand.
In its day, it was the car among cars. The McLaren of past times. At the end of the eighties, a second hand model was sold for an estimated $9 million. Given inflation, it's a lot more than that now. Of course, Bugatti Royale is now a more expensive car to purchase.
Sadly, this marked the end of Ferrari's domination of LeMans and similar. The arrival of the GT40 and other factors caused Ferrari to put all its efforts into a successful F1 career, something which it has done very well.
A union between two people who live each other.
I don't understand this argument: "IF GAY MARRIAGE IS LEGAL THEN THEY'LL TURN EVERYONE GAY AND WE'LL GO EXTINCT." The people who use this argument are the same ones who say homosexuality is a choice. Well, that's a bit of a paradox, isn't it? If it's a choice, then how can anyone "turn other people gay"? What... all of a sudden it's contagious?more...
I understand that the Bible is against homosexuality, and anyone is allowed to hate gay people... but your beliefs canNOT influence government policies. It blurs the line between church and state.
It is not the American way.
The sanctity of marriage, for all those who are worried about that, is beyond repair at this point. People follow celebrity marriages like they're a sport or a reality show, not a holy ceremony. Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez treat marriage like it's a joke. MORE THAN HALF of marriages today end in divorce. Now, is gay marriage really going to hurt the institution?
(Churches and other religious institutions cannot legally be forced to perform gay marriages, by the way.)
Gay people cannot and will not "turn everyone else gay." It is a ludicrous to assume that gays have some sort of hypnotic grip over other people's sexual orientations. There is nothing to fear; homophobes are entitled to their beliefs, but beliefs are merely personal opinions that have no place in our government of FREEDOM. Keep your beliefs to yourself, and let two loving people get married.
The accent, slang, and verbal shorthand of someone born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. One of the most annoying dialects on the face of the earth. Pittsburghese comes in part from speaking more quickly than normal, producing slurs such as the infamous "Jeet jet?"
Some butcherings of people's names:more...
Anthony = An-duh-nee
Aphrotide = Aff-ur-die-tee or Aff-ur-dyte
Barb = Boorb
Bonnie = Bwaw-nee
Carol = Curl
Cheryl = Surl
Don = Dawn
Jennifer = Jinn-uh-fur
Lawrence = Lah-rinse
Lemieux (as in the beloved Pittsburgher Mario Lemieux) = Lah-muu
Terry = Teary
Some butcherings of regular words:
Acoustic = Ah-cue-stick
Afghan = Af-uh-gahn
Aluminum = Al-oo-num-in
Arthritis = Arth-er-eye-tis
Beautiful = Byew-dee-fuhl
Breakfast = Breff-iss
Downtown = Dahn-tahn
Doughnut = Doe-nit
Error = Ear
Field = Filld
Flexible = Flex-uh-kul
Garage = Gaarj
Hour = Ahr
House = Hahs
Ignorant = Ig-nurnt
Interesting = In-ur-es-tin
Lousy = Lah-see
Legal = Liggle
Natural = Nachurl
Out = Aht
Pretty = Priddy
Quart = Coort
Refridgerator = Frige-dare
Regular = Reg-uh-lur
Steelers = Stillers
Technical = Tet-ni-kal
Wash = Worsh
You = Yinz
Some words that don't exist outside of Pittsburgh:
Abeast--Slang for "fat", probably derives from "obese"
Allergayney Whitefish--This is what we say when we see a condom floating down any river, particularly the Allegheny
Ascared--To be afraid of something
Babushka--Scarf worn on the head to keep "aht" the cold
Burm--Side, usually of a road
Chipped-chopped or Chipchop--Very thinly sliced, usually pertaining to meat
Cucky or Cucka-cucka--Revolting; can also refer to a gooey substance
Commonly refers to the induced removal of a zygote, embryo, or fetus before viability. Elective abortions often only occur in the first trimester, and any abortions that take place in the second or third trimester are done strictly for medical reasons.more...
Is abortion murder? No, it does not fit the legal definition. Murder requires the victim to be a legal person -- a born human. In some cases, it also applies to third-trimester fetuses, as they may have reached viability. Abortions that occur at this time only occur because the mother's health is in danger, the fetus will not survive after birth, or the fetus is already dead and has not miscarried.
Is the fetus a person? Legally, it is not recognized as a person. As the concept of personhood is subjective, there are many individuals which believe the fetus deserves the rights we have. This is where all abortion debates stem from.
Is abortion a solution for teenage sluts who don't use protection? As a whole, no. Of all women who seek abortion, less than 10% had used no contraception. Teenagers who seek abortions account for less than 20% of the whole. The largest group of women seeking abortions, at 33%, is married women who either already have children or want children in the future but are not yet ready.
Does abortion cause infertility and other complications? Very rarely. In early abortions, complications are very scarce, and any complications that arise are usually dealt with. Late term abortions present more ...
Term used to describe a programming method where each engineer gets his turn to screw up a project.
Originated from a gaming software company in Reno Nevada.
"The project must be in trouble; they have resorted to Orgy Programming to meet the release date"
Hey Johnson, you don't look busy enough. How about you come stick your dick in this code and see what you can do with it even though we know:
a. You don't know SQL
b. You couldn't code your way out of a getch loop
c. You are more then likely legal retarded
d. All of the above
The manliest man on Earth:more...
Chuck Norris uses Tabasco Sauce for eye drops.
Chuck Norris can get Blackjack with just one card.
"One time I was with Norris in the back of a pickup truck, along with a live deer. Norris goes up to the deer and says, 'I'm Chuck Norris! SAY IT!' Then he manipulates the deer's lips in such a way as to make it say, 'ChuckNorris' ... It wasn't exactly like it, but it was pretty good for a deer!'"
People created the automobile to escape from Chuck Norris...Not to be outdone, Chuck Norris created the automobile accident.
Chuck Norris roundhouse kicks people in the face first and asks questions later.
When Chuck Norris was born, the only person who cried was the doctor. Never slap Chuck Norris.
Chuck Norris can sneeze with his eyes open.
Archeologists in India recently uncovered a new dinosaur. It’s actually many dinosaurs but one is in the middle of all the others. The one in the middle is believed to have killed the others with a single roundhouse kick to the face. The archeologists wanted to call it ChuckNorrisaurs but the Indian government changed the name to Himotosaurous because it’s simply not possible for Mr. Norris to be killed.
Chuck Norris got a perfect score on his SAT's, simply by writing Chuck Norris for every answer.
Chuck Norris has to use a stunt double when he does crying scenes.
Chuck Norris successfully seperated twins conjoined at the head by roundkicking them in the face.
Dinosaurs went extinct b...
This is a collection of rules that every man should live by. It originated in an article written by Maxim, but with some help from the valet boys (Vaida & Dodds) and now the guys at Mifflin, they have become law. The rules are to be followed at all times. They can be changed but that requires a majority vote.more...
1. If you've known a guy for more than 24 hours, his sister is off limits forever! Unless you actually marry her.
2. When questioned by a friend's girlfriend, you need not and should not provide any information as to his whereabouts. You are even permitted to deny his very existence.
3. Unless he murdered someone in your immediate family, you must bail a friend out of jail within 24 hours.
4. A best man's toast may not include any of the following phrases, "down in Tijuana", "one time when we were all piss drunk", or "and this girl had the biggest rack you ever saw".
5. You may exaggerate any anecdote told to your friends by 50% without recrimination, beyond that anyone within earshot is allowed to yell out "bullshit!". (exception: when trying to pick up a girl, the allowable exaggeration is 400%)
6. Under no circumstances may two men share an umbrella.
7. The minimum amount of time you have to wait for another man is 5 minutes. The maximum is 6 minutes. For a girl, you are required to wait 10 minutes for every point of hotness she scores on the classic 1-10 scale.
8. Bitching about the brand of free beverages in your buddy's refrigerator is fo...