14 definitions by Doctor Whom

someone who has only recently moved to an area and yet already considers her/himself (usually wrongly) to have a long-term resident's familiarity with that area
"I'm in town for a summer internship, so I know for a fact that there's no night life along U Street." "Instant native, just add short-term lease."
by Doctor Whom June 7, 2006
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An abbreviation for Invisible Pink Unicorn, common in Internet discussion fora.
Faith tells us that the IPU is pink. Logic tells us that the IPU is invisible, since we cannot see Her.
by Doctor Whom May 23, 2005
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A mythical device often mentioned on Internet discussion fora, the irony meter is a device for measuring unintentional irony. It is best known for breaking or exploding when the irony becomes too strong.
That politician's speech last night caused sparks to shoot out of my irony meter.
by Doctor Whom October 31, 2005
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A retort that means, "What you've just said is plainly not true, although I certainly wish it were."
"I'm never going to call or e-mail you again." "If only!"

"Aren't you worried about the Republicans? Once they get into office, they'll reduce the size of government." "If only!"
by Doctor Whom July 15, 2005
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"Look at this scary fundamentalist Web site. I can't believe that anyone would say such things and mean them." "They don't. It's obviously a pisstake."
by Doctor Whom November 15, 2005
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Stands for "Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anyone." A derogatory term for people who are perceived as taking NIMBY to ridiculous extremes.
Good luck on ever seeing that new shopping center get built. The locals aren't just NIMBY; they're BANANA.
by Doctor Whom May 18, 2005
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A neighborhood made up mostly or entirely of high-rise residential buildings, so called because the buildings along both sides of a major street resemble the walls of a canyon.
The West End used to be single-family houses; now, with all of the development, it's turned into Condo Canyon.
by Doctor Whom May 24, 2005
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