word invented by george orwell
in his book 1984
An oldthinker is one who clings to old or outmoded ways of thought. Orwell defines it as, "... typical sentence .... as 'Oldthinkers unbellyfeel Ingsoc'. The shortest rendering that one could make of this in Oldspeak would be: 'Those whose ideas were formed before the Revolution cannot have a full emotional understanding of the principles of English Socialism.' But this is not an adequate translation.....
Used by geeks
in a perjorative way about anyone who is not techno-savvy.
"My Dad's a real Oldthinker - he won't even have a mobile phone !"
"Come the Revolution, all you Oldthinkers will be put up against a wall and shot !"
A fictional type of Real Ale, of allegedly lethal alcohol content and the tendency to produce a barin-crushing hangover the next day.
See also "Suicider"
"Christ, you look rough ! What have you been doing ?"
"Awwww..... the usual .... went out with the lads last night and had eleventeen pints of Scruttock's "Old Dirigible", then a curry..... got any aspirin ?"
A low-grade worker; a peon
. A dumb person doing a dumb job, often in retail, food service, or warehousing.
"I'll get a couple of carbon units to come round tonight and take that junk away."
"One of the carbon units in Goods Inwards tripped over a cable and smashed his arm. "
A Shih Tzu which has turned to the Dark Side of the Force. Since they are highly intelligent, mischevious and arrogant anyway, this is but a small step. Many Shih Tzu look like small hairy versions of Yoda anyway.
"That... that .... er ... dog ? life form ? what ? has just stolen my mobile phone from my jacket pocket and hidden it under the sofa !"
"Sorry, he's a Sith Tzu..... he can't resist being evil."
All systems wound up beyond the safe limit; literally, the needle on an analog dial has gone right round the dial, so far round that it's hit the peg marking the Zero poistion from the back.
Also known as redlining
"I got the job done, but I was pegging the gauge by the end."
When something is so badly damaged that the only option is to get a new one; it might be a critical component, or the whole thing.
"Can you fix it ?"
"No. Your hard drive is screwed. Total replacement therapy is indicated."
White sugar; can be applied to salt, brown sugar, sweetener, but most usually to white sugar, on the basis that "everything" - sugar, sweetener, coffee, red meat, water, oxygen and light will cause cancer (eventually).
Taking all available information into account, the only way to avoid dying of cancer is to forswear all food and drink, and shut yourself in an airtight lead box. You won't die of cancer. You will still die, and quite quickly, but it won't be of cancer.
"Coffee's done. Milk and sugar ?"
"No milk, but gimme two spoons of cancer crystals".