9 definitions by James William
The United States. (eg, Ayatollah Khomenei: "we must destroy the Great Satan".) Any American abroad. European view of US.
"Satan is running amok again" - typical comment on any aspect of current US foreign policy by anyone at all outside US.
Young people or young adults pampered beyond the point where they realise they are lucky; fully expectant of an idle life of luxury and not aware that some people have to work. Think that washing up or cleaning the house is something that a personal assistant is for. Unaware that there are poor people in the world. Money is something that arrives for unknown reasons in large amounts every month in one's bank account.
Children of a famous popstar, rock musician, movie star, etc. Never used nowadays for real royal families, who are "monarchy". Often have strange "rock royalty" or "Hollywood royalty" names handed out by drug-crazed parents shortly after the (Caesarian) birth. Usually chronically over-indulged, leading to severely disordered personalities in later life that have to be "recovered" from.
by James William June 01, 2005
Any group of rich young degenerates; people trying to be cool and failing. Capable of humour so bad it hurts. Arrogant self-loving US males too drunk and stupid to realise they look like jerks. Originally from the famous Frank Sinatra and friends. Any group of young adult US males wearing bad clothes and behaving wierdly.
by James William May 30, 2005
Receiving a (generally large) amount of property, wealth, money, etc, from a deceased relative or close one, after being "mentioned" in their "will". In extreme cases, such as very large inheritances, typical results include marriage break-up (spouse hates partner for being so rich), personality collapse (what the heck do I do now I don't have to work for a living??), idleness, egomania, etc. Many heirs or heiresses experience guilt and self-loathing in proportion to the size of the inheritance received. Inheritance planning is supposed to alleviate this by only giving heirs money if they achieve in life, a gameplan that rarely works. Heirs within families usually fight over minor differences in sizes of inheritances recieved. There is a strong tendancy for young people in particular to be very adversely affected by large inheritances, contrary to the misconceptions of a wonderful life generated by popular envy feelings, these people are usually isolated, guilt-ridden and unsatisfied.
Sarah received her inheritance at 21, and after that, despite her yacht, mansion and trustfund, felt purposeless and ashamed.
by James William May 24, 2005
Spoiled young adult living an idle life on investments; the most envied creature on the planet and they know it. Usually very pretty in a childish way, with an air of pampered boredom. Maxed out on credit cards but doesn't care as these are covered every month by the private banker.
At 25, Emma, who does not work, has a luxurious apartment (all paid for), a string of desperate admirers, a personal assistant, and only 35,000 a month to live on.
A unit of measurement, eg, "an area the size of Wales". Interchangeable with other units like the Rhode Island, the Greenland and the Texas. Most commonly used in news broadcasts and radio shows. 'The Wales' is not to be confused with the country Wales (part of the UK), with which it has nothing in common.
by James William June 09, 2005