Singing without a live orchestra or band. Originally meaning "without orchestra
," it is a combination of Japanese "kara" meaning "empty/bare-handed
" as in "karate
", and the "okee" sound from the first syllable of "orchestra" as pronounced by Japanese.
The guy who thought up karaoke
created a bar owner's dream, because as patrons provide their own entertainment by singing along with a machine, management saves a fortune by not hiring talented musicians.
World Depression One. What the world will experience in the coming years, if the global financial meltdown is not stopped.
No one could have imagined that the great prosperity of the early part of this century was just an illusion and would end in WDI (World Depression One).
A sudden die-off of the bee population in a hive or colony. Blamed on cell phone radiation. Abbreviated CCD.
Beekeepers where shocked and stunned, when they learned, that their once thriving hives, had been emptied due to an occurence of colony collapse disorder.