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An onomatopoeic reference to the drum sound effect heard after a punchline has been told (called a percussive sting). "ba dum" is the sound of the snare drum and "tss" the cymbal.

It is often used in a sarcastic manner after a cliched or bad joke has been told.
John: "My essay on the cold war has to be finished tomorrow, I'm really Russian to finish... sarcastically ba dum tss"
by John1001 June 06, 2015

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Rock and roll singer and songwriter with distinctive voice, highly regarded by the likes of Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan. Perhaps best known for "Only the Lonely", "Crying", and "Pretty Woman". Many of his songs focused on his emotions and feelings and had a slight tone of vulnerability, in contrast to the more masculine rock n'roll image at the time.
Stagnated in the 70's but returned shortly before his death in '88 with "You got it".
Roy Orbison was one of the greats
by John1001 October 26, 2014

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Somebody who belongs to a different ethnic or "racial" background to the majority (or just largest group) in a country/city/town etc. Initially Italians, Poles, Irish and so on were considered minorities in the US until they assimilated into the "white" majority.

Contrary to the other definition, the "Caucasian gene" is only recessive because of the racist "one drop rule". For example, the likes of Rashida Jones and Colin Powell have a skin tone that is arguably closer to "white" than "black".
John: "You know, in most large American cities, whites are outnumbered by ethnic minorities"
James: "If ethnic minority groups outnumber whites, wouldn't that make them a majority?"
John: "Only in a country divided by white vs non-white. Why haven't we Americans grown past that yet?"
by John1001 September 19, 2015

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Language rape is the mis-spelling of phrases or usage of incorrect grammar that is so bad that it can be considered to be a form of violation of said language. The phrase may be used in a variety of contexts, such as a facebook post that is unreadable or even the deliberate warping of language for political purposes, most notably the feminist inventions: "womyn", "wimmin" e.t.c.
Raving feminist: "womyn have been oppressed for so many years, but things will change!"
Joe Public: "I know you were raped as a child, explaining your hatred of men, but does that mean you have to commit language-rape in revenge?"
by John1001 August 03, 2013

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