29 definitions by Marthakay

A genre of chili local to Cincinnati, Ohio and its suburbs in Newport and Covington, Kentucky. Developed by Greek immigrants in the early 1920s, it is a variation of a Greek meat stew. It generally includes some ingredients unusual to chili such as cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cocoa and a touch of vinegar. The first Cincinnati Chili was Empress, which is still a small but vital chain but the most popular/widespread chains are Skyline and Gold Star. Dixie Chili is based in Newport, Kentucky. The chili is served two-way, three-way, four-way and five-way with the addition of spaghettti, cheese, onions and beans and oyster crackers and hot sauce are expected gratuitious condiments on the table or by request. Frozen, canned and kits in spice packs are sold at Kroger and other Upper South grocery emporiums.

This genre of chili is rightfully more of a spaghetti topping or sauce than it is a traditional chili and has an addictive quality. It's also a popular late-nite after-bar food in the area along with White Castle hamburgers.
I live in Dayton (Ohio) where we can only get Skyline and Gold Star Cincinnati Chili in the restaurants so we took a road trip to Newport, Kentucky to sample some Dixie Chili and back through Cincy for some Empress Chili. Then I found out that you can get canned Dixie chili and frozen Empress at Kroger back home.
by Marthakay January 5, 2006
Geographic location located in southern Ohio and Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia that is culturally and sociologically the Upper South as opposed to the midwest, the east or the north. This would include Dayton and Cincinnati Ohio, Indianapolis, Louisville and Lexington Kentucky and Huntington, West Virginia. This is the bottom buckle of the snow belt and the top buckle of the Bible belt, where people may eat Cincinnati Chili, stewed tomatoes, goetta (a pork sausage that includes pin-cut oats,) Ale-8-1 pop (a beverage made in Winchester, KY) Esther Price chocolate candies, Mike-Sells and Grippo potato chips. They eat at places like Frisch's Big Boy and Skyline Chili and there are actually still drive-in theaters in this region. Regional pizza favorites are LaRosa's, Cassanos and Marions in southwest Ohio. Soft drinks are referred to as pop as opposed to soda or Coke. The main grocery establishement is Kroger.
"I was passing through the Upper South on my way to Cleveland, so hit three Kroger stores, where bought some Ale-8-one in Lexington and some Grippos in Cincinnati. Then I stopped in Dayton for some Esther Price and Cassanos and picked up a copy of "Southern Living" magazine before I headed to the frozen north.
by Marthakay December 12, 2005
Assholes Anonymous or AA – A 12-step program for assholes in an attempt to recover from its horrible sphincter grip into recovery. An asshole can never be cured but they can be “in recovery.”

Some never come to grips with their situation until they have suffered an assectomy

The 12 Steps of Assholes Anonymous
1. We admitted we were powerless over our assholiness - that our lives had become unmanageable
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to non-asshole living.
3. Made a decision to turn our asshole desires and asshole habits over to the care of God as we understood God
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of our own personal asshole.
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our being an asshole.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of being an asshole.
7. Humbly asked God to remove our assholes.
8. Made a list of all persons the asshole in us had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or other assholes
10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were being an asshole, promptly admitted it
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God's will to free us from our assholes and the power to carry that out
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other assholes, and to practice these principles in all our affairs
From an AA (Assholes Anonymous) meeting:

Mike: "My name is Mike and I am an asshole. I was born an asshole and have been an asshole, sometimes in denial all of my life."

Group: "Hi, Mike!"
by Marthakay October 29, 2006
Assectomy – the procedure in which an asshole is separated from an institution, employer or personal relationship because of being an asshole.

Some survive an assectomy by joining AA Assholes Anonymous and participating in a 12-step program to reform their lives. Others just go on to another institution, employer or personal relationship to repeat the cycle in an endless loop of assholiness.
When Bill was dumped by Karen, he went through a brief period of remorse following the assectomy but did not continue his 12-step Assholes Anonymous group and went on to inflict his assholiness on yet another sad but unknowing victim.
by Marthakay October 29, 2006
(noun) Barbie end tables are the little plastic thingies found in a pizza box that keep the box from collapsing and smashing the pizza. They are a perfect size to use as a Barbie doll accessory as an end table.
We got five pizzas delivered and my niece started to cry because she found out that we threw away the Barbie end tables.
by Marthakay December 12, 2005
Some grocery stores such as Kroger and Meijer offer super-double coupon redemption from time to time. This is when a manufacturer's coupon may be redeemed for two times the face value but generally not more than a two dollar total.
"I had five dollar off coupons and it was super-double coupons day at Kroger so I was able to get five tubes of toothpaste for free."
by Marthakay December 12, 2005
(noun) A Briar is a reference used in southwest Ohio and southeast Indiana to refer to a white person of Kentucky (usually Eastern Kentucky)and sometimes even East Tennessee, Virginia or West Virginia heritage. The term has a certain amount of irony because much of the areas where the term is used are chock-full of Briars. It's the N-word of white folks in parts of the Upper South. If you are a Briar, you may call another Briar a Briar, but if you are not a Briar and call another a Briar, them are fighin' words! "Briar" is especially well known in Dayton Ohio.
Darryll is a real Briar. He lives in Drexel and his ex-wives live in Riverside and Northridge. He has an old El Camino up on blocks outside his house and an ancient upholstered sofa on his front porch. He has three dogs and a chain-link fence around the perimeter of his property and they bark on a regular basis. He has a long extension cord on a portable TV so he can sit on the porch, drink Milwaukee's Best and watch NASCAR. His Momma Darlene lives in East Dayton with her third husband, Larry. Darryll, who is on disability from GM, is living with Kathy Lou, who is divorced from Harold. His ex-wives are Glenda and Brenda. They are twins and Kathy Lou is their cousin. Larry is related to Darryll on Darryll's daddy's side.
by Marthakay May 2, 2008