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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
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Cou rouge is "redneck" in French. It refers to Cajuns, Louisiana descendants of French peasants. It is a euphemism in the same spirit of calling the mildly upscale discount retailer "Tar-ghay" instead of "Target." It is also the dignified opposite of the controversial coonass or coon-ass.
T-Ben told me it was too cou rouge to put a a statue of Our Lady of the Butane Tank over to the Bayou side of the house, but cher, the Good Lady will be pleased.
by Marthakay April 25, 2008
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Cou rouge (noun) is "redneck" in French. "Cou" is neck and "rouge" is red. It refers to Cajuns, Louisiana descendants of French peasants. It is a euphemism in the same spirit of calling the mildly upscale discount retailer "Tar-ghay" instead of "Target." It is also the dignified opposite of the controversial coonass or coon-ass.
T-Ben told me it was too cou rouge to put a a statue of Our Lady of the Butane Tank over to the Bayou side of the house, but cher, the Good Lady will be pleased.
by Marthakay May 2, 2008
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Noun. Adj. version "limerent."
The sheer shining moment and a brief period of time when a person falls blindly and intensely in love. Limerence is a temporary condition that fortunately goes away, allowing the love-er to come up for air and see a person or situation for what it is rather than what they want it to be. Limerence is being high on love. This condition makes people believe that they have found their soulmate.Usually followed by a crashing blow - the manic becomes depressive.
"I was in limerence for the entire semester of my senior year, when I had three classes with him. I was so excited I could hardly breathe. He was good, he was kind and everything he said was wise nad witty."
by Marthakay January 31, 2006
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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
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Noun - Marthakay is the psuedonym for an Upper South journalist, photographer and researcher. Born Feb. 11, 1958. A pundit on popular culture relating to the baby boomer generation and a social illuminatrix helping those of that age to decipher the way that current popular culture affects them and their offspring, co-workers and people unlike themselves.
Marthakay wrote an essay for our "Class of 1976" email list about how baby boomers either go overboard trying to relate to young people or they ignore and disqualify anything that they don't understand.
by Marthakay February 5, 2006
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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
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