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Cardbordeaux is wine that is packaged in a collapsable (usually plastic) bladder with a tap inside a cardboard box. Sneered on by oenophiles but happily consumed by those such as middle-class housewives who were beer-drinkers in college. And possible Boone's Farm drinkers in high school. But it's not as sweet.

A favorite of Sara Wiggum, mother of Ralph and wife of Chief Wiggum on The Simpsons.
Cardbordeaux is generally inexpensive compared to bottled wine, but more expensive varieties are coming out as its popularity increases.
"You look like my Mommy after her box of wine," said Ralph Wiggum thinking of his mother's Cardbordeaux.

From the blog of Mary Tsao of Northern California:
"A sad sight: This mommy tipping the box of wine to get the last of it out. When did the box of wine replace the keg, people? I'm officially old."

Mostly consumed by white folks. I notice it's rarely available in markets dominated by African Americans.

Popular brands are Franzia, Peter Vella and Almaden. Reportedly the most popular variety (according to Papa Joe's Discount Liquors in Richmond, Indiana) is Franzia Sunset Blush.

by Marthakay October 08, 2006
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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 02, 2008
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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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(droplifted) In addition to leaving merchandise in a store, droplifing may also involve coupons that the dropee does not need or want, discreetly left near the item affected by the coupon. It is extremely bad form to leave expired coupons but it's OK to leave coupons that expire the date they are droplifted. This form of droplifting is generally a female activity but not exclusively so.
A very polite and appreciated practice common in the Upper South i.e. southern Ohio and Indiana, West Virginia and Kentucky. It's more commonly done at stores that offer double coupon redemption such as Kroger and Meijer than stores that don't such as Walmart.
When a store has a super-double coupons redemption day or week, it is even more practiced.
"I got my deodorant for free at Kroger because it was on sale, they had super-double coupons, plus someone droplifted the right dollar-off coupon on the display!"
"I had more toothpaste coupons than I could use, so I droplifted them before they expired."
by Marthakay December 12, 2005
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Foodways are a study or example of a culture of a people through their dietary habits. A foodway is not only the things people do and do not eat, but why they eat them or not, not to mention the traditions and history that help define that culture.
The foodways of the Cajun people involve eating seafood in season and not drinking milk with seafood. For Hungarians, the use of pork, cabbage and paprika are common symbols of their ethnic foodways. Orthodox Jews' foodways vary from that of their less restrictive brethren, but traditionally, Jewish foodways are related to the religion's dietary laws or kashrut kosher. A foodway may not be something that a person is aware of practicing, it can be so ingrained in their habits that it is simply a way of life.
by Marthakay November 02, 2006
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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 05, 2006
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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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