12 definitions by Michael Zeleny

1
A skirt patterened after the blue & white checkered napkin material favored by the lady on the "Aunt Jemima" Pancake Box.
THING-FISH:
(pointing to his skirt)
(Fo' those of you unfamiliar wit de' nakkin,
Dis be de nakkin'!)
Frank Zappa, Thing-Fish
by Michael Zeleny February 11, 2004
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A term of disparagement applied to a literary critic, implying the character traits of an overeducated shithead. Usually tarred with the postmodern brush as "pomo lit-critter".
"Dang! We are beset by lit-critters! Let loose toxic sarcasm!"

"Bill Clinton did his turn as a pomo lit-critter by testifying on the ambiguity of the word 'is'."
by Michael Zeleny December 17, 2006
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To engage in nonorthogenital forms of sexual penetration lending themselves to consecutive reciprocity between partners.
JOE:
This is exciting
I never plooked
A tiny chrome-plated machine
That looks like a magical pig
With marital aids stuck all over it
Such as yourself before
SY BORG:
You'll love it!
Its a way of life.
JOE:
Does that mean maybe later
You'll plook me....
Frank Zappa, Joe's Garage
by Michael Zeleny February 11, 2004
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Salesmen's motivational acronym for "Always Be Closing", the traditional slogan that emphasizes the need to be continually moving the customer towards agreement and action within sales discussions.
(Blake flips over a blackboard which has two sets of letters on it: ABC, and AIDA.)
Blake: A.B.C. A-always, B-be, C-closing. Always be closing! Always be closing! A.I.D.A. Attention, Interest, Decision, Action. Attention -- do I have your attention? Interest -- are you interested? I know you are because it's fuck or walk. You close or you hit the bricks! Decision -- have you made your decision for Christ?!! And action. A.I.D.A. Get out there! You got the prospects coming in; you think they came in to get out of the rain? Guy doesn't walk on the lot unless he wants to buy. Sitting out there waiting to give you their money! Are you gonna take it? Are you man enough to take it?
--Glengarry Glen Ross
by Michael Zeleny January 26, 2008
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A medical acronym for "Piss Poor Protoplasm Poorly Put Together".
That P.P.P.P.P.T. is C.T.D.
by Michael Zeleny January 26, 2008
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A medical acronym for "Circling The Drain", referring to a patient who is expected to die soon.
That P.P.P.P.P.T. is C.T.D.
by Michael Zeleny January 26, 2008
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A form of "dating for assistance" or prostitution popular among Japanese high school girls dating middle-aged salarymen for money.
According to a recent survey of junior high school students in their final year, 17 percent thought there is nothing wrong with enjo kosai and 13 percent replied that they felt no reluctance in practicing it.
-- The Tokyo Weekender

I started doing Enjo Kosai my second year of high school. On most of my dates, I had sex. That's the weirdest thing I've ever done—meeting someone for the first time and screwing him the same day.
-- TIME, She's Only a Little Schoolgirl, as told to KATE DRAKE Kyoto
by Michael Zeleny February 11, 2004
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