Verbal communication between two people. Rarely used any longer in this sense because of the North American singular preoccupation with sex; it would evoke snickers at best, and gross misunderstanding at worst, in virtually any situation.
Our intercourse over lunch was less than pleasant, and we spent the rest of the day not speaking to each other.
Pronounced "shvine-hoond." German for "pig-dog." A vile insult in Germany, it has come to enjoy a modicum of popularity in the U.S., in either it's original German form, or translated to English
Schweinhund! I piss on your grandmother's grave!
You don't frighten us, English pig-dogs! Go and boil your
bottoms, sons of a silly person. I blow my nose at you,
so-called Arthur-king, you and all your silly English kaniggets.
- from Monty Python and The Holy Grail
Generic term for "the average guy." The "man on the street," so to speak. Sometimes lengthened to "Joe Blow from Kokomo" (after Kokomo, Indiana).
As far as Joe Blow is concerned, the worst thing about the Iraq War is inflated gasoline prices.
Keeping a secret collection of ABBA and Carpenters and listening to their albums when no one else is around.
I know it's a guilty pleasure, but those Swedish Babes in ABBA are my best girls.
The practice of trying to pick up a prostitute in a red-light district, by driving slowly along the curb, and checking out the action.
Hey, Luigi, you wanna go curb crawling tonight?
Perennial plant native to southern Europe, bearing fragrant yellow and orange flowers. The name is derived from the fact that the plant, when naturalized to a region, is often found growing out of the nooks and crannies in an old wall, or a cliff. The natural tendency for this plant to separate itself from the other denizens of a formal garden, and grow in isolated locations, doubtless led to the use of the term "wallflower" to describe an anti-social, or shy individual, who lingers in the background, against the wall, as it were, at social occasions.
The heady fragrance of wallflowers growing on the embankment wafted up to me.
British slang. A bad smell.
There was a bit of a pong in the room, so he opened the window to air it out.