This is a periphrastic way of referring to William Shakespeare's play "Macbeth," a device sometimes used by actors to avoid referring to the play by name, because of the supposed bad luck that it might bring if it is referred to by name. Likewise, the protagonist and his wife are referred to as"Mr. and Mrs. M."
The Village Players led off this year's season with the Scottish play.
This is a condition in which the person often or always has the feeling of being late. From the White Rabbit in Lewis Carroll's ALICE IN WONDERLAND.
While the life of a psychology graduate student is not often solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short, there is always more to do than there is time to do it in, and the white rabbit syndrome emerges.
To go to sleep. Used in French Louisiana and New Orleans. Pronounced "doh-doh," as opposed to doo-doo, which means feces.
I am tired, so I think I will make do-do.
The Perky effect, in psychology, refers to the process by which visual mental imagery is thought to interefere with visual perception. For example, if a person is instructed to project by imagination a tomato or a banana on a while screen, an a faint image of a tomato or banana is projected, the person may not be able to tell the difference between the real image and that which was imagined. Cheves W. Perky did the pioneering research on this back in 1910. This is the first meaning of the Perky effect.
There is another meaning: the Perky effect is what happens when you go braless on a cold day.
Thomasina loved cold days because of the perky effect.
This refers to sex that occurs between two individuals who once had a relationship, whether married or girlfriend-boyfriend, but who are no longer affiliated. Auld lang syne sex occurs when one or both of the people involved enjoyed the sexual aspect of the relationship, even if they broke up or grew apart.
Jeremy and Jessica had their differences, and ultimately divorced. However, they still got together from time to time for some auld lang syne sex. They figured that they had really terrific sex with each other; and, since they had once been married, it was really okay.
Used locally in New Orleans by French- or Louisiana Creole-speaking people to describe being sick. Sometimes also spelled cagu.
I was cagoo last week due to the flu.
Drachenfutter is a gift or some other form of peace offering used by a husband or boyfriend in order to appease an angry woman or girlfriend. Used primarily in cities where there is a significant population of German origin.
Since Jack forgot Madeline's birthday and went out with her older sister, she will punish him by withholding affection until he expresses sufficient repentance with some appropriate drachenfutter.