A porcine cosmetologist is a periphrastic term for someone who puts lipstick on a pig
; in other words, a spin doctor
. This is someone who attempts to make something more favorable or attractive than it really is.
The typical actor or politician in trouble is in need of a porcine cosmetologist.
Ostentatious piety. An open display of religious sentiment primarily for the consumption or edification of others.
Mary had three saints' statues and habitually did flying novenas; she was heavily into bondieuserie.
Obfun is short for "obligatory fun." It refers to the ice-breaking activities that are injected into all-day seminars oe conferences either to make it more interesting to the participants, to remove any sense of dignity that might remain, and to lend variety to the activities.
The all-day conference consisted of six hours of lectures, and three occasions of obfun in which we lowered Hula-Hoops over each other, wore silly masks, and pretended that we were a herd of lemmings migrating for survival.
The archetypical Cajun song, supposedly written by a prisoner about a beautiful woman who left him for another. It is considered the unofficial Cajun anthem. The painter George Rodrigue made an especially touching and effective painting of this fictional character, who has replaced the insipid Evangeline as representative of the Cajun sensibility.
It's not a fais-do-do (impromptu dance attended by people of all ages) unless the band plays "Jolie Blonde."
This term refers to the practice of advertising one's religiousity by wearing significant decolletage and having a cross suspended between the breasts. This is especially effective if the practitioner has either very prominent breasts or is not wearing a bra.
Jessica, who was both very religious and had been embarassed by her rather prominent breasts, made them into a spiritual asset by practicing decolletage ministry. She found it more effective than the John 3:16 signs.
This is a kind of canvas hat that guys wear with the brim pulled down. It is so-called because the wearer knows it looks bad; yet wears it anyway as an expression of nonchalant contempt for convention. In effect, sartorially declaring "Kiss my ass!"
My boyfriend dresses really nice; but occasionally spoils the effect by wearing what guys call his kiss my ass hat.
The Transylvania effect is the folk belief that more craziness in behavior occurs when the moon is full. This belief is not supported by evidence, yet is widespread.
It's the full moon night; the mental patients will be acting up due to the Transylvania effect