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A particular area within an MSA but outside the central city where a particular ethnic group (nearly always an immigrant group) has decided to settle.
An ethnoburb is a suburban residential and business area in North America with a notable cluster of a particular ethnic minority population. The term was first coined in 1997 by Dr. Wei Li, then assistant professor of Geography and Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut, in a paper examining the suburban Chinese population in Los Angeles (County,) California.1 Ethnoburbs emerge for a variety on reasons, in combination or as separate entities. These include significant changes in world politics and economy, policy changes in the United States' national policies, and demographic shifts in individual or in local connecting neighborhoods. These communities have substantial external connections to the globalised mainstream economy, leading to higher socioeconomic levels in its residents. An ethnoburb functions as a social hub and a place where immigrants may work and do business within their own networks. The formation of ethnoburbs also have an effect on the cultural and political characteristics of a city. In (MSA)s such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Vancouver, and Toronto, and in the San Gabriel Valley in California, for example, Chinese immigrants have built large houses and malls catering to Chinese businesses, changing the landscape of these and a significant number of smaller communities throughout the USA

by Miskatonic Jack 2 January 07, 2011

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A widespread phenomenon whereas a person or persons will buy a house based on it's expansive lawn because they own, or are intending to own, one or more medium to large sized dogs.
One of the leading causes of suburban sprawl, dogsprawl typically involves a ranch house set back from the street with a large open (read-a homogenously treeless, gardenless lawn) back yard.
Dog Sprawl is similar to, and oftentimes accompanied by childsprawl, except that childsprawl involves children and dogsprawl involves dogs. The presence of large rambunctious yard dogs does nothing for soil productivity and it's use by future generations.
One need only watch HGTV to see the process of dogsprawl in action.
P.S. Control pet overpopulation, spay and neuter your dog.
by Miskatonic Jack 2 January 31, 2007

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A neighborhood of Paducah Kentucky that serves as it's Art's district. It borders downtown to the southwest. Thanks to the Artist Relocation Program, artists from places as far as Hawaii, San Fransisco and Paris France have settled there givinig the city of Paducah hope of having a rennaisance.
I'd move to Lowertown, but it's too close to the New Madrid Faultline.
by Miskatonic Jack 2 December 10, 2006

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A small town, larger than a hamlet and usually containing between 100 and 2000 people. The population may go up or down depending on the population of surrounding areas.

Also a term used to describe the East or Greenwich Village on southeastern Manhattan Island, or for that matter, any semi-self contained community within the dense fabric of a much larger city.
South Park is a semi-ficticious village in thestate of Colorado complete with a commercial/shopping district or main street, As is Dancing Rabbit, a growing eco-villiage in Missouri.
by Miskatonic Jack 2 December 10, 2006

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A person with repressed memories of childhood sexual abuse.
We really should cut the "alien abductee"s some slack after all they've been through, delusional as they may be.
by Miskatonic Jack 2 August 04, 2010

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A fascist TV program where people who actually have the guts to have their own style and be non-conformist individuals, have all their old threads/duds tossed in the trash by shallow fashion conformists Stacy London and Clinton Kelly.

As the two fashionistas/fascists carelessly dispose of the ambushed person's wardrobe in favor of the same sort of yuppie scum clothing that they wear (this means high heels {medically proven to cause bone deformity} for women and three piece suits for men. Nothing particularly modern here folks) they barate them with insults and never even donate their old clothing to charity (how shallow and self rightious can you get?)!

The show aparently started in Britain but the version I am currently describing is based in Manhattan Island, NY
Every episode (of What Not to Wear) features an "ambush" style confrontation and makeover of a man or (more often) a woman who has been nominated by their friends as particularly unfashionable.

All the bad feelings created by What Not to Wear keep me from watching it. But I must admit, I do find Stacy London to be very attractive, in spite of her bad taste in clothing and overzealous tude.
by Miskatonic Jack 2 September 09, 2006

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See Two-Thousands AKA the 2XXXs
A thousand year period.
Not to be confused with the Third Millenium, which begins and ends exactly a year later.
The 2000s begin on January 1st of the year 2000 and end on December 31st of the year 2999 @ 11:59 P.M.
by Miskatonic Jack 2 November 02, 2006

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