(adjective - slang) - a person, thing or event that is disappointing
, a bummer
, a real downer
; something that is not classic
. Such as: "That movie was diet."
(Note: this definition, though inadvertent
ly, was taken from Coca-Cola's choice of branding
for its regular soda, Coca-Cola Classic, and it's Diet Coke. See example.)
, as such: "classic is good, diet is bad"; fly
Daytona Beach, FL; summer, 1987:
During the unloading
of a delivery truck, most of a stack
soda cans crashed
to the floor in the back of a grocery
store after being hit by an arriving, full palette
of other goods. One store worker, trying to save surviving cases of cans from the carnage
, took a lot of soda spray to his clothes, eyeglasses and skin.
A coworker, just arriving on the scene and comprehend
ing the accident, joked, "Wow, that was classic
," replied the worker, looking at his wet, sticky work clothes. "It was diet. It was definitely not classic."
Realizing the double entendre
, a slang term was born (at least in those parts).