21 definitions by texlex61

Past tense combination of "zing" and "singe," where the "zing" involves an insult, which singes (slightly burns) the recipient. Can be pronounced to rhyme with the past tense of "zing" or "singe," just to make it more interesting and to be more consistent (in terms of inconsistency) with so many other words of the English language. Usually, the insult is offered as mild, witty sarcasm or a fascetious comment where the gravity of the insult is relatively minor and the point of zinging it is calculated to achieve only a slight burn.
My daughter really zinged me when she humorously questioned my general ability to be succinct. I have never been more proud!
by texlex61 February 4, 2010
Puntiglio, an accomplished swordsman, was dismayed to discover that his adversary, "S," could so easily punnisch him with his deft S-wordplay.
by texlex61 January 30, 2009
Application of various disreputable and/or fraudulent strategies calculated to evade the limitations of rebate offer fine print and obtain a rebate to which one would not otherwise be entitled. Closely related to white trash echange, white trash refund, white trash warranty claim, white trash regifting, etc.
Horace, a retirement village mailroom attendant, drew heavily upon his innate sense of fiscal ingenuity, when he overcame the limitations of the "One Rebate Per Household" restriction by using a white trash rebate scheme to pocket dozens of $5 denture creme rebate checks.
by texlex61 January 27, 2009
Mass media programming characterized by its use of a charlatainer (i.e., a charlatan (malicious trickster; a fake person, especially one who deceives for personal profit) who actively develops and exploits a larger audience through a role in the public media by enhancing the entertainment "value" and, hence, the commercial potential, of news topics to the detriment of the veracity of the message and, as a result, the health, utility, and likelihood for progress respecting many issues which arise in public policy discussions. Charlatainment works because it is an especially insidious form of terminal addition, which results in a passionately rabid but woefully malinformed and/or excessively inflamed audience clinically disinclined to thereafter engage in reasonable discourse...apparently due to a permanent scarring of the reality lobe...
Bob said he got all of his news information via charlatainment, because he enjoyed being freed from having to think for himself, having to consider that public issues are often intrinsically complex, and because he missed the pep-rally-like fervor of being unified with a group of think-alikes engaged absolutely against a common, token adversary...and because, given the permanent damage to his reality lobe, sound-bite-level analysis was all that he remained capable of.
by texlex61 April 22, 2010
The extremely disruptive and messy period encompassing the transition from the era of the internal combustion engine ("ICE") and all of its associated technologies, industries, jobs, etc., to the Elon Musk inspired era of the battery electric vehicle ("BEV"). This period will be designated by future archaeologists to span the 15-year period from 2020 to 2035, when the world weaned itself from petroleum, graduated from the fossil fuel economy, and entered its electric future. Also known as "Tesla Time."
Of those who lived through the ICE-BEV Boundary, the winners were comprised of those who anticipated the change and seized the opportunities.
by texlex61 December 9, 2020
A series of phonemes commonly uttered by English language speakers who share a common defect in English language acquisition.
When asked if she had received competent English language instruction, Alberta replied "supposably."
by texlex61 January 30, 2009
A charlatan (malicious trickster; a fake person, especially one who deceives for personal profit) who actively develops and exploits a larger audience through a role in the public media by enhancing the entertainment "value" of news topics to the detriment of the veracity of the message and, as a result, the health of public policy discussions. This results in a passionately rabid but woefully malinformed and/or excessively inflamed audience clinically disinclined to thereafter engage in reasonable discourse...resulting in a generally permanent scarring of their reality lobe.
True excellence in broadcasting is constantly eroded by the loud and passionate strains of mass media charlatainers who intentionally and calculatedly use rhetorical strategies to distort the truth in order to better stir passions of their audience for the maximum personal gain and fullest commercial exploitation of the charlatainers and their commercial and political backers.
by texlex61 April 22, 2010