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a monumental musician with a good sound and quality lyrics. recently inducted into the hall of fame. banned from SN for 20 years for changing songs mid song on the show.
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by Do you care? March 28, 2003
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1. British musician and songwriter (1955- ), born Declan MacManus. Noted for his witty, often-sarcastic lyrics, his nasal voice and (especially on later albums) habit of standing too close to the microphone when singing, and his thick, black-rimmed glasses.

2. A geek who, despite his obvious geekiness, is possessed of such talents that he's revered by other geeks and not ostracized by society in general.

3. "Elvis Costello glasses": thick, black-rimmed glasses of the sort worn by Elvis Costello.
1. "I just spent half the money in my bank account on Elvis Costello albums."

2. "Yeah, he's a nerd, but he's cooler than any of us -- like some kind of Elvis Costello".

3. "I am so sick of those whiny emo kids in their sweaters and Elvis Costello glasses."
by GumboSoup April 05, 2003
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