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When “Bad Writing” is Good

Ahoy! In this week’s brand-spankin’-new episode: Great gifts for language lovers, nerds vs. geeks, “tow the line” vs. “toe the line,” the slang term “poutrage,” and the crust in the corners of your...

gimmick infringement

gimmick infringement  n.— «D-Generation X vs. Snitsky & Umaga DX do their usual routine, Trips mentions someone committed “gimmick infringement” as they say in the business (Michael Buffer for the whole “thousands in attendance” and...

plastic fan

plastic fan  n.— «I can’t believe the amount of complaints I’ve heard this morning on various sporting broadcasts about the attendance at last night’s Chelsea-Rosenborg match. What’s the big deal? Surely these people know that Chelsea are...

CEO

CEO  n.— «This would constitute the bare minimum of attendance required to be considered a “practicing” Catholic. Were Catholicism hold’em poker, the holy days of obligation could be considered the big blind. My wife, Judy, and...

smudging

smudging  n.— «During the ceremony, sage was burnt and wafted over the 65 or so people in attendance. The process is called smudging. And, Bobbi Piasecki said, its aim is to get rid of negative feelings or attitudes. The smudging ceremony...

hully gully

hully gully  adj.— «Coats asked if the NCAA couldn’t protect attendance by passing a bylaw to limit appearances, yet removing itelf as the single selling agent and allowing conferences and independents to negotiate their own TV contracts...