TagDouble-Tongued Dictionary

dooced

dooced  adj.— «The act of being canned from your job for what you have posted in a blog has recently been coined being “dooced” after an employee got fired for what she wrote about co-workers on her website dooced.com...

haji

haji  n.— «I can recognize a Sadiqqi (Arabic for friend) from a Haji (Arabic word for someone who has made the pilgrimage to Mecca, but our word for a bad guy).» —“Combat in Iraq: A ground-level view” in...

Winter Texan

Winter Texan  n.— «The Rio Grande Valley has become an emerging destination, where seasonal visitors are referred to as “Winter Texans,” instead of snowbirds.» —“Hurricanes delay, but won’t dissuade visitors’ winter...

sampated

sampated  v.— «The fact is that Powell was up against it early when he took the job at State. Vice President Dick Cheney’s staff second-guessed every element of foreign policy. In good Trini parlance, he was “sampated” from the...

door buster

door buster  n.— «Retailers such as Wal-Mart and Sears, Roebuck opened at 6am yesterday to promote their “early bird” specials, also known as “door-buster” sales.» —“Stores open doors to bargain...

spasskultur

spasskultur  n.— «There has been much talk in recent months of the emerging Spasskultur—roughly translatable as “fun ethos,” and not to be confused with Leitkultur. The latter is an undefined mishmash of traditional German...

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