Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Slang Gang Word of the Day - a plethora....

Just doing my part to keep us "in the know".....

Self Qualified Referee
Someone at any sporting event who always has to call the fouls, say the ref is wrong, or something similar even though nobody really listens to them and they don't have any idea what they are talking about. They think the ref is wrong about everything even though he gets paid to do it.

Soccer Mom-Oh, come on, that was such a foul!

Manufactured Outrage
A falsified righteous outrage at things that are basically unimportant and meaningless, frequently employed by politicians, political activists, or the media. Politicians and talking heads use it to garner support for their causes, to claim the moral high ground and to tar their opponents; the media often just uses it in a cynical bid to increase ratings.
Manufactured outrages of note include Nipplegate, the Monica Lewinski scandal, the 2009 tea partys, backmasked satanic lyrics, lapel pin controversies...

Just about any time you hear any politician, activist, or radio show host getting outraged about anything, really. The louder and angrier they get, the harder they're working at manufacturing it.

farting gift
The act of someone farting immediately before leaving a room; leaving that special something to be remembered by.

Person 1: That party was the worst.
Person 2: Don't worry, I made sure to thank them with a farting gift.

An item of clothing lent by a girl to another girl to help her out on a night out when she discovers she hates her entire wardrobe just before going out.

Suzy: "Hey, nice top, you look great"
Shauna: "Thanks, it's actually a sharewear - I couldn't find a thing to wear but Louise lent me this


Martha H. said...

Farting gift and Sharewear.

Loved the farting gift one. I've known a few people who leave farting gifts when exiting a room.

Sue said...

Had some sharewear goin on at my house yesterday, when 3 g-daughters said g-ma do you have any swimsuits that will fit us?

I said yes I do!! What do you need petite, small, med. lg. or x-lg..

uh huh!! I knew there was a good reason to being all those sizes--so I could sharewear with my girls♥

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the laugh. I'm not telling my husband about the farting gift. Too funny.

tammy said...

Someone totally left a farting gift while I was at the post office today.

Shareware. One thing I loved about living right next door to my sister.

tammy said...

...and sometimes she didn't even know she was sharing.

Loralee and the gang... said...

In high school, my friends and I wore nothing but Sharewear!

LaurieJ said...

The next time I make (the right) call at my kids games and someone calls me a Self Qualified Referee...I am blaming you :-)

Shawn said...

You are on one today! Love the word plethora, by the by---one of my favs!

Gotta tell my little guy about farting gift---except my hubby makes him say "passing gas".