Thursday, December 17, 2009

Slang Gang Word of the Day - two-fer special


December 16: immaculate congestion

When traffic is backed up for miles on a highway, crawling along -- and then suddenly everyone returns to normal high speeds without passing an accident, stalled car, or road construction.

We spent 45 minutes bumper-to-bumper for no reason?!? It must be immaculate congestion.


December 17: Chipmunk gift

A seemingly generous present that will benefit the giver as much as the receiver.

On an old Chipmunks Christmas album, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore give Dave a gift. He's overwhelmed with their generosity until he discovers it's an empty bag, which the Chipmunks say is for him to fill with presents and give back to them.

My friend gave me such a Chipmunk gift this year. She bought me a CD by HER favorite group and then asked to copy it because she's too cheap to buy her own CD AND a present for me.

That back bedroom at my mom's house is freezing! I hate staying there when we visit. Is it too much of a Chipmunk gift if I buy her a space heater for Christmas?

My husband took me to the Monster Truck Expo for my birthday. Jeez, what a Chipmunk gift. What was he thinking?

5 comments:

Jewls said...

Ha ha! I had a roommate who copied all of the cd's before she gave them to someone...she didn't even ask permission! :)

tammy said...

Copying CDs...what a good idea. Maybe I could copy the DVDs as well. Not that I would ever do such an illegal thing.

Scrappy Girl said...

I love the chipmunks...can't wait to see the squeakuel next week with the kids.

MaeRae said...

Okay truth be told, I buy many a chipmunk gift at Christmas. It is the only way I know for sure there is something there I will drink. Imagine life without the bottle of Baileys in the fridge for desert. Nope, cant, so I will keep buying it for people.

Loralee and the gang... said...

RE: "That back bedroom at my mom's house is freezing! I hate staying there when we visit. Is it too much of a Chipmunk gift if I buy her a space heater for Christmas?" . . . and here I always thought I was just buying something they needed...wow. Bad bad me.
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