Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Slang Gang Word of the Day

June 11: rocket surgery

(n.) a play on words which mixes two common metaphors: "rocket science" and "brain surgery"

A line in a hilarious Chris Rock comedy act states that one shouldn't eat green meat. No kidding. It doesn't take a degree in rocket surgery to figure out something like that! ;oD

**Putting the Brita water pitcher back filled with water isn't rocket surgery**

June 14: store d'oeuvres

Snacks and food samples that a grocery store will serve at various locations in order to tempt the patrons into buying something they weren't planning on (pizza, chips and dip, sausage, etc.). Usually happens on the weekend.

I went to Costco the other day and filled up on store d'oeuvres.

**One of the only reasons I actually have a Costco card.  That and the hotdogs**

June 15: That's What BP Said

A variant of "that's what she said." Instead of referring to sexual connotations, it is used to refer to spending a lot of money, making a mess, or screwing up very badly. Arose after the 2010 BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

X: Oh man, I really screwed the pooch on that one.

Y: That's what BP said!

X: It's going to take me all day to clean this mess up.

Y: That's what BP said!

X: I'm paying tonight. The sky is the limit.

Y: That's what BP said!

**Do you really need any commentary from me?**


Scrappy Girl said...

I love the rocket surgery one best! Plan on using it the next time someone leaves trash on the kitchen counter. "Putting trash in the trashcan is NOT rocket surgery!"

Wonder Woman said...

these are hilarious!

Pedaling said...

i can see myself saying rocket surgery!

Chief said...

he he

poor BP... sorry SOB's

CountessLaurie said...

Store d'oeuvres? Dave takes the girls and calls it lunch :-)

Mrs. Organic said...

I get such an education from you. I love rocket surgery. I do.