August 13: hit the slide
July 13: Social Fruitfly
Like a social butterfly, without any charm or beauty. An unwanted pest.
My manager is a social fruitfly. All he does is talk and never does any work.
May 25: intexticated
Describes people who drive while sending text messages on their phones.
“Dude, what was THAT?!”
“Probably just some intexticated highschooler.”
“How did she get in a car accident?”
“She was intexticated.”
May 7: fat finger
“I thought the server was down, but I just fat fingered my password.”
“You didn’t get my email? I must have fat fingered the address.”
Now, I think that fat-finger and fat-fingered needs a hyphen in between the words. Anyone else? Obviously not the Urban Dictionary.
April 18: ash hole
1) the small opening in the volcanic ash clouds that allow airliners to fly through without any chance of danger.
2) the opening at the top of a volcano from which forth spews volcanic ash
We were stranded at Heathrow Airport for hours until the airline found some ash hole to fly through.
Some guy I follow was stuck in Heathrow a couple of days ago and the attendent told him to check the web for info. He did, and the web said call their service number, and when he called the number, it said the initial wait time was 180 minutes. I don’t think he ever got out of there.
April 13: Famine Underwear
The garments you wear during a shortage of underwear, when you haven’t done laundry in several weeks or months. Usually characterized by lack of elasticity, holes (usually large and awkwardly located), stains, and typically are at least 5 – 10 years old. In some cases soccer shorts, underwear of unknown origin, thongs, bathing suit bottoms, or ‘granny panties’ can be considered famine underwear, but do not necessarily meet the above criteria.
I haven’t done laundry in weeks, so I’m wearing my famine underwear, the boxers I made in home economics in middle school.
I love that this is a universal thing (unless you are exceedingly anal about your laundry). We all use up the ones we like best first, and save the ones that bind, roll, etc. hoping we’ll get to the laundry before we have to wear them. It must be time to buy new underwear.
Bob does something similar on his dinner plate, but with a twist. He’ll eat bits of everything except the thing he likes best, which he saves intact for last. No, I’m not gonna go there.
I wonder, are people really using this yet? I started using snail mail a looooooong time ago. But I hadn’t heard “tree-book” until today.
March 30: tree-book
A book printed on dead trees, i.e. paper, as opposed to an e-book, which only exists electronically. Compare with snail mail.
Thomas: Hey, how do you like your new Kindle?
Andrew: I don’t know, I haven’t used it yet. I’m still trying to finish all the tree-books I’m reading.
February 26: dead cat bounce
Investor slang; a brief recovery in the price of a falling stock. Term is derived from the idea that “even a dead cat will bounce if it falls from a great height.”
I tried to buy GX on the dead cat bounce but got burned.
February 19: Olympic Narcolepsy
The sensation you get that you will abruptly fall asleep at any moment during the day due to trying to watch as much of the Olympics as you can the night prior, causing you to stay up way too late. A seasonal disorder, occuring in winter or summer only, and is of brief duration (around 2 weeks), and usually occurs in even numbered years. VCR, TiVO or other recording device is the only known remedy.
Jim: “Boy, look at John. He is drooling all over his spreadsheets and computer and he even had 3 cups of coffee. What do you think is wrong with him?”
Jane: “I don’t know, but I think he may have Olympic Narcolepsy trying to see the Jamaican bobsled team medal. It was the last event last night.”