Category: Lexicons

Say what now?

Alternate meanings for common words. Arbitrator \ar’-bi-tray-ter\: A cook that leaves Arby’s to work at McDonald’s. Avoidable \uh-voy’-duh-buhl\: What a bullfighter tries to do. Baloney \buh-lo’-nee\: Where some hemlines fall. Bernadette \burn’-a-det\: The act of torching a mortgage. Burglarize \bur’-gler-ize\:

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A Short Glossary for Culture Warriors

CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES: Hurt other people, apologize to Jesus, and get into Heaven.

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The Redneck Dictionary of Medical Terms

Bacteria – Back door to cafeteria.

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Neologisms and New Words Dictionary: A – L

Neologisms are alternate meanings for common words – a few of those, plus some new words from old ones.

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Systematic Buzz Phrase Projector

Those of us used to writing technical and business reports know how difficult it can be to use just the right phrase to convey the true depth of your topic. Now, professionals and students alike can seem like etymological geniuses, thanks to the "Systematic Buzz Phrase Projector" created by Phillip Broughton, a U.S. Public Health Service official.

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