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Trollop

Trollop [trol-uh-p]

noun. One and one half dollops.

Challenge: Define PostStructuralism As Coherent Without Babbling

Challenge to deep thinkers around the world:

Provide a definition of the term poststructuralist that meets the three following simple criteria:

1. Explains what poststructuralism is, rather than what it is not 2. Does not refer to structuralism 3. Is not babbling nonsense

Your adherence to these criteria will be judged by our readers.

Can […]

Occupy Grammar

What’s the different message of a bumper sticker in the shape of the United States and the label “occupied territory” and a bumper sticker that’s exactly the same but with a label that reads “occupy”? […]

The Definition of Environmentalism

In response to the posturing of the public relations firms and their fat advertising budgets, I offer the following alternative definition of what it means to be an environmentalist. […]

Elevated Means Something Again: Terrorist Threat Level Dropped to Zero

el·e·vat·ed adj. raised up, especially above the ground or above the normal level

– Random House Dictionary

el·e·vat·ed adj. the lowest terrorist threat level during the years of 2001-2010

– George W. Bush Administrative Dictionary

If we’re speaking English, an threat level that’s normal can’t be “elevated.” But during the years of the Bush administration, […]

The Ravening

Ravening:

Hybridized noun, a feeling of desperate, predatory hunger, such as that felt by a monstrous raven, looming over a subdued animal that it intends to enjoy as its next meal.

Ravening is also a t-shirt, featuring a graphic image to fit this irregular definition.

The shirt is made in the U.S.A. because, although we […]

Defining Your Religion

To ponder, while sinking your toes in the hot sand:

What is the definition of the word RELIGION?

…no, don’t go with the definition they’ve got in the printed in the big-bound dictionary. Share the definition as you think the word is actually used, or ought to be used.

How can you tell the difference […]

Irregular Dictionary: Good-Hearted

Good-Hearted n (Homelandian; early 21st century): illegal. see especially Caproni, Valerie.

Breaking News From the 1800s!

About 15,000 people are thought to live on boats in canals in London. Some real gongoozlers can be found over at the Canal Card Collectors Circle, which is affiliated with, but not completely consumed by, the Inland Waterways Association. […]

What Kind of Juggernaut is General Motors?

Is General Motors still a juggernaut? That depends on which definition of the word you use. […]

Irregular Dictionary: Bitter

Hat tip to My First Dictionary.

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