Sufferin’ succotash – Sylvester (Looney Tunes)
The “Battle of Los Angeles” is the name given by contemporary sources to the imaginary enemy attack and subsequent anti-aircraft artillery barrage that took place over Los Angeles, California, just months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Reports of an imminent strike on the city led to the sounding of air raid sirens, the imposition of a blackout, and the firing of 1,400 shells at supposed Japanese aircraft, killing several US civilians. What may have actually prompted the bombardment? Discuss
BNBR – Abbreviation for Be Nice Be Respectful
There was also this one
BNBR – Brighton Naked Bike Ride (with photos)!!!!
Look that one up yourself if you feel the need.
“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Sir Winston Churchill
Don’t get it right, just get it written. James Thurber
Ludicrous misuse of a word, especially by confusion with one of similar sound.
A confused use of words in which an appropriate word is replaced by one with similar sound but ludicrously inappropriate meaning.
As long as learning is connected with earning, as long as certain jobs can only be reached through exams, so long must we take this examination system seriously. If another ladder to employment was contrived, much so-called education would disappear, and no one would be a penny the stupider.
BTDT – acronym – “Been There Done That”
Read Even More… https://www.allacronyms.com/_internet_slang/BTDT
https://www.allacronyms.com/_internet_slang/BTDTGTS (Got the T-Shirt!).
I really hesitated to include this word in this directory. ‘Sheeple’ is one of two words I really hate… The other is ‘consumer’.
Sheeple (a portmanteau of “sheep” and “people”) is a derogatory term that highlights the herd behavior of people easily controlled by a governing power which likens them to sheep, a herd animal that is easily led about.
Not always – but most of us will smile at the sight anyway. A favorite of young and old alike for its vivid color and cheery song, the American robin is the state bird of Connecticut, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
We think of American Robins as harbingers of spring, so when we see them during the winter, what does that mean? Is spring coming early? Are there a few confused birds in your neighborhood? Find out in our Question of the Week: …read more
“Mary Had a Little Lamb” is a 19th century American nursery rhyme. It was written by Sarah Josepha Hale, who turned to writing in 1822 as a widow trying to support her family and who eventually became an influential editor and arbiter of American taste. Thomas Edison recited part of the poem to test his invention of the phonograph, and a host of musicians have recorded versions of it. The nursery rhyme is said to have been based on an actual incident in which what happened? Discuss
“No soup for you!” — The Soup Nazi, Seinfeld
“Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.” – Werner Von Braun
Letting the cat out of the bag is a colloquialism meaning to reveal facts previously hidden. The facts were usually hidden from a specific target audience or theatrical audience. Examples include:
- revealing a conspiracy (friendly or not) to its target
- in a movie or play, the revelation of a plot twist
- letting an outsider into an inner circle of knowledge (e.g., explaining an in-joke)
A compliment with two meanings, one of which is unflattering to the receiver: “The senator said that her opponent was quite competent for someone so inexperienced; you hear nothing but left-handed compliments in these debates.”
Schadenfreude is the experience of pleasure, joy, or self-satisfaction that comes from learning of or witnessing the troubles, failures, or humiliation of another.
Read More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schadenfreude
“Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman!” — Adventures of Superman
“And that’s the way it is.”
Revered newsman Walter Cronkite closed his nightly broadcast with these iconic words.
“His name… is Dalton.”, Jeff Healey in Road House speaking about Patrick Swayze’s character, the new bouncer.
“We can’t all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they walk by.” — Will Rogers
I found the above quote on the Honor Flight Network’s website.
Honor Flight Network works… To transport America’s Veterans to Washington, DC to visit those memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends.
Thingamajig – There seems to be one in every cubbyhole
My definition [of a philosopher] is of a man up in a balloon, with his family and friends holding the ropes which confine him to earth and trying to haul him down. …read more
“I’m lazy. But it’s the lazy people who invented the wheel and the bicycle because they didn’t like walking or carrying things.” – Lech Walesa
A meme is an idea, thought, or piece of information that is passed from generation to generation through imitation and behavioral replication. The terms memes and memetics, coined by Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, are the cultural counterpart to the biological study of genes and genetics. In his book, Dawkins hypothesizes that human cultures evolve via “contagious” communications in a manner similar to the gene pools of populations. What is a memeplex? Discuss