Friday, May 25, 2007
Sunday, March 27, 2005
12:13PM - WOTD: Reuben
1. An unsophisticated country bumpkin. Also "rube"
2. In the Bible, a son of Jacob and Leah and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.
3. A hot sandwich consisting of corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut usually served on rye bread.
Saturday, March 26, 2005
8:23AM - WOTD: Drugstore cowboy
1. A well-dressed man who loiters in public areas trying to pick up women.
2. A loafer who passes time on sidewalks or at drugstores.
3. One who dresses or acts like a cowboy but has never been one.
Thursday, March 24, 2005
10:49PM - WOTD: Bohunk
1. Offensive slang used as a disparaging term for a person from east-central Europe, especially a laborer. (American Heritage®)
2. A strapping and handsome young man (commonly southern), who is a lacking in brains, and usually personality.
i.e. Bo & Luke from Dukes of Hazard ; Bubba from Mama's family
Bo(hemian) + alteration of Hung(arian)
12:13AM - WOTD: Vocabulary tip!
Usage of the the suffixes -ski & -avous:
These are two suffixes (derived from Russian and French, respectively) used in flapper parlance to “dress up” normal words. The suffix could be added to any word. There was only one hard and fast rule: if you responded to a question containing a suffix, you had to use the same part of speech somehow. Example: “Would you like a drink-avous?” “No thanks, I’m on the wagon-avous.” “The sun-ski is so bright!” “Put on a hat-ski.”
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
11:04AM - WOTD: Libation
1. The pouring of a liquid offering as a religious ritual.
2. a liquid used in a libation.
i.e. My aunt takes "libations" everyday,'cause she's a stone cold drunk.
1. A beverage, especially an intoxicating beverage.
2. The act of drinking an intoxicating beverage.
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
1:00AM - WOTD: Flim-flam
1 : deception, fraud
2 : deceptive nonsense
3 : swindle
Inflected Form(s): flim·flammed; flim·flam·ming
: to subject to a flimflam
- flim·flam·mer noun
- flim·flam·mery /-"fla-m&-rE/ noun
Thanks to m-w.com for letting me bastardize their definition.
Monday, March 21, 2005
11:51AM - WOTD: Drake, Duck, Mallard
a male duck
a female duck
a type of duck; A wild duck of which the male has a green head and neck. Most domestic ducks descend from the mallard.
Sunday, March 20, 2005
12:15AM - WOTD: Palooka
1. Sports An incompetent or easily defeated athlete, especially a prizefighter.
2. Slang A stupid or clumsy person.
Thanks to the good people at The American Heritage® Dictionary!
Saturday, March 19, 2005
10:16AM - WOTD: Bunco
bun·co also bun·ko
pl. bun·cos , also bun·kos
A swindle in which an unsuspecting person is cheated; a confidence game.
bun·coed , also bun·koed bun·co·ing , bun·ko·ing bun·cos , bun·kos
Thanks to the good people at The American Heritage® Dictionary
Friday, March 18, 2005
2:22AM - WOTD: Biddy
Main Entry: 2biddy
Inflected Form(s): plural biddies
Etymology: diminutive of the name Bridget
1 : a hired girl or cleaning woman
2 usually disparaging : WOMAN; especially : an elderly woman
thanks to you m-w.com!
Thursday, March 17, 2005
10:11AM - WOTD
[Brit. nuh-BOCK-lish; US na-BOCK-lish] an incredibly useful Irish interjection meaning "Never mind! Leave that alone!" Literally meaning 'don't meddle with it'.
Tuesday, May 25, 2004
Watch Mark Hamill's "Comic Book: The Movie." I would say it's concentrated frasky to the maxtreme.
Also, hello frasky people.
Friday, December 26, 2003
10:26AM - Beaten but not broken...
So I open Yahoo this morning to see YourDictionary.com has named its top word, phrase and name of 2003. 'Embedded' was named as word of the year. It beat out "blog" and "SARS... "Shock-and-awe," was the phrase of the year. Saddam Hussein their name for 2003. This is bullshit. Where's the mention for frasky? Embedded? That word is not only old and over-hyped; it's just not that good. I for one would not even consider 'embedded' for a frasky word/phrase of the month, too unoriginal. One day frasky will get its due, and when it does, what a glorious day that will be. We will finally be free from the tyranny that is 'cool'.
I may not have posted in this community for quite some time but fear not the 0 readers among you. Frasky is back. This has lit a fire under me the likes the world may have never seen...at least when it comes to linguistics. So, to kick off a new era in pro_frasky I'd like to present the 2003 Word/Phrase/Name of the year. The way it should've been.
Word of the Year:</font>
"Blog" was up for the award given out by YourDictionary.com, this proves their lack of knowledge when it comes to wordsmithing, if you ask me. If you know anything, you know Megablogging was the word for 2003. It came in about midyear and once it entered the vernacular it unleashed a LiveJournal subculture and spawned many a magic moment for the year. As much as can be discerned, the term 'megablogging' came from jdryznar and his need to define the two main bloggist's of the LiveJournal community (the Blogosphere if you will); Megabloggers and Underbloggers. A megablogger posts to entertain others, while an underblogger uses LiveJournal as...well, a journal. Neither of these should be viewed as a 'right or wrong' way to blog, just different in style. For a great example of just what megablogging is, check out this entry by LiveJournal's incomple. Not only is it a megablog entry but it's also a "how to" on megablogging. So here's to megablogging, your 2003 frasky word for the year.
Phrase of the Year:</font>
BOLD and SPICY
With stiff competition from "Totally Sweet!" "TO THE MAX!" and "*WANG!*" (and with a lot of back patting) I name BOLD and SPICY the 2003 phrase of the year. This phrase has been mentioned in this community before so I won't bore anyone with why I named it the winner other than to say this: it won because it is clearly totally sweet to the max. *WANG!*
Name of the Year:</font>
Why? Because he has won every single lameass end-of-the-year-award from every magazine and website on the planet, and rightfully so. So, as such, why not this one? I should point out that another pirate, BOLD and SPICY mascot Captain Topher Pfaffelbach, III Esq., was also up for this award but was defeated by Mr. Depp for he just isn't as awesome. One day, Captain, one day. But for now, your 2003 Name of the Year: Johnny Depp.</font>
Wednesday, September 10, 2003
1. Very liberal in giving; generous.
2. Showing great generosity: </i>a munificent gift</i>.
Fake Teen Slang:
v. to shop for things, with no purpose or reason.
"We should Munificent, man."
Munificent, as a frasky adjective, is a great way to add to your various stale nouns or run-of-the-mill verbs. It's a good adjective to use with your 'cool' alternatives. Take, for instance, you see a awesome car, well no longer. Now you see a munificently awesome car. Bitchin' indeed.
September 2003 Frasky anti-cool word/phrase of the month:
Monday, August 18, 2003
adj. bold·er, bold·est
1. Fearless and daring; courageous.
2. Requiring or exhibiting courage and bravery. See Synonyms at brave.
3. Unduly forward and brazen; impudent: a bold, sassy child.
4. Clear and distinct to the eye; conspicuous: a bold handwriting.
5. Steep or abrupt in grade or terrain: bold cliffs.
6. Printing. Boldface.
adj. spic·i·er, spic·i·est
1. Having the flavor, aroma, or quality of spice.
2. Piquant; zesty: a spicy tomato sauce.
3. Producing or abounding in spices.
4. High-spirited; lively.
5. Slightly scandalous; risqué: a spicy Hollywood romance.
Fake Teen Slang:
BOLD and SPICY
adj. overly fond of crack cocaine.
"Billy! That's totally BOLD and SPICY!"
Sounds about right.
This is the first word/phrase of the month I invented since, well, since I invented frasky, so it's fitting, BOLD and SPICY if you will. It all started when I was sitting around being bored, like usual, I just started saying "blah-blah is BOLD and SPICY" at the end of everything. And I didn't say it normally either, oh no, I said it like, as misshfittz would go on to describe it, as a "Gay English constipated pirate".
This is seriously an addicting phrase, it's the Lays© of linguistics if you ask me, you can't just say it once. Try it, I dare you. And per the mission statement of this of this community, BOLD and SPICY makes an excellent alternative to "cool".
So the next time something goes your way belt out a good BOLD and SPICY in your best gay English constipated pirate.
August 2003 Frasky anti-cool word/phrase of the month:
BOLD and SPICY
PS. The July 2003 Frasky anti-cool word/phrase of the month was:
Word. So, kudos all you word users.
Friday, June 13, 2003
7:00AM - Frasky needs your help...
I think frasky needs more than 8 interests on it's community info page. However I don't really know what to put as an interest because what I find interesting may not interest others in this community. So to all in this community I ask: Tell me what you think frasky should be interested in? There is no wrong answer to this question, so don't be shy, fire away.
A checking or restraining element: had to put the kibosh on a poorly conceived plan
n. 1. Nonsense; stuff; also, fashion; style. [Slang]
v : stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process" [syn: stop, halt, block]
Fake Teen Slang:
n. someone who has a different pair of sunglasses every week.
"That's a kibosh and a half!"
Kibosh, let's face it, is just a fancy, slightly psychotic, way of saying 'stop'. But what makes it special is how much fun the word is to pronounce. Just saying the word brings me joy. There are so many uses for the word, other than stop, that I thought it should be incorporated into the frasky lexicon.
The most obvious way to use kibosh is 'putting the kibosh on such-and-such'. However that is just so mundane and demeaning for such a great word. I like to use kibosh as my own special curse word. This works well because it's not really going to offend anyone, no one gets it, and it sounds like a wicked voodoo curse or something. And how great is a word that has 'Origin unknown.' in its definition? I mean that just makes the word even better, a lot like frasky itself.
So the next time you feel a "shit" or a "fuck" coming on, go with a hearty kibosh. You'll be surprised at how effective it is, and nothing sounds as good as "Oh, go kibosh yourself!"
June 2003 Frasky anti-cool word/phrase of the month:
Sunday, June 8, 2003
I feel bad about my mistreatment of this community. I should be posting stuff here but I'm being a total lazy bastard.
Frasky will be reborn... count on it.
Look for the Pro_Frasky Word of the Month in the next few days.
*Sneak Preview* I'm picking between:
Wednesday, December 11, 2002
The motto I live by: "Never trust anyone with a porn mustache."
It hasn't failed me yet...
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