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'I prefer 'Baby Boomer' over 'Senior Citizen'.'
'That's a new word legal came up with. They're still working on a definition for it.'
"If it makes you feel better—yes, I am heterocentric."
"This man is a wonderful primary-care husband."
Tags:husband, husbands, primary care, parent, parents, parenting, stay-at-home, stay-at-home dad, stay-at-home dads, dad, dads, father, fathers, modern life, modern times, terminology, modern family, modern families, compliment, compliments, complimenting, wife, wives, helpful, help out, helps out, helping out
Tags:philately, philatelist, philatelists, stamp collecting, stamp collector, stamp collectors, collecting, collector, collectors, stamps, stamp, confusing terms, confusing terminology, confusing name, confusing names, terminology, terms, name, names, stupid terminology, stupid terms, stupid names, stupid name, hobbies, hobby, fancy sounding
"Excuse me, but was that 'to wit' or 'to woo'?"
Tags:owl, owls, chicken, chickens, animals, animal, bird, birds, talking animals, talking animal, talking bird, talking birds, business, businesses, office, offices, boss, bosses, manager, managers, assistant, assistants, personal assistant, diction, vocab, vocabulary, speech, speeches, terminology, writing, notes, note taking, double check
Hecklers On Poetry Night
Tags:writer, writers, novel, novella, novels, novel writing, poem, poet, poetry, poets, poetic, literature, literary, word play, play on words, ironic, irony, author, authors, authored, book, books, book lover, writing, should be writing, you should be writing, manuscript, artistic, artist, artists, art, arts, heckle, heckler, hecklers, heckling, nastiness, mean, meanness, metaphor, metaphors, term, terms, terminology, metre
Tags:locavore, locavores, carnivore, carnivores, diet, diets, dieting, special diet, special diets, speciality diets, fad diet, fad diets, ethic, ethics, terminology, term, terms, new term, new terms, eat, eats, eating, eating disorder, eating disorders, new diet, new diets, healthy eating, new word, new words
"The animal-rights folks are getting on our case for cow punching."
"I wouldn't call you crazy. But only because nobody uses that word anymore."
Tags:political correctness, politically correct, insane, insanity, crazy, therapist, therapists, psychologist, psychologists, psychology, terminology, term, terms, newfangled, insult, insults, insulting, mentally ill, mental illness, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, psychiatry, analyst, analysts, psychoanalysis, psychoanalyst, psychoanalysts, mental health, mental health problem, mental health problems
"You're welcome to follow me, but no drafting."
Tags:senior, seniors, seniority, yes man, yes men, yes-man, yes-men, lip service, businessman, businessmen, exec, execs, executive, executives, career, careers, big business, corporate, corporation, corporations, day job, offices, office job, office drone, office drones, follow, following, train, training, disciple, car, cars, racing, racing, term, terms, terminology, draft, drafting, drafted, career ladder, rat race, the rat race
"After all, what is 'yo'? Only 'oy' backward."
'Don't call me mutt. I prefer the term 'hybrid.'
Tags:wonk, wonks, parenting, parental, political terminology, civil terminology, terminology, terms, language, lexicon, register, out of character, mothers, fathers, mom, dad, dads, mum, mums, moms, policy, interest, excessive interest, interested, over bearing, over-bearing, detailed, details, detail oriented, sheltered, sheltering, worry, worried, protect, protective, protectively, protects, protected, independence, independent, policy wonk, policy wonks, health, piercing, piercings, teen, teens, kid, kids, child
"I do like you, Peter, but interfacing is a very serious step."
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, dating, date, dates, boyfriend, boyfriends, girlfriends, partner, partners, couple, couples, commitment, fear of commitment, serious, next level, next step, like, love, romance, romantic, interfacing, computer, computers, technology, technical, jargon, terminology, information technology, it, i.t., proposal, proposing, marriage, modern life
Two old apes watch two young apes swinging in the trees - 'Brachiating?! Kids these days... whatever happened to good old fashioned swinging?!'
'You don't call this a legal document, do you? I can understand every word of it.'
"Hey, look - Mom left us an internal memo."
"Shaded blue box on our org chart, meet dotted red arrow."
Tags:flow chart, flow charts, employee, employees, corporate mentality, corporate mentality, corporation, corporations, megacorporation, megacorporations, business, jargon, term, terms, terminology, dehumanize, dehumanizes, dehumanizing, dehumanise, dehumanises, dehumanising, dehumanization, dehumanisation, manager, managers, management, org chart, org charts, chart, charts, introduction, introductions, introduce, introduces, introducing, impersonal
'With the aid of a technical dictionary Colin was finally able to make some sense of what the salesman was saying.'
"My clients object to the term 'hit men.' They like to think of themselves as a well-regulated militia."
Tags:second amendment, terminology, political correctness, politically correct, term, terms, hitman, hitmen, hit man, hit men, militia, well-regulated militia, 2nd amendment, bill of rights, constitution, u.s. constitution, preferred term, preferred terms, trial, trials, defense attorney, defense attorneys, lawyer, lawyers, representation, representative, representatives, gun nut, gun nuts, gun, guns, gun culture
'There is pressure on your opticpoopular nerve, which is causing a flutter in your isis. This makes your vision blurry when you look through your corn hole.'
Tags:medical, treatment, doctor, doctors, patient, terminology, confusion, vocabulary, vocab, confusing, diagnosis, diagnoses, diagnose, straight talk, optical, optics, optometrist, eye doctor, optical nerve, iris, eye hole, socket, eyehole, eye-hole, eye-holes, eye doctors, optometrist, optometrists, jargon, medical jargon
'Ladies and gentlemen, we are the best team money can buy. Now LET'S PLAY BALL!'
"Gentlemen, let's do lunch."
'We just finished our meeting on raising educational standards. Please call maintenance. Please call maintenance and have them vacuum up all the educational buzzwords left on the carpeting.'