Up Shit's Creek with a turd for a paddle. Reddit.com: over 18? Alux. Some Maya believe that the Aluxob are called into being when a farmer builds a little house on his property, most often in a maize field (milpa). For seven years, the alux will help the corn grow, summon rain and patrol the fields at night, whistling to scare off predators or crop thieves. At the end of seven years, the farmer must close the windows and doors of the little house, sealing the alux inside. If this is not done, the alux will run wild and start playing tricks on people. Some contemporary Maya even consider the single- and double-story shrines that dot the countryside to be kahtal alux, the "houses of the alux" (although their true origins and purpose are unknown). Stories say that they will occasionally stop and ask farmers or travellers for an offering. It is believed that it is not good to name them aloud, as it will summon a disgruntled alux from its home.
See also Notes References Uc Chi, José Domingo (1996). Pleased as punch. Bangers and mash. Bangers and mash, also known as sausages and mash, is a traditional dish of Great Britain and Ireland comprising sausages served with mashed potatoes. It may consist of one of a variety of flavoured sausages made of pork, lamb, or beef (often specifically Cumberland sausage). The dish is sometimes served with onion gravy, fried onions, or peas. Bangers and mash in vegetarian style This dish, even when cooked at home, may be thought of as an example of pub grub, meaning it is relatively quick and easy to make in large quantities. More up-market varieties, with exotic sausages and mashes, are sold in gastropubs, with less sophisticated alternatives being available in regular public houses (pubs).
In 2009, the dish was listed as Britain's most popular comfort food in a survey commissioned by TV channel Good Food. Etymology See also List of sausage dishes References External links Bangers & Mash at Wikibook Cookbooks. Polari. Terminology Alternate spellings include Parlare, Parlary, Palare, Palarie, and Palari. Description Polari is a mixture of Romance (Italian or Mediterranean Lingua Franca), Romani, London slang, backslang, rhyming slang, sailor slang, and thieves' cant. Later it expanded to contain words from the Yiddish language and from 1960s drug subculture slang. Usage Since the 19th century, Polari was used in London fishmarkets, the theatre, fairgrounds, and circuses, hence the many borrowings from Romani. As many homosexual men worked in theatrical entertainment it was also used among the gay subculture, at a time when homosexual activity was illegal, to disguise homosexuals from hostile outsiders and undercover policemen.
Henry Mayhew gave a verbatim account of Polari as part of an interview with a Punch and Judy showman in the 1850s. Punch Talk "'Bona Parle' means language; name of patter. Decline in use In popular culture References Polari glossary Dondurma. Description Two qualities distinguish Turkish ice cream: texture and resistance to melting. Inclusion of the thickening agents salep, a flour made from the root of the Early Purple Orchid, and mastic, a resin that imparts chewiness.
The Kahramanmaraş region is known for maraş dondurması, a variety which contains distinctly more salep than usual; tough and sticky, it is sometimes eaten with a knife and fork. Consumption and culture Dondurma is commonly sold from both street vendor's carts and store fronts where the mixture is churned regularly with long-handled paddles to keep it workable. As of 2010, the average rate of consumption in Turkey was 2.8 liters of ice cream per person per year (compared to the USA at 18.3 liters per person in 2007, and world consumption leader New Zealand at 22-23 liters in 2006). The popularity of salepli dondurma has caused a decline of wild orchids in the region and led to a ban on exports of salep. See also Notes and references
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Forgotten Curse Words. Konerak Sinthasomphone. Nova. Callate. Alternative ways of saying "shut up" | WordReference Forums. Cats pajamas. Tellurian. Words! Bizarre, Obsolete, Odd, Outdated & Weird + Cartoon Fun! Updated: 4/11/2013 Brownielocks and The 3 Bears presentCartoon Fun and Check our listing below to understand the conversation in our cartoon! Every generation creates its own terms as a way of expressing themselves or the times they live in. So, as our world changes, words come and go. Below are some words that have either been lost in time, or are very seldom used.
They all look and sound a bit weird, which also makes them fun! Abatude - Means money that's been clipped. Abligurition - Spending just an inconceivably large amount of money on food. Abnormous - Misshapen Absquatulate - To make off hurriedly; decamp; abscond. Acrasia - Lack of self-control; when you act against your better judgment. Accismus - When you pretend to be not interested in something or someone, when you really are interested. Agamous - To be unmarried. Agelast- A person who never laughs. Agiotage - A stock term that means the manipulating by speculations the raising and lowering of stock prices. Agonous - Struggling. CHALET. This article is about an emergency service protocol. For the type of building, see Chalet. CHALET was a mnemonic indicating a protocol used by UK emergency services to report situations which they may be faced with, especially as it relates to major incidents. Since 2013, the UK emergency services have been using new doctrine  developed by the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles (JESIP), which sets out the mnemonic METHANE as an aid to communicating information from the incident scene.
CHALET and METHANE dictate the form in which the receiving control station should get information from the first person or officer on scene. In some jurisdictions, the alternative ETHANE may be used. CHALET stands for: METHANE stands for: major incident declared? And is used to help establish shared situational awareness. The Silver commander at an incident usually operates from a command vehicle. Words! Bizarre, Obsolete, Odd, Outdated & Weird + Cartoon Fun! Words! Bizarre, Obsolete, Odd, Outdated & Weird + Cartoon Fun! Nocebo. In medicine, a nocebo (Latin for "I shall harm") is an inert substance or form of therapy that creates harmful effects in a patient.
The nocebo effect is the adverse reaction experienced by a patient who receives such a therapy. Conversely, a placebo is an inert substance or form of therapy that creates a beneficial response in a patient. The phenomenon by which a placebo creates a beneficial response is called the placebo effect. In contrast to the placebo effect, the nocebo effect is relatively obscure. Both nocebo and placebo effects are presumably psychogenic. Etymology Description W.R. ... Houston spoke of three significantly different categories of placebo (pp. 1417–1418): Response In the narrowest sense, a nocebo response occurs when a drug-trial subject's symptoms are worsened by the administration of an inert, sham, or dummy (simulator) treatment, called a placebo.
Causes Effects Side effects of drugs Electromagnetic hypersensitivity Red herring. A red herring is something that misleads or distracts from a relevant or important question. It may be either a logical fallacy or a literary device that leads readers or audiences toward a false conclusion. A red herring may be used intentionally, as in mystery fiction or as part of rhetorical strategies (e.g., in politics), or may be used in argumentation inadvertently. The term was popularized in 1807 by English polemicist William Cobbett, who told a story of having used a kipper (a strong-smelling smoked fish) to divert hounds from chasing a hare.
Logical fallacy As an informal fallacy, the red herring falls into a broad class of relevance fallacies. The expression is mainly used to assert that an argument is not relevant to the issue being discussed. For example, "I think we should make the academic requirements stricter for students. Intentional device History of the idiom Continental War Real-world usage See also References External links
Hollow leg. Hair of the dog. An alcoholic beverage consumed as a hangover rememdy. The phrase comes from the expression "hair of the dog that bit you", meaning that the best cure for what ails you is to have some more of it. In ancient times it was literally used to say that if a dog were to bite you, putting the dog's hair into the wound would heal it. "Like cures like". This hangover remedy is not recommended because a) it leads to a bad habit of drinking during the day and b)it doesn't really work very well. Steve: Man, I'm really paying for all those keg stands I did last night. By Paco February 26, 2005 This phrase comes from the old myth that if you got bit by a dog, and took a clump of that dog's hair and rubbed it on the wound, it would kill all the bactiria in the cut and help it heal faster.
Person 1: Dude, I got so drunk last night that I woke up with a ultra-hangover. Parro. Pommy. The CaterHam Tales Part VI- The Butterfly, The Ham and The Wardrobe Thief. : fatpeoplestories. Togs. Arvo. The CaterHam Tales Part III- Greasing Her Palms. : fatpeoplestories. What's the difference between Ten Square Feet, and Ten Feet Squared? | Yahoo Answers. Chicken strips. The Pure Evil Insult Generator - Home. Hog's pudding. Hog's pudding is a type of sausage produced in Cornwall and Devon. Some versions of the recipe comprise pork meat and fat, suet, bread, and oatmeal or pearl barley formed into the shape of a large sausage - also known as 'Groats pudding' and are very similar to a white pudding, whereas others versions of the recipe contain a high percentage of offal such as lung and liver and can more accurately be described as a sort of West Country haggis. It is much spicier than white pudding as it contains black pepper, cumin, basil and garlic.
The sausage is usually around two inches in diameter. References See also Generate a Random Name - Fake Name Generator. Tweak. What does vexed mean? vexed Definition. Meaning of vexed. OnlineSlangDictionary.com. List of British words not widely used in the United States. Wikipedia glossary This is a list of British words not widely used in the United States. In Canada, New Zealand, India, South Africa, and Australia, some of the British terms listed are used, although another usage is often preferred.
Words with specific British English meanings that have different meanings in American and/or additional meanings common to both languages (e.g. pants, cot) are to be found at List of words having different meanings in American and British English. When such words are herein used or referenced, they are marked with the flag [DM] (different meaning).Asterisks (*) denote words and meanings having appreciable (that is, not occasional) currency in American English, but are nonetheless notable for their relatively greater frequency in British speech and writing.British English spelling is consistently used throughout the article, except when explicitly referencing American terms. 0–9 Pronounced "nine nine nine", the UK Emergency phone number (US:911) bap.
Bless your heart. Synonyms for “idiot” | Collins English Thesaurus.