Monday, April 18, 2011
New Wordings on the Block
Intaxication - Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it, was your money to start with.
“I love feeling intaxicated!”
Digitally freshen up - A term one can use to excuse oneself from the face-time company of another for reasons of a burning desire to check your e-mail. You won't be comfortable in your conversation unless you check on your inbox for any immediately important messages that need attention. By "digitally freshening up", you have eased the unnatural frequent urge of wanting to peek at your iPhone in your important business meeting. Before an all day business meeting begins, one person to another:
"Excuse me while I digitally freshen up, I'll be right back"
Ghost taste - The familiar taste that accompanies a post-meal burp. It’s like déjà-vu in your mouth.
“Man, I just caught a straight ghost taste from that barbeque earlier”
Front-seat back-seat dilemma - The inability to decide which seat to take due to the quantity of friends both "kickin' in the front seat" and "sittin' in the back seat."
Characterized by indecision and anxiety as the individual has "gotta make their mind up." A largely ignored condition until early 2011, the "front-seat back-seat dilemma" was widely publicized upon the advent of Rebecca Black's viral single "Friday"
Friend 1 (From the front seat): "Why won't Tim get in the car? I have a dermatologist appointment in 5 minutes!"
Friend 2 (From the back seat): "Dude, give him a break. He's suffering a front-seat back-seat dilemma. Everyone's been there once."
Fomo - "Fear of missing out". The fear that if you miss a party or event you will miss out on something great. “Even though he was exhausted, Doji's fomo got the best of him and he went to the party.
Sheenfluence - Under the influence or having been influenced by Charlie Sheen. “His comment may have just a little sheenfluence in there somewhere”
Work paralysis - The inability to get work done because of its large quantity. Similar to writer's block, but applies to all work with a deadline.
“The stack of paperwork had reached an all time high, and I was hit with work paralysis”