metrosexual


n.

An urban male with a strong aesthetic sense who spends a great deal of time and money on his appearance and lifestyle.

David Beckham has been called a "metrosexual icon" and is often coupled with the term.

The origin of the term traces to an article titled "Here come the mirror men" dissecting the new urbane man by Mark Simpson, published on November 15, 1994 in The Independent, a major British daily.

Retrosexual, sort of the opposite of a metrosexual, refers to a man who rejects focus on physical appearance.

mouse potato


n.

A person who spends too much time in front of a computer. It is a spinoff of the phrase "couch potato".

This word appeared originally in Gareth Branwyn's Jargon Watch column, in the January 1994 issue of Wired magazine. Original definition: The online and interactive-TV generation's answer to the couch potato.

Sometimes called computer potato.

couch potato


n.

A person who spends most of his/her free time sitting or lying on a couch.

The stereotype often refers to overweight men who watch a lot of television, sometimes in their underwear, and sometimes drinking beer. Generally speaking, the term refers to a lifestyle in which children or adults don't get enough physical activity.

soul patch


n.

A small patch of facial hair just below the lower lip and above the chin.

The soul patch is also known as a tuft, stinger, Attilio, royale, scruff, fanny tickler, blues beard, love tuft, blues dab, bebop, liptee, clit tickler, cookie duster, womb-broom, zif, taint-brush, pussy mop, cadillac, meat scratcher, crab-catcher, soup catcher, flavor stripe or flavor-saver.

sports bra


n.

A garment providing support and protection for the breasts, worn especially during athletics or other strenuous activity.

chopsticks


n. pl.

Oriental tableware consisting of a pair of sticks used to eat food with.

Chopsticks, invented in China, are the traditional eating utensils of East Asia (China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, the four "chopstick countries").

Chopsticks are commonly made of wood, bamboo and in modern times, plastic as well.

prawn


n.

Any of various edible crustaceans similar to but larger than the shrimps.

As used in commercial farming and fishery, the terms shrimp and prawns are generally used interchangeably. In European countries, particularly the United Kingdom, the word "prawns" is more commonly on menus than the term "shrimp", which is used more often in the United States. Australia and other commonwealth countries follow this European/British use to an even greater extent, using the word "prawn" almost exclusively.

shrimp


n.

Any of various small slender-bodied chiefly marine decapod crustaceans with a long tail and single pair of pincers. Shrimps are usually caught commercially and used for food, becoming pink when boiled.

intr.v.

To fish for shrimp.

blimp


n.

A small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon.

Blimp differs from a rigid airship (e.g. a Zeppelin) in that it does not have a rigid structure that holds the airbag in shape. Rather, it relies on a higher pressure of the gas (usually helium) inside the envelope to remain buoyant.

The term "blimp" is reportedly onomatopoeic, the sound the airship makes when one taps the envelope (balloon) with a finger. Although there is some disagreement among historians, credit for coining the term is usually given to Lt. A.D. Conningham of the British Royal Navy in 1915.

bra


n. = brassiere

A woman's undergarment worn to support and give contour to the breasts.

whisper


v.

Speak softly, using the breath but without vibrating the vocal cords.

(Of leaves, the wind, etc) make soft sounds.

eg.

She was whispering something in her sister's ear so that no one else could hear.

jiaozi


n.

Jiaozi is a Chinese dumpling which consists of minced meat and chopped vegetables wrapped into a piece of dough.

Jiaozi are usually boiled or steamed. Jiaozi is a traditional dish for Chinese New Year's Eve. Family members would get together to make dumplings.

If they are shallow fried, they are called guotie or potstickers. Compared to wontons (dumplings served boiled in a soup), jiaozi have a thicker skin and are longer.

walkie-talkie


n.

A handheld device that provides communications between two or more people using dedicated frequencies over short distances, typically less than a mile. There is no dial-up procedure; it is always on and is activated instantly by pressing a button and talking.

thigh-high boots


Thigh-high boots are boots raising along the legs up to and above the knees. They are often considered to be kinky boots, used as fetish clothing in shoe fetishism.

In some countries such boots show high status and wealth of a woman.

Also called thigh-length boots.

headstone


n.

A stone that is used to mark a grave.

It is a permanent marker, normally carved from stone, placed over or next to the site of a burial in a cemetery or elsewhere.

Synonyms:

gravestone
tombstone

Originally, a tombstone was the stone lid of a stone coffin, or the coffin itself, and a gravestone was the stone slab that was laid over a grave. Now all three terms are also used for markers placed at the head of the grave.

aurora


n.

1. A luminous atmospheric phenomenon appearing as streamers or bands of light sometimes visible in the night sky in northern or southern regions of the earth. It is thought to be caused by charged particles from the sun entering the earth's magnetic field and stimulating molecules in the atmosphere.

2. The dawn.

Aurora

n. Roman Mythology

The goddess of the dawn.

coral


n.

1. A rocklike deposit consisting of the calcareous skeletons secreted by various anthozoans.

2. Any of numerous chiefly colonial marine polyps of the class Anthozoa that secrete such calcareous skeletons.

adj.

Like coral in color; pink or red

dynamite


n.

1. Any of a class of powerful explosives composed of nitroglycerin or ammonium nitrate dispersed in an absorbent medium with a combustible dope, such as wood pulp, and an antacid, such as calcium carbonate, used in blasting and mining.

2. One that has a powerful effect

tr.v.

To blow up, shatter, or otherwise destroy with or as if with dynamite.

graffiti


n. Plural of graffito.

An inscription or drawing made on some public surface (as a rock or wall).

Graffiti, which also serves as the plural of graffito, is commonly used as a singular mass noun. It is also used as a transitive verb.

funemployment


n.

The condition of a person who takes advantage of being out of a job to have the time of their life. It refers to a happy time in one's life when one is not employed and is not wanting to be employed.

eg.

I spent all day Tuesday at the pool. Funemployment rocks!

Gomoku


n. Japanese transliteration

Also known as gobang. It is an abstract strategy board game. It is traditionally played with go pieces (black and white stones) on a go board (19x19 intersections); however, because once placed pieces are not moved or removed from the board, gomoku may also be played as a Paper and pencil game.

Black plays first, and players alternate in placing a stone of their color on an empty intersection. The winner is the first player to get an unbroken row of five stones horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

Gomoku is known in Korean by its cognate Omok and in Chinese as Wuziqi.

goose bumps


pl.n. American English

Momentary roughness of the skin caused by erection of the papillae in response to cold or fear.

A Goose bump is called a goose bump because a human with a goose bump looks like a freshly plucked goose.

Also called goose pimples, and goose flesh in British English.

trolleybus


n.

A bus powered by two overhead electric wires, from which it draws electricity using two trolley poles.

Also known as electric bus, trolley bus, trolley coach, trackless trolley, trackless tram or simply trolley.

heartburn


n.

A painful burning sensation, usually centered in the middle of the chest near the sternum, caused by the reflux of acidic stomach fluids that enter the lower end of the esophagus.

Also called acid reflux, cardialgia, pyrosis.

plunger


n.

A device consisting of a rubber suction cup attached to the end of a stick, used to unclog drains and pipes.

The intent of using a plunger is to loosen or break up a clog, excessive material, or other blockage in a sink, toilet, bathtub, shower, etc.

Also called plumber's helper.

corset


n.

A close-fitting undergarment, often reinforced by stays, worn to support and shape the waistline, hips, and breasts.

A corset is a garment worn to mold and shape the torso into a desired shape for aesthetic or medical purposes (either for the duration of wearing it, or with a more lasting effect).

The most common use of corsets is to slim the body and make it conform to a fashionable silhouette. For women this most frequently emphasises a curvy figure, by reducing the waist, and thereby exaggerating the bust and hips.

pantyhose


pl.n. American English

A woman's one-piece undergarment consisting of underpants and stretchable stockings.

Pantyhose are sheer close fitting coverings of the body from the waist to the feet, most frequently worn by women.

The term 'pantyhose' originated in the United States, referring to the combination of 'panties' (an American term for women's underpants) with sheer nylon hosiery. In the United Kingdom, they are called tights.

How do you like them apples


An American idiom that you say when you want someone to know how clever or successful you are, especially when you have done something better than they have.

eg.
You know that girl we were talking to last night - with the long blond hair? Well, I got her number. How do you like them apples!

According to a few sources, it originated in World War I with the "toffee apple," a kind of trench mortar bomb sometimes used to destroy tanks. We presume soldiers would say, "How you like them apples?" after an "apple" took out an enemy.

A character played by Walter Brennan used the phrase in the John Wayne movie "Rio Bravo." After throwing a stick of dynamite and seeing his partner shoot it in the air, Brennan shouted, "How do ya like them apples?"

sugar daddy


n.

A man who courts a woman much younger than himself (often considered mutually exploitative) .

Sugar daddy is an older man who is able to gain a younger woman by having lots of cash and assets. The younger woman is known as a 'gold digger'.

eg.
I did too many drugs throughout skool, how am I supposed to earn income?...I know! I'll get myself a sugar daddy.

spoof


n. (v.)

A light parody or satirical imitation.

A parody is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke affectionate fun at the work itself.

Kuso, from the Japanese word くそ, is the term used in East Asia for the Internet culture that generally includes all types of parody.

Egao, the Mandarin Chinese word 恢搞, is a neologism used more often for description of spoofing culture in China.

a day late and a dollar short


Idiom.

(USA) If something is a day late and a dollar short, it is too little, too late. It's not enough to be useful.

eg.
The government's attempts at reform were a day late and a dollar short.

snow removal


n.

Snow removal is the job of removing snow after a snowfall to make travel easier and safer. This is done by both individual households and by governments and institutions.

eg.
You can remove snow by either plowing or shoveling.

bunk bed


n.

A type of multiple bed in which one bed is stacked on top of another. It is used to save space in crowded quarters, typically as furnishings in children's rooms, ships, trains, garrisons or university residence hall bedrooms allowing two people to sleep in the same room while maximizing available floor space.

The top bed normally is surrounded by a railing to prevent the sleeper from falling out.

philtrum


The philtrum is the midline groove in the upper lip that runs from the top of the lip to the nose.

Folklore:
According to the Jewish Talmud (Niddah 30b), God sends an angel to each womb and teaches a baby all the wisdom that can be obtained. Just before the unborn baby comes out, the angel touches it between the upper lip and the nose and all that it has taught the baby is forgotten.

Medical treatment:
Renzhong is an acupoint below the nose above the midpoint of the philtrum in traditional Chinese acupuncture.

bad egg


Mainly American, informal.

Someone who behaves in a bad or dishonest way.

"Bad egg" is one of the few (possibly the only) English slang expressions that can be translated directly into Chinese, in which it is also slang and is understood to have exactly the same meaning.

eg.
He's a bad egg - don't believe anything he says.

truthiness


n.

1 : "truth that comes from the gut, not books" (Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," October 2005)

2 : "the quality of preferring concepts or facts one wishes to be true, rather than concepts or facts known to be true" (American Dialect Society, January 2006)


Truthiness is a satirical term popularized by Stephen Colbert in reference to the quality by which a person claims to know something intuitively, instinctively, or "from the gut" without regard to evidence, logic, intellectual examination, or actual facts.

eavesdrop


v.

To deliberately listen to other people's conversations when they do not know you are listening.

One who secretly listens in on the conversations of others is called an eavesdropper. The origin of the term comes from situations in which people would literally hide out in the eavesdrop of a house to listen in on private conversations.

eg.
The employees are eavesdropping on their boss's conversations.

Orz - Frustration


"Orz" is a popular emoticon in Far East Asia. It is originally from Japan and spread soon to other countries such as China and South Korea. It illustrates a guy facing left and kneeling on the ground, the "o" is the head, the "r" is the hands and the body while the "z" is the legs. People use this pictograph to show they failed and they are despair or in a sad mood in the forum or IM. Sometimes it is used to show your high regard for other cyber friends.

If you visit the website http://www.orz.com/, you will be redirected to Yahoo! Hompage.
Following emoticons show the same feeling as Orz:
Oro, Or2, On_, Otz, OTL, sto, Jto.

143 - I Love You


143 Means "I Love You."

One letter in I,
Four in Love,
And three in You.

eg.

See sometimes words may get in the way
Of things that you really really mean to say
So I wanna out this time to make sure that how I really feel
Gets through to you
Cause listen
There aren’t many more ways and words that I can say
So I choose to tell you how I feel in a numerical way
Got so tired of trying to find the most complicated way
To say it to you so I simplified and broke it down
To 143 – and that means I love you

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