Dubious Daily Candy Lexicon

Gareth Branwyn garethb2 at EARTHLINK.NET
Wed Feb 25 15:39:35 UTC 2004

Another silly installment of the Daily Candy Lexicon from the popular
fashionista e-list Daily Candy (http://www.dailycandy.com/). Two of
these terms ("blamestorming" and "mouse potato") were lifted right from
my Jargon Watch column/book, circa 1997(!), definitions and all.
"Helicopter girl/boyfriend" is obviously just a play on "helicopter
mom," which has been making the rounds and was just used on "Joan of
Arcadia" a few weeks ago.


Lexicon VII


You've finally fixed that nasty little yellular problem and even cut
down on the e-mauling. But have you taken a look
at what's actually coming out of your mouth?

Sounds like it's time for another DailyCandy linguistic tune-up.

helicopter girl/boyfriend
(n.) A significant other who finds it necessary to hover
around his or her mate at all times. ("I'd love to come to
girls' night, but my helicopter probably won't let me out
of his sight.")

(n.) A meeting whose sole purpose is to discuss why a deadline
was missed or a project failed and who was responsible.

(adj.) Used to describe someone who is way too old for what
he or she is wearing; see also "senile." ("That 45-year-old
woman in those low-cut jeans? Is she crazy or just teenile?")

mouse potato
(n.) The wired generation's answer to the couch potato.

karat dangler
(n.) A woman who finds it of utmost importance to flaunt her
engagement/wedding ring at all times. ("Who does that
karat dangler think she's impressing? Like I've never
seen a rock before.")

(n.) The residual stuff stuck to you after a bikini wax.

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