August 27th, 2008
While you may not find any of these words in the Oxford dictionary, we throw them around the office quite regularly.
Dumpster Driver: A person who pulls up to your recycling box in a car (usually in an affluent neighbourhood such as West Point Grey or Rosedale) and proceeds to pile your pop cans into their luxury SUV.
“When I put the recycling out this morning, the neighbourhood dumpster driver was waiting in his Land Rover.”
PC Break-up: Press Conference Break-up: An ex who very publicly spills the beans on your split.
“Did you see John Mayer on TMZ? I can’t believe he PC Broke-up with Jen!”
Naus-talgia: Remembering something with a sick feeling.
“I was just thinking about that date with Tony and I got a bit of naus-talgia.”
Risickulous: When something is sick and ridiculous.
“The new LV bag is 4 g, but it’s totally risickulous!”
Gaza Strip: A bikin wax gone bad.
“I went to that new spa down the street and they gave me a freaking
Ponis: A male ponytail
“I noticed Kevin finally cut off his ponis.”
And since we’ve discovered our knack for new verbiage we’ve been working overtime to push our vocab to the next level of pop-culture relevance.
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