Thursday, May 24, 2007

Deoictionary

This list will be added to as time goes on.

Punctuation note: By and large, I place punctuation outside of the quote marks. This is the English style of grammar and is as valid as the US style of including punctuation not found in a quote within the quote marks. I choose the European style because I don't like altering quotes, even as far as punctuation.

Carrot Shot: Carrotshots Recipe*:

1 oz vodka
1 oz carrot juice
Guilt the person next to you into pouring it down your throat.

*(The management holds no responsibility for actually TRYING this and discovering it is disgusting.)

Also, slang for "carom shot", that is a complaint about something where the target isn't named but the context makes the target obvious. The particular nastiness of the carom shot is that once the target complains, one can say one wasn't talking about the target when one really was.

First Nations: Used instead of American Indian/Native American due to consensus of many tribes in Canada. This designation may be revised per decision of other, extra-Canadian tribal organization that voted to use American Indian as a bludgeoning weapon against the oppressors who misnamed them. Currently on mental review.

Fluffy: Individual which claims a title or designation but demonstrates little to no knowledge about it or the history of it and actively resists learning more in case it undermines said person's worldview.

Internets/Intarweb/Intarwebnets/Intertubes: Geeky and amused terms for the internet. Usually used in phrases such as: "You win teh intarwebs." and "Im in ur intertubes overuzin ur memez."

Kyriarchy: A term coined by Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza and brought to my attention by Sudy in this wonderful post. "a neologism ... derived from the Greek words for 'lord' or 'master' (kyrios) and 'to rule or dominate' (archein) which seeks to redefine the analytic category of patriarchy in terms of multiplicative intersecting structures of domination...Kyriarchy is best theorized as a complex pyramidal system of intersecting multiplicative social structures of superordination and subordination, of ruling and oppression" (Glossary, Wisdom Ways, Orbis Books New York 2001).

Living while white: a way to reference that one has white privilege and all of the attendance bonuses and weaknesses, but are rejecting the racial identifier of white.

Pegan: Form of pagan vegan. Known predator is the pegivore. Also: indication that pagan wannabe doesn't know how to spell.

Racial Justice: My phrase for people who are seeking equal value being placed on all humans despite the racism inherent in most cultures.

Racism: Two definitions. The first, colloquial definition is any act of prejudice against another person based upon their perceived racial category; more commonly, this idea is gotten across using the phrase "racial prejudice".

The second, more useful definition is a system of discrimination which privileges people of a certain phenotype while disadvantaging others of a different phenotype. The privileged category is paler in skin, hair, and eyes. Also referred to as "institutional racism" or "systemic racism".

Romantic orientation: Used instead of sexual orientation, to emphasis that the attraction is not just physical but is also emotional and spiritual. This terminology is designed to reframe the issue of sexual attraction that emphasizes aspects other than simply physical sex, but still includes physical sex.

USian: Used instead of American because America is two continents, not one country.

3 comments:

Rootietoot said...

Carrot shots sound...um...very...uh...well. Something. Words fail me.

Is there ever such a thing as an USian fluffy pegan living while white? Would that be what we in the Deep South call a 'poseur'?

Deoridhe said...

Hee hee. I do think there are many USian fluffy pegans living while white. In fact, I'd argue that's the normal description of the breed. ANd I suppose "poseur" would do as an alt term, though I always get titchy about it. The core bit about fluffies is they really do honestly believe they are tapping into their deepest resources and their true being... it just coincidentally goes along fantastically with subgrou A and subgroup A's marketing.

nezua limón xolagrafik-jonez said...

carrot shots!!! nice.