broke, penniless, without means, on the bones of yer arse
as in: “Oh damn and dash Crispin! I can’t afford to get drunk tonight, I am completely brassic. Tits!”
brassic come from ‘boracic lint’ (a type of medical dressing). Lint rhymes with skint which means BROKE!
[from Cockney Rhyming Slang and BooBooism]
Britself vs. Yankself
how I refer to my british persona vs. my rapidly-forming american tendencies
Katy, recent addition to the Savant team, I have not yet discovered whether she likes this nickname or not.
CV – Curriculum Vitae
a brief biographical résumé of one’s career and training, as prepared by a person applying for a job2. the course of one’s life or career
*To see my résumé, click here.
adverb or adjective
adverb: in utter disorder or confusion
as in “There is something delightfully and liberatingly ludicrous about parading higgledy-piggledy in a line of walkers of all shapes and sizes” (Christa Worthington)
adjective: topsy-turvy or jumbled.
Incidents of Battery Dying
*I have since remembered that this also (and rather unfortunately) stands for Inflammatory Bowl Disease.
Incidents of Phone Loss
in the Mish
in the sh*t in Mission Hill
an East African greting meaning ‘Hello!’
Monk In Local Community
Mummy Mo/Moseph/Mistress Maureen/Partycat
figure of authority
Maureen, my ex-manager and good friend.
Mr. Orr, wonderfully zen staff member at Savant. Let his presence soothe you.
Savant – The Savant Project
place: a crazy bar I used to work in
noun: a person of learning, especially one with detailed knowledge in a specific field
*it is somewhat ironic that I worked there, as I am the opposite of a Savant – I know a little bit about lots of things
[from the French verb – Savoire]
sweatpants, jogging bottoms, tracksuit trousers
a stream or river which flows into a main stem (or parent) river
my father, who is a Safari Guide in Kenya
I believe the name ‘Wab’ originated from me, whereas the progression to ‘Scab” was almost definitely my brother’s contribution
‘Techno Dad’ is a reference to my Dad’s love of computers and unusual ability to be better at using them than most teenagers
a vacation from your vocation