Glorious Glossary

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brassic
adjective
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]

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Britself vs. Yankself
expression
how I refer to my british persona vs. my rapidly-forming american tendencies
[Larism]
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Cakey

person
Katy, recent addition to the Savant team, I have not yet discovered whether she likes this nickname or not.

[Larism]
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CV – Curriculum Vitae

noun, plural

a brief biographical résumé of one’s career and training, as prepared by a person applying for a job
2. the course of one’s life or career
*To see my résumé, click here.
[latin]
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higgledy piggledy

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.

[Britishism]

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IBD

acronym

Incidents of Battery Dying

[Larism]

*I have since remembered that this also (and rather unfortunately) stands for Inflammatory Bowl Disease.
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IPL

acronym

Incidents of Phone Loss

[Larism]

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in the Mish

expression

in the sh*t in Mission Hill

[Larism]
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jambo

sentence substitute

an East African greting meaning ‘Hello!’
[from Swahili]

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M.I.L.C.

acronym
Monk In Local Community
[Larism]
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Mummy Mo/Moseph/Mistress Maureen/Partycat

figure of authority
Maureen, my ex-manager and good friend.

[various sources]

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The Orracle/Orrbit
person
Mr. Orr, wonderfully zen staff member at Savant.  Let his presence soothe you.
[Larism]
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Savant – The Savant Project
noun/place
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]
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trackie bums
noun
sweatpants, jogging bottoms, tracksuit trousers
[british coloquialism]

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tributary

noun
a stream or river which flows into a main stem (or parent) river
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Wab/Wabba/Wabscab/Scab/Scabba/Techno Dad
parent
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
[Larism/Mikeism]
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vocation vacation
expression
a vacation from your vocation
[Larism]
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