Tag: neologisms

  1. Neologism: Avocado Toast

    05 July 2023

    Avocado toast (n): a cheap luxury, especially one which is perceived as being very expensive but is actually trivial; can also refer to the trivial cost thereof.

    "Oh, hey, when can I drop off that fleece you loaned me?"

    "Nah, keep it. It's just avocado toast."

    Avocado toast (v): To reduce your spending by a trivial amount, (i.e., by the cost of avocado toast).

    "Oh shit. How are we going to pay to fix the car?"

    "We could... stop eating out?"

    "The frame is bent, it's leaking coolant, and the front bumper is in a tree. I don't think …


  2. Neologism: Octopus mud wrestling

    30 June 2021

    octopus mud wrestling - A situation where multiple conflicting problems and solutions come together to prevent anyone from accomplishing anything useful. Every possible step toward a solution causes two other problems that further complicate things. Sometimes this means that something can't be fixed at all and a forklift upgrade is required. Sometimes attempts to fix everything cause an outage to occur, ruining everybody's day. So called because everything is dirty, messy, confusing, constantly changing and nobody will have any idea what's actually going on until it's over.


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