End of ADS-L Digest - 3 Apr 1997 to 4 Apr 1997 ********************************************** Subject: ADS-L Digest - 5 Apr 1997 to 6 Apr 1997 There are 3 messages totalling 256 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. SLANG FOR A SATURDAY: Hale-Bopponics 101 2. Rule of Thumb 3. "Color Line" (part three--1874-75 Jackson, MS newspaper) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 6 Apr 1997 00:21:15 -0500 From: "Barry A. Popik" Subject: SLANG FOR A SATURDAY: Hale-Bopponics 101 This is from the Sunday, April 6th New York Post, page 39. What? How could I have tomorrow's New York Post on "Slang for a Saturday"? Well, I was setting my clock ahead, and then I was walking over the international date line.... HALE-BOPPONICS 101: Out of the blue and into the Reel Time dictionary By Lucinda Rosenfeld LEVEL ABOVE HUMAN adj. phrase; awesome; stupendous; beyond wordly expectations. Example: new Cheech and Chong movie wasn't just great, it was a level above human." See also Next Level. BORROWED HUMAN CONTAINER n. phrase; the human body or form. Example: "Cindy Crawford has one of the best borrowed human containers around." DISCONNECT v.; to leave one physical or mental state for another. Example: "At what time are you disconnecting from work for the Hamptons?" LUCIFERIAN n.; a jerk, especially one that seeks control over others' destinies. Example: "My boyfriend is being a total Luciferian about the house share; he won't even let my sister come out!" EARTHLY TASK n. phrase; a job or professional capacity. Example: "My boss is such a witch I'm thinking of looking for a new earthly task." E.T.P.I. n. phrase; short for an "extra terrestrial presently incarnate." Someone who seems mentally tuned out; a space cadet. Example: "I'm such an E.T.P.I. I left my keys in the car for the second day in a row!" THE TWO n. phrase; a couple who buttresses one another's anti-social behavior; two friends who bring out the worst in each other. Example: "Jeff and Jennifer are like The Two when it comes to heroin." BO AND PEEP n. phrase; any romantic coupling which shows signs of being short-lived. Example: "As far as I can tell, Jim and Sally are just a Bo and Peep. I don't even think they like each other." See Do and Ti. OLDER MEMBER n. phrase; someone who passes judgment. Example: "I wasn't looking for an Older Member, thank you. I just want a sympathetic ear!" EAT THE APPLE SAUCE v. phrase; to take one's own life. Example: "Danny was manic-depressive, but he knew that he could never go so far as eating the applesauce." KINGDOM OF GOD n. phrase; home; any place one is in the habit of returning to. Example: "You know how Mom is. She'll flip if I don't spend the holiday at the Kingdom of God!" PUT ON THE BLACK SNEAKERS n. phrase; to prepare for a long rest. Example: "I'm thinking of going home and putting on the black sneakers; I hardly slept last night." HIDE BEHIND THE COMET n. phrase; to deceive one's self. Example: "Al was really hiding behind the comet when it came to his wife's infidelity." Two entries say "See also Next Level" (LEVEL ABOVE HUMAN) and "See Do and Ti" (BO AND PEEP). Hey, NY Post! WHERE ARE THEY??