Povo (po-vo) adj. Spawned from the increasing popularity of new HBO series Summer Heights High, the Aussie slang for poor has infiltrated the vocabulary of recessionistas everywhere “Caroline, I can’t go out to dinner tonight: My pay cut has left me totally povo.”
Geequals n. Two people who are equal in depth of arcane knowledge “I knew I had met my geequal when Frank showed me his Star Wars light saber iPhone app.”
Smashed Potatoes adj. Drunk, inebriated, similar to the term “hot mess” “Sorry I bailed without saying good night, but I was smashed potatoes.”
Hate-cation n. Taking a vacation from being a hater where you are committed to not saying anything bad about anyone or anything; synonymous with “moral cleanse” “Whatever, I know you have an opinion but just can’t speak your mind because you are on a hate-cation.”
My personal favorite is “smashed potatoes.” See the rest of the list here.
Smashed potatoes is my favorite too. Also, the one below - you know you’ve reached the ultimate level of cool when your name is synonymous with the word. I doubt there’s ever been a president who would get that label. I can think of ones who were respected, revolutionary, sophisticated, wise, even suave, but not cool. Especially as judged by non-Americans.
Obama/Not Obama adj. London street reporters proclaim that our new President has become synonymous with “cool” "Yeah, that is so Obama!"
During Superbowl pre-game, Miller beer will air a series of one-second ads as a way to mock Anheuser-Busch for owning the entire game (and paying the insane costs to do so). Smart, I must say…and by Saatchi NY (but of course)!
“…to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and that we are ready to lead once more.”—Obama
Just did a little googling to see if I was the only one who noticed this relationship, and found this link to a book about this very subject: Edward Hopper & Company: Hopper’s influence on Photography - Robert Adams, Diane Arbus, Harry Callahan, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Stephen Shore, [and sure enough…] William Eggleston! Aha…