literally: don’t let the b-st-rds get you down. ie keep up your struggle against unfair treatment. (“b-st-rds” in the sense of people who treat you unfairly).
“are you struggling to obtain your legal rights? nil b-st-rdum carborundum.” meaning, literally “don’t let the b-st-rds get you down” or “don’t give up in your struggle against unfair treatment.”
it is a phrase of made-up words designed to sound like a traditional latin (the language of ancient rome) motto as used by many schools, universities and similar organizations, also by wealthy high status families or anyone who aspires to such a condition. this type of made-up pseudo- (ie fake) latin is sometimes called cod latinor “pig latin” compare with j.k. rowling’s motto for hogwarts school draco dormiens nunquam t-tillandus the wrong use of the latin-sounding words is intentionally ironic and carries an implication of a lower cl-ss or self- educated person sticking it to “the man”, who presumably could afford a cl-ssical education.
adj. describing one who has achieved fame without having done anything substantial or worthwhile. paris hilton and the winner of “the bachelor: season 12” are so nill-strious; they’ve done absolutely nothing to deserve their fame.
- Colin Hunt
aka c-nt – c. hunt. possibly derived from the ‘irritating office joker’ character on bbc sketch comedy the fast show (late 90s), of the same name, but most likely originated a long time before. “your name’s colin hunt? colin hunt? c.hunt? that’s your name? hahahahahahaaa!!”
someone or something that is acting without common sense. a stupid action. in cl-ss: -student walks up to the white board in the middle of cl-ss and draws a smiley, then sits down without being seen- teacher: “what nimnode would even think of a stupid idea like this to draw a smiley in the middle […]
- collar tug
somebody does this when they are in an awkward situation, feel guilt or are under pressure. they also make a strange noise and tug on their collar to indicate that they are uncomfortable. this often happens in “the simpsons” homer did the collar tug when he was giving a speech and everyone booed
- rolling ATM machine
a personal car or motorcycle that is much cheaper to run than the rate at which mileage is reimbursed for work use. (the current government rate is $0.50/mi, other places do $0.40/mi, etc.). nick: i work for the census and ride my 1980 honda cub. i get reimbursed fifty cents a mile but it costs […]