Tall Poppy Diaries

Observations and musings on life as a happy high-achiever (or what the Aussie's call a "Tall Poppy" ). "Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have." --Oprah Winfrey

Friday, December 31, 2004


  2004 Lexicon Roundup

My DSL has been knocked out TWICE today, so I am still in the process of getting my Tall Poppy Forecast--2005 edition ready to go. However, in the meantime, wanted to share another edition of Lexicon from Daily Candy. This is a wrap-up of some of the favorites of the Daily Candy Editors from the year 2004. Enjoy! And will be back a bit later with my 2005 Forecast. Cheers!

From the Editors at Daily Candy: A special edition dedicated to carat danglers, doggerels, and all the special people in our lives.

n. Area populated by good-looking people. ("Let's go downtown. Fifth Street has turned into a total beighborhood.")

n. Acronym. Describes (busy, working, all-too-typical) couple: Dual Income, Zero Orgasm.

Earnest Hemorrhage
n. A man who is oppressively forthcoming with every thought and feeling. Antonym: Ernest Hemingway, linguistically stingy author.

n. One who is incredibly dumb but incredibly cute, who simultaneously attracts and repels. ("I'm so ashamed. I hooked up with that foxymoron last night.")

n. Acronym. Girl-Hating Girl. The one whose only friends are guys.

n. A less-than-hygienic boyfriend. ("Better open the window. Here come Gloria and her hobeau.")

n. A group of undesirable sycophants. ("The party was fun until Justin showed up with his nontourage.")

n. The secret bond one has with her pharmacist. ("Only Mr. Myers knows the truth about my little Klonopin/Paxil/laxative habit.")

n. Person who chronically misses every appointment (e.g., haircuts, doctor visits, dinners). ("Is Louisa going to show, or is she pulling a showflake again?")

n. Socialite/designer/whatever. The model/actress/ whatever of the '00s. You know the type.

n. Gym dandies who constantly check themselves out in the mirror. ("If that staremaster touches his pecs one more time ...")

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