not alphabetized, of course.
Mommess (or mom mess, or momess)
Not to be confused with Momness, mommess is a state that could (operative word) be similar to that of “goddess,” or “competent and artful, graceful stay-at-home mother-type,” or simply Mom=mess. Most likely all of the above with an emphasis on the mess.
Editorialized information. The opposite of a simple presentation of facts, files or words.
n. Pundit-tries: Tidbits of information that were conceived or derived by a pundit.
This has not yet been introduced here, but in short is a title for someone who can live on a very meager (or non-existent) budget. Also known as my brother.
This is the kind of mother that inspires great art in their children, be it writing, screenplays, music or visual art, and not because the mother is a muse. This is more like “Mother as someone to overcome.” See all the best writer’s memoirs.
No, not an epidural, even though moms talk about this kind of thing a lot. This is one of the first of “silly pop culture references,” and one of my favorite Thanksgiving rituals of all time (the watching of, not the getting of). If you don’t know Tap, you just don’t know mud flaps.
Still in play
This is a generic term that can be used to discuss anything from world politics to tossing out a pair of your five year old’s favorite socks. Means: not yet settled, could go any which way, so watch the factors (and players) before drawing a conclusion or taking action.
Short-handing, or shorthanding
This term exists in the urban dictionary as one who “usually types messages with many fragments and errors, and no punctuation either. As in, Idiot: hey guyz wat up.” When a brain short-hands, it often completes the process of understanding at the first adjective or emotional charge, OR compiles various subjects and experiences into tidy mental boxes, without allowing for the unfolding or natural observation to develop understanding over time. As in, “been there, seen that, done.”
A mom mess’s idea of fun or special attainment. This would mean actually being wildly sexually appealing, while being a confusing mess. Usually this state is unattainable, but for a few moments with kind friends who will say anything to make you feel better. As in the statement (while helping you clean the wine and cheese sauce off your sweater), “you are a hot mess, dear Elizabeth, and don’t let anyone tell you you are just a mess.” Thank goodness for good drunk friends.
Words from my daughter that get more “likes” on facebook than any of my status updates.
Like a computation, but with erroneous results and amputation of reason.
The state of removing oneself from an addiction to drama. Characterized by boredom, and discontent with electronic devices and the news. See New Words for the End