Tuesday, February 28, 2017

live it up & device

Quotations:


-- They livin' it up at the Hotel California

-- And she said, 'we are all just prisoners here, of our own device

Definitions:

live it up:
1. to live or celebrate in an extravagant way;
2. to do enjoyable and exciting things that involve spending a lot of money;

device:
1. a way of achieving something, especially a clever or dishonest way;
2. a way of making something happen or of making someone do something






Monday, February 27, 2017

colitas & Tiffany-twisted

Quotations:


-- warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air

-- Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends

Definitions:

Colitas:
"Cola" is the Spanish word for "tail" as in an animal tail. Marijuana buds are commonly known as "foxtails". Colitas is a plural diminutive form - so the line means the smell of buds.

Tiffany-twisted:
It was used to describe a woman in love with power and money.





Thursday, February 23, 2017

furphy & crapola

Quotations:


-- I tend to agree with you here, the small business argument of being able to open Sunday's due to high cost of wages is a furphy....

-- Don't buy that business council crapola. Cutting penalty rates is bad. Rich people get richer, poor people get poorer (and eventually work for uber yay!). Welcome to globalisation baby!

Definitions:

furphy:
a piece of information or a story, that people talk about but that may not be true.

crapola:
rubbish; nonsense.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

unwind & stakeholder

Quotations:


-- The Turnbull Government looks set to unwind the Medicare rebate freeze in the May budget, in a move that could cost in excess of $3 billion.

-- It seems a compromise will be struck with stakeholders, like the Australian Medical Association and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners to try and minimise the budget cost.

Definitions:

unwind:
1. to stop worrying or thinking about problems and start to relax;
2. to undo sth that has been wrapped into a ball or around sth.

stakeholder:
1. a person or company that is involved in a particular organization, project, system, etc., especially because they have invested money in it;
2. a person who holds all the bets placed on a game or race and who pays the money to the winner.



Tuesday, February 21, 2017

condense & Hula hoop

Quotations:

Kindalin childcare centre newsletter:

- The children used their hands, fists, elbows and rolling pins to crush the biscuits ready to add to the bowl. Next, we added some sticky milk (sweetened condensed milk) to the bowl and the children noticed that it was very hard to stir and mix. Miss Rachael then rolled the mix into balls and the children used spoons to coat the balls in coconut. 

-- Today, the children used the hula hoops to challenge each other in a game of who could jump furthest. 


Definitions:

condense:
1. if a liquid condenses or you condense it, it becomes thicker and stronger because it has lost some of its water;
...

Hula hoop:
a large plastic ring that you spin around your waist by moving your hips.

Monday, February 20, 2017

wombat & ode

Quotations:

Kindalin Castle Hill Newsletter:

-- Wombats Curriculum Reflection: The children were all able to recall that we have been celebrating Chinese New Year recently and were all able to join in the chicken dance as a special ode to the Year of the Rooster.

Definitions:

wombat:
an Australian animal like a small bear, that carries its young in a pouch on the front of the mother's body.

ode:
a poem that speaks to a person or thing or celebrates a special event.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

nook & cranny

Quotations:


-- But my point here, and I'm including myself of the importance of meticulously studying all the nooks and crannies, like the overhead roads coming from Anzac bridge to turn off to Darling Harbour, Barangaroo, King St or Harbour Bridge, the city tunnel among the road work debacle. 

Definitions:

nook:
s mall quiet place or corner that is sheltered or hidden from other people.

cranny:
a very small hole or opening, especially in a wall.

every nook and cranny:
every part of a place; every aspect of a situation.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

pandemonium & meticulously

Quotations:


-- I'm sure we're all aware of the stress created by the pandemonium of navigating the CBD, especially when it's peaking. 
Thank God, I haven't had too many issues missing turn offs.

-- But my point here, and I'm including myself of the importance of meticulously studying all the nooks and crannies,

Definitions:

pandemonium:
1. a place or situation that is noisy and chaotic;
2. a very noisy and confused situation, especially one caused by a lot of angry or excited people;
...

meticulously:
meticulous:
paying careful attention to every detail.




Monday, February 13, 2017

ulterior & slog

Quotations:

-- Yep....lets hear more good news like Scotsman. No fake news like you other guys! Ulterior motives! Why do you guys talk uber down? Huhhhh???

-- The flexibility has been great, but it has been a real hard slog must say.

Definitions:

ulterior:
that sb keeps hidden and does not admit;

ulterior motive:
if you have an ulterior motive for doing something, you do it partly because you think you will get some advantage from doing it.

slog:
to work hard and steadily at sth, especially sth that takes a long time and is boring or difficult.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

spot on & vigilant

Quotations:

-- Spot on. I will sit, in silence, for 5 minutes if necessary.

-- I'm nearing 4500 rides in this one year. But like you I'm worried about points, you have to be vigilant all the time.

Definitions:

spot on:
exactly right.

vigilant:
careful to notice any signs of danger or trouble.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

clavicle & bust one's balls

Quotations:

-- Not working at the moment broke 6 ribs and my clavicle on the ski holiday UBER paid for.

-- Bus driving is a nightmare broken shifts never start the same time scrap heap no seniority, bad managers worked 42 Sundays and made 100k in a year busted my balls. 

Definitions:
clavicle:
the collarbone; the long curved bone that connects the upper part of the breastbone with the shoulder blade at the top of each shoulder in humans;
...

bust one's ball:
"balls" is refering to someone's ego, so busting someone's balls would be making them insecure in some way.


Thursday, February 2, 2017

carjacking & brothel

Quotations:

-- I think to myself maybe i'm being set up for a carjacking so i quickly lock my doors and drive off. It's a dead end street so i had to turn around and go past them again. As i go past them they stare at me and a girl walks onto the street and waves me down. I (stupidly) stop and let her in. She was so rude and unpleasant the whole trip but at least she didn't attack me. When the trip ended I googled the address and found out it's actually a brothel and my passenger was a sex worker. I'm still not sure why those thugs came towards my car though. Anyway be careful of this place and think twice before accepting a ping. End of rant.

Definitions:

carjacking:
the crime of forcing the driver of a car to take you somewhere or give you their car, using threats and violence.

brothel:
a house where people pay to have sex with prostitutes.​





Wednesday, February 1, 2017

flaunt & below the radar

Quotations:

-- No one I know knows I drive uber I don't flaunt it haha;

-- The guy I worked for was very below-the-radar and street wise. He had numerous real estate investments.

Definitions:

flaunt:
to show sth you are proud of to other people, in order to impress them;

below the radar:
used to say that people are not aware of sth.