Useful Word Of The Day


TODAY'S WORD:
1/21/2022

Cheappuccino - Any of the wide variety of flavored coffee drinks offered at convenience stores such as Circle K or 7-Eleven that can be purchased for less than half the price of a "designer" cappuccino like Starbucks or a specialty cafe.

"Let's stop by the Circle K for some cheappuccinos tonight. It's gonna be freakin' cold, and all I've got is $1.25 in my wallet."

THE ON CALL-OPEDIA A-Z

A Crapella - Singing out loud while listening to music with your headphones on. Whereas the singer gets the benefit of the music, those unfortunate to be standing nearby are subjected to an unaccompanied (and invariably crappy) rendition of the song.

"Dano is very passionate when some of the rejoiners come on. Unfortunately, it's only Maegan that gets to hear his loud, off-key A Crapella versions of the songs."

ABC Sex - Sex that only occurs on Anniversaries, Birthdays and Christmas

"They've been married so long they only have ABC sex now."

Adorkable - Both dorky and adorable. A higher state of being all dorks strive towards.

Alarm Shock - The shock of having to wake up a lot earlier than you normally would. More commonly after you get back from a vacation, leave of absence, summer break, etc.

“After Dano was on vacation for a week, when his alarm went off at 7:45 AM for work, he jumped up with total alarm shock.”

Anticippointment – the feeling one gets when a new product, service, or other event fails to meet one’s high expectations.

"Maegan suffered anticippointment when her peppermint mocha latte turned out to be a salted caramel latte."

April Baby - A term coined by Lil Wayne, meaning a fool.

"I pity the April baby who doesn't already have that absolutely free iHeart App downloaded and set to enjoy every new podcast of On Call."

Askhole - Someone who asks many stupid, pointless, obnoxious questions.

“When Steve wouldn't stop asking Maegan personal questions, he was being a real askhole.”

Awesinine - Stupidly brilliant, or brilliantly stupid. Describes an idea or work whose chief virtue is its overwhelming, unadulterated dumbness.

Bagside - The side of a body where a purse or messenger bag is carried, and an awkward barrier preventing others from walking comfortably alongside is often created.

"Maegan's husband tried to hold her hand as they were walking, but he was walking on her bagside so they switched sides."

Bangover - Sore neck as a result of headbanging at a rock or metal concert.

"After Dano went to the Korn concert, he showed up at work the next day with a mean bangover, but he must have had a great time!"

Beached - To be so unresponsive, that one becomes almost like a beached whale. Largely due to excessive intake of alcohol or marijuana.

Beerboarding - A controversial process of extracting otherwise-secret information from a friend or co-worker by getting them drunk and thereby loosening their control on their tongue.

"After a night of drinking, Maegan's friend revealed that she was going to make her Matron of Honor. The intention wasn't beerboarding, but man, did the wedding details come pouring out."

Bitgod - Someone who yearns for the way things were "Back In The Good Old Days" and automatically assumes that the way they knew it is the-way-it-should-be. The word is the acronym for "Back In The Good Old Days".

Bleekend - A term coined by On Call's very own Nutter, a bleekend refers to a rather uneventful, boring, or terrible weekend.

"Nutter said he didn't really do very much all weekend because he was stuck at home after his car broke down. Sounds more like a bleekend to me."

Blinkered - Horses wear blinkers. It stops them from getting startled by movement in the peripheral vision. So to be described as blinkered means you are not open to other ideas; Single-minded.

"I tried to convince my husband to watch a musical with me but he says they're all the same and refused! He's so blinkered."

Bragplaining - When someone complains about something for the sole purpose of bringing it up in conversation to brag about it.

“The new Tesla I just ordered only came in Cherry Red but I wanted Candy Apple Red, so I had to settle.”

Breadcrumbing - When the “crush” has no intentions of taking things further, but they like the attention. So they flirt here or there, send DM/text messages just to keep the person interested, knowing that they’re staying single.

"One of the callers of On Call used to call in about a woman he was communicating with across the country. She has a husband she won't leave, but kept texting him so it's safe to say she was breadcrumbing."

Break The Glass - When you're breaking out the big guns. When everything you've tried has failed, so you're resorting to your emergency plan. From breaking the glass of fire extinguishers to putting out a fire.

"When the broom and dustpan just weren't enough to get all the cat hair, I broke the glass and grabbed the Dust Buster!"

Break Your Crayons - Make you very upset or sad, or ruin your whole day.

"Nutter, don't worry about Dano, he's just tryin' to break your crayons. Just let it go."

Brodak Moment - The perfect time for a picture with only the guys.

"When Dano and Nutter both came into work wearing Vans and new shirts, Maegan knew it was a perfect brodack moment and snapped a picture for the gram."

Brodeo - A get-together or a party where the attendance is predominantly male.

“Maegan went to a party with her husband and she realized she was the only female there, so I guess he took her to another brodeo.”

Brom-Com - Short for bromantic comedy. A comedy movie in which two bros are the protagonists.

"'I Love You Man' is a great brom-com, but Maegan's favorite has to be 'Step Brothers'."

Bogart - To keep something all for oneself, depriving anyone else of having any. A slang term derived from the last name of the famous actor, Humphrey Bogart because he often kept a cigarette in the corner of his mouth, seemingly never actually drawing on it or smoking it. The term is often used with marijuana or joints but can be applied to anything.

“Maegan discovered her oldest cat, Disney is trying to bully the younger cat, Dobby by being a Bogart. She is trying to eat all of the food before he can get any!"

Bumfuzzle - confuse; perplex; fluster

"When Dano kept referring to Thursday as Friday, we knew he was completely bumfuzzled."

Bunched - To be upset, or angry. Referring to having one's panties in a bunch.

“Maegan’s bunched because her Amazon order is 2 days late.”

Burn - slang: to disrespect someone (to diss); to make fun of someone. Term brought back to life by the ever-popular That 70's Show. To smoke marijuana or any other drug used with fire, to get high or to char or scorch something using fire.

Billingsgate - coarsely abusive language

"Dano must have had a really bad day because he's been coming at Nutter with all sorts of angry billingsgate today."

Celebutante - A person of high society and wealth whose famous just for the fact of being rich and fabulous. A socialite who is "famous for being famous."

“Paris Hilton has got to be one of the biggest celebutantes in history.”

Cewebrity - an internet personality that has attained celebrity.

"Logan Paul is now scheduled to fight Mike Tyson next year and I'm still trying to figure out how the Paul brothers have become cewebrities!"

Chassy - A girl or guy with an awesome figure/body

"That tall curvy blonde that just walked by us had an awesome chassy."

Christmasochist - Someone who continues to subject themselves to Christmas activities such as Secret Santa, caroling, etc., despite feeling painfully awkward at the event.

"Jack told Jill he would caroling with her after the Holiday party and he instantly regretted it. Jack is a Christmasochist."

Choreplay - When a woman is turned on by the sight of her husband/boyfriend/partner doing regular household chores, that she would normally be doing.

"Last night, it was all about choreplay. I was all 'OH YEAH, fold that laundry. Oh yes, just like that!'"

Chronoptimist - A person who always underestimates the time necessary to do something or get somewhere.

"Maegan is admittedly a serial chronoptimist. When asked, she always tells her husband she'll be ready in 15 minutes, but 30 minutes later...he's still waiting."

Clockblock - When you're looking forward to leaving work early or on time, but are kept late either by a new assignment from your boss or a chatty coworker.

“I was all set to rush out of work at 5:00, but then I got totally clockblocked by my boss and wound up staying till almost 7.”

Clutch Oven - To fart in a car full of people and crank the heat for maximum effectiveness.

"Nutter decided he was going to teach his kids a lesson for bickering in the car and treated them to a clutch oven for 5 miles."

Collywobbles - pain in the abdomen and especially in the stomach; a bellyache

"Nutter drank too much last night and has barely left the station bathroom. It's safe to say he has the collywobbles."

Come Correct - To speak or approach someone with respect, and not with undeniable ignorance. To do something the right way the first time to avoid being corrected by another.

“Maybe if Sheamus would have come correct at WWE superstar Drew McIntyre, he wouldn't have had to kick his ass, but when you show up acting like that, you need to be smacked down!”

Conflirtation - The act of flirting through conflict. Appearing as if you're fighting, but an undeniable flirty undertone is present.

Listener 1: "I can't tell if On Call's Dano and Nutter are really fighting!"

Listener 2: "No man! That's just a little on-air conflirtation for entertainment."

Congreenient - The practice of recycling, or being green, only when convenient. A person who only recycles when it is convenient to do so.

"The iHeartRadio studios are equipped with a ton of recycling bins. But outside, the parking lot ends up covered with recyclables. So it's clear that some people in this building are congreenient."

Courtesy Fart - When someone accidentally farts and is embarrassed, you should, if you have one ready, let one fly as well. This is a courtesy fart.

"Much to Maegan's dismay, Nutter didn't want Dano to feel embarrassed after he farted, so Nutter released a courtesy fart to help his buddy out."

Cyberchondriac - Similar to a hypochondriac, someone who spends their time searching medical websites and the internet for diseases they convince themselves they actually have.

"Maegan's friend is a total cyberchondriac! She had to talk her out of thinking she had cancer when she spent all day searching the web for the cause of a little bruise!"

Dejabrew - Much like deja vu, dejabrew is when you start to remember things you did the night before while drinking.

"Dano had a few drinks while unpacking his boxes and the next day, he couldn't remember where he put one specific item. It wasn't until later that he experienced a little dejabrew and found right where he had hidden it. "

Disneyfication - The act of taming the world to make it all safe, clean, and completely similar to the theme park. To remove the sharp edges and darkness that is life.

“Maegan certainly tries to bring the Disneyfication to On Call. Her and that moral compass are always looking to make the conversation happier.”

Diphthong - two vowel sounds joined in one syllable to form one speech sound, e.g. the sounds of "ou" in out and of "oy" in boy.

"Some people really struggle with the Diphthong in Maegan's name. The "ae" is pronounced like "ay"."

Dohment - One of those slap your forehead moments when you realize that you've just done something incredibly stupid.

"Dano looked down at his notebook and realized he had teased 6 stories and not read any of them! He realized he was having a dohment!"

Dotcomrade - An Internet acquaintance; someone you chat with but have never actually met.

"While he was playing his video game, Call of Duty online, Maegan’s realized her husband had several dotcomrades all over the world."

Double-Chipping - When someone reaches into a bag of chips and eats some, then licks all over their hands, then reaches into the bag, and eats some more.

"Me and a friend were eating Flaming Hot Cheetos but I noticed he kept licking his fingers clean between bites, so I told him to stop double-chipping."

Double-Freeture - When you pay for one movie at the cinema but sneak into a second flick once the first one is done.

"Dano has told many stories from years past where he paid for one movie but snuck into a second, so it's safe to say he's attended a double-freeture or two."

Douchebaguette - A female douchebag. A woman who exhibits characteristics of a douchebag.

"Maegan was driving on I-95 the other day when she needed to merge lanes and this douchebaguette in a Land Rover wouldn't let her over so she had to slam on her brakes!"

Dudevorce - When two male best friends officially end their friendship, usually over a lame disagreement, commonly concerning a girl.

"When Jack and Jill broke up, their neighbors chose sides on who they were going to stay friends with. Needless to say, Jack and his bro next door had a pretty dramatic dudevorce."

Earjacking - Eavesdropping on a conversation that you have no business hearing.

“Nutter totally earjacked my conversation with Dano and now he knows what I got him for his birthday!”

Early Nerd Special - Midnight showing on the day of release of a highly-anticipated film, typically of the science-fiction/fantasy genre.

"Maegan stood in line for the Early Nerd Special with a lot of other fans dressed as characters to see the last Star Wars movie."

Echo Effect - The "echo effect" is when a slogan or jingle gets into everyday talk. Advertisers love to get people to incorporate slogans into regular conversation.

"Arby's 'we have the meats' and Nike's 'just do it' are examples of slogans I've incorporated into everyday conversation. Just like 'what would you doooo' and that's Klondike's echo effect."

Elbow Tag - When in a theater/venue with shared armrests, the act of adjusting one's posture so that your arm touches the arm of the person next to you, but not so much that they move their arm away.

"Nutter couldn't tell if the guy next to him at the movies was trying to steal the arm rest or flirt with him, the elbow tag went on for the whole movie!"

Emaelstrom - A long and complicated email trail with dozens of CC's discussing a situation almost none of the recipients cares about.

"My cousin sent the entire family a photo of his daughter and now I'm trapped in an Emaelstrom!"

Enterdrainment - Any passive form of entertainment that is so incredibly mind-numbing that it sucks the intelligence from the listener or viewer.

“I watched 3 minutes of that Real Housewives show and I just don't understand how anyone enjoys that type of enterdrainment.”

Errorist- Someone who repeatedly makes mistakes. They say things they believe to be true, but anyone with common sense knows they’re making things up.

“Kanye kept promising to release his new album, but we know by now he’s a serial errorist.”

Expiration Dating - To be in a relationship that has a defined end date; e.g., one of the people is moving soon.

"Jill was planning on moving from Florida to Hawaii, but her boyfriend Jack wanted to keep dating until she left, so they were expiration dating."

Facebookable - Content is considered appropriate enough to be viewed by the general public of the Facebook community i.e friends/significant others/family/coworkers without having to worry about explaining a sketchy situation.

“You know it was a good night when only 3 out of 150 pics are Facebookable.”

Fake-Up - A break-up that eventually leads to the couple making back up. Hence, it is not a real breakup, but a "fake-up."

“Jack and Jill broke up again, but you know they're going to get back together... so it's another fake-up.”

Farticles - The particles of air contaminated after someone or something lets out gas.

“When Dano came in to work with the collywobbles he contaminated all of my air space with his farticles!”

Feeling Fist - The fist used to express deep or extreme emotion during a song, in which the singer extends a fisted hand and brings it back in toward their body with the intensity of emotion.

“When singing 'Hungry Eyes' on the karaoke machine, Joe impressed us all with a perfect feeling fist.”

Flagaphile - One that is excessively patriotic; an over-the-top patriot.

“Nutter was dressed head-to-toe in red, white, and blue, and had at least 10 flags just on the outside of his house; he is definitely one of those flagaphiles.”

Flashole - That person who flashes you with their brights even though your brights aren’t on.

“I was blinded by a flashole going around a corner and ended up in the ditch.”

Flatuglance - The look that someone gives another person when they pass gas in public.

"Dano lifted his body and then looked over at Maegan and gave her this distinct look, and she knew it must be a flatuglance."

Floordrobe - A form of storage for clothing that requires no hangers, drawers, doors, or effort. Simply drop on the floor and you have a floordrobe.

“Maegan and her husband were struggling for more space to hang their clothes so their closet became a very stylish, his and hers floordrobe at home.”

Fly Naked - To fly somewhere with the bare minimum of belongings, and purchase the rest where you are.

"Dano, aren't you going to pack for vacation?" "Nope, I prefer to fly naked."

Foreploy - The act of misrepresenting yourself, for the sole purpose of gettin’ ‘some’.

“He told her he had a Lambo and a place in Fiji before he tried to take her home but she noticed he was wearing fake Yeezys and knew it was all foreploy.”

Fornever - Never occurring, nor having the potential to do so. A seemingly non-existent period of time.

“Nickelback will fornever be the greatest band that rock music has ever known."

Frenemy - An enemy disguised as a friend.

“Maegan thought all of the listeners were her friends, but anyone that would try to feed her turtle soup is surely a frenemy.”

Frienvy - Feeling of want or need for something or someone that a friend might have. People often experience frienvy most when a close friend of theirs loses weight, gets a promotion, or finds a new partner.

"Dano was experiencing a bit of frienvy when his pal showed up with a new RC car, so now he wanted one too!"

Gashole - A person who uses unnecessarily large amounts of gasoline to move from point A to point B, typically found driving SUV's (Sport Utility Vehicles)

“The driver of that Hummer is a real Gashole!”

Go Primitive - Instead of keyboarding or texting a long and detailed story someone suggests a phone call as a more direct way to have the conversation.

“Dude, I'm good with texting but this is giving me carpel tunnel, let's go primitive and I'll call you at 8.”

Googleganger - Similar to that of a doppelganger, it is another individual with the same name as you whose records and/or stories are mixed in with your own when you Google yourself.

"When Nutter Googled his name, he realized he was not the only John Nutter and had several other Googlegangers!"

Grillbilly - You're a Grillbilly when your grill is the nicest thing about your house.

“You know you're a grillbilly when your house is falling apart and you have a beautiful stainless steel grill.”

Hatertots - Like haterade, the figurative snack you consume when you're hating on someone.

“Dano must have been eating hatertots when he was watching Maegan’s favorite movie, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, because somehow, he did not like it.”

High Ten - A double-handed high five, reserved for especially awesome scenarios.

"When someone gets the first guess correct on The Price Is Wrong, the whole cast of On Call high tens!"

Hit Me On The Hip - Could mean calling someone on their cell phone, but could also mean calling someone's pager or two-way.

"Most chicks have to call me at home, but I let her hit me on the hip."

Hobosexual - The opposite of metrosexual; one who cares little for one's own appearance.

“The whole station went out for drinks, but one guy showed up looking like he just got done working in his yard! I guess he’s a hobosexual.”

Holiday Beard - When a male decides not to shave for the period of his holiday (or his significant other's), returning with a rather terrible-looking collection of facial hair.

"When Nutter's wife went away to Italy for over a month, Nutter took that as his time to grow a holiday beard."

Holidaze - a term that defines the feelings of confusion and excitement people have between Thanksgiving and Christmas; the blur one feels after/during shopping for gifts in crowded retail stores with heavy holiday traffic.

“On Black Friday, trying to go into any shopping plaza or mall is just unnerving! Everyone's walking around in a total holidaze like a bunch of chickens with their heads cut off!”

Holidrawl - Depression caused by the lack of a holiday to party about for at least a one-month period. Typically occurs between St. Patrick's Day and Memorial Day in the U.S. and also during the month of August when holidrawl is present between 4th of July and Labor Day.

"All the bros had this sense of sadness about them, must be going through a holidrawl with no reason to party."

Hurrication - Evacuation from a major hurricane turned into a short holiday.

"When Maegan and her friend decided to evacuate from Hurricane Irma, they ended up driving all the way to Ohio and it turned into a hurrication."

Hypernormal - horrifyingly mundane; so overly normal that it's creepy.

"I hate the neighborhoods where all of the houses look the same! It's so hypernormal, it's weird!"

Ice Maker - The opposite of an ice breaker. Something you do that makes it super awkward, right after meeting someone.

"When Maegan met her fellow bridesmaids for the first time, she used a real ice maker; she told everyone how she was vomiting the night before."

Inbox Rot - To neither accept, nor decline a friend request from someone on social media. Used in situations when you don't want to accept someone's friend request, but you also don't want to be rude by declining them.

"Maegan discovered she's been letting people inbox rot for over 3 years just to avoid declining them."

Infoporn- Information that serves no purpose and consumes valuable space in your head.

“On Call loves to bring you useless facts and information each and every day...just to make sure you’re getting your daily dose of infoporn.”

Intexticated - Describes someone who texts while they're probably too intoxicated to be doing so.

"When Nutter couldn't understand Dano's text at 1:00 AM he wondered if he was tired or intexticated."

Kidmudgeon - Derived from the word, curmudgeon, but pertaining to a person who is too young to act so ill-tempered. Being too young to be so stodgy.

"When Nutter found out his kid wasn't in the Christmas spirit, plus he didn't want to go trick-or-treating this year, he told him he was being a kidmudgeon."

Leanover - A small-sized hangover, usually comes with merely a mild headache, vague fatigue, and little or no sense of regret and/or shame.

"He wasn't in really rough shape, so it's safe to say that Nutter only had a leanover, after drinking last night."

Lick - A successful type of theft that results in an acceptable, impressive, and rewarding payday for the protagonist.

"Wow, you won’t believe it! I just hit a lick on the slots; I won almost a thousand dollars!"

Locationship - A brief romantic encounter usually occurring while traveling or on vacation. Can be rekindled at future opportunities.

“Jill? yeah, she's cool. We had a brief locationship at the company retreat last fall.”

Macaronic - Refers to when someone mixes more than one language together while they’re speaking. A great example of a macaronic language would be Spanglish, which is a mix of English and Spanish, but you can also accidentally create a macaronic language if you tend to get your languages mixed up.

"When Maegan was trying to learn French, she would use as many words in French as she knew, and then filled in the blanks of the conversation with English."

Making Base Contact - Meaning to contact your wife, girlfriend, or serious female relationship via your cellular phone. Similar to paramedics making base contact to get additional orders for patient care, one can give one's female an updated status on what the boys and yourself are doing.

"Dano was cruising Lake Okeechobee with the boys and having a good time, but he knew he better be making base contact soon, or his wife is going to worry!"

Manicorn - defined by those seeking: a mythical male creature who is successful (read: pursuing his passion and can pay his electric bills/rent), funny, chivalrous, masculine (read: not chauvinistic), adventurous, and artistic.

"Maegan's friend is single and really pretty. She wants to meet a guy but she has very high standards. I think she's looking for the elusive manicorn..."

Manstration - When a man appears to be going through his monthlies.

"Dano seemed extra irritated by something today and he's really emotional, he must be dealing with manstration."

Manther - As the term “cougar” typically refers to females, a manther is a man cougar. A hybrid of the words ‘man’ and ‘panther’.

“Maegan’s been called a cougar because she married a younger guy, but Dano is the main Manther.”

Mantrum - when a grown man throws a tantrum when he can't or did not have his way.

“After watching the viral video of the Cowboy's fan having a meltdown, I'm really hoping Nutter didn't throw the same mantrum after the Cowboy's loss on Thanksgiving.”

Marty McFly Complex - A character flaw of pride, in which an individual will take unnecessary risks or do dangerous acts if their courage is questioned, such as being called a chicken or a coward.

"Dano said that he won't enter the race because he was afraid of getting hurt, but then Nutter called him a coward and he had to prove him wrong because of his Marty McFly Complex."

Mascary - When a person wears a scary amount of mascara.

"The girl at the bar was pretty but as I got closer to her, I thought she had spiders on her eyelashes! Turns out she's mascary up close."

Meanderthal - People who wander around aimlessly and always seem to get in your way in stores and supermarkets, chatting on their cell phones and paying no attention to their surroundings.

“I would have been here ten minutes earlier if I hadn't been stuck behind that meanderthal.”

Merked - Total and undeniable beatdown of a person by means of trash-talk.

Microvisit - Stopping by to talk to someone for 60 seconds or less. An intentionally very quick encounter with someone.

“We're so busy during the show that when Drew-Dog from Promotions stops by to brief us on something, it's always a microvisit.”

Mirrorface - The unintentional look of coolness, focus, and determination that appears on one's grill when put in front of a mirror.

“Maegan’s husband couldn't help but notice her serious mirrorface every time she went to take a selfie.”

Mondaze - A daze you find yourself in due to it being Monday.

"Jill locked her keys in her car because she was in a total Mondaze. She hates the start of a new workweek."

Mouse Arrest - Getting grounded from the computer.

"Nutter’s son got caught looking at Britney Spear’s topless photos on the family computer and he placed him under mouse arrest."

Moviegating - To follow any type of car for any period of time to watch the tv inside of the car

"I've been moviegating this minivan for 20 minutes because it's been playing my favorite movie, Beauty and the Beast."

Multislacking - Doing multiple slacker-esque things concurrently.

“Nutter is the king of multislacking. He spent Saturday scrolling Instagram on his phone, watching TV, and eating DiGiorno frozen pizzas.”

Mysterectomy -Taking all the suspense out of a movie by revealing spoilers to someone who hasn't seen it.

Name Ambush - When an acquaintance or someone you haven't seen for a long time greets you by name, but you don't remember or don't have enough time to recall their name.

"When the woman approached Maegan yelling her name, Maegan realized she had met the woman before but just blurted out 'hey stranger' as she had just been name ambushed."

Nintendonitis - A chronic, painful condition that affects the muscles or joints in the hand, fingers, and/or forearm after playing video games too much.

“Maegan and her husband challenged one another to a Mario Kart competition, but after hours of playing, their hands were cramping from Nintendonitis.”

Niteflix - Dreams so complex in plot and rich in production value that they seem like feature-length films.

“Wow! I had a vivid niteflix last night. The only thing missing were the end credits.”

Nomonym - When you eat something and it tastes like something else. Things often taste like chicken but chicken rarely tastes like other things.

"The frog legs Maegan tried were a total nomonym; they really did taste like chicken."

OurLandThough- The happiest place in Florida that we share with tourists.

"People come from all over the world to visit it and we have to share it with everyone else in the world, but that place in Florida with all the theme parks, that's Ourlandthough."

Out-Of-Pocket - to be out of control; way off base. usually deserving of a good slapping or a full-blown ass-kicking.

"Nutter had 7 shots of Tequila last night and tried to dance on the bar! He was out-of-pocket so we drove his ass home!"

Parade Maker - A driver and/or car that goes consistently under the speed limit, causing a backup of cars, creating frustration, and hindering your ability to be where you want to be on time.

"On Dano's way to the station, he noticed he was going way under the speed limit. There was a double line and no one could get around the parade maker for miles, causing him great frustration by the time he got to work."

Peasantvision - Television channels you get without a cable or satellite TV subscription.

“I can't afford digital cable, but I still get some good shows with the rabbit ears on peasantvision.”

Peegret - The regret you experience when you leave one place hastily without relieving yourself.

"Maegan figured she could make it home from work without using the restroom first, but she was filled with peegret the whole way home."

Plogging - Running for exercise and picking up trash you find along the way. It's good for the body, mind, soul, and environment! Started in Sweden but is making its way to the U. S.

"It's nice out and the city is filthy. Let's go plogging!"

Pornacopia - An over abundace of porn.

“Nutter discovered a pornacopia of magazines under his son's bed.”

Pornocchio - A person who embellishes their sexcapades to sound cooler.

"You can't ask many sex-related questions to the audience because we've got a few Pornocchios who will just act like they're the next Hugh Hefner."

Pre-hab - Where people go to avoid a future addiction.

"After looking at the spread of spirits and beer his wife prepared for New Year's Eve, Nutter started looking up pre-habs for next year."

Pre-pull - The act of pulling the car door handle at the moment the driver unlocks the door, rendering the attempt fruitless, and resulting in minor frustration and/or embarrassment.

"Could you hit unlock again dude? I pre-pulled."

Presponse - To respond to a question before it is finished, often confusing the asker.

"When Maegan and her husband play Jeopardy at home, they had to make a rule that you can't answer until the question is complete to make it fairer. If you presponse, you lose the point. "

Procrastishower - The super long shower one takes when they have something better to do, like study for a chemistry exam.

Rebooty - 1. A booty call made with an ex. 2. A renewed relationship with an ex.

“After they broke up, Jack still called Jill for some rebooty on weekends.”

Recrap - To sum up a discussion that was composed largely of useless information.

"When Jill was late to the company-wide Teams meeting, Jack gave her a recrap on the pleasantries she missed in the beginning."

Rejoinder - a reply, especially a sharp or witty one.

"Maegan would have made some cutting rejoinder to the caller's comments, but none came to mind."

Remail - Attempting to follow up on previous email messages which have gone unanswered.

“Nutter wasn't answering any of his emails so all of the listeners sent him remails.”

Remote Dance - The movements you make with your hand when trying to get your TV to recognize your remote control.

"I wasn't sure if it was the angle I was pointing from or if the batteries were weak, but I had to do one hell of a remote dance to watch Dateline last night; my husband thought I was just trying out new dance moves!"

Requestion - Requesting something indirectly by way of a question. Note: This is distinguished from a regular question because the answer is usually obvious.

"Nutter looked at Dano's plate and we knew what he wanted when he hit him with this requestion: 'Are you gonna finish that?'"

Resolutionary - People who start something new after the New Year, only to quit going within a few months.

“I couldn't find a free treadmill at the gym because the place was crawling with resolutionarys.”

Retox - To start consuming drugs and alcohol again after a hiatus in an effort to avoid the effects of withdrawal.

"Man, I haven't had a drink since Monday and I'm getting the shakes. I'd better retox."

Retro-Cringe - When you remember something you said, wrote, did, didn't say, etc., the day before, a few days before, etc. and the thought makes you cringe.

"Almost every day when On Call leaves the iHeart Studios, they get in their cars and retro-cringe. I'm still retro-cringing about things I said last week!"

Sample Slut - Somebody who hovers around free sample counters in food stores and/or takes more than one free sample

"Look at that sample slut blocking the bakery counter, she thinks "Try One" means try one, then try another one, and another one."

Serial Chiller - A person who always kicks back, kicks it, relaxes. One who rarely shoulders responsibility and avoids stress and anxiety.

"Nutter is either stuck to the couch or the lazy boy when he's home... guess you could call him a serial chiller."

Sexpectation - The state of anticipating or expecting sexual intercourse from a social encounter, be it a date, a party, or a booty call. It describes a period of optimistic waiting that is just shy of a sure thing.

Sharewear - An item of clothing lent by one friend to another friend to help them out on a night out when they discover they hate their entire wardrobe just before going out.

"Maegan's leather jacket has become sharewear at this point. Most of her friends have worn it in a pinch."

Sheeple - People unable to think for themselves. Followers. Lemmings. Those with no cognitive abilities of their own.

“All the girls stopped wearing skinny jeans because they were sheeple.”

Shoot Your Shot - To let go of your pride and pursue someone you are interested in.

“If you hit on a married woman, you’ve got to expect rejection, but hey, shoot your shot.”

Simp - Simp is an Internet slang term describing someone who performs excessive sympathy and attention toward another person, sometimes in pursuit of a sexual relationship. Someone who does way too much for a person they like.

Singletasker - Opposite of multitasker, a singletasker is one who only takes upon one task at a time, and follows it through to completion.

"Unlike his wife who is known to do 10 things at once, Nutter is a singletasker, but he always gets the job done."

Slacktivism - The act of participating in obviously pointless activities as an expedient alternative to actually expending effort to fix a problem.

“Maegan had a coworker once that was an expert in slacktivism; she had everyone fooled! She would wipe down the same areas of the bar over and over again to make it look like she cleaned so she didn't have to do the really dirty stuff!”

Sloth-Cloth - An old tee-shirt you wear while hanging around the house.

"After cleaning all day, Maegan and her husband were getting ready to leave the house to go to the grocery store when she noticed she was still wearing her sloth-cloth. She changed so she wouldn't be embarrassed."

Slow Burn - An insult that doesn’t sink in for a while.

“When Maegan figured out that slow burn comment from the girl at the bar, she was so mad.”

Smell Check - Double checking the clothes you put on for any funky odors before getting dressed and leaving the house.

“Nutter couldn't remember if the shirt he picked up off the floor was clean or dirty, so he did a quick smell check.”

Social Fruitfly - Like a social butterfly, without any charm or beauty. An unwanted pest.

"Jack always came to talk to Jill when he was bored, but Jill thought of it more as bugging her. Jack is a social fruitfly."

Sticktoitiveness - The ability to stay with a project and see it through to completion.

Stoptional - When the braking of a car is left to one's choice due to an unnecessary stop sign.

"As my friend blew through the multiple stop signs in the huge mall parking lot, she claimed they were stoptional."

Stunt - To stunt is to floss or show off. When somebody's trying to stunt, they're trying to show off all they've got.

“Maegan started a dance-off and figured she’d stunt all of her old dance moves.”

Swagger Jacker - A person who steals someone else's flow, lines, jokes, or swagger.

“When Dano came in wearing white Chuck Taylors, Maegan & Nutter called him a Swagger Jacker.”

Swipeout - When you've maxed out all your credit cards.

"I can't buy that dress. I've hit a swipeout."

Taradiddle - a fib, or pretentious nonsense.

"Maegan didn't want to hurt Dano's feelings so she told a little taradiddle and said she liked his cargo shorts."

Technolust - The constant desire to have the newest, flashiest, fastest, shiniest gadget available.

“Dano’s wife put him in the doghouse because he bought the latest RC car without asking. His technolust got him in trouble again!”

Technosexual - A person who is so deeply enthralled with technology, that they discuss it with a level of passion that most people reserve for sex. Not always a geek or a nerd, but generally someone who has the latest and greatest everything.

“Dano became so excited about his new RC Car and telescope that his wife knew he must be technosexual.”

Texthole - Someone who texts on their cellphone in really inappropriate places, like movie theatres, concerts, plays, or even during sex.

"To the guy who was sitting in front of me texting throughout the entire musical: you are a tacky little texthole, and just stay home next time!"

Textual Intercourse - The consummation of a relationship solely via text messages.

“Jack and Jill have been having textual intercourse for over a month, but I don't think they have gone out on a date in person."

Textual Relations - To engage in dirty talk with one's partner via text message.

“Since Nutter's wife has been out of the country, they've resorted to textual relations to keep things intimate.”

Thinkiness - To give the appearance of careful consideration, importance, or substance, but not actually doing it.

"Dano looked at the graphic that Maegan had made with thinkiness, but a week later, he forgot he had ever seen it at all."

Thirsty - Too eager to actually get something (especially play), Desperate

"Dano didn't want to sleep in the dog house anymore, so he started doing extra chores and over complimenting his wife. He was acting so thirsty."

Trill - An adjective used in hip-hop culture to describe someone who is considered to be well respected, coming from a combination of the words "true" and "real".

"Most of the audience would consider the cast of On Call to be pretty trill."

Typeractive - Someone who is overly talkative on emails or text messages.

“Dano must have had extra coffee today because he’s been sending me a ton of long typeractive messages since this morning.”

UDI - Unidentified Drinking Injury - When one is drunk, one picks up random bruises, aches, cuts, scrapes, and pains.

“Judging by the random bruises on Maegan’s legs, it's safe to say she suffered a few UDIs after the party last Saturday.”

Understandment - The combination of understanding and agreement. Used when talking about informal commitment.

"Maegan was nodding her head in understandment as Nutter explained the details of his new car, but she truly had no idea what he was saying."

Unsult - An insult disguised as a compliment. The disguise can be very obvious or very subtle.

"When Nutter said to Maegan, 'I like your sweater! It takes a lot of courage to wear Winnie the Pooh as an adult' she felt like there was a compliment in there somewhere, but it felt like an unsult."

Upper Case Voice - to raise your voice or accentuate part of a sentence to stress significance as you would while typing in the digital world.

"I wasn't trying to yell at my mom when I was texting her, but I was typing in my upper case voice because I was so excited!"

Vajority - The majority of women.

"The vajority of women that listen to this show do not like the gross bodily function noises that are sometimes played on On Call.”

Voluntold - The exact opposite of volunteering. Also used in reference to a task to which you have been assigned by your boss.

“Nutter was voluntold into working a double shift today.”

Wallet Threat - The reluctant act of pulling your wallet out as a sign of willingness to pay for a meal that you already assumed was a treat.

"Maegan assumed her dad was paying the bill after dinner, but just as an act of good faith, her husband did a wallet threat."

Wordanista - A person who spends their life telling others what is or is not a word.

“I know you wordanistas love to say funner is not a word, but it is, I looked it up in my gut, and that's the truth.”

Workmare - A nightmare that is derived directly from your place of employment, including your job, co-workers, duties and/or responsibilities while on the job.

"I must have been working too much lately, I'm having some wicked workmares at night."

Yellow Listed - A person who does not wash their hands after urinating is placed on the 'yellow list', or they are 'yellow listed'

“Co-worker: You may want to double up on the hand sanitizer after shaking hands with Jill, she was yellow listed last week.”

Yellular - The loudness that one adopts in response to a bad cell-phone connection, in the misguided hope that talking louder will improve the connection.

"Maegan thought her husband was mad at her when he started raising his voice on the phone but he just went yellular for a minute when the connection was breaking up."

Photo: On Call


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