Daily Archives: May 8, 2010

Birth of a Dictionary

Ho-kay, the first fifty entries in the lexicon are posted on a page you can click in the header.  Let me stress that this is a work in process, so don’t go postal on me if you don’t see something there you think belongs.

Seriously, if something isn’t listed, it’s likely because of one of these reasons:

  1. It’s funny, but… There are a bunch of things I read that made me laugh out loud which haven’t been included because I’m not sure anyone is going to be using them in the conversation at GTP.  Remember this is supposed to be a working dictionary for words and expressions people read here, not a Dawg’s Book of One-Liners.  (Although, come to think of it, that’s not a bad project either.)  I reserve the right to change my mind about any of these if I see them become a part of the general give-and-take.
  2. Overlapping concepts. There’re plenty of variations on a theme that I saw with many of the suggestions.  It’s certainly understandable – hell, Corrine Brown probably deserves a lexicon of her own – but in the interest of simplicity I’ve tried to pick an overriding expression that does the best job of covering the group.  Your mileage may certainly vary, and, again, if I’m convinced that I’ve omitted something deserving, I’m more than willing to add entries.
  3. I’m still struggling. The lexicon is a work in progress.  I haven’t figured everything out yet.  There are some concepts I want to tackle, but haven’t come up with a satisfactory term for.  There are some terms that I want to list, but so far an adequate definition of is lacking.  Take, for instance, “hot seat”.  I know we need a listing, but the fact is that for our dictionary what we really want is something about the Mark Richt meme plaguing us.  So do I call it “Mark Richt’s Hot Seat”?  Or, how about “MRIOTHS”?  I can’t get to a final definition until I’ve come up with a working expression.

Anyway, all of this is to say that I’ve been suitably impressed with and incredibly gratified by your suggestions and hope that you’ll continue to come up with plenty more where those came from.

The original post is linked on the Lexicon page, but I would suggest that going forward any new business either appear in the comments at that page or on the fly should you see or create a nice turn of phrase in a future comment or post.

Oh, and let me know what you think about what’s already there.



Filed under Georgia Football, GTP Stuff

Georgia State is just haggling over the fee.

Bill Curry plays coy with Alabama.

Bill Curry’s phone works. I know because we spoke, cell to cell, while he was driving Thursday afternoon.

So rule out technical difficulties as a reason that Alabama hasn’t contacted the familiar coach of the new Georgia State football program about moving their game from its scheduled date of Saturday, Nov. 20, to Thursday, Nov. 18.

A week after Nick Saban mentioned the possibility on an SEC teleconference, Curry said, “We have not heard from them.”

But having heard of Saban’s remarks, Curry and the Georgia State AD discussed the idea last Friday. Interestingly, their answer to any Alabama request to jump might not be “How high?”

They determined that, if Alabama asks, they’ll have to broach the subject with their university president and others “to find out what flexibility we may or may not have,” Curry said.

As for Georgia State’s general philosophy of playing on Thursday nights, he added, “We don’t have a basic approach yet. We literally do not have an answer.”

Any bets the answer has a price tag?


Filed under It's Just Bidness

If you don’t mind, he’ll just be on his way.

It doesn’t sound like Da’Rick Rogers plans on a long stay in Knoxville.

… Now Rogers, Nance and the rest of the Vols are preparing for a seaspm (sic) that appears to be filled with uncertainty. Rogers said the future is bright, and the incoming star and his first-year coach think the 2010 results will depend greatly on a big intangible — chemistry.

“We’ve talked to all the players, trying to get close to everybody we’re going to be around for the next two or three years of our lives,” Rogers said.


Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange