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glurge

  • Maudlin, overly sentimental, sickeningly sweet prose. Allegedly coined by website snopes.com in 1998.

    Last edited on Jan 18 2010. Submitted by jakebb from Yanceyville, NC, USA on Jan 18 2010.

noun - uncountable

  • Glurge is a sappy story meant to be inspirational and uplifting, but often with a darker element to it. Often glurge is intended to teach a moral lesson or provide a warning. These tales are nearly always claimed to be true, though they are either distortions of fact or flat out fictional. They often include one or more of the following: Dying mothers or children, cute aninmals, angels, and religious miracles. The term can apply to a single story or to the entire genre of such stories. Paraphrased from the glossary at snopes.com Example of usage: "My mother-in-law keeps sending me e-mails full of glurge."

    Last edited on Sep 18 2012. Submitted by Anonymous on Sep 12 2012.

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slam book

  • a paper notebook passed between peers at a school, in which they write mean things about ("slam") classmates and others.
                                           

    Citation from article title, Tampa Tribune, Candace J. Samolinksi and Ronnie Blair, May 8 2002 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
    A spiral note book and every page asks a question. The first page is numbered, The person answers questions on each page using the number of the line they started on. Trivial questions, revealing questions controversial questions and sometimes this book can cause problems for whomever may be affected by the answers.

    Last edited on May 24 2015. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jan 18 2010.

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spring into action

  • to quickly start performing necessary activities.
    The firefighters sprang into action.
    My dad Sprang into action.

    Last edited on Apr 15 2013. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jan 18 2010.

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