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salmon swim - Something difficult. An almost impossible task. NOT a cake-walk.

e.g., Trying to document a procedure that changes every two weeks can be a real salmon swim.

submitted by Mila Eighteen - (www)

salmon-beard-santa - A negative state of mind best illustrated by the character of Winthorpe in the film Trading Places when he gatecrashes the Duke and Duke Xmas party dressed as Santa, before drunkenly trying to eat a stolen salmon along with half his Santa beard on the bus.

e.g., Come along Dearest Sebastian, no more mojitos for you. You know how you get all Salmon-beard-Santa after too many cocktails.

submitted by thehighyeast

salmonastic - The liking of a food that can or will give you salmonella.

e.g., Gee, thanks for letting me lick the bowl, mom. This is salmonastic.

submitted by The Moon Over The Ruined Castle

salsa boogers - the dried out crust of salsa material that forms at the lip of a salsa container after repeated use.

e.g., Gross, some salsa boogers fell on my burrito.

submitted by Dr. Science

salt - An insult for when someone does something stupid or dumb. Also said when someone is wrong. Can be used in many situations where someone is or should be humiliated or embarrassed by what she did.

e.g., Salt, your fault. You simply fell off your chair, Chris. No one else had anything to do with it. It was gravity and your own stupidity that caused it. Gonna' hit someone for that, too? That would be a typical response from you. It's never your fault.

submitted by mel

salt - Shortened slang for assault. Used as an expression of disgust.

e.g., ::When someone's ass in in your face.:: Aahhh, salt. Point that thing somewhere else, Chris.

submitted by Deanne - (www)

salt - Persons, male or female, who happen to interfere with someone else's "picking-up" one of the opposite sex -- the object. They can, but are not limited to, being "salt" if they really suck, or by flat out being a dork (which results in that dorkiness reflecting on you in an unfavorable manner), or they can be tactless and say something stupid that offends the object, or they can perhaps be a friend of a friend of a girlfriend -- which could obviously be detrimental to the game in play.

e.g., I don't want Chris to come with us. He is nothing but salt. | Say your buddy walks up and says something dumb while you are talking to a lady. After he is gone you can point to him, shake your head, and say, "Salt," thereby referring to his salty behavior and calling him salt.

submitted by Brad

salty - Feeling shame from being beaten or overtaken in an embarrassing manner.

e.g., Chris felt salty after I schooled him in Quake.

submitted by Jim Pipkin

salty - A slang word for something heavy in weight. Used mostly in the Lancaster County area of PA.

e.g., Make sure that you lift with your legs, because that box is mighty salty.

submitted by Chris W

salty - Used when describing someone who is in a bad mood or is being snappy or short with you.

e.g., It's weird. Chris has been so salty lately. I don't know what his deal is.

submitted by Tiffany

salty goodness - A male hottie. From Buffy the Vampire Slayer -- the TV series, not the movie.

e.g., Check out the salty goodness that just walked in.

submitted by Brandee A.

saltychip - Someone expressing anger.

e.g., Michael Jordan was a saltychip after they lost the basketball game.

submitted by Zach

samagi - An exclamation made by video gamers signifying in a taunting way that a powerful blow to one's opponent has been landed. Most frequently accompanies a flying kick or equivalent high-impact manouevre.

e.g., "My player is standing in a precarious position." "SAMAGI!" "Doh!"

submitted by Don Sharp

samak - (Suh-MOCK; n.) a pun involving two languages, often requiring lengthy explanations to those who do not speak one of them. [From the Arabic/English pun "fish samak coal fahim," which means "if there is no fish, eat coal." Now, here's the punny part: The Arabic for "fish" is "samak," and the Arabic for coal is "fahim." But, in Arabic, "fish" means "there is none," and "coal" means "eat." Thus, where an English speaker hears "fish='samak', coal='fahim'," an Arabic speaker hears "if there isn't any fish, eat coal." . . . It's funny if you speak both languages -- really.]

e.g., An example of samak: In Chinese, ma1(ie, high tone) means "mother"; ma2(ie, falling tone) means "curse" or "scold." If someone says, around someone who speaks Mandarin Chinese, "Uh-oh, here comes the Ma1-ma2, he or she is saying both "mother" (to the English ear) and "a mother's cursing" (to the Chinese).

submitted by Scott M.Ellsworth

same difference - 1. Although not identical, very similar. 2. Difference between the two is not much.

e.g., A. It's violet, not purple. B. Oh, same difference.

submitted by Claudia

same old seven and six - 1981 Verbatim Letters TX, I first heard this expression in a variation, "the same old seven and six." Between 1934-1938, while a student at Baylor University, Waco, Texas. It was usually given in response to the inquiry "How are you?" or "How's things?" and usually given when a period of time had elapsed between meetings of the persons involved. It meant that there are seven days in a week and you have been working six days a week but nothing unusual or interesting had happened since the last encounter. Subject: The meaning of "same old seven and six" Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 16:28:27 -0500 From: HD Fowler To: Michael Quinion Last week, when I asked an old friend what was happening in our home town, he replied, "Same old seven and six." When I asked what that meant, he said he didn't know, that it was just something he'd always heard. I suggested it might refer to a routine week, possibly to working six days and "keeping the Sabbath" on the seventh. I found nothing at all on the Internet to support my conjecture, although it seemed logical to me -- knowing, of course, that being logical doesn't seem to have much to do with idioms. What I found at Obsolete Word of the Day led me to believe that I may have misheard him or that it should be either "same old sevens and sixes" or "same old sixes and sevens." I've checked every site I can find for variations on that theme, but the results are disappointing: nothing definitive. One fellow spoke with truthiness that "same old seven and six" meant "bad luck because seven and six add up to 13." That led me to search for instances of "seven and six add up to 13," but it took me a long time to find even one other site that supported the bad luck interpretation. (The story about Arnold Schönberg's fear of the number 13 and dying on his 76th birthday [September 13] was interesting and may have been bad luck, but it was hardly helpful for the general case.) … I started this e-mail to ask for some help from you; but, when I reworded my search, I found that you had one of the more complete explanations on the Internet for "at sixes and sevens." You trace that form to both trade guilds and Chaucer, but it's a bit different from "same old seven and six." Still other sites suggest variations are used to mean "same ol' same ol" or "same old routine" (the way my friend seemed to use it), "at odds with each other (as usual)," "alternating between odd and even," etc. So, I remain "at sixes and sevens" -- which may be the most common meaning in your part of the world: confused, in a state of confusion, or in a quandary. Here in the midwestern United States, I'm going to have to go with "same old sixes and sevens" as meaning "same old routine." When we use "at sixes and sevens" in Arkansas and Oklahoma, I think it's more than likely that we ususally mean "at odds with each other" than it is that we mean "in a quandary." At Hyms - Choral Wiki I found "7s and 6s, eight lines," making me wonder if evangelicals in the South might use the phrase "same old sevens and sixes" to refer to "different words, but the same old tune." Thank you for your indulgence, "HD Fowler"

submitted by Robert E. Harris | HD Fowler - (www)

sameish - The same, but not quite.

e.g., "Are you leaving at the same time I am?" "Enh, I don't know. Sameish."

submitted by Heather Crotchett

samening - "[Peggy Noonan] made up samening [to refer to] to the tendency of different, small, and localized pockets of culture to take on the ways and values of national culture as it is imposed by television, music and movies."

e.g., "It's fun to see cultures collide, because that's one of the ways you know they still exist. America continues to be full of differentness, in spite of the samening effect of national media."

submitted by [Peggy Noonan] - (www)

sammich - Sandwich.

e.g., I'm gonna eat me a sammich.

submitted by scav

sample - the trick will be to see how this gets displayed

submitted by sample

sampledelic or sampledelia - Created via use of sampling or a sampler (audio: MPC 2000). Also refers to Photoshop era that we live in, the "sampledelic" era. Anything that has to to with repurposing data, recontextualizing something for a completely different purpose.

e.g., The composition of hip-hop music is a prime example of sampledelia.

submitted by Gerald Albright - (www)

samurinja - A word used to describe one who is both a Samurai warrior and a ninja. They are often very difficult to overcome.

e.g., Chris couldn't figure out how to beat the Samurinja, for it was neither a ninja, in which you would be equally fast, or a Samuari, in which you would have to wear heavy armor. Because of this, Chris came to a gruesome end.

submitted by Elijah

san frantastic - 1. What you say when you realize that San Francisco is great. 2. Something that would be considered good in San Francisco.

e.g., 1. I've had so much Chinese food and seen so many gay bars, it's san frantastic. 2. That shirt is pretty san frantastic.

submitted by ditnis

san quentin quail - Attractive young girl under legal age, who is best avoided by any guy who wants to stay out of an institution like the one named.

e.g., She was cute and friendly, but was clearly a San Quentin quail.

submitted by Steve McDonald

sancho - Referring to people who believe they are better than everyone else. From the name of a character in Orgasmo.

e.g., Sancho over there has been "screening" guests since he got here. He tried to turn away my best friend because her "hair wasn't good enough."

submitted by tom - (www)

sancho, sancha - Spanish slang for boyfiend, girlfriend, or honey.

e.g., I saw my Sancho at Lorraine's party.

submitted by Kate

sand - Old West synonym for personal courage, grit, toughness, or moxie.

e.g., A gunslinger had to have sand to take on Billy the Kid.

submitted by Joel Parker

sand bum - Someone who buries all his clothes in the sand, and runs around the beach area 100% naked going "Oo! Oo! Oo!"

e.g., I think my little brainchild character is a fully-lectured sand bum.

submitted by star651

sand clock - Hourglass. Sand timer. (Alec at four.)

e.g., "Look at that sand clock up there." "It's not flat. How are you going to put it in the dictionary?" "Can you get the sand clock down from there?" "Can I have a chocolate mint?" "Thank you. I love chocolate mints."

submitted by [Alec]

sandalism - Senseless and unfeeling damage to property caused by not wiping one's feet before entering a home, causing dirt and mud to become deeply embedded in all the carpeting.

e.g., Good Lord, Irwin! You didn't clean off your shoes before coming inside. Your deliberate sandalism has absolutely ruined my new sage Berber carpet. I'm calling the police!

submitted by Charlie Lesko

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