Thursday, October 30, 2008

The "Stuck On Stupid" Toledo Dictionary #11

Yes, it's time for a couple more entries in the "Stuck on Stupid" Dictionary. For those of you only recently come to Just Blowing Smoke, these are words or terms nominally considered part of the English language, but which have special meaning for us here is Toledo, Ohio. 




Crowd 

1. A term used to define the number of people gathered together in the Erie Street Market for one of it's "Events". This number is mostly indeterminate, being more than can be counted on two hands, and less than the number required to turn any kind of a profit for the event. 

Profit  

1. A term used by businesses to describe the amount of money left over after subtracting the costs of producing goods or services from the revenue generated from selling such goods and services. 
2. A term used by the city of Toledo to describe the amount of money left over after subtracting the costs of producing an event at the Erie Street Market (not counting utility, maintenance, or depreciation of capital improvement costs) from the revenue generated from such an event, and therefore wildly inflated and inaccurate.

2 comments:

Hooda Thunkit said...

Tim,

Maybe you should have specifically pointed out that these terms mean what you wrote, when they come from the forked tongue of "duh mayor," otherwise affectionately referred to as "His Dishonor..."

In the words of one of our classic icons, Bugs Bunny, "What a Maroon."

Tim Higgins said...

HT,

You are probably right, but it is my hope that the SOS Dictionary will stand the test of time. In the spirit of that hope, I am choosing to look forward to a time when none of us can remember old "what's his name".