Monday, April 5, 2010

The "Stuck on Stupid" Dictionary #24

Here we are yet again, adding yet more words to the lexicon of local terms more commonly known here in Toledo as the "Stuck on Stupid Dictionary" (beating the scribbler from time to time does seem to yield results)

Now for those of you who have somehow managed to miss previous postings in this area (shame on you, now go back and read all of the postings under the title of dictionary), the SOS dictionary is a reference guide to terms which nominally mean something to the rest of the English speaking world, but appear to mean something entirely different to us in Toledo and Northwest Ohio. 

1. That part of the government to which no one is elected, yet to which is ceded the most power and control over the everyday lives of the governed. 

2. A parasitic entity of monstrous proportions living off of the governed, seeking nothing more (or less) than an ever greater portion of the power and money available to run said government. 


1. An unelected government employee who creates and enforces regulations that everyone but the bureaucrats themselves must adhere to. 

2. A person who works in or for a government bureaucracy, whose chief function is to do as little as possible while generating vasts amounts of paperwork and draining away far too many of the resources allocated to the running of said government.

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