Thursday, February 3, 2011

using celebrity names as verbs

A brief dictionary of fictional and real celebrity names that can be used as verbs:

Homer Simpson:

  1. to gluttonously and unceremoniously shovel food, especially junk food, into one's mouth
eg: "I was so hungry, I homer-simpsoned half a bag of Doritos in under five minutes."

Syn: Peter Griffin

Shane MacGowan:

  1. to repeatedly overindulge in booze and/or drugs with disregard for one's own mental and physical health and hygiene
  2. to defend one's appalling drug and/or alcohol-induced behavior by citing the eccentricities of the artistic temperament
  3. to go on a lifelong bender
eg: "I love tequila so much, I'll shane-macgowan until the day I die, hangovers be damned."

Syn: Charles Bukowski, Amy Winehouse, John Frusciante

Tom Cruise:

  1. to walk around with a false sense of entitlement (coll. "douchebag")
  2. to demand respect without earning it
  3. to assume one is above the trivial societal rules everyone else must follow
eg: "My basket of groceries was heavy, so I tom-cruised to the front of the line, even though everyone else was there first."

Syn: Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, Paris Hilton

Mischa Barton:

  1. to inexplicably make gains or advancements in one's personal and/or professional life, despite having no discernable skills or talents
eg: "I was totally not qualified for that job, but I mischa-bartoned my way into an interview, and somehow they ended up hiring me."

Syn: Britney Spears, David Hasselhoff  
Heidi Montag:

  1. to desire constant attention (coll. "fame-whore")
  2. to outstay one's welcome
eg: "My friends wanted to go to bed at nine, but I made them stay up while I heidi-montagged on their couch drinking beer and watching cable until midnight."

Syn: Kim Kardashian, anyone on American Idol, Sarah Palin, Ashton Kutcher

Jay Leno:

  1. to be the only one laughing at one's own jokes 
eg: "John made me watch 25 videos on YouTube of him playing Beach Boys songs on his brother's key-tar. I was falling asleep in my chair, but he was jay-lenoing like mad the whole time."

Syn: Jim Carrey, Robin Williams, Adam Sandler

Tracy Jordan:

  1. to be consistently and unapologetically hilarious and awesome
  2. to be just self-centered enough not to notice your obvious shortcomings and possible mental illness
eg: "After dinner she seemed bored, but then I started tracy-jordaning. I was all, 'vampires are the world's greatest golfers, but their curse is they'll never have the chance to prove it.' She ate it up."

Syn: dolphins, Zack Grienke, Kara "Starbuck" Thrace

1 comment:

Jane said...

ha! That's great - Tracy Jordan and Tom Cruise especially.