Academic Friday: Thursday on college and university campuses. With the switch from the quarter system to the semester system, many colleges and universities no longer have classes meet on Fridays. As a result, many professors and instructors are not on campus on Fridays because they are all hungover; Thursday night is the beginning of their weekend.
Conspicuous Education: The use of large or rarely used words and/or phrases in order to demonstrate your level of education, or to make someone else think that you are smarter than you really are. Best example: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Primarily used by academics and those in government and/or politics. Or Mary Poppins fans.
Economic Schizophrenia: The tendency for reports and statistics about the state of the economy to contradict one another. Usually occurs while comparing reports issued by a private sector firm to reports issued by a government entity; or while comparing reports issued by two different government entities; or while comparing two different reports issued by the same government entity. Because government is crazy that way.
Idiocracy: rule by idiots, morons, and others with a below-average level of intelligence. (Ok, I didn’t come up with that one, Mike Judge did.)
Reverse Monet: a girl who doesn’t look that attractive from a distance, but who becomes more attractive the closer you get to her. This is the opposite of a Monet, a girl who looks good from a distance but gets less attractive as you get closer to her.