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  Wikipedia: Anorak
An anorak is a type of heavy jacket with a hood, generally lined with fur or fun fur, so as to protect the face from a combination of sub-zero temperatures and wind.
Inuit anoraks have to be regularly soaked with train oil (fish oil) to keep their water resistance.
Anorak is also the name of a British parody on a tabloid.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/a/an/anorak.html   (178 words)

  
 Anorak (slang) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was reportedly derived from the weatherproof upper clothing worn by enthusiasts of offshore radio who would, despite their lack of familiarity with maritime life, sometimes travel from British ports in small boats to visit the ships from which their outcast heroes broadcast during the 1967–76 period.
In rough weather the anoraks were far more visible than their distressed wearers; hence they were identified by the style of their outer garments.
The term was reportedly coined by Andy Archer, a disc jockey of the period.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anorak_(slang)   (238 words)

  
 Anorak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An anorak or parka is a type of heavy jacket with a hood, generally lined with fur or fun fur, so as to protect the face from a combination of freezing temperatures and wind.
Inuit anoraks have to be regularly soaked with fish oil to keep their water resistance.
An anorak or parka specifically implied a pull-over jacket without a zipper, button or frogged opening, but this distinction is now largely lost.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anorak   (301 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | Weather | What do the British mean when they call somebody an "anorak"?
An anorak is literally a hooded waterproof coat, and the slang term was originally applied to trainspotters - people whose hobby is hanging around railway stations, monitoring the arrivals/departures of various trains and writing down their serial numbers in little notebooks.
"Anoraks" are coat-like garments that (according to a rather cruel stereotype) train-spotters are seen to favour as they stand at the end of railway station platforms noting down the train numbers that pass by.
Anorak is a term of abuse applied to trainspotters because of the clothes they wear when pursuing their supposedly pointless hobby.
www.guardian.co.uk /notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-19185,00.html   (1447 words)

  
 The Probert Encyclopaedia - Slang (A-M)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Frios is slang for marijuana laced with PCP.
Grass is slang for cannabis or for an informer.
Jessie is Black-American slang for "a red-head "vixen""
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 Anorak - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Image:Parka1.JPG An anorak or parka is a type of heavy jacket with a hood, generally lined with fur or fun fur, so as to protect the face from a combination of freezing temperatures and wind.
Anorak (newspaper) is a British parody on a tabloid.
Anorak is one of the UK's original and best loved e-zines, attracting readers from all four corners of the globe.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Anorak   (393 words)

  
 Reviews: Dictionary of Contemporary Slang
He points out that slang changes so fast that only a proportion of it ever reaches any form of print, so the only way to capture it is to go out and listen for it.
The most productive sources of new slang are young people, the drugs scene and fl culture, all of which overlap, of course, to a greater or lesser extent.
Thorne remarks that luka is a current slang term for money among British youth, a revival of lucre (as in “filthy lucre”, an old term from the Latin word for reward or booty) and that American teenagers have revived duckets in the nineties with the same sense.
www.worldwidewords.org /reviews/thorne.htm   (649 words)

  
 Wordwizard Clubhouse - anorak   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
A genuine Inuit anorak would have been made from sealskin, but the term has come to mean any warm and waterproof (if unfashionable) jacket, usually with a hood (the type of jacket also called a "parka").
An "anorak" need not be a train-spotter - I, for example am a vintage keyboard "anorak", not only owning the "Simon's Hall of Electric Pianos" website but also being the founder and editor of "Vintage Keys E-Zine".
ANORAK slang (derogatory): A boring, studious, or socially inept young person (caricatured as typically wearing an anorak), especially one who pursues an unfashionable and solitary interest with obsessive dedication.
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 The Session: Discussions - What is an Anorak?
I had an anorak which was green red and blue when I was at school in the 80s and I think there are a couple of photos of me in it at my mum's house *cringe*.
An "anorak" is a derogatory term for any person who has an obsessive interest in some subject or hobby etc which is considered to be boring to the general population.
Kevin's anagram for "anorak Kevin Rietmann" is "Innovate in rank maker." Also "A karate venom rink inn," "a airman oven rent kink," and "a nirvana knee rim knot." Very appropriate for pipers.
www.thesession.org /discussions/display.php/6494   (2983 words)

  
 lazylaces ::: archive
I especially like the part where they dismiss it as an andquot;anorak's* dreamandquot; (I have to admit my inner anorak* was looking at the picture, and saying in it's best Beavis and Butthead voice andquot;coooolandquot;).
What really killed the idea for me though was that all I could think of as I read the story was the episode of the Simpson's where Springfield gets duped by the monorail salesman.
Originates from the 'trainspotter' look, of wearing anoraks; spending so much time at the end of station platforms in all weathers necessitates the wearing of such attire.
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 MisticRiver :: For iriver Enthusiasts - View Single Post - Playback via car hi-fi ?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
I really don't think calling FG a winter jacket is going to be a good thing nor keep you in good standing here at MR.
So I took a little time to find out exactly what this anorak name calling thing was all about.
The proportion that were anoraks turned out to be significantly higher than that of the general population at a p level of andlt;0.001 using a binomial exact test.
www.misticriver.net /showpost.php?p=10114&postcount=6   (1571 words)

  
 A dictionary of slang - "A" - English slang of the UK
Originates from the 'trainspotter' look, of wearing anoraks; spending so much time at the end of station platforms in all weathersnecessitates the wearing of such attire.
Possibly the most commonly expressed piece of Cockney rhyming slang that is used as an example of such, or used in jocular mimicry.
Convoluted Cockney rhyming slang for 'arse'; Arris, an abbreviation of Aristotle, rhyming with bottle, and thereafter leading to bottle and glass rhyming with 'arse'.
www.peevish.co.uk /slang/a.htm   (769 words)

  
 Follett: UK vs. US - Topic Powered by Groupee Community
I'm not sure what the difference between a parka and an anorak is, but anorak is the more usual word.
An anorak is also a person who spends far too much time studying these or knowing too much about an obscure subject.
Chucking out time is the slang term used by drinkers for the time when the pubs close and imbibers are 'chucked out' (metaphorically thrown) onto the street, and they have to go home.
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 The Best of British - The American's guide to speaking British...
Anorak - A very untrendy kind of waterproof, padded coat with a zip.
The sort of thing your mother made you wear when you were 10 and you still haven't forgiven her for it!
The worst thing about my anorak was that my Mum had tied my gloves together by passing a piece of string through the arms of the anorak.
www.effingpot.com /clothing.shtml   (951 words)

  
 Learn more about Anorak in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Learn more about Anorak in the online encyclopedia.
Enter a phrase or search word in the box below.
Hint: Play with putting spaces before and after your words to see the different results you get.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /a/an/anorak.html   (247 words)

  
 WorldStart Message Boards - Foreign Doctors Given Guide to British Slang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Apparently an "anorak" is a parka -- but it seems to be used to imply that such clothing is for nerds.
As in "put on your anorak" to imply that someone is a nerd -- as anyone who builds model airplanes (or wears an anorak) certainly is.
Yes, to say put on your anorak would be intimating that the person is a bit of a nerd.
forum.worldstart.com /printthread.php?t=47989   (1910 words)

  
 Essential World English Slang
A different slang word every time this page is opened - © www.world-english.org 2003
If you can't find the meaning of any English slang, try leaving a message on our message board.
Brahms and Liszt - Rhyming Slang for 'pissed' (drunk).
www.world-english.org /slang_world.htm   (643 words)

  
 Mornington Crescent: Get your fingers out of my soup!
I thought it was supposed to be a Rhyming Slang thingy as in..
The Unknown Anorak: We wanner decide what getaway car we wanna be using.
The Unknown Anorak (Winner's Comments): No-one had played in it for a week.
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 Anorak (Slang) Term Papers, Essay Research Paper Help, Essays on Anorak (Slang)
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 Anorak Almonac
The basic story line of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is generally well known, but if you missed your childhood, it is about a lovely girl whose mother dies and her father, the King, remarries a vain, unpleasant woman.
The seven vertically challenged fellows became the modern outcast, the nerd and the geek or, as it is a British story, the Anorak.
Cockneys, the natives of East London, are famous for two things - their rhyming slang, and for the TV soap-opera Eastenders.
www.nifty.org /nifty/gay/young-friends/snowy-whyte/anorak-almonac.html   (2737 words)

  
 Urban Dictionary: anorak
Urban Dictionary is a slang dictionary with your definitions.
My name is John and I am an anorak.
Urban Dictionary is not appropriate for all audiences.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=anorak   (249 words)

  
 The Ultimate Hobby Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
It is not entirely uncommon for an amateur astronomer to be the first to discover a celestial body or event.
In the UK, the pejorative noun anorak (similar to the Japanese "otaku", meaning a geek or enthusiast) is often applied to people who obsessively pursue a particular hobby.
Whilst some hobbies strike many people as trivial or boring, hobbyists have found something compelling and entertaining about them (see geek).
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 anorak   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Gardai appeal over missing man - U.TV Gardai appeal over missing manU.TV, UK - 3 hours agoHe is decribed as being 5`9` tall, of medium build with grey shoulder-length hair.
When last seen he was wearing a navy jacket or anorak and fl trousers.
Not Taking The BiscuitAnorak.co.uk (satire), UK - Mar 21, 2006EVER since Kelly Osbourne told us that she has lost 2 stone and asked “Can you believe it?” (see Anorak “Go Figure”), we have been wondering how she...
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 Anorak: Making A Mocha-ry - Tabloid, Broadsheet, Showbiz and Sports Reviews.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
ETON'S first tuckshop, as our well-heeled readers will of course know, was called School Stores and sold "sock", which is Etonian slang for tuck, which is English public school slang for food.
Tuck (or sock) was an essential supplement for meagre, and often rank, school food, especially at Eton where the local butcher used to provide the school with "boys' meat", produce that was so unsavoury it had already been deemed unsuitable for dogs.
Neither criminal nor mad when they arrive maybe, but one and normally both when they leave...
www.anorak.co.uk /news.cfm?id=163954   (234 words)

  
 Frell Me Dead - Episode III observation.
Yup, he was always saying we-sah or mees, when just plain we or me would have done.
Maybe he could have been at the Jedi Temple when Darth Vader and the storm trooper clones were killing all the Jedi.
An "anorak" is someone who is either very knowledgeable or interested in a subject.
www.watchfarscape.com /forums/printthread.php?t=33987   (469 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - English Slang
As ever, if you know of any other words or phrases that the English use to the confusion of the rest of the world, post a message below and we'll incorporate them at the next revision.
A term that has been used since the 80s, an 'anorak' is always male, unfashionable and possibly a trainspotter, though now often attributed to the type of people who spend their days surfing the net.
Used as a general swear word much in the way 'balls' is, as in 'That's a right load of old cobblers' or as a one word disagreement 'Cobblers!'
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A128152   (2078 words)

  
 park information,parka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
For alternate meanings see Anorak (slang) and Anorak(newspaper).
Originally an anorak or park specifically implied apull-over jacket without a zipper, button or frogged opening, but this distinction is now largely lost.
Underneath the anorak the Inuit wear warm clothes.Inuit anoraks have to be regularly soaked with train oil (fish oil) to keep their water resistance.
www.vsearchmedia.com /park.html   (181 words)

  
 Anorak - Unipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The World Market for Women's and Girls' Overcoats, Carcoats, Capes, Cloaks, Anoraks, and Ski Jackets of Knitted or Crocheted Textile Fabrics Excluding Suit Jackets: A 2004 Global Trade Perspective
The World Market for Women's and Girls' Anoraks, Ski Jackets, Windbreakers, and Similar Articles of Woven Textile Materials: A 2004 Global Trade Perspective
The World Market for Men's or Boys' Overcoats, Anoraks, Ski Jackets, Carcoats, Capes, Cloaks, Windbreakers, and Similar Articles of Knitted or Crocheted...
www.unipedia.info /Parka.html   (387 words)

  
 Slang Of Ur Area - A Pakistani Forum : Online Discussion Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Slang Of Ur Area - A Pakistani Forum : Online Discussion Community
slang in norway is quite a mix of eastern languages
I know a lot of coooooool slang words in Pirate-ish too.
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 Boxing Scene Forums - Kelly Osbourne... I know it's wrong, but...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
05-21-2005 10:37 PM This thread sucks, because of the English slang.
And no, not for any amount of money, unless she dropped a hundred pounds.
This thread sucks, because of the English slang.
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 English Slang...TRANSLATED!................La Sorcière Rouge
A little English slang for your amusement.....more to follow!
Very drunk, as in "He was completely bladdered." In West Yorkshire this has mutated to "blathered".
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