The technical definition is an adjective used to describe something as cheap or inferior. New Yorkers use it as a term encompassing all of the souvenirs sold in Times Square that tourists take home with them to remind them of their trip to New York City. (I mean, what else would you call a melamine ash tray shaped like a yellow taxi?) AKA kitsch. Individual items of schlock or kitsch are known as tchotchkes.
1. The virgin vault was the former all-female Elizabeth Waters dormitory at the University of Wisconsin. It has recently been made co-ed, however, so the virigns have been let out of the vault.
2. Also formerly referred to...
SLUT stands for South Lake Union Transit. It was added at part of mass transit in Seattle a couple of years ago but everybody kind of thinks it's a joke because the trolley doesn't really "go" anywhere. It has since been renamed, the South Lake Union Streetcar (also called the Seattle Streetcar), for obvious reasons. Not quite as dynamic, if you ask me.
This was the alternate nickname for the "Phi Slama Jama" University of Houston Cougars basketball team from 1982 to 1984 that featured basketball legends Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon. The fraternity had a joyful reunion during the 1994-1995 NBA season when Clyde Drexler was traded to the Rockets at mid-season, solidifying what was to be the second-straight championship team for the franchise.
32 ounces of soda, normally obtained at a drive-thru window at a gas station.
"Let's drive-thru for some 32s"