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kuryakin - (n.) any self-aware statement made by an actor in a drama that plainly relates to something outside the world of the play. [from an episode of NCIS in which Jethro Gibbs is asked what Medical Examiner Ducky Mallard looked like when he was younger. Agent Gibbs responds "Illya Kuryakin." Both characters, Kuryakin (from_The Man from UNCLE_, a series in the 60s) and Mallard, are played by the same actor: David McCallum.]

e.g., An absurdist sort of Kuryakin: Father Laurence: "Come out from under the table, Romeo." Romeo: "How did you know I was under there?" Father Laurence: "That's where you always hide after you've killed Tybalt."

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kuryente - "'Kuryente' (literally '[electric] current') is a term used only in Philippine journalism to refer to a bum steer, a false story, planted or otherwise.    When a reporter is 'nakuryente' (literally 'electrocuted'), that means he fell for it, wrote it and his story saw print. Across the Pacific, they would say the reporter and his editor (an accessory to the crime) swallowed it 'hook, line and sinker.'"    Saw the word in a comment (reproduced in the example) about Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman written by the essayist Richard Fernandez aka wretchard at Pajamas Media. |    From Fernandez's essay: One Tagalog word for which no exact translation in English exists is “kuryente.” It literally means “electric current,” but the word can be applied to the practice of spreading sensational but faked news in order to produce a media jolt. One newspaper translates “kuryente” as “a bum steer”; others have rendered it as “actually but not really” or “confirmed but not definite.” At any rate, the phrase applies perfectly to the storm of bogus rumors swirling around the Trayvon Martin media feeding frenzy. The Daily Mail reports: Fake Will Smith tweet about Trayvon Martin sweeps the internet  — and Spike Lee retweets wrong address for George Zimmerman. … Man tweeting as Will Smith tweeted angry post about no justice for Trayvon — Spike Lee retweeted incorrect Florida address for Trayvon’s killer, George Zimmerman — Man posing as Will Ferrell also tweeted about high-profile case. Americans are no stranger to the phrase “fake but accurate.” But kuryente takes things to another level where the lie becomes the truth; or worse, to where nobody can tell the difference.

e.g., 8. wretchard: There enough to pity on both sides. Zimmerman doesn’t sound like the sharpest knife in drawer. The kind of guy who believes what he reads in cereal boxes. I never really felt for Trayvon until I saw the Drudge picture of him wearing the grillz. The gold teeth — dental jewelry — probably of the kind you can buy for $19.95.    There is something inexpressibly sad about a 17 year old guy whose idea of flair is grillz. It’s like cheap hair cream and costume jewelry, a confession of innocence within a package of malice. I have a son of about the same age and even though he’s accounted smart and though perhaps I was myself accounted smart at that age, what does a man know at 17? Enough to hurt somebody else. And maybe he would have become some kind of thug, and maybe he would have turned away and maybe joined the Marine Corps or something, but nobody will know that now.    On the level of individual human beings the thing was a tragedy for both. And I, for one, am glad I don’t have to judge one man or the other. That’s what judges and juries do best.    But the whole media food fight went on without needing to refer to details. This entire brouhaha happened on the level of narrative, myth, kuryente — whatever you want to call it. Everybody already knew what they needed to know.    The whole thing will die down in a couple of weeks and Trayvon will still be dead. Maybe Al Sharpton will have a few more bucks in his pocket. What will he do with it, what does a man like that do with money anyway? Other than that, the world will keep on turning as though it never happened.    How has humanity made it this far, I wonder? And for that I don’t really need to look as far [as] Trayvon or Zimmerman. Sometimes I only have to look as far as my own heart. But I remember that for reasons that escape me, all the great religions hold that we are not a lost cause. There must be some good in us, I guess, but as Michael Shaara once wrote, “if man is angel, then he’s a killer angel.”    March 28, 2012 - 12:10 am   | “The Narrative, the kuryente, was fixed in their minds, and the facts were mere decorations to orbit around it. Mobius strip logic..”

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kushy - Used when describing a short person esp. a short, cute girl (not meant offensively). Or can be used to describe someone very ditzy.

e.g., 1. I can't believe you're in advanced classes, you can act real kushy sometimes. 2. Come over here, kushy. I want to see if you've grown any.

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kvetchump - A person who constantly complains about tomato-based condiments.

e.g., When she saw Morris Silverstein -- the king of kvetchumps -- come through the restaurant door, the waitress rolled her eyes, and quickly hid the Hunts Ketchup. Her plan, avoid Morris's ketchup kvetching at all costs.

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kwality - When a product is of poor quality. Dodgy in appearance or make.

e.g., That Supersun DVD player looks top kwality. Also spoken as (to make the difference apparnet): That Supersun DVD player is quality with a capital 'K'

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kwanzannukahmas - (n.) 1. the holiday season celebrated at the end of the autumn, prescinded from the events or meanings they commemorate. 2. the seemingly endless parade of decorations during the end-of-autumn celebrations, which feel rather empty since they are got out at the end-of-autumn simply because of the time of year rather than because the people truly wish to celebrate the coming of God or the honor of his people or his goodness to them at harvest time.

e.g., "Oh, don't look so glum---take a look at all these beautiful holiday decorations!" "Aye, look my fill, I suppose, but it all feels more like going through the motions than true celebration sometimes: I just can't get into the kwanzannukahmas hall-decking anymore."

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kwijibo - A big hairless ape, similar in appearance to Homer Simpson. Kwyjibo.

e.g., You're acting like a kwijibo.

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kyarn - An unknown, dirty substance--used to describe household filth.

e.g., I really need to vacuum because there's a lot of kyarn in this house.

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kyarn - Southern "hick" term for rotting flesh. From "carrion."

e.g., James, yo' breath smells like kyarn.

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kyarn - This is a generic Southern term for excrement, also used to refer to carrion or any bad-smelling substance of any kind.

e.g., Smells like Chris kyarned in his britches … again.

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kyfe - Bad, of poor quality.

e.g., That movie was kyfe.

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kyle, kyle pinto - "Jesus Christ."

e.g., You slam your hand in a door and yell "Kyle! Kyle Pinto! That hurt!"

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kynee - an adjective used to describe the silly state you get into when you stay up very late and end up laughing at everything.

e.g., We were so kynee that even Conan O'brien made us laugh til milk came out our nose.

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kynopsychokinesis - The belief that, if you stare lovingly up at a kitchen bench for long enough, you can induce food to levitate from its surface and drop onto the floor.

e.g., Rover's infinite patience stems from his innate belief in kynopsychokinesis ... or perhaps the realisation that a passing human will sometimes take pity.

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kyoot - Extremely cute. KIH yute.

e.g., Awww, that widdle puppy is ever so kyoot.

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kyotocile - A person so imbecilic as to approve and back the Kyoto Protocol.

e.g., Although the Russians recognised that the Kyoto Protocol was seriously flawed, the political blackmail of the kyotociles was effective in gaining Russia's participation.

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kyphodox - Contrary to official (esp. religious) doctrine.

e.g., He was frowned upon for his kyphodox beliefs.

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kypp - Kryptonite in the Pocket Problem. A problem with a mechanical device that happens only for one individual, who is following the exact same procedures that everybody else is. Thus, the problem is attributed to that one person carrying "kryptonite in her pocket."

e.g., I just couldn't recreate her problem with the server, though I was doing exactly what she was at the same machine; it's got to be a kypp situation.

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kyriaphont - (KOO-ree-ah-font or (less accurately) KIE-ree-a-font; n.) A very suave, debonair man at whom women tend to throw themselves, and who is more than skilled at catching them. [From the Greek for κυÏιαφοντες "ladykiller": κυÏια kyria "lady" + φοντες phontes "killer of."]

e.g., Stan went on 44 dates in 44 days, with 44 different girls: a true kyrianphont.

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kyriarchy - The first example is taken from the description of nethilia's den of fabulousness. I have no idea what PoC and kyriarchy mean, so I'm going to find out. … PoC is simply People of Color, more often seen as POC.   Kyriarchy, pronounced /ˈkaɪriɑrki/, is a social system or set of connecting social systems built around domination, oppression, and submission.    These are not going to be the sorts of constructions white men past their sell-by date are likely to run across very frequently. We tend to be much more interested in spending time with our loved ones or taking care of them to have much interest in being political activists. Trying to stay on the green side of the sod ourselves can also take up a considerable amount of our time. Google «cissexism kyriarchy POC queer» to find out where such terms turn up together. Some of the terms have been created so recently and are so uncommon that they barely register on Google books Ngram Viewer. If you included even the 10,000th most common word used in English, the two words that show up below would barely register. Such is the nature of the grievance industry that has started to flourish in the last thirty years.    Kyriarchy - SJWiki Kyriarchy (from Greek meaning rule by lord) is an interlocking set of cultural, economic, and legal rules and systems that work to keep multiple groups oppressed for the benefit of a ruling group or class. Axes of oppression all contribute to creating a sociological landscape of hierarchical levels of privilege. Patriarchy is the subset of kyriarchy that oppresses women and non binary people to the benefit of men. White supremacy is the subset that oppresses people of color in favor of white people. Dyadism oppresses intersex people. Cisnormativity oppresses trans people. Heteronormativity oppresses queer people and privileges heterosexual people. Who is oppressed and who benefits varies depending on time and place, but generally speaking, the ruling class is small group, and everyone else is oppressed. However, not everyone is oppressed in the same way.

e.g., "… I am pro-social justice and stand up for PoC and queer people and socialism, and am all about tearing down the kyriarchy and capitalism and there's some other things I guess so that's it and i will get as political as i wanna and if you don't like it eat glass encrusted legos with a bleach chaser mmkay"

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