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3 definitions by Schowkuu

 
1.
Popular mispelling of the name "Nietzsche," possibly the most frequented misspelled and mispronounced German name, not counting "Goethe." The correct pronunciation is "NEE-tcha," not "NEE-chee."
Found occasionally in college bathroom stalls in the following sequence:

God is Dead. --Nieztche
Nieztche is dead. --God

The cleverest addition to this exchange is the following:

Nieztche is actually spelled Nietzsche. --Kaufmann

(Walter Kaufmann was a prominent Nietzsche scholar and translator)
av Schowkuu 25. april 2005
 
2.
The mysterious, misunderstood threat that propels the classic film noir Kiss Me Deadly; it turns out to be a suitcase of a glowing, uncontrollable radioactive substance.

The great whatsit need not name anything specific: it refers to any nebulous but presumably devastating threat that becomes an obsession for an individual or even an entire nation, regardless of its materiality. Much of its terror comes by way of implication. Examples include the communists of the 1950s, the JFK conspiracy and Weapons of Mass Destruction.
What is the great whatsit in this Kafka novel?
av Schowkuu 1. mai 2005
 
3.
A word in the "slanguage" used in the famous film industry magazine Variety. Other examples include "cumes" (for "cumulative totals"), "thesp" (for "thespian" or "actor"), prexy (for "president") and "perf" (for "performance").
"Though no hit with the crix, pic's boffo homevid cumes recall Fight Club, another Pitt starrer for the Frog. New prexy Weiss is also excited about new Wilson brothers laffer..."
av Schowkuu 26. april 2005