The Modern Phoenix Dictionary

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modernlover
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Postby modernlover » Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:24 pm

Gotta love that Wordspy..... Bungaloft?! Yuppie Slum?! Hahahahahahahahaaaaa....

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PixelPixie
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Postby PixelPixie » Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:44 pm

Jenny's
Alt. Sp. Genny's

The MCM and legendarily Gay Denny's at 7th St. and Camelback. Just... well known as that for years and years.

(and yes, that's OUR local Denny's)

Is there slang for the Gay Target at 7th Ave and Camelback? Gayget? Tar-Gay? (hard G, not soft French zg).

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tpeterson99
Junkie
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Location: SoSco (Sands East)

Postby tpeterson99 » Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:22 pm

Bad-on

A contraction of the words "bad" and "add-on" referring to a poorly executed addition to a home, most likely done by an inexperienced homeowner or fly-by-night contractor.

"Look over there at the bad-on they put on that SoSco house!"

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modernlover
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Postby modernlover » Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:34 pm

All my gay friends pronounced Target as "Tar-zgay" and JC Penney's is "Jacques Pennay"..........

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Fifilynn
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Postby Fifilynn » Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:14 pm

Thought of some new terms over the weekend by accident:

DoSco-downtown Scottsdale
Look at all the condos they are building in DoSco.

DoPho-downtown Phoenix
I know some MoPhoes who live in DoPho...they love the urban lifestyle!
Search our site for mid-century modern (Haver, Beadle, Allied, etc) & historic homes.

Twins & Co. Realty
Jennifer Hibbard, P.C.
OWNER, ABR, CDPE, ECO BROKER, GRI, SFR, B.S. MARKETING
http://www.TwinsAndCompany.com
Jennifer@TwinsAndCompany.com

mjlb_5
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Postby mjlb_5 » Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:03 am

the heart of SoSco is OtoSco - old town Scottsdale.....

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PixelPixie
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Postby PixelPixie » Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:46 am

MFF
em-eff-eff

Most F--king Functional.

Today at Retro Redux we found the MFF file cabinet system ever known to postwar modern man.

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hmlauer
Mad about Modern
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CenPho

Postby hmlauer » Sat Jun 10, 2006 11:55 pm

Don't forget about CenPho (Central Phoenix)! :)

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PixelPixie
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Postby PixelPixie » Sun Jun 11, 2006 12:04 am

We just linked up to CenPHo on our links page this month. Thanks for the resource!

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hmlauer
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thanks

Postby hmlauer » Sun Jun 11, 2006 12:06 am

Saw that earlier - thanks for the link!

DG
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Postby DG » Tue Jul 04, 2006 12:00 am

Some mo-phos are:
in·tol·er·ant
Function: adjective
1 : unable or unwilling to endure
2 a : unwilling to grant equal freedom of expression; b : unwilling to grant or share social, political, or professional rights : BIGOTED
- in·tol·er·ant·ly adverb
- in·tol·er·ant·ness noun

Some mo-phos are not:
po·lite
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): po·lit·er; -est
Etymology: Latin politus, from past participle of polire
1 a : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of advanced culture
b : marked by refined cultural interests and pursuits especially in arts and belles lettres
2 a : showing or characterized by correct social usage b : marked by an appearance of consideration, tact, deference, or courtesy c : marked by a lack of roughness or crudities

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Postby PixelPixie » Tue Jul 04, 2006 12:15 am

Thanks for posting that, DG. The word tolerance has been floating around in my head a lot these days as perhaps the easiest way to get by on these boards. Unlike politeness, which can take some degree of tact and eloquence to express, tolerance doesn't take a lot of energy or intelligence to practice. All it takes is endurance, on on its most fundamental level the ability to let it go...

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JC
Is in the place to be
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Postby JC » Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:19 am

Haver-molestor
Any purchaser, flipper or long term owner of a Haver home who decides a great idea would be to bastardize and strip the architectural integrity from the original design of the home.

ie: "Sally wife, I have a crazy thought- I think we should wall in that silly carport and use it for the extra square footage! -Just watch our value climb!"
"You're the king Johnny husband! -That's why I married you!"


and:

"Hey babe- let's take some acid tonight and wall up those sloped floor to ceiling windows. -Then, we can take another hit and put in some little Home Depot squared ones- it'll look really coooooolll....."

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Postby PixelPixie » Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:40 am

Haver Saver
A homeowner or steward committed to maintaining the general integrity of a Haver Home.

Haver Graver

A homeowner or developer, more often that not under-informed, determined to do whatever they want with the place.

Haver Slaver
A homeowner or developer, more often informed than most, that is determined to do what they think the real estate market wants.

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JC
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Postby JC » Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:35 pm

Ben and Melissa-
Verb describing the intense Modern rennovation process in taking an existing bland, drab home and transforming it into blissful visual eye-candy. The name stems from the Modern Phoenix members who are responsible for <a href="http://www.modernphoenix.net/allison1.htm" target="blank">this:</a>

ie: "Hey congratulations there kid! -You just bought a pile of shit- good job!"
(answers) "Yeah, while wait til I Ben and Melissa this son' bitch and then come talking your trash!"


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