Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Apoc-Zen Project: Palooka

Apocryphal Zenzizenzizenzic is an old Latin phrase referring to someone who has the uncanny ability to define obscure words with pinpoint accuracy.

(read about the project and accompanying contest)

Day 16: Palooka: I have to admit, I have heard this one before. It's most definitely a term of endearment much like: "Sweetie", "Baby", and/or "Sugar-Britches" but used mostly between Bros.

We'll you've got my definition. What's yours? (leave it in the comments for your chance to win)


  1. It's like a bazooka, only it shoots bubble gum instead of rockets. Friends don't blow up friends.

  2. Hmmm...I wonder if it's related to the British "Pillock" - a not-very-nice term for someone.

  3. I've never heard it before! But it sounds like something a higher-up would say in a meeting to censor his/herself - "That budget cut is a bunch of palooka!"

  4. It's the modern , romantic variation of the mid-19th century polka dance .