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Word du Jour: GIPE

I've made dinners that were GIPEs (good ideas, poorly executed) and put together some pretty GIPE-y outfits. Friendster was a GIPE — just ask the millions of people on Facebook. The word "GIPE" itself may be a GIPE, as its coiner points out. Here's more:

GIPE, the acronym, is so useful that I guarantee you’ll start saying it within a day or two of reading this post. You'll be at some boring house party in Park Slope where you'll end up slumped on the midcentury sofa with your friend, picking out which outfits in the crowd are GIPEs. Or you'll be posting on Twitter and realize that GIPE makes it much easier to complain about things in 140 characters or less.

GIPE is a bit awkward but also perfectly applicable to everything from Hollywood movies to bad jokes. So now for the really fun part: what GIPEs can you name? The new Wolverine movie? Madonna's hat at the Costume Institute Gala? Leave yours in the comments.

Wolverine one-sheet courtesy of Fox and Source

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oni1 oni1 8 years
i like this word. here here teamsugar.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
Community-Manager Community-Manager 8 years
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Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
at least with the non anon comments you have a better idea of who is being catty. I have seen ads for MLM's and numerous repeat postings hence GIPE or BIPE as was stated.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I must use this. Hahahahahaha.
dm8bri dm8bri 8 years
Madonna's outfit was not a GIPE, it was a BIPE (BAD idea poorly executed). As were the anon comments.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
GIPE - every new idea that facebook has tried lately. And I'd agree on anonymous postings, except they weren't actually a good idea to begin with, with or without poor execution.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 8 years
Damn you, CaterpillarGirl! That was my comment... *sigh* I miss actual NEWS stories. Kristie Allie being fat again is not news.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
GIPE - Sugar allowing anonymous postings
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
GIPE- getting rid of Citizensugar, Dearsugar and Giggle and combining them into Tressugar.
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