Word on the Street

A Portland Glossary

November 16, 2010 Published in the December 2010 issue of Portland Monthly

Faux-orrifying adj.

Describes local efforts to cash in on the national trendiness of monsters-with-everything mash-ups and vampires. The monsterization fad that began with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies now begets Portland publisher Eraserhead Books’ The Vegan Revolution… With Zombies! (and an amusing book trailer).
See also: Oregon freeway signs with a Twilight-knockoff vampire theme (“YOU ARE NOT IMMORTAL”). Brace yourself for: Sam Adams and Sea Monsters.

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