Word On The Street: March 2011

A Portland Glossary

February 11, 2011 Published in the March 2011 issue of Portland Monthly

Spring Fling

noun or verb

The (irritating yet inevitable) act of throwing unripe, bitter, anemic, out-of-season fruit into the trash or compost heap after buying it in a fit of seasonal impatience. In a sentence: “I was so sick of eating kale and kohlrabi, I caved and bought California strawberries. Of course I had to spring fling the abominable things.” See also: tanning bed sunburn, Premature Tank-Top Syndrome

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