Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Spice of life

mitting -- applause; "Bob Dylan's surprise appearance at the benefit provoked heavy mitting from the crowd."

mogul -- the head of a major studio or communications company; from the title of the all-powerful emperors of India; "Media moguls Rupert Murdoch and Ted Turner have engaged in some heated verbal sparring of late."

moppet -- child, especially child actor; "Elizabeth Taylor is one of the few moppets who made the transition to adult star."

Mouse (also Mouse House) -- the Walt Disney Co. or any division thereof, a reference to the company's most famous animated character, Mickey Mouse; "The Mouse's music division is reuniting with talent manager Alan Smithee on a joint-venture label.

Movie industry bible Variety has published a glossary of its vivid and unique internal slang. Makes great reading, like something out of Damon Runyon. I’m going to start talking like this.

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