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December 12, 2002

Slang of the Week: call it a day (phrase)
stop working or doing an activity

Example:
After five hours of holding the kicking, screaming, and biting children, Santa decided to call it a day. Macy's would have to find someone else.

Celebrity quote:
"The Rolling Stones made one good album, which was "Let It Bleed." But the rest of them, I just can't sit through all that nonsense. They should just call it a day."
- Noel Gallagher of Oasis

If Noel sounds mean spirited, he's kind compared to his brother Liam, who once invited Mick Jagger and Keith Richards to fight against him on a radio program, saying that the older performers were "jealous and senile." Perhaps the Stones got some "satisfaction" when they learned that Liam lost two of his teeth in a nightclub fight last week in Munich, forcing Oasis to cancel the rest of its German tour.

What's new at Slang City?
In ASK AC, Donald asks, "What does 'balling the jack' mean and what is its origin? I hope it's not gross (disgusting)." Is it gross? Click and find out.