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Re: Poindexter

Posted by ESC on March 02, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Poindexter - U.G.L.Y. You ain't got no alibi! posted by Bruce Kahl on March 02, 2003

: : : Would like to know if anyone can explain to me,,the definition or meaning of "point dexter",, don't know exactly,if this the correct way to write it,,thanking you in advance,,,please email me,,Maria

: : I knew I'd heard this word somewhere before. Regular posters to this board will remember a long-suffering translater who was trying to translate the script of the movie "Bring It On" into Croatian or something. This is a truly appalling film about competitive cheerleading starring the scarily chipper Kirsten Dunst that my 8 year old daughter made me rent and watch with her. All of which is almost entirely off the point, except that my 8 year old memorised the entire lyrics to one of the songs used in the film, which I reproduce below:-

: : U.G.L.Y by Daphne And Celeste

: : O.K! I'm a cheerleader now!

: : U.G.L.Y. You ain't got no alibi
: : You ugly! Hey! Hey! You ugly.

: : I saw you walking down the street just the other day
: : I didn't see your damage from that far away
: : I should have got a clue when the kids started screaming
: : You walked up to me with your buck teeth a-gleaming
: : You hair was all frizzy and your face was a mess
: : I thought it was a sack but it's your favourite dress
: : You hurt the trees feelings and the birds all flew
: : I don't mean to insult you - Oh yes I do!

: : Your teeth are yellow they're covered in mould
: : You're only fourteen you look a hundred years old
: : When looks were handed out you were last in line
: : You face looks like where the sun don't shine
: : Did you fall off a building and land on your head
: : Or did a truck run over your face instead
: : There ain't no pill cos you ain't ill
: : You ugly!

: : U.G.L.Y. You ain't got no alibi
: : You ugly! Hey! Hey! You ugly.

: : What you really need is to wear a mask
: : And book that plastic surgeon fast, girl
: : You're scary you're hairy I heard about you
: : You're the main attraction at the city zoo
: : You're so ugly with a belly full of flab
: : When you wear a yellow coat people shout out cab! (So funny)
: : You got eyes like a pig and your nose is big
: : And with hair like that you should be wearing a wig
: : Uncle Fester remember him
: : I never knew that you had a twin
: : You can't disguise your googly eyes
: : In the Miss Ugly pageant you win first prize
: : Your mama says you ugly, you ugly

: : U.G.L.Y. You ain't got no alibi
: : You ugly! Hey! Hey! You ugly

: : Get busy. Your mama says you ugly, you ugly.

: : U-U-U-U now I feel like blondie

: : U.G.L.Y. You ain't got no alibi.
: : You ugly! Hey! Hey! You ugly!

: : Quasimodo
: : Camelbreath
: : Squarehead
: : Ugly!
: : Chicken legs
: : Pigface
: : Chin like bubba
: : Ugly!
: : Fish lips
: : Toad licker
: : Poindexter
: : Ugly!
: : Spaghetti arms
: : Limp butt
: : Freakshow
: : Ugly!

: : U.G.L.Y. You ain't got no alibi.
: : You ugly! Hey! Hey! You ugly!

: : U.G.L.Y. you could make an onion cry
: : U.G.L.Y. like an alien chased by the F.B.I

: : U.G.L.Y. You ain't got no alibi.
: : You UGLY!

: : Whoever said poetry was dead? Anyway, among the list of insulting terms is Poindexter, which I *think* is U.S. slang meaning geek or nerd. I have no idea why, nor do I know how it came about. I'm sure someone from the land of the brave and the home of the free will be able to confirm details and supply more information.

: : PS actually it's a very catchy little song, I am ashamed to admit...

: Also,it is someone's name.

: Nasty Republican:

: John Poindexter, along with Oliver North and many others, went behind President Reagan's back and sold weapons to the Iranians (illegally), then took the money they made and funneled it to the brutal "Contra" army that they built in Central America.

: A retired Navy Admiral, John Poindexter lost his job as National Security Adviser under Ronald Reagan, and was convicted of conspiracy, lying to Congress, defrauding the government, and destroying evidence in the Iran Contra scandal.

: The convictions were overturned in 1990, based on the fact that Congress had given him immunity in exchange for his testimony, even though the testimony he gave Congress turned out to not be true.

: On February 13, 2002, Americans were warned that our nation was facing the threat of danger to homeland security. Three hours later it happened, but nobody told America. That day, John M. Poindexter was appointed Director of the Pentagon's Information Awareness Office.

From the archives (thanks to masakim):

poindexter n. [1980s] (US teen) an intellectual, bookush person. [play on POINTED-HEAD]
pointed-/pointy-head/pointhead n. [1960s+] (US) 1 a fool. 2 an intellectual. [both terms are derog. and suggest that an excess or an absence of brain lead to a 'pointed' head]
From _Cassell's Dictionary of Slang_ by Jonathon Green