Paul’s Dignity Village Dictionary*
drunk (noun): a vessel attempting to sail against the tide.
bollar (noun/verb): a drunk asking for a dollar (buck/dollar).
Village pets (nouns): names that are learned before the members’ names.
stonner (noun): a vessel that tacks with the wind.
headhunter (noun): an individual who writes one ‘incident report’ per week.
IR (noun): “incident report”, written complaint of wrong-doing, initiating official action.
VIC (noun): “Village Intake Committee,” members who interview potential new members.
HU (verb): “heads up”, a wake-up call for security watch.
BLR (verb): “back log read,” the reading of past security watches’ log entries.
rounds (noun): security’s every half-hour check-up walk around the Village.
rain walk (verb): the manner by which one’s psychological profile traverses the tarmac.
The Commons (noun): where people with nothing in common congregate.
snipe (noun): recycled cigarettes
council (noun): butt-heads who make decisions.
board officers (noun): agenda based conspirators.
members (noun): human fodder.
security coordinator (noun): despot.
building coordinator (noun): individual with the nicest house.
house keeping coordinator (noun): shit disturber.
donation coordinator (noun): embezzler.
non-profit business (noun): a private enterprise.
shower (noun): place where an individual visits quarterly or yearly.
greenhouse (noun): storage shed for dead plants on their way to compost.
recycling coordinator (noun): night time entrepreneur.
butt rock (noun): beach on the Columbia River where members escape.
razor blades (noun): a scarce metal element.
tailor-made (noun): mainly natural tobacco with non-tobacco products that will litter.
fine-fuck-up (noun): person or action inconsistent, neurotic and emotional.
Propane (noun): actual source of heat but not for the Sunday BBQ.
Sterno (noun): ‘canned heat’. a source of heat for cooking.
overnight guest (noun): people who seldom leave.
*(FYI The nautical flavor?… Paul was both Navy and Merchant seaman.)