Yet more stuff that should be in the dictionary but isn’t.
Long-time readers of my previous site may recall the Blog d’Elisson Dictionary, installments of which may be found in that site’s Archives. For other entries in the Cheese Aisle Dictionary, simply click on the sidebar link for Cheese-Dic.
Our latest entry:
Möbius strip-tease [moeh-bi-us strip tiz]
(n) - a joke that is somehow self-referential, oxymoronic, or that uses the self-abnegating structure of the Grandfather Paradox (which see). Named for the non-orientable geometric surface that has only one side and one boundary, a Möbius strip-tease is a form of Groucho Marxism (“I wouldn’t join a club that would have me as a member.”)
An example: “I’m a Scorpio... but Scorpios don’t believe in astrology.”
[A tip o’ th’ Elisson fedora to Barry Campbell for the example.]