crispy critter


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crispy critter

1. offensive slang Someone who has been severely burned. We were able to rescue one person from the burning building, but man, he's a crispy critter—I don't know if he'll make it. That corpse is one crispy critter—they'll need dental records to ID the person.
2. Something that has been burned in the cooking process. Ooh, that's a crispy-critter—give me that piece of toast.
See also: crispy, critter

crispy-critter

n. a person under the effects of marijuana. (From the brand name of a breakfast cereal.) He’s fried all right. A real crispy-critter.
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Caption: Crispy critters Despite their reported propensity to catch fire if left in the toaster for too long, strawberry-flavored Pop-Tarts have been a perennial favorite from the early days.
The stories vary from how he knew when someone was going to die ("a dull, waxy, yellowish light accumulates around those who are about to die") to his horrific descriptions of the Shriners Burn Institute, which the residents, in an effort to distance themselves from the small suffering bodies, nicknamed Crispy Critters. During his internship there, the author worked with children in the ICU swathed in bandages like mummies, who, if they survived, when on to "Camp Chronic" ward, where they endured endless rounds of reconstructive surgery.
The crispy critters were served with a lemon wedge and accompanied by a chunky, moderately spicy red sauce.
With squished amphibians, defunct cows and gophers skewered into crispy critters, it's probably not going to get an RSPCA endorsement, but while making points about racism, poverty and politics, the mood is essentially the same bluegrass comedy as Raising Arizona, Clooney in spirited self-mocking form, Turturro and Nelson ripping it up as dumb stooges.
Power line "irregularities" can fry your computer so that you have a matched set of crispy critters. A power surge can occur at any time putting your multiple thousand dollar investment at risk or destroying it in one careless moment.
She even includes a glossary of slang terms at the end of the book, in case you were wondering what phrases like "incoming scuds" and "crispy critters" mean.
Back then the mouths of plastic shotgun shells quickly turned into crispy critters and getting a good folded crimp was impossible after they had been fired only a couple of times.