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gilley

gilley in Technology

humour
(Usenet) The unit of analogical bogosity. According to its originator, the standard for one gilley was "the act of bogotoficiously comparing the shutting down of 1000 machines for a day with the killing of one person". The milligilley has been found to suffice for most normal conversational exchanges.
(1995-03-17)

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  • And I daresay she'll ask you too, gilley, if we both go down to the drawing-room when she comes.'

    Peterkin Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • I'm glad you've come, gilley, for I've got a lot of things in my head.'

    Peterkin Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • Then they axt me if I had eny bodie wot'd go my bale, so I got 'em to send for Mr. gilley.

    The Bad Boy At Home Walter T. Gray
  • I can't remember about Elf's christening feast; can you, gilley?'

    Peterkin Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • Mr. gilley looked at it close, and purty soon he sed: "Why, Georgie, that's our offis towl."

    The Bad Boy At Home Walter T. Gray
  • I am so dreffully sorry for her, gilley, and I want to plan something.

    Peterkin Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • And now Mr. gilley was goin to hav them aucshunned off, & he thot he'd get bout half a millyun for em.

    The Bad Boy At Home Walter T. Gray
  • It will show as we go on—I'm certain you'll help me, gilley.

    Peterkin Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • Then they had a big laff, and Mr. gilley set em up for the crowd.

    The Bad Boy At Home Walter T. Gray
  • Wen the croud was cleered, Mr. gilley arst me if I know'd the boy wot brung the note.

    The Bad Boy At Home Walter T. Gray

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