Monday, January 05, 2009


noun. A coroner with feminine wiles--and three autopsy spatulas.

Real citation: "Plopping down in his old coroner's chair, Noguchi, surrounded by admiring assistant coroners and coronerettes, said, 'Oh, I feel great, I feel good,' and Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer, a secretary who had backed Noguchi at the hearing, seemed to speak for the entire team when she said, 'I feel it was a victory for a great boss, one I did not wish to say sayonara to."
(Bruce Jay Friedman, 2000, Even the Rhinos Were Nymphos: Best Nonfiction, p. 175)

Made-up citation: "My mom was a coronerette. My dad was a zombie. Is it any wonder I'm a high school guidance counselor?"

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