plotz \plots\, verb:
- To collapse or faint, as from surprise, excitement, or exhaustion.
Plotz is an Americanism that first arose in the 1940s. It comes from the Yiddish word platsn which meant "to crack, split, burst." That word in turn originated in the German word blatzen or platzen.
Super Bowl Monday
- The Monday after the Super Bowl where you are still hung-over and wondering what you actually did, who won, and why you had so much to drink. You often must go back to work, school, etc. which makes it that much worst. It's a specific Case of the Mondays.
Dude 1: Hey dude. I saw you making out with Jill in Lori's kitchen yesterday. Now that's what I call a Touchdown.
Dude 2: Oh, that's what I was doing durring the last quarter. Who ended up winning again?
Dude 1: The Colts man. You're havin' one bad Super Bowl Monday.
How did funnyman Mel Brooks parody the Cole Porter song “Begin the Beguine” when he entertained U.S. troops during World War II?
- He turned it into “When We Begin to Clean the Latrine.”
- An Wang 1920
- Eddie Bracken 1920
- Wilma Lee Cooper (Leary) 1921
- Keefe Brasselle 1923
- Gay Talese 1932
- Earl King 1934
- King Curtis 1934
- Dieter Bohlen 1944
- Sammy Johns 1946
- Jimmy Greenspoon (Three Dog Night) 1948
- Alan Lancaster (Status Quo) 1949
- Marilyn Cochran 1950
- James Spader 1960
- Edward Bergenholz 1974
- Ashton Kutcher 1978
- Tina Majorino 1985