2 definitions by Oceanscribe

Describes a situation when a person with a PhD goes on a killing rampage.

A variation of going postal, but used to describe a person with a doctoral degree.
" But of course lots of people--even Harvard grads!--suffer career setbacks, and few of them go postal (or should we say postdoctoral?). source: "Going Postdoctoral The bizarre case of Prof. Amy Bishop, Wall Street Journal Online, February 18, 2010.
von Oceanscribe 19. Februar 2010
Scallywags are non-union members, who are given sanction (by the International Longshoremen’s Association) to work when not enough card-carrying longshoremen are available to handle the workload.

Source:

"On the Waterfront"
By Phil Primack, Boston Magazine, March 2006
Last Monday, a ship arrived in port carrying more cargo than the union longshoremen could unload within the required time period, so scallywags were allowed to work with union members on that job.
von Oceanscribe 6. August 2013

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