I love words that are used to describe something they weren’t meant to describe… but they make such a clear picture. I bet there’s a grammatical name for that, but I can’t think of it.
So for now, let me start this archive that I’ll call “Just what does that word mean?” with this reference I found over at Off The Record | Anonymous Real life tales from the tech trenches
He was what is commonly referred to as a “seagull” manager: fly in, make a lot of noise, crap all over everything, then leave.
I’ve known people like that. Haven’t you?
P.S. If you think of other words that seem to fit in the category, please share ’em in the comments below.