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PIYAN (pi’ an) – n. (acronym: “Plus If You Act Now”) Any miscellaneous item thrown in on a late night television ad.
They seem to be pitching all kinds of $19.99 inventions at us these days, everything from mineral make-up to wine glasses that hold a 750 ml bottle of wine to special baking pans to make individual chewy brownies or jeans that feel like pajamas. Every one of these items tends to come with a PIYAN, that is somehow related to the item they are pitching in these infomercials. They could be anything for a double-up on the original item or something completely different, like a ginsu ninja-to blade or a complete set of make-up sponges and brushes. Tru TV even has a show devoted to these items, aptly named, “World’s Smartest Inventions”. Now I don’t know if I want a mobile stripper pole mounted on the back of any pick-up truck I may have or might own, but I suppose it might be a big hit down on Panama City Beach during. Not exactly sure what the PIYAN for that item is, but as I have to go do some real work now, I will never know.