A flute with no holes, is not a flute

Don’t be obsessed with your desires Danny. The Zen philosopher, Basho, once wrote, ‘A flute with no holes, is not a flute. A donut with no hole, is a Danish.’ He was a funny guy. – Ty Webb – Caddyshack (1980)

The juice is worth the squeeze

Knowing if something is worth the trouble of trying to get it, i.e. does the reward outweigh the punishment. “I’m not going to bother trying to ask her out. She’s still got a boyfriend, and the juice isn’t worth the squeeze.” “I’d rob a bank if I could. The juice is worth the squeeze.” The […]

Adoxography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Adoxography is a term coined in the late 19th century, and means “fine writing on a trivial or base subject”. It was a form of rhetorical exercise “in which the legitimate methods of the encomium are applied to persons or objects in themselves obviously unworthy of praise, as being trivial, […]

“At some point, we’ve all parked in the wrong garage.”

“At some point, we’ve all parked in the wrong garage.” – Roger Sterling – Mad Men (AMC TV) Roger was apologizing for making a pass at Betty  

“tl;dr”

tl;dr (abbreviation for too long; didn’t read) is an internet slang expression commonly used in discussion forums as a shorthand response to previous posts that are deemed unnecessarily long and extensive.     http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/tldr

exulansis

exulansis n. the tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it—whether through envy or pity or simple foreignness—which allows it to drift away from the rest of your life story

“Great Caesar’s Ghost!”

“Great Caesar’s Ghost!” Who: Perry White – Editor-In-Chief of the Daily Planet Where: Metropolis in the Superman Comics. Read More: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Great+Caesar%27s+Ghost WikipediA Article on Perry White: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry_White   And further Reading: http://www.dccomics.com/characters/superman https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superman_%28comic_book%29  

deprecate v. to belittle

Definition: (verb) To belittle. Synonyms: depreciate. Usage: The teacher should not deprecate his student’s efforts. Discuss …read more

dispositive

dispositive – adjective – legal term directed toward or effecting a disposition (as of a case) <an endless variety of dispositive…pretrial motions — Robert Shaw-Meadow> relating to a disposition of property <dispositive words in a will> read more:http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dispositive

Onism: The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time

onism n. the frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time, which is like standing in front of the departures screen at an airport, flickering over with strange place names like other people’s passwords, each representing one more thing you’ll never get to see before you die—and […]

“Pareidolia”

Pareidolia (/pærɨˈdoʊliə/ parr-i-DOH-lee-ə) is a psychological phenomenon involving a stimulus (an image or a sound) wherein the mind perceives a familiar pattern where none actually exists. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareidolia   This is where you see ‘faces’ in pictures and objects. Eyes, noses and mouth on up to very intricate facial features. 😎

Adronitis: Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone

adronitis n. frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone—spending the first few weeks chatting in their psychological entryway, with each subsequent conversation like entering a different anteroom, each a little closer to the center of the house—wishing instead that you could start there and work your way out

Glockenspiel (musical Instrument)

Definition: (noun) A percussion instrument with a series of metal bars tuned to the chromatic scale and played with two light hammers. Synonyms: orchestral bells. Usage: She was always capricious in her tastes, but even her close friends were surprised when she dismissed her piano teacher and took up the glockenspiel. …read more

chrysalism

chrysalism n. the amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm… http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/post/21547053916/chrysalism

“That’s Not How It Works”

“That’s Not How It Works”  

I’ll eat my hat.

Used as in… I will be very surprised. (Used to express strong disbelief in something.) “If Joe really joins the Army, I’ll eat my hat.” “If this car gives you any trouble, I’ll eat my hat.”   http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/I’ll+eat+my+hat

“RTFM”

RTFM is an acronym for “Read The F***ing Manual”. RTFM is used in response to a question from a newbie that may be deemed unnecessary or redundant, had that individual done some basic research on the subject beforehand. The antithesis of RTFM is TL;DR, which stands for “too long; didn’t read.”   http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/rtfm

bucolic

Definition: (adjective) Of or characteristic of the countryside or its people; rustic. Synonyms: rustic, arcadian, pastoral. Usage: The illustrations in the book depicted pleasant, bucolic scenes with farmers happily toiling in the fields. Discuss …read more

“Sic Semper Tyrannis” – Virginia State Motto

Virginia’s official state motto is “Sic Semper Tyrannis” (Thus Always to Tyrants). The Latin motto appears on the state seal and flag of Virginia. Read More… http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/symbol/virginia/state-motto/thus-always-tyrants https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sic_semper_tyrannis   More about Virginia: Virginia is the oldest of the 13 original colonies. Virginia’s capital, Richmond, is among the country’s oldest cities. The Virginia General Assembly is […]

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” ~ Audrey Hepburn

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” ~ Audrey Hepburn

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