palpitation

Definition: (noun) A trembling or shaking. Synonyms: shakiness, trembling, quiver, vibration. Usage: Cornelius put his hand on his heart, to repress as it were its violent palpitation. Discuss …read more

“No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“Steep learning curve.”

“Steep learning curve.” Used to mean something is hard to learn, as in climbing a steep hill.

“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new” – The Dalai Lama

“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new” – The Dalai Lama

animus

Definition: (noun) A feeling of ill will arousing active hostility. Synonyms: bad blood, animosity. Usage: Dorothea had observed the animus with which Will’s part in the painful story had been recalled more than once. …read more

Speak Plainly and Eschew Neologisms | Science

“Speak Plainly and Eschew Neologisms” Source: Speak Plainly and Eschew Neologisms | Science

“Well, isn’t that SPE-CIAL?!”

“Well, isn’t that SPE-CIAL?!” Who: The Church Lady What: TV – Saturday Night Live When: 1986 More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Church_Lady

“You can’t spoil a baby”

“You can’t spoil a baby” http://www.whattoexpect.com/baby-behavior/spoil-a-newborn.aspx  

Rudyard Kipling

A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke. Discuss …read more

“Liking something is a way better experience than not liking something.” – C.S. Lewis

“Liking something is a way better experience than not liking something.” – C.S. Lewis

“The Internet is Serious Business”

The Internet is Serious Business Who: mr_brett Where: General Mayhem forum When: 2003 More Info: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/the-internet-is-serious-business  

Play it again, Sam

Play it again, Sam Who: Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) What: Where: Movie – Casablanca When: 1942   More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Play_it_again,_Sam

I didn’t get a “harrumph” out of that guy!

I didn’t get a “harrumph” out of that guy! – The Honorable William J. Lepetomane (Mel Brooks) in Blazing Saddles (1974) http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0152998/quotes The Governor expected everyone to show agreement with him by giving him a ‘harrumph’. One politician neglected to do so until urged on by Hedley Lamarr.      

“the emperor has no clothes”

“the emperor has no clothes” Who: Author: Hans Christian Andersen What: The Emperor’s New Clothes When: Published: April 7, 1837 Meaning: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=the+emporer+has+no+clothes About: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Emperor%27s_New_Clothes Read: http://andersen.sdu.dk/vaerk/hersholt/TheEmperorsNewClothes_e.html    

Elementary, my dear Watson

Elementary, my dear Watson Who: Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) Where: Movie – Hound of the Baskervilles When: 1939 http://sherlockholmesquotes.com/

Gustave Flaubert

  “A memory is a beautiful thing, it’s almost a desire that you miss”. Discuss …read more

Brobdingnagian

brobdingnagian In Jonathan Swift’s novel Gulliver’s Travels, Brobdingnag is the name of a land that is populated by a race of human giants “as tall as an ordinary spire steeple.” In Gulliver’s first close-up encounter with the giants…… Source: Brobdingnagian | Definition of Brobdingnagian by Merriam-Webster

To infinity and beyond!

To infinity and beyond! Who: Buzz Lightyear Where: Toy Story – Animated Movie When: 1995 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzz_Lightyear

Gazanging

Gazanging is a term used in the UK to describe when a vendor pulls out of a property transaction and opts to stay put, having previously accepted an offer.[1] Frequently, this occurs due to a change in circumstances, such that the seller no longer wishes to move, or are unable to… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gazanging

anemometer

anemometer Definition: (noun) An instrument for measuring wind force and velocity. Synonyms: wind gauge. Usage: The storm chasers loaded their van with high-tech gear, including a number of powerful anemometers. Discuss …read more

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