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

Liberosis

liberosis n. the desire to care less about things—to loosen your grip on your life, to stop glancing behind you every few steps, afraid that someone will snatch it …

I’m Your Huckleberry

19th century slang which was popularized more recently by the movie Tombstone. Means “I’m the man you’re looking for”. Nowadays it’s usually used as a response to a threat or challenge, as in the movie. “Who thinks they can beat me?” “I’m your huckleberry.” I’m your huckleberry

Space Food

The weightlessness experienced by humans in space poses a number of challenges in the performance of day-to-day tasks. Early experts feared that weightless conditions would make food difficult to swallow, allowing it to collect dangerously in the throat. Scientists began developing bite-sized cubes, freeze-dried powders, and semiliquid space foods for astronaut use, but the space […]

“Hope will never be silent”- Harvey Milk

Harvey Bernard Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) was an American politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Read More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Milk

lachesism

n. the desire to be struck by disaster—to survive a plane crash, to lose everything in a fire, to plunge over a waterfall—which would put a kink in the smooth arc of your life, and forge it into something hardened and flexible and sharp, not just a stiff prefabricated beam that barely covers the gap […]

“I Accidentally…”

“I Accidentally…” is a catchphrase, internet slang, and trolling mechanism meant to exploit the imagination of English-speaking internet users. It is used by constructing a complete sentence that begins with “I accidentally” and removing the verb, leaving readers wondering what had been there in the first place. http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/i-accidentally http://www.fark.com/comments/6108474/Photoshop-theme-I-accidentally-whole-thing

Automats

An automat is a fast food restaurant where food and drinks are served by coin- and bill-operated vending machines. Joseph Horn and Frank Hardart opened the first automat in the US in 1902 and quickly popularized the notion of take-out food with their slogan “Less work for Mother.” The original automat machines, which had little […]

“I told him to be himself. That was pretty mean I guess.”

“I told him to be himself. That was pretty mean I guess.” – Roger Sterling

Raymond Kertezc

Raymond Kertezc – Fictional Character Raymond Kertezc is a fictional Poet included in the Minnesota_Multiphasic_Personality_Inventory assessment, survey or test as a control question to help determine if the respondent is actually paying attention to the test questions. There are many articles and a few blogs either about our esteemed poet, his purpose, or even some […]

apiary

Definition: (noun) A place where bees and beehives are kept, especially a place where bees are raised for their honey. Synonyms: bee house. Usage: She had started her apiary with a small capital, a book of practical hints, and a second-hand queen. Discuss …read more

“Reality is the murder of a beautiful theory by a gang of ugly facts.” –Robert Glass

“Reality is the murder of a beautiful theory by a gang of ugly facts.” –Robert Glass

touchstone

Definition: (noun) A basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated. Synonyms: criterion, standard, measure. Usage: You appear to me to be the very touchstone of responsibility. Discuss …read more

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