The man on the Clapham omnibus – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The man on the Clapham omnibus is a hypothetical reasonable person, used by the courts in English law where it is necessary to decide whether a party has acted as a reasonable person would – for example, in a civil action for negligence. The man on the Clapham omnibus is a reasonably educated and intelligent but nondescript person, against whom the defendant’s conduct can be measured.

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“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.”

 

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Mechanical Puzzles

These puzzles are comprised of mechanically interlinked pieces that must be manipulated in a certain way in order for them to be assembled, disassembled, and otherwise solved. The oldest known example, from the 3rd century BCE, consists of a square divided into 14 parts that fit together to form other shapes. Mechanical puzzles have since taken on myriad forms, including dexterity and disentanglement puzzles, trick vessels, and impossible objects. What is the most well-known impossible object?
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“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.

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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 the oldest continuous law-making body in the New World.

scathing

scathing – (adjective) – Bitterly denunciatory; harshly critical.
Synonyms: vituperative.

Usage: This scathing remark caused the Prince to hide his face for shame, and Steve to erect his head in the proud consciousness that this shot was not meant for him.

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Sonder

n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of …

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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.”