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The ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable.
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“That’s Not How It Works”
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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.”
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.
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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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?
A ‘pig in a poke’ is something accepted or purchased without being inspected.
An item of unknown authenticity or quality.
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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.
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.
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“Just because you keep trying to do the right thing, doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed a happy ending.” – Junko Kaname
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 …
Read More: The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows – Sonder
“Never have a meeting where two pizzas couldn’t feed the entire group”
Who: Jeff Bezos (amazon.com)
“I’m your huckleberry.”