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 …
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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
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
“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
“I told him to be himself. That was pretty mean I guess.” – Roger Sterling
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 […]
“Reality is the murder of a beautiful theory by a gang of ugly facts.” –Robert Glass
A skilled American racecar driver, Rickenbacker entered World War I as a driver but soon became a fighter pilot. He shot down 26 enemy aircraft, earning the Congressional Medal of Honor and the moniker “Ace of Aces.” After a failed foray into automobile manufacturing, he ran several airlines for General Motors and eventually acquired…
(Intentionally misspelled) Lurk Moar is a phrase used by image board and forums posters alike to inform other users they need to post less and study the community before posting again. The phrase can generally be used as a euphemism in a derogatory sense so as to inform users they are not wanted/welcomed, but may […]
Definition: (noun) A light boat propelled by sails or oars, formerly used as a tender for merchant and war vessels.
Synonyms: ship’s boat, cutter, tender.
Usage: Seated upon the projection formed by the hull of the pinnace, I inhaled the salt…
rubatosis n. The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat. http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/post/28154792144/rubatosis
New York’s official state motto is simply Excelsior (Ever Upward). The motto appears on New York’s state seal and state flag. Source: Excelsior | State Symbols USA See Also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excelsior And See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Excelsior
“In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they aren’t.” —Yogi Berra.
énouement n. The bittersweetness of having arrived in the future, seeing how things turn out, but not being able to tell your past self. http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/post/34300648208/%C3%A9nouement
A well-known sentence or phrase, typically one that is associated with a particular famous person. An advertising slogan. Noun: Catch-Phrase Synonyms: saying, quotation, quote, slogan, motto, catchword, watchword, byword, buzzword, tag line, mantra
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 The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is a compendium of invented words written by John Koenig.…
A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.
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monachopsis n. The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place. http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/post/36505968156/monachopsis
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Gazumping occurs when a seller (especially of property) accepts an oral offer (a promise to purchase) on the property from one potential buyer, but then accepts a higher offer from someone else. It can also refer to the seller raising the asking price or asking for more money at the last minute, after previously orally […]
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“Read my Lips” Who: George Bush