Ludicrous misuse of a word, especially by confusion with one of similar sound.
A confused use of words in which an appropriate word is replaced by one with similar sound but ludicrously inappropriate meaning.
While reading a long but very interesting article from 2013 by Paul Graham I found this jewel there. Talking about the ‘people handling’ style of engineers vs. sales people. Mostly differences in Customer Service orientation.
I don’t think I’m like this but I could be……
Read full Article –> Do Things That Don’t Scale
BTDT – acronym – “Been There Done That”
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https://www.allacronyms.com/_internet_slang/BTDTGTS (Got the T-Shirt!).
Usage: She is ready prey to any man who knows how to play adroitly either on her affectionate ardor or her quixotic enthusiasm.
Night of the Radishes is a festival dating from the 19th century that combines art, agriculture, and religion. It is held in the zócalo, or main square, in Oaxaca, Mexico. The radishes grow to yam-size here and are each uniquely shaped by growing through the rocky soil. Families harvest these vegetables, and combine and sculpt them into elaborate forms depicting biblical scenes, especially the nativity of Jesus. Historical and Aztec themes are also represented. After the awarding of cash prizes and ribbons, a fireworks display caps the night. Discuss
I really hesitated to include this word in this directory. ‘Sheeple’ is one of two words I really hate… The other is ‘consumer’.
Sheeple (a portmanteau of “sheep” and “people”) is a derogatory term that highlights the herd behavior of people easily controlled by a governing power which likens them to sheep, a herd animal that is easily led about.
Not always – but most of us will smile at the sight anyway. A favorite of young and old alike for its vivid color and cheery song, the American robin is the state bird of Connecticut, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
We think of American Robins as harbingers of spring, so when we see them during the winter, what does that mean? Is spring coming early? Are there a few confused birds in your neighborhood? Find out in our Question of the Week: …read more
From the Oxford Living Dictionaries website.
Terminating in a knob or knobs, as the arms of a cross.
Used in Heraldry. Might also refer to the use of an apple, the pommel of a saddle, a finial, or an ornamental fitting.
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“Physic” – Advertising Sign
A psychic in a town close by had an office. Nice location on a busy corner. Had one of them $100 dollar vinyl signs to advertise her business, Palm Reader, Tarot Cards, Tea Leaves, and Physic!!!!
I saw the sign but couldn’t believe it. Went around the block and checked it again. Yeah, that’s what it said!
Now, my take on this was ‘she must not be real adept at being a Physic…. I mean psychic’.
- She didn’t foresee the sign painter misspelling the word.
- She didn’t recognize the problem when it was delivered and installed.
- She could consult her crystal ball and ‘see’ I (and probably many others) were riding by and laughing at her ‘misfortune’.
A compliment with two meanings, one of which is unflattering to the receiver: “The senator said that her opponent was quite competent for someone so inexperienced; you hear nothing but left-handed compliments in these debates.”
I worked in a large retail establishment for 6 years. Always a good laugh there if you looked for it!
The first year I was there, someone had went through a bunch of display items, priced them at a good discount and placed them on a prominent isle table. They then printed out a set of signs to attract attention…… ‘Dislpay Sold’!!! All four sides. Great Display.
Nothing there moved very fast.
I noticed the sign but thought it was my dyslexia kicking in but…. I kept passing that nice display and realized the sign was misspelled. Evidently the customers didn’t understand it either and didn’t buy from there in spite of the deep discount.
Over time as the opportunities came, I would point it out to management, starting the supervisors. Nothing happened! Market manager didn’t even notice when he dropped by.
Thought it was all over until a year before I left. the same signs appeared on a isle shelving area.
In case you don’t get it, the sign should have said, “Display Sale”.
In an informal discussion in 1950, the physicist Enrico Fermi questioned why, if a multitude of advanced extraterrestrial civilizations exist in the Milky Way galaxy, evidence such as a flying saucer or Von Neumann probe have not yet been seen.
“Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman!” — Adventures of Superman
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