Synchronicity

A term coined by psychologist Carl Jung to describe what he called “meaningful coincidences,” synchronicity is the experience of two or more causally unrelated events that are conceptually similar and have very little chance of occurring together randomly‚ÄĒsuch as the discovery of the same idea by two different people at approximately the same time. Although Jung had introduced the concept of synchronicity in the 1920s, he did not fully explain it until when? Discuss
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Disabuse

Disabuse verb Sounds like it has something to with stopping abuse, but really means to persuade someone to a view contrary to their own.

Disabuse means to free someone of a belief that is not true. Many teachers of health find that when they teach, they spend as much energy disabusing kids of false beliefs as they do giving them the facts.

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Serendipity

Serendipity –¬†noun – the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

synonyms: chance, happy chance, accident, happy accident, fluke

Defined as the faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident, the word “serendipity” was first coined in 1754 by English author Horace Walpole in one of his more than 3,000 letters. In it, he explains that the root of his new word is taken from “The Three Princes of Serendip,” a Persian fairytale about princes who “were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of.” Past serendipitous discoveries include x-rays, helium, and what else? …read more

Paraprosdokian

A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence, phrase, or larger discourse is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect, sometimes producing an anticlimax. Wikipedia

 
 
 

Bielefeld Conspiracy

The¬†Bielefeld conspiracy¬†(German:¬†Bielefeldverschw√∂rung¬†or¬†Bielefeld-Verschw√∂rung,¬†pronounced¬†[ňąbiňźl…ôf…õltf…õ…źŐĮňĆ Év√łňź Ā äŇč]) is a¬†satire¬†of¬†conspiracy theories¬†that originated in 1993 in the German¬†Usenet, which claims that the city of¬†Bielefeld, Germany, does not exist,[1]¬†but is an illusion propagated by various forces. Originally an internet phenomenon, the conspiracy has since been mentioned in the city’s marketing,[2]and referenced by¬†Chancellor¬†Angela Merkel.[3]

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diaporama

A diaporama is a photographic slideshow, sometimes with accompanying audio, ranging from using only one or two slide projectors to a multi-image slideshow using a wide screen and several slide projectors connected to a central controlling device changing the slides, turning lamps on and off etc.

Diaporama – Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaporama

bear the brunt

Put¬†up¬†with¬†the¬†worst¬†of¬†some¬†bad¬†circumstance,¬†as in¬†“It¬†was¬†the¬†secretary¬†who¬†had¬†to¬†bear¬†the¬†brunt¬†of¬†the doctor’s¬†anger.”

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mugwump

Definition: (noun) A person who acts independently or remains neutral, especially in politics.
Synonyms: fencesitter, independent.

Usage: The public relations firm believed that the key to victory was to capture the hearts and minds of the mugwumps who would otherwise remain passive.

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The Palermo Stone

The Palermo stone is the largest known fragment of an ancient Egyptian stele containing the earliest extant historic annals. It was engraved around the 25th century BCE and includes a hieroglyphic listing of the kings of ancient Egypt, the years of their reigns, notations of historic events, and information pertaining to the flooding of the Nile. The stone was so named because it is housed in a museum in Palermo, Italy, but small pieces of it are held in what other cities?
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Adoxography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Adoxography is a term coined in the late 19th century, and means “fine writing on a trivial or base subject”. It was a form of rhetorical exercise “in which the legitimate methods of the encomium are applied to persons or objects in themselves obviously unworthy of praise, as being trivial, ugly, useless, ridiculous, dangerous or vicious”

Source: Adoxography – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Useful idiot – noun

A useful idiot is a derogatory term for a person perceived as propagandizing for a cause without fully comprehending the cause’s goals, and who is cynically used by the cause’s leaders.

The term was originally used during the Cold War to describe non-communists regarded as susceptible to communist propaganda and manipulation. The term has often been attributed to Vladimir Lenin, but this attribution is unsubstantiated.

Read More: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Useful_idiot

See also: Useful idiot (disambiguation)

wytai

wytai – noun –¬† a feature of modern society that suddenly strikes you as absurd and grotesque‚ÄĒfrom zoos and milk-drinking to organ transplants, life insurance, and fiction‚ÄĒpart of the faint background noise of absurdity that reverberates from the moment our ancestors first crawled out of the slime but could not for the life of them remember what they got up to do.

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