Weasel Words

“Weasel words” are words that are intended to, or have the effect of, softening the force of a potentially loaded or controversial statement. The term was coined by Stewart Chaplin in a 1900 short story and invokes the image of a sneaky weasel wriggling its way out of tight spaces in the same way that these words subtly redirect attention. One example of weasel words is the phrase “headcount reduction,” which is used in the corporate world as a euphemism for what distasteful course of action? Discuss
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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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feckless

Definition: (adjective) Generally incompetent and ineffectual.
Synonyms: inept.
Usage: Much to his wife’s dismay, Jim refused to call a professional, and continued his feckless attempts at repairing the plumbing in the house.
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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.

Read More… http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/symbol/virginia/state-motto/thus-always-tyrants

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

 

Sic Semper Tyrannis photo
Photo by Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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.

Liberosis

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 …

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.”

Space Food

The weightlessness experienced by humans in space poses a number of challenges in the performance of day-to-day tasks. Early experts feared that weightless conditions would make food difficult to swallow, allowing it to collect dangerously in the throat. Scientists began developing bite-sized cubes, freeze-dried powders, and semiliquid space foods for astronaut use, but the space travelers found the foods unappetizing, difficult to rehydrate, and messy. How have these concerns been addressed?
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lachesism

n. the desire to be struck by disaster—to survive a plane crash, to lose everything in a fire, to plunge over a waterfall—which would put a kink in the smooth arc of your life, and forge it into something hardened and flexible and sharp, not just a stiff prefabricated beam that barely covers the gap between one end of your life and the other.

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“I Accidentally…”

“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

Automats

An automat is a fast food restaurant where food and drinks are served by coin- and bill-operated vending machines. Joseph Horn and Frank Hardart opened the first automat in the US in 1902 and quickly popularized the notion of take-out food with their slogan “Less work for Mother.” The original automat machines, which had little windows containing the prepared meals, were filled from behind by workers who cooked the fresh food in an unseen kitchen. What led to the decline of automat dining? Discuss
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Raymond Kertezc

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 blogs and poetry attributed to Mr. Kertezc.

I’d suggest the diligent student might wish to search Google for the latest ‘sightings’, references, and poetry attributed to Raymond Kertezc Google Search for Raymond Kertezc

Further Reading:

http://abuse.wikia.com/wiki/Raymond_Kertezc

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia%3AArticles_for_deletion%2FRaymond_kertezc

 

apiary

Definition: (noun) A place where bees and beehives are kept, especially a place where bees are raised for their honey.
Synonyms: bee house.
Usage: She had started her apiary with a small capital, a book of practical hints, and a second-hand queen.
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“Lurk Moar”

(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 also be intended as legitimate advice for new users.

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/lurk-moar