Scientists have finally figured out the reason behind a small but noticeable uptick in the temperature of the moon’s subsurface while it was under study by astronauts of the Apollo missions in the 1970s. The culprit? Blame those very same astronauts. The … Discuss
Definition: (noun) Reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others.
Synonyms: mischief, devilment, roguery, devilry, mischievousness, rascality.
Usage: Mr. Jones had had enough of Billy’s shenanigans and sent him to the principal’s office in the hopes that she would be able to straighten the unruly student out.
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“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.
Letting the cat out of the bag is a colloquialism meaning to reveal facts previously hidden. The facts were usually hidden from a specific target audience or theatrical audience. Examples include:
- revealing a conspiracy (friendly or not) to its target
- in a movie or play, the revelation of a plot twist
- letting an outsider into an inner circle of knowledge (e.g., explaining an in-joke)