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September 14, 2007

definition of lulworth

"LULWORTH (n.) - Measure of conversation. A lulworth defines the amount of the length, loudness and embarrassment of a statement you make when everyone else in the room unaccountably stops talking at the same time."

-- Douglas Adams and John Lloyd, The Meaning of Liff (tx to confused of calcutta)

September 17, 2007

"dictionary dancing"

"Won for one, too for two, free for three, for for four, hive for five... and so on... This is what they called 'dictionary dancing'."

-- Fiona Romeo, explaining the battle between young users and Club Penguin over the ban of numbers

September 30, 2007

"identity crash"

"Identity crash: Sudden and catastrophic collapse of an individual's ability to keep all the threads of his or her online identity straight when the individual joins one too many social networks. Example: I was ok keeping up with Facebook, Flickr, and Myspace, but after throwing lawlink,, and Orkut into the mix, I had a total identity crash and forgot what went where."

-- Urban Dictionary (tx Becky)

February 16, 2008

theory vs. practice

"They didn't care that they'd seen it work in practice because they already knew it couldn't work in theory."

-- Clay Shirky at 2007 Supernova

September 13, 2008

an intellectual

"An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex."

-- Aldous Huxley

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