10/7/11

Idiosyncrasy

A dog with a person with an Idiosyncrasy... are standing with you and your friend outside.


Including the dog... how many are standing there? ... and who is the dumbest of the group?
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If you said four are standing there... then the dog is the dumbest.


An Idiosyncrasy is a physical or mental habit or eccentricity.


Your friend with the Idiosyncrasy may for example.... always wear green on Saturday.


An Idiosyncrasy is not a person... it is a characteristic.


The individual mind ... takes its tone from the idiosyncrasies of the body. ~ Taylor


.Pronounced: <id-ee-oh-sink-krass-ee>






You wake up in the middle of the night.
You realize that the Zeitgeist is wearing plaid pants.

You realize there are now a pair of plaid pants draped over your chair...
... why do you smile and fall back asleep?
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A Zeitgeist  is the spirit of the time or the taste and outlook characteristic of a period or generation.

So... the fad now is wearing plaid pants.... and since you realize you have plaid pants for tomorrow...
.... you can happily fall asleep... knowing you will be in the fashion of the time.

Pronounced:  Zeek-Guyst

Zeitgeist is a German expression meaning "the spirit (Geist) of the time (Zeit)". 

It is used in English as well.







If you surfeit all the time.
Why does your surf outfit not fit?


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Because...

Surfeit means:

1. Excess in eating and drinking.
"Let not Sir Surfeit sit at thy board." - Piers Plowman.
"“Now comes the sick hour that his surfeit made." -  Shak.

 2. Fullness and oppression of the system, occasioned often by excessive eating and drinking.
"To prevent surfeit and other diseases that are incident to those that heat their blood by travels." -  Bunyan.

3. Disgust caused by excess; satiety.
"Matter and argument have been supplied abundantly, and even to surfeit" -  Burke.











nomophobia
You walk down the street...  ... you see a gnome on a lawn....
suddenly you realize you have nomophobia...  ... you touch your pocket and feel a bulge...  ... why does the urge to run go away?
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Nomophobia means:
The  fear of being out of mobile phone contact.
The bulge you feel is your cellphone.



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