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dolichocephalic

Anatomy, adjective

Having a relatively long skull (typically with the breadth less than 80 [or 75] percent of the length).

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How about some new abbreviations? I read an article in which the author was dating a find in an ice core and referred to the date as 660 BCE.
WTF is BCE??

CE and BCE

Common Era (CE) and Before Common Era (BCE)

The letters CE or BCE in conjunction with a year mean after or before year 1. The Common Era begins with year 1 in the Gregorian calendar.

CE and BCE are used in exactly the same way as the traditional abbreviations AD and BC.
AD is short for Anno Domini, Latin for year of the Lord. BC is an abbreviation of Before Christ.

Because AD and BC hold religious (Christian) connotations, many prefer to use the more modern and neutral CE and BCE to indicate if a year is before or after year 1.

We seem to be moving further and further away from belief in Jesus Christ.
sad, sad, sad.

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OK then, photography seems to be popular around these parts, betcha never knew this one:

Bokeh

In photography, bokeh (Japanese: boke) is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Bokeh has been defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light".
 

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Feeling, showing, or expressing depression of the spirits.
Causing or tending to sadness or gloom. Pensive, thoughtful.
 

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Well — do y'all think we have a Fat Chance or a Slim Chance of not goin to war with the ragheads again?

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Dichotomy

1. a division into two especially mutually exclusive or contradictory groups or entities
2. something with seemingly contradictory qualities
 

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Well — do y'all think we have a Fat Chance or a Slim Chance of not goin to war with the ragheads again?
<Heh> I don't know if that statement qualifies as a dichotomy or not. Maybe Walter can weigh in on this.

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Discombobulate

1. To confuse or disconcert; upset; frustrate: The speaker was completely discombobulated by the hecklers.
2. To trade Gold for a living.
 

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<Heh> I don't know if that statement qualifies as a dichotomy or not. Maybe Walter can weigh in on this.

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Well... I cannot tell you why sometimes a house will burn down, while a nearby house can burn up.

I had a dichotomy. It is a surgical procedure to remove your dich. EEEEK!
 

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malfeasance
n.Misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official.
n.Evil-doing; the doing of that which ought not to be done; wrongful conduct, especially official misconduct; violation of a public trust or obligation; specifically, the doing of an act which is positively unlawful or wrongful, in contradistinction to misfeasance, or the doing of a lawful act in a wrongful manner. The term is often inappropriately used instead of misfeasance.
n.The doing of an act which a person ought not to do; evil conduct; an illegal deed.
 

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For us mathematically challenged (like me)

Mean vs Average

Let's say we have a set of numbers:

11, 23, 30, 47, 56

The mean, sometimes called the arithmetic mean, of this set is 33. The mean is the sum of all the numbers in the set (167) divided by the amount of numbers in the set (5).

The median is the middle point of a number set, in which half the numbers are above the median and half are below. In our set above, the median is 30. But what if your number set has an even number of, er, numbers:

11, 23, 30, 47, 52, 56

To calculate the median here, add the two middle numbers (30 + 47) and divide by 2. The median for our new list is 38.5.
 

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For us mathematically challenged (like me)

Mean vs Average

Let's say we have a set of numbers:

11, 23, 30, 47, 56

The mean, sometimes called the arithmetic mean, of this set is 33. The mean is the sum of all the numbers in the set (167) divided by the amount of numbers in the set (5).

The median is the middle point of a number set, in which half the numbers are above the median and half are below. In our set above, the median is 30. But what if your number set has an even number of, er, numbers:

11, 23, 30, 47, 52, 56

To calculate the median here, add the two middle numbers (30 + 47) and divide by 2. The median for our new list is 38.5.

Too fargin complex.

Do it thisaway:

You gots one bare foot on the stove burner, and the other on a block of ice.

On the AVERAGE, you are comfortable.

And whoever put you there is MEAN.


And while we are on the subject of fans, take a lookit this:

 

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A self-taught person.

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From Ancient Greek αὐτοδίδακτος ‎(autodídaktos‎), from αὐτός ‎(autós, “self”‎) + διδάσκω ‎(didáskō, “I teach”‎).
 

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Egregious

extraordinary in some bad way; glaring; flagrant

egregiously

in an outstandingly bad way; shockingly.
"we are being mislead most egregiously"


RE: J. Epstein
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Discombobulate

1. To confuse or disconcert; upset; frustrate: The speaker was completely discombobulated by the hecklers.
2. To trade Gold for a living.
One of our languages best fitting and most fun words to say.
 

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Leptokurtic - A distribution that displays a positive value of excess kurtosis, or sharpness of the peak of the graph of the distribution. The graph of a leptokurtic probability distribution shows a much higher peak around the mean value, and "fat tails", or higher densities of values at the extreme ends of the probability curve.

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rhetoric

Language designed to have a persuasive or impressive effect on its audience, but often regarded as lacking in sincerity or meaningful content.

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I know, posted by Bob already, but it was too hard to pass up.
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Psychogenderdysphoria

(noun)

sīkō/jendər/disˈfôrēə

manifest behavioral disorder which occurs when a person believes that they are something other than their biological gender.

(satire - not a real word)
 

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