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codswallop, gallimaufry and other perplexities

New(?) words and phrases I read this morning:

codswallop
gallimaufry
gimcrack pretenses
legalistic argle-bargle

a Mr. Stern asks
if he was just too cynical
should he celebrate the SCOTUS’ … 10 more words

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SHOOTING+

Shoot: v. to launch a projectile which may be relatively harmless or one which can inflict bodily harm and/or death

 

Whether it is a water gun, blow gun, bow, handgun, or bazooka to shoot requires a device which launches a projectile which may be harmless or potentially lethal. 80 more words

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SHOPLIFTING+

Shoplift: v. to willfully and forcibly steal goods from a retail business

 

Shoplifting is basically stealing goods from a shop or retail business. Most shoplifting is done by individuals for relatively small value items but there are also professional gangs which boost merchandise in the thousands of dollars with special bags, clothing, and lookouts or cohorts who make sure that the clerks are occupied during the shoplifting procedure. 144 more words

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SIGNIFICANCE+

Significance: n. judged to be worthy of attention and/or having some importance

 

 Significant can also be very significant but significance at the least means that something is worthy of attention or has enough importance that it shouldn’t be ignored. 80 more words

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SIMILAR+

Similar: adj. a very large degree of correspondence between two or more subsets but no identical correspondence

 

Similar things are almost the same or identical but not exact copies. 247 more words

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SIMULATION+

Simulation: n. copying a behavior(s) of a lifeform and/or a machine function(s) and/or a subset(s) but it is usually an approximate correspondence with the copied behavior(s) and/or machine function(s) and/or subset(s) 154 more words

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SIMULTANEOUS+

 

Simultaneous: adj. two or more subsets existing together in time and/or done at the same time

Riding a bicycle and singing at the same time is doing something simultaneously. 154 more words

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