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Pete at Home
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Thread rules:
No talking to anyone else directly, but feel free to get any message through within the parameters of the definition format below.

TERM DEFINED: definition.

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LIBERTARIAN: someone who feels no disturbance of conscience when the Supreme Court declares that (1) a corporation is a person; (2) a fetus is not.

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THREAD RULE: to anyne who understands psychology: an invitation to perform a certain action, stated in the negative. [Wink]
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INSANITY: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, particularly when that same thing you keep doing is killing cats with a ball peen hammer and the expectation is that it will make you finally stop eating rubber bands.
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Adam, like; Why don't you go **** yourself?

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DEMONSTRICTION: Stating a principle in a way that illustrates that the principle does not always hold true.
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Hopeless optimist or a moron (your call): A person that continues to argue at length with a fool.

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Person of Faith: a person, or people, that have raised superstition to both an art form and a lucrative business.

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I hope I'm doing this right, Pete. It's fun.
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Pete at Home
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ATHEIST: Someone who doesn't believe in Theists.

THEIST: Someone who believes in the word "the"

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Ornocracy (Ornotcracy): where the only rule is that rules will not be followed.
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Debate: After you abate, what you do before you rebate.
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LDS EXCOMMUNICATION: a 10% raise and an extra day off
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POPE: Infallible, but none of the Catholics believe it.

LDS PROPHET: Fallible, but none of the Mormons believe it.

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Some I floated in an unsuccessful thread a while back:

Diatribe: Close-knit association of people engaged in weight-loss efforts.

Ambiguity: The belief that one is large in stature.

Overweening: The practice of leaning forward while using a urinal.

Pettifogger: Euphemism for a female with a flatulence problem.

Opportune: One a them fancy-like song shows downta the oppor house.

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OPENING EXERCISES: The polygamist term for foreplay.
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SCREAMING LIBERAL: Term applied to persons displaying severe mental breakdown caused by rampant, visual corruption by republicans. Cure may be in sight.

[ November 05, 2008, 04:14 AM: Message edited by: munga ]

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CHILEDISH ARGUING: the way this thread is going on
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PSYCHOPATH: Crazy person's plan for a better life.

SOCIOPATH: Crazy person's plan for you.

PSYCHOLOGIST: Crazy person who realizes he can make a steady income by showing you how to think logically about feelings, like him.

SOCIOLOGIST: Psychologist who is not afraid to work with more than one person at a time.

[ November 05, 2008, 09:05 AM: Message edited by: DaveS ]

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SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: A couple that has sex once per week, on the same day, at the same time, on the same bed, in the same position, with the lights out, until death do them mercifully part.
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Psychotic: Someone that disagrees with the "reality" the majority of people have agreed on. No matter how crazy that "reality" may be.
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S&M: The wife sleeps while husband masturbates
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By that definition KE, I think that everyone on Ornery is psychotic. We all disagree with one "majority" or another.
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BIGOT: someone who holds a different opinion than you do.

OPEN MINDED: someone who holds the same opinion that you do.

CYNIC: what people call someone who doesn't stop thinking when they do.

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Arugula: The dangly thing in the back of your throat.

(So says my 4 year old and our attempts to tell him otherwise have proven futile, since he has it on the good authority of another 4 year old.)

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MOLLIFY: to become or make into Molly

METEOROLOGY: The study of meteors

[ November 06, 2008, 02:50 PM: Message edited by: caladbolg1125 ]

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Devil's Dictionary: Book written by Ambrose Bierce which is stocked cover to cover with content meant for this very thread.

Example: the following.

ALLIANCE: n. In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.

Ore: Alternative (i.e. alternative example, as in the next definition)

HOSPITALITY: n. The virtue which induces us to feed and lodge certain persons who are not in need of food and lodging.

URL: Devil's Dictionary

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quote:
HOSPITALITY: n. The virtue which induces us to feed and lodge certain persons who are not in need of food and lodging.
Bravo!
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DEMOCRACY: irrational belief that ten men who know what they're doing can't run the country as well as ten million who don't have a clue.

FASCISM: irrational belief that the ten men running the country know what they're doing.

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