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#1 2014-06-22 17:30:47

ganesh
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Deft Definitions

Ant : A busy insect that still finds time to go to picnics.

Baby sitter : A teenager who must behave like an adult so that the adults who are out can behave like teenagers.

Buffet : A French word which means "Get up and get it yourself."

Drama : What literature does at night.

Ecstasy : Discovering a second layer of chocolates under the first.

Etiquette : Learning to yawn with your mouth closed.

Net worth : Fisherman's income.

Pessimist : Someone who complains of the noise when opportunity knocks.

Poise : The ability to continue speaking fluently while the other fellow is picking up the check.

Semiconductors : Part-time band leaders.

Summer vacation : When parents suddenly realize that teachers are grossly underpaid.

Tattoo : Permanent proof of temporary insanity.

Walking : A form of exercise that loses some appeal when it's done behind a lawn mower.

Workaholic : Someone whose favorite entertainment is Monday morning.


It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi. 

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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#2 2014-08-02 23:52:18

Agnishom
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Re: Deft Definitions

nice jokes, ganesh


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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#3 2014-08-07 15:16:55

ganesh
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Re: Deft Definitions

Thanks, Agnishom. I am sorry I was unable to comment earlier.


It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi. 

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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#4 2018-01-11 17:14:52

ganesh
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Re: Deft Definitions

Deft Definitions

(Some more)

Adder : Mathematically inclined snake.

Babies : Nature's way of showing people what the world looks like at 2 a.m.

Comic books : The opera of the print media.

Drama : What literature does at night.

Ego trip : Something that never gets you anywhere.

Emergency numbers : Police station, fire department, and places that deliver.

Eternity : The first 60 seconds of a blind date.

Fancy Restaurant : One that serves cold soup on purpose.

Fear : Excitement in need of an attitude adjustment.

Great economist : Someone who, tomorrow, is perfectly capable of explaining why what he forecasted yesterday didn't happen today.

Mobile phones : The only subject on which men boast about who's got the smallest.

Net worth : Fisherman's income.

Perfectionist : A person who takes great pains and gives them to others.

Slimming : Living beyond your seams.


It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi. 

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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