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AFTER SCHOOL SPECIAL

Posted: April 16th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

1. A television program airing in the hours immediately after most kids arrive home from school. These programs mostly attempt to teach youngsters about the dangers of premature sex and illegal drug use. These programs also tend to make kids and adults feel guilty about sexual feelings and perpetuate erectile disfuntion and other sexual problems which ultimatelly manifest into lower self-esteem and other psychological disorders.

2.  The act of using a mind altering substance immediatly after a long day at work or school.


Real thing! :)

Posted: April 14th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

Arachibutyrophobia is the phobia related to the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.


Иванов Иван Иванович

Posted: April 14th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

Placeholder names

“John Doe”, Jane Doe, Baby Doe names  used as  placeholder names in a legal action, case or discussion for a party, whose true identity is unknown or must be withheld for legal reasons. These names are also used to refer to a corpse or hospital patient whose identity is unknown. John Q. Public, Joe Public or John Smith

Additional persons may be called James Doe, Judy Doe, etc.

The phrase “Tom, Dick and Harry” is a placeholder for multiple unspecified people; “Tom, Dick or Harry” plays the same role for one unspecified person. The phrase most commonly occurs as “every Tom, Dick and Harry”, meaning everyone. Иванов, Петров, Сидоров, каждый встречный и поперечный— in Russian

John Q. Public is a generic name in the United States to denote a hypothetical member of society deemed a “common man.” He is presumed to represent the randomly selected “man on the street.” Similar terms include John Q. Citizen and John Q. Taxpayer, or Jane Q. Public, Jane Q. Citizen, and Jane Q. Taxpayer for a woman.

John Smith is a name often regarded as the archetype of a common personal name in most English-speaking countries, a generic name sometimes representing “everyman” or “the average person.”

The names Alice and Bob are commonly used placeholder names for archetypal characters in fields such as cryptography and physics. The names are used for convenience, since explanations such as “Person A wants to send a message to person B“.


Units of measurement

Posted: November 17th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

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The Genius Award

Posted: August 9th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

The MacArthur Fellows Program or MacArthur Fellowship (nicknamed the Genius Award) is an award given by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation each year to typically 20 to 40 United States citizens or residents, of any age and working in any field, who “show exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work.”

According to the Foundation’s website, “the fellowship is not a reward for past accomplishment, but rather an investment in a person’s originality, insight, and potential.” The current amount of the award is $500,000, paid as quarterly installments over five years. As of 2007, there have been 756 recipients who have received a total of more than $350 million.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacArthur_Fellows_Program


Dewey Decimal Classification

Posted: August 2nd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

Не поверите! Сморю я тут “Френдс” на досуге (“энный” час подряд), и тут Чендлер произносит : “Dewey Decimal System”… полезла смотреть…

The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC, also called the Dewey Decimal System) is a proprietary system of library classification developed by Melvil Dewey in 1876. This system organizes books on library shelves in a specific and repeatable order that makes it easy to find any book and return it to its proper place.

The system is made up of ten main classes or categories, each divided into ten secondary classes or subcategories, each having ten subdivisions.

Has been greatly modified and expanded through 22 major revisions, the most recent in 2004.  Besides its frequent revision, DDC’s main advantage over its chief American rival, the Library of Congress Classification system developed shortly afterward, is its simplicity.


“Universal truth”

Posted: May 20th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

“Behavioral psychologists say it takes 21 days to establish a pattern (habit) and 100 days (about 14 weeks) to make it automatic” …

Страшно подумать, какие горизонты открываются …


Из неожиданных находок…

Posted: May 18th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , | No Comments »

Оказывается “заболевания молочной железы” переводятся на английский  не только как mastopathy, но ещё и как St. Agatha’s disease.

И вот почему:

http://breastcancer.about.com/b/2008/02/05/saint-agatha-patron-saint-for-breast-cancer.htm


Saturday, you say…

Posted: May 5th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

The spring festivals and solstice festivals, and in many cultures permit licentiousness. We have a day of the week we call Saturday. Saturday is named after the god Saturn and that’s where you get the word Saturnalian which means “Orgy”. So Saturday literally translates to “Orgy Day”. So it’s written in our culture. (C).