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    I just thought up a game


    someone says a random word and then someone thinks up an anecdote based around that word. Then they say another random word and the process continues.

    Fun right?

    Probably not but here goes!

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    Has never been blown off my head in windy weatherm thats because I tend to hold it when a strong gust comes along.

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    A word meaning “six” in Swedish and Icelandic.

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    Anecdotes, people! Anyway...

    During my first year graduate algebra course, I was caught quite off guard when my professor shortened "homomorphism" to "homo". Not only did he use this term on the board, but he also felt the need to use it aloud. Being more purile of mind at the time, a few of my classmates and I couldn't help but chuckle whenever he said something like, "Consider a homo between two groups."

    Years later, I've finally grown up. Recently, a younger friend of mine recounted a similar story, remarking that he, too, couldn't keep himself together whenever an algebraist said "homo". I'm happy to report that, although I still find the usage funny, it no longer reduces me to giggles.

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    A dog pants when it’s hot. Panting in dogs is analogous to sweating in humans: it’s a method of cooling by evaporation.

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    Jane! Anecdote!

    I suppose it's customary for "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" to be played when the president of the US speaks, for example at the State of the Union Address. My fiancee told me it took her a couple of years to figure out they were playing this song as opposed to another popular ditty which shares the same tune. She did think it quite odd that the president was introduced to "The Bear Went over the Mountain".

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    first off, Jane is band from this page do due to her lack of knwoing what the hell anecdote means.
    second, one time me and my friends were all sitting around telling anecdotes to each other, some one just randomly comes over and tells us about the time he got his dick caught in his zipper. we all stared, giving him the eye of death, and when he finally walked away we all burst out laughing. It was the most ashamed I've ever felt while trying not to laugh to death.
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    Anecdote

    A friend of mine was relating the tale of a guided trek he took in the Bush with an aborigine tour guide in the land of Oz when he was bitten by a snake that was poisonous but not poisonous to kill you, only make you seriously ill, apparently the tour guide being an aborigine knew what he was doing by giving him and anecdote for the poison.

    This was his exact words and he couldn't understand why we were all laughing!

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    Behr_25, you are banned for failing to produce a new word! kidding

    Blank is what my dreams are. I don't remember them. Every now and then, though, I do. But maybe one in ten of those make any kind of sense! Those on the other end of the scale descend into a realm of weirdness where I am not able to describe them to others. No characters, plots or even physical objects. It’s like they exist entirely of "concepts". That’s pretty unusual, huh?

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    Edit: Ah bollocks. Beat me by 3 minutes Selene!
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    [Edited post]

    See Selene’s post below for Banality.

    Selene’s word Pride:

    Once upon a time, there was a man whom everybody considered to be proud. He was very rich as well. He fell in love with a young woman, and proposed to her – but she rejected him because she had heard a nasty story about him from someone else. She thought the person who had warned her about the proud man was a nice gentleman. Later, however, that nice gentleman eloped with the woman’s youngest sister! So he turned out to be a rogue after all. The affair was presently resolved when the rogue gentleman agreed to marry the woman’s youngest sister. The woman thought it was her uncle who had tactfully negotiated such a deal. She was wrong – it turned out that the credit for all this fell upon the man who had proposed to her, the man whom everybody considered to be proud! It seemed that he was not as proud as people believed after all, and the woman regretted that her first impression of him had been so mistaken. When he proposed to her a second time, she accepted him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER



    Next word: Banality

    Edit: Ah bollocks. Beat me by 3 minutes Selene!
    Sorry Kal


    Let's go with yours

    The Banality of Evil is a controversial phrase coined in 1963 by Hannah Arendt in her work Eichmann in Jerusalem. It describes the thesis that the great evils in history generally, and the Holocaust in particular, were not executed by fanatics or sociopaths but rather by ordinary people who accepted the premises of their state and therefore participated with the view that their actions were normal.

    Edit: Ah Jane beat me! Now we're all getting confused as to which is the next word!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneBennet
    It appears that Behr_25 is only interested in starting this game, not in playing it. Maybe Behr_25 has nothing interesting to contribute. This would be an example of banality.

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    For pete's sake, I think more people than just Jane are forgetting (never knew?) what anecdote means.

    Anecdote: a brief account of an interesting incident or event that usually is intended to entertain or to make a point.

    AKA, not a definition or explanation or example of the word.

    Prejudice: I went to high school in a pretty liberal town, and a white friend of mine started dating a black guy her junior year. She was surprised when some of her relatives freaked out on her because of it. She didn't think her own relatives could be so prejudiced, and I was kind of surprised to see such a thing in our town myself.

    Next word (I know, it's two, get over it.): Anal retentive
    Man can will nothing unless he has first understood that he must count on no one but himself; that he is alone, abandoned on earth in the midst of his infinite responsibilities, without help, with no other aim than the one he sets himself, with no other destiny than the one he forges for himself on this earth.
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    Alright Paralith

    Don't get your knickers in a twist

    It's only a game and sometimes it takes a while for newcomers to learn the rules

    Anal retentive


    Years a go a friend of a friend who had two young children and one of the kids had constipation, so she brought a enema kit and gave it an enema, which cured it temporarily. Then she started to give both her kids enemas to prevent any future problems. My friend was horrified about this and i must say i thought it was pretty bad. Why didn't she just change their diets? Anyway my friend had a word with this woman about it and got told to 'mind her own business' so my friend reported her and this woman almost had her kids taken away from her and done for child abuse. Made me think how far a mother should go to help her kids, and what is help and what isn't? Sometimes parents think they are doing 'good' for their kids when in fact they are doing the complete opposite.

    Anyway sorry to bore you all, can't think of the next word, am i banned?

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    One of the most bizarre stories of people escaping from prisons concerns one Stephen Jay Russell. In 1996, while in a prison in Texas, he stole some green Magic Markers and used them to turn his prison clothes green – the colour of the uniform worn by doctors visiting inmates in that prison. Then he simply put on his “green” clothes, posed as a prison doctor, and walked out of jail just like that!

    You would have thought even a short-sighted person could tell a genuine green uniform from one simply stained green by ink, wouldn’t you?

    Okay, now I hope all the whiners here are happy. :?

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    first, i had to go to sleep

    i actually have stuff to do today

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    i will contribute

    watch...whale

    there was once a man who lived by the sea. He was a fisherman, and he had fallen upon hard times, so he thought up the brilliant idea of catching one gigantic fish to make up for a years worth of fishing when he was actually out boozing and loosing all his savings playing Jin with his bar-mates. When he went out to sea after having his wife pack a sufficient lunch for his trip, he decided that a big fish would need an equally large space to live in, and since the fisherman was looking for an extraordinarily large fish, he decided to go out to deeper waters. Little did he know that it is extremely unwise to go out to sea in the winter (i forgot to mention it was winter ). But, being extremely desperate and even more stupid, he paid this little bit of info no mind. when he finally reached his destination, the sea was roiling and boiling with a storm and this apparently meant that fish would be swimming closer to he surface. But, unfortunately forr the fisherman (from here on we'll call him Jeff) when fish sense a storm they swim deeper underwater or to alcoves near the shore, so as the hours passed by and still no fish came, Jeff, in his infinite wisdom, decided that the BIG fish must be farther out, as he was packing up his stuff a rather large bolt of lightning hit the water and Jeff was knocked out of his boat and was churned into and under the sea by the waves. As he descended he saw a distant shape and it appeared to be coming straight towards him. Now, as we all know, Jeff is not the brightest bulb in house, so he decided to try and lure the fish back to his home, but, to Jeff's extreme annoyance he had lost his sense of direction when he fell out of his boat. The fish had been gaining on him in the full twenty-three minutes it had taken Jeff to concoct this scheme so he did Meenie-Minie-Moe with his directions until he finished with his finger pointed at the whale (yes it is a whale ), but, being the genius that he is, Jeff forgot the part about opening your eyes afterwards (and the part about not closing them in the first place). So, Jeff started swimming towards the whale and i guess you can think up the rest. Now Jeff spends the rest of his days inside of a whale.

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    Anecdotes are supposed to be real incidents involving real people.
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    well woopdeedoo!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Behr_25
    well woopdeedoo!!!
    Come on now. Be fair. If Jane can't make up her own definition why should you?
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    at least i made up a story
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    Why not re-define the rules of the game slightly – so that instead of anecdotes, you could just post any interesting info whatsoever about the last word? Anecdotes are lame, anyway. :x
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    fine, it wouldn't hurt

    it at least has to be funny
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