It's clear: today, idiots are everywhere. So James Napoli, esteemed director of the National Sarcasm Society, has created a smart-aleck dictionary that defines pop-culture touchstones and throws shade on the hopelessly foolish.
Author: James Napoli
Category: American wit and humor
It's clear: today, idiots are everywhere. So James Napoli, esteemed director of the National Sarcasm Society, has created a smart-aleck dictionary that defines pop-culture touchstones and throws shade on the hopelessly foolish. With copiously illustrated snarky entries on everything from "Alternative Facts" and "Congress" to "Cable News" and "Uber," The Official Dictionary of Idiocy brings much-needed laughter to these crazy days.
from “fatuity”' have often been used – often incorrectly – as synonyms for idiots in
both medical and cultural ... relationships really are'.12 This does not mean that official definitions are always challenged: at times, idiocy has been simply used ...
Author: Martin Halliwell
Category: Literary Criticism
This book traces the concept of idiocy as it has developed in fiction and film in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It focuses particularly on visual images of idiocy and argues that writers as diverse as Gustave Flaubert, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Joseph Conrad, John Steinbeck, Flannery O'Connor and Rohinton Mistry, and filmmakers such as Jean Renoir, Akira Kurosawa, Alfred Hitchcock, Werner Herzog and John Huston have all been attracted to idiot figures as a way of thinking through issues of language acquisition, intelligence, creativity, disability, religion and social identity. Martin Halliwell provides a lively and detailed discussion of the most significant literary and cinematic uses of idiocy, arguing that scientific conceptions of the term as a classifiable medical condition are much too narrow. With the explosion of interest in idiocy among American and European filmmakers in the 1990s and the growing interest in its often overlooked history, this book offers a timely reassessment of idiocy and its distinctive place at the intersection of science and culture.
This volume provides a light-hearted guide for the perplexed to all things trivial. Wittgenstein said that if people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever happen. As human progress depends on the continuing practice of stupidity, Stephen Bayley investigates in this book what is necessary for human progress. Some instances of stupidity are only clearly stupid after the fact such as the astonishing amount of money poured into Internet start-ups, others rely on ideas which are stupid on their own. The Ship of Follies of the World in 1509, even the perplexed will find their way through the maze of progress and common sense. An original miscellany for those who want their trivia served up with panache. The inspiration for this collection comes from Flaubert's Dictionnaire des Idees Recues, published for the first time in October 1904.
In other words, the limit exists if the intended height matches the actual function
height. continuous) or not (making the function discontinuous). With that in mind,
here is the official definition of continuity: A function is continuous at a point x = c
Author: W. Kelley
Students no longer have anything to fear: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calculus, Second Edition is here. Like its predecessor, it was created with an audience of students working toward a non-science related degree in mind. A non-intimidating, easy-to-understand textbook companion, this new edition has more explanatory graphs and illustrations and double the number of practice problems. First edition of this book has sold more copies than any of the other 70+ books on the subjsect. Twice as many practice problems in the second edition. More college students are now required to take calculus in college than ever before. Author is an award-winning calculus teacher praised for his ability to make this topic fun and approachable. His website, calculus-help.com, reaches thousands of students every month.
Author: G. Michael Campbell PMPPublish On: 2011-06-07
G. Michael Campbell PMP. agreements outside the scope ofthe charter. In some
cases, the contract refers to a charter as the official definition ofthe work to be
completed. WORDS. FROM. THE. WISE. The terms “project charter” and “
Author: G. Michael Campbell PMP
Category: Business & Economics
The step-by-step guide to becoming a successful project manager. By systematically managing goals and resources, any project, large or small, complicated or straightforward, can be achieved with great profitability. A certified project management professional shares the latest theories, procedures, and software tools available in this fully updated and revised guide including the newest directive from the Project Management Institute. An invaluable guide for any manager, it clearly explains the best way to approach any project, and also gives all the information necessary to those interested in passing the test to become a certified Project Management Professional. ? Includes the most current terms and concepts on the certification test, and the latest software tools from Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and Primavera. ? Advice from an expert with useful, real-life anecdotes from the field.
Probably not related to the Irish Gaelic bambairne 'dolt, stupid person, lout.' In “
Some Modern Irish Loanwords Describing People” (Celtica vol. 18, p. 53, 1986,
School of Celtic Studies, Dublin) Mícheál Ó Siadhail connects bambairne to the
Author: Grant Barrett
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
The words come from different countries where English is spoken, such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, South Africa, and others The author's website has received more than 1.2 million hits since its launch in 2004, and he is frequently interviewed about language in publications such as the New York Times
The Least You Need to Know • Heirlooms don't have an official definition, but
gardeners agree that they're openpollinated vegetables that have been handed
down generation to generation for their outstanding qualities. • Excellent reasons
Author: Chris McLaughlin
A garden of delight-and healthy, economical eating. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Heirloom Vegetables, readers will learn the rewards of growing heirlooms; find hundreds of descriptions and histories of a variety of available vegetables and find out how to make pollination work. ?Helps readers grow and eat locally, reduce or eliminate pesticides and additives, and save money along the way ?Includes step-by-step instructions for harvesting, drying, cleaning, and storing heirloom seeds ?For economical reasons-as well as concern for the environment and personal health-the popularity of gardening has grown in recent years
Net Carbs The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not have an official definition of the term low carb, so it's easy to see how food advertisements can
pitch a product boasting a reduced amount of carbs with catchy phrases such as
Author: Jody Whipple
Not all carbs and fats are created equal. Emphasizing the benefits of a diet rich in complex carbohydrates, monounsaturated fats, and Omega-3 fatty acids, this comprehensive guide offers readers more than 300 recipes that tantalize the taste buds-from appetizers to desserts and everything in between. The recipes are designed to help readers lose weight without feeling deprived or experiencing the cravings that so often come with low-carb and low-fat diets. * Diet books that highlight good carbs and good fats, such as The South Beach Diet, outsell low- and no-carb diet books * Readers of diet cookbooks buy multiple books on the subject * According to the American Medical Association, 64% of Americans are overweight or obese, and it's worsening
Gr . 181WTLKÓV ( idiotikon ) , or disposition , peculiar to an individual . neut . of
iSWTLKÓs ( idiotikos ) = belonging to a * i ... A term applied to bodies derived by
silliness . one occupying an official position , it being replacement from the same
You look it up in the Penguin paperback ; the friend looks it up in Chamber's Dictionary ; both of you come up with a triumphant cry of ' See , I was right ! You
settle the matter by looking it up in the official Oxford English dictionary , a
Author: Macmillan General Reference StaffPublish On: 1998-07
My personal definition of saleswhich may or may not match up with the “ official " dictionary definition - looks something like this : Sales ( noun ) : The act of 1 )
proactively understanding the needs and problems of others , then 2 ) using the
The official definitions of the groups are as follows : Idiots . ' Persons in whose
case there exists mental defectiveness of such a degree that they are unable to
guard themselves against common physical dangers . ' Idiots are those whose ...
part second , 1843 ; “ Ilygiène et Éducation “ The Relations of Sanitary Inspectors
to the des Idiots , " 1843 ; “ Images ... surg . in 1864 , and io be surg . in 1866 ,
and in ers , " etc. , 1873 ; “ Official Report on Edu- 1868 resigned his commission .
Radio bemba: Radio lips. Gossip Pata de puerco: Pig leg. Idiot Bemba de perro:
Dog lips. Idiot Ñame con corbata: Potato with a tie on. Idiot with a tie on r Esa no
tuvo quinces: She never had a sweet fifteen party. She's fiercely unattractive.
Author: Bill Cruz
Category: Foreign Language Study
"Oye Broder, Get a Load of These Palabras!"They're all Spanglish words -- and you can hear them on the streets of Miami, Los Angeles, Nueva York, and lots of otherciudadesacross the country where English and Spanish seem to blend and bend into a mind-boggling, veryfonihybrid of two different languages -- or are they sodiferente?Mira:lonchando:Having lunch. "I'mlonchando,I don't wanna talk to him now."yogur:Yogurt. "Este yogurdoesn't really hit the spot when you'relonchando.Maybe I need to order ajambergueand some fries."bacuncliner:Vacuum cleaner. "Aye!I think thebacunclinerjust swallowed my earring!"frizando:To make frozen, or freezing. "Turn up the heat,estoy frizando!"Before long, you'll be ready to graduate to the next level of Spanglish, with terms likepata de puerco("pig leg" -- a new way to call someone an idiot) andJamon del Diablo(deviled-ham product) and phrases like ":Boto la casa por la ventana!" ("That rocks!")The Official Spanglish Dictionarycontains hundreds of terms toguauyour friends and family, plus Spanglish terms of endearment, insults, and those all-important Spanglish pickup lines: "A ti no te duelen ni los callos" ("You're so fine, even your bunions don't hurt").
A comprehensive dictionary for crossword puzzle solvers that includes more than 120 categorized word lists, alphabetical listing of entries, listing by the number of letters in the word, and a wide range of other useful information.
Can you make sense of this statement using the official definition of > ?
Remember , the definition says that something positive has to be added to 2 to
restore the balance . you add 3 to 2 , the balance is restored to the equation . In
other words ...
Author: Denise Szecsei
Publisher: Alpha Books
Offers an introduction to the principles of geometry, from theorems, proofs, and postulates to lines, angles, and polygons.