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    - Sharpiegate. Scandal due to attempted, amateurish re-shaping of original map/paper sources, with a pen (=sharpie).
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    fairsuckofthesav -Australian slang - exclamation of incredulity, as in 'You've got to be kidding'.
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    tarantism — a psychological illness characterized by an extreme impulse to dance, prevalent in southern Italy from the 15th to the 17th century, and widely believed at the time to have been caused by the bite of a tarantula.
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    Flop sweat

    Perspiration caused by fear of failure.

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    "Why is everyone on Twitter in such a bad mood?"

    https://twitter.com/JamesCrisp6/stat...72043862532099

    A remark that could be transferred to a real lot of social media websites, especially those dealing with the news & politics ...
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    "Oh god ... Can we just have a referendum on using our nuclear weapons on ourselves."
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    New word I encountered today: urprised

    Used in a sentence: "I was completely urprised at finding this word in TC."
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    - Ambient audio:
    tech giants surveillance including phones (text messages, spoken word) cf. the researcher Shoshana Zuboff.

    - Libra, the planned Facebook currency. It's been mentioned for a while, but I only heard the name today, when PayPal announced they're pulling out of the plans.
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    ennui

    This word I've seen but never had heard . I was making a 5x5 crossword puzzle and it fit . Too personally , now I also know what it means .
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    I have forgotten the context, but remember clearly the phrase describing the irrational behavior: "The situation was like two bald men fighting over a comb."

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    "Lurgi" (or "lurgy"), a fictitious or undefined disease. The term can be traced to a 1950's radio show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron Scarpia View Post
    "Lurgi" (or "lurgy"), a fictitious or undefined disease. The term can be traced to a 1950's radio show.
    Ah yes. I believe the correct medical term is "dreaded lurgy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron Scarpia View Post
    "Lurgi" (or "lurgy"), a fictitious or undefined disease. The term can be traced to a 1950's radio show.
    The word, as plural "lurgies", turns up in John le Carré's Smiley's People, as George Smiley is mining the capacious memory of Connie Sachs. Connie falters in her narrative, then tells Smiley she's ''getting her lurgies" and needs more drink, but then succumbs to a panic attack: "Spot of timor mortis, darling" says Connie when the attack passes. The term maybe is a corruption of "allergy"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange Magic View Post
    The word, as plural "lurgies", turns up in John le Carré's Smiley's People, as George Smiley is mining the capacious memory of Connie Sachs. Connie falters in her narrative, then tells Smiley she's ''getting her lurgies" and needs more drink, but then succumbs to a panic attack: "Spot of timor mortis, darling" says Connie when the attack passes. The term maybe is a corruption of "allergy"?
    That's the way I've always understood it.
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