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Define "something and nothing"
« on: March 15, 2016, 11:46:24 AM »
Inspired by the incredibly popular "define a llama" game, I would like to propose a new game, which is very very similar, but this time using phrases or expressions rather than individual words.

So I will post a phrase to start things off - the next person posts a whimsical definition, and then proposes their own phrase for the next person to define, and so on.

so, as an example, if I started off with "something and nothing", the next person might define this as: "a quantum particle, something that is literally there and not there at the same time." And then they might suggest "a stitch in time saves nine", which the next person might define as "practice undertaken by Timelords to prevent unraveling of the universe", and suggest, "flotsam and jetsam", and so on.

So, I'll start with "something and nothing" (I'm sure someone can improve on my attempt at a definition!)
"You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet." - Kafka

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Re: Define "something and nothing"
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2016, 01:51:14 PM »
something and nothing: a breath of fresh air in a sealed can.


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Re: Define "something and nothing"
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2016, 06:00:28 PM »
The most common phrase uttered by miscreants, especially when caught in the act - I.e. when a spouse is caught in bed with an extraneous person.




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Re: Define "something and nothing"
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2016, 06:20:30 PM »
out of the blue: when a depressed person becomes happy again.

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Re: Define "something and nothing"
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2016, 08:17:38 PM »
Someone fresh out of rehab with a blunt.



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Re: Define "something and nothing"
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2016, 08:23:51 PM »
What those who are really into the weeds need to do by the end of a long tunnel journey.

"The exception that proves the rule"
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Re: Define "something and nothing"
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2016, 10:17:03 AM »
Statisticians excuse for outlying data points.




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Re: Define "something and nothing"
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2016, 11:02:13 AM »
What Indiana Jones yelled while running across a pool filled with crocs in Raiders of the Lost Arc.

LET BYGONES BE BYGONES.

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Re: Define "something and nothing"
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2016, 04:37:38 PM »
Rallying cry during the great bygones liberation demonstrations of the sixties. Free the bygones! Stop the mindless conformity and oppression and let the bygones be themselves!

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Re: Define "something and nothing"
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2016, 06:24:23 PM »
Gepetto's advice to Pinocchio. Alas, Pino the Prevaricator would not heed his creator.

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Re: Define "something and nothing"
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2016, 05:04:26 AM »
Grandiose statement of someone who has never worked as a pearl fisherman.

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Re: Define "something and nothing"
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2016, 05:41:26 AM »
Advice yelled by world-weary firemen to potential jumpers to avoid the spiked railings below. 




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Re: Define "something and nothing"
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2016, 08:43:14 AM »
Irish complaint about making muckles which are stolen by the overlords for their own benefit and to the detriment of all the Micks who actually did the work.



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Re: Define "something and nothing"
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2016, 05:50:04 PM »
Epidemic chronic fatigue

A LITTLE OF WHAT YOU FANCY
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Re: Define "something and nothing"
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2016, 04:53:32 AM »
... Is not as good as a lot of what you fancy.

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