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People who borrow your books and set wet glasses on them.
People who know you well, but like you anyway.
To manipulate or adjust, to tweak. Derived from FROBNITZ. Usually
abbreviated to FROB. Thus one has the saying "to frob a frob." See TWEAK
and TWIDDLE. Usage: FROB, TWIDDLE, and TWEAK sometimes connote points along
a continuum. FROB connotes aimless manipulation; TWIDDLE connotes gross
manipulation, often a coarse search for a proper setting; TWEAK connotes
fine-tuning. If someone is turning a knob on an oscilloscope, then if he's
carefully adjusting it he is probably tweaking it; if he is just turning it
but looking at the screen he is probably twiddling it; but if he's just
doing it because turning a knob is fun, he's frobbing it.
|#4020||Frobnitz, pl. Frobnitzem (frob'nitsm) n.:|
An unspecified physical object, a widget. Also refers to electronic
black boxes. This rare form is usually abbreviated to FROTZ, or more
commonly to FROB. Also used are FROBNULE, FROBULE, and FROBNODULE.
Starting perhaps in 1979, FROBBOZ (fruh-bahz'), pl. FROBBOTZIM, has also
become very popular, largely due to its exposure via the Adventure spin-off
called Zork (Dungeon). These can also be applied to non-physical objects,
such as data structures.
If you actually look like your passport photo, you aren't well
enough to travel.
|#4022||Fudd's First Law of Opposition:|
Push something hard enough and it will fall over.
Get a can of shaving cream, throw it in a freezer for about a week.
Then take it out, peel the metal off and put it where you want...
bedroom, car, etc. As it thaws, it expands an unbelievable amount.
|#4024||Fun Facts, #14:|
In table tennis, whoever gets 21 points first wins. That's how
it once was in baseball -- whoever got 21 runs first won.
|#4025||Fun Facts, #63:|
The name California was given to the state by Spanish conquistadores.
It was the name of an imaginary island, a paradise on earth, in the
Spanish romance, "Les Serges de Esplandian", written by Montalvo in
Having to wander through a maze of ropes at an airport or bank
even when you are the only person in line.
-- Rich Hall, "Sniglets"
|#4027||Galbraith's Law of Human Nature:|
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that
there is no need to do so, almost everybody gets busy on the proof.
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