Someone who is quick to make a suggestion about what to do or what he would have done in a situation that has already happened.
Bill: Yea, I opened my car window and forgot that my application was sitting on the seat, and it blew right out the window.
Dan: What I always do is before opening my window is look around and see if there is anything that can blow out.
Bill: (Thinking) What a hindsighter you are.
What you say when (1) you're supposed to have washed a bunch of big cooking pots, (2) you don't and just fill them a little with water, and (3) someone asks why the pots have not been washed.
A: Hey! Weren't you supposed to wash all the dishes last night. B: I did except for these, I need to let 'um soak. A: You are so lazy
People think that it is unbelievable if a presidential candidate wins in the electoral college but has 5 to 10 percent LESS popular vote. This definition shows an absurd and extreme, but illuminating example of how the loser in the presidential election can have an arbitrarily high percentage of the popular votes compared to the winner, i.e., way more then 5 or 10 percent.
Suppose there are 540 electoral votes. Divide the states into two groups, one having 271 votes, the other 269. Suppose in the "271" states, only 1 person in each state votes Democrat, 0 Republican. Suppose in the "269" states, 0 vote Democrat, millions Republican. Then by the electoral college majority, the democrats win but the Republicans have a million times more votes than the Democrats.
In the 2012 presidential election, it initially appeared that we might have an electoral college paradox. But the Democratic popular vote came back up and it was avoided.
The idea that someone is guilty
unless they can come up with another person who is either guilty or a strong suspect. The idea is usually based on an imprecise process of elimination.
Parent to child: Did you do it?
Parent: Well if you didn't do it, then who did?
Nearby observer: Ah ha, she's using the guilty until alternate suspect principle.
The annual health test that every laptop should get, sometimes leading to a repair job
My laptop is kinda choked up right now, better take it in for its annual lap smear.
When someone interesting enters your view, you give them a serious look. Then you notice the person or some others nearby have noticed you staring. So you immediately look around at others in your view so the noticers think that you are not stairing but instead looking equally at everyone nearby. A little like the Package Peakin Wiener Gazer
(but not much).
Look at Jeff. He was eyeing that hottie that's way out of his league and now he's doing a few followup glances at others to hide his foolery.
When a person is given permission to use something only in an emergency and their rationalization of what constitutes an "emergency" becomes laxer and laxer each time they want the thing.
I told Bob he could use my car only in an emergency but last night his creeping rationalization made him think that missing the basketball game was an emergency.