Etymological definition: To note or perceive differences between things. (Strictly speaking "discrimination" makes no mention of race, gender, nor disability; nor does it make mention of placing one thing at a disadvantage to another.)
White Unicorn definition: Any policy that treats people equally regardless of race, gender, or disability.
Real world definition: Any policy that doesn't place white males at an extreme unfair disadvantage.
Equivalently, any policy that doesn't specifically mention race and gender in the context of "protected minorities receive X benefits", where X is greater than those received by white males.
In the real world, any policy based strictly on academic merit, financial status, or any other non-race based trait, even those claimed by tolerance experts to not be correlated to race, is discriminatory unless it specifically allots a handicap to women and non-whites.
Dictionary nerds: The act of selecting toothpaste based on each item's price and advertised benefits is an example of discrimination.
What the media wants you to think: A bunch of people of all races and genders holding hands around a 1000 year old tree is the ideal discrimination-free environment.
What's really happening: Michigan placed a ban on using race and gender as a factor in college admissions. While this seems like the ultimate move in preventing discrimination, as it would be impossible to discriminate based on race or gender if these factors were absent in a college application, the measure was struck down by a federal court.
They claimed the policy harms minorities and is unconstitutional; as it would then also be impossible to give PREFERENTIAL treatment to minorities as well.
The more you know.
A more badass
way of saying "I'm sick and tired of repeating myself, get it through your fucking head". May also have implications of "are you calling me a liar?". From the Bruce Willis and Damon Wayans movie "The Last Boy Scout
I'm gonna say this again, for the cheap seats. (yelling) I DON'T KNOW WHERE JOE HALLENBECK IS! That's my fucking statement! Write it down and shove it up your ass!
Al Pacino's pronunciation of "United States of America" in the movie Scarface, in which he was faking a Cuban accent.
Are joo communist? I do not come to Joonited States of America to be treated like this? Joo can't do nothing to me that Castro has not already done!
one's skills and/or work ethic on a work application
with the intent of having your application receive a more favorable consideration. It is an unwritten rule of applying for jobs, i.e., it is expected that you apply through your teeth. Remember, it's not lying - it's applying.
Question: How often have you skipped school: never, on occasion, only as much as everyone else does, or always?
Applicant: Hmm, let's see. Well, I do skip on occasion, so...
Friend: Dude, apply through your teeth. Tell them you never skip. That's what they're expecting you to say.
Applicant: Alright, next question.
Question: I disagree with others frequently. Strongly agree, agree, neutral, disagree, or strongly disagree?
Applicant: Wtf! It's a trick question >_<
That feeling you get when you've had too much coffee in the morning and it's starting to wear off. Its stimulative effects don't always wear off evenly, leaving you feeling jittery AND exhausted. Food and water help; fortunately the most common time for a caffeine downer
is right before lunch.
"Anyone want a second cup of coffee?"
"I'm tempted, but I'll get a caffeine downer in an hour for sure."
The state of being unable to enter your vehicle because some dickhead parked too close to the door. The solution to this is usually to have to enter the other side of the vehicle and climb through, although if you're parked in on both sides, you are hosed.
I got parked in by some dickhead in a mini the other day. I smashed all the windows and tipped the damn thing over.
An abstract object, most often encountered by randomly selecting them from urns.
Such urns typically also contain red balls, black balls, white balls, and yellow balls.
Used to hilarious effect in example problems written in probability textbooks, either by clever trolls or by well-meaning mathematicians who are hideously behind the times.
An urn contains 500 red, 1200 white, 300 yellow, and 600 blue balls. 430 balls are selected at random. What is the probability of selecting an even number of blue balls?
Ans: One, if you're at a LAN party or Star Trek convention.