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Harvard Terminology is the ambiguous grouping of words, typically in response to an inquiry requiring action, who’s objective is to leave the inquirer with sufficient hope to stifle the inquiry. This fleeting hope is usually followed by confusion and bewilderment regarding the true nature of this cruel response.

Ryland: Hey Stacy, what are you doing tonight? Would you like to go to a movie and grab a bite? Or maybe if you're not doing anything this weekend we could go to the beach. Let me know what works for you.

Stacy: That sounds like fun.

Ryland: You know, everytime you use Harvard Terminology, a baby turtle dies.
by RJL310 May 24, 2006
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Harvard Terminology is the convoluted grouping of words, typically in response to an inquiry requiring action, who’s objective is to leave the inquirer with sufficient hope to stifle the inquiry. This fleeting hope is usually followed by confusion and bewilderment regarding the true nature of this cruel response.
Ryland: Hey Stacy, what are you doing tonight? Would you like to go to a movie and grab a bite? Or maybe if you're not doing anything this weekend we could go to the beach. Let me know what works for you.

Stacy: That sounds like fun.

Ryland: I thought I told you to quit using Harvard Terminology on me.
by c0c0puph May 17, 2006

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