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In sociology, the tipping point is the moment when something unique in society becomes commonplace. Also known as the angle of repose.
The phrase was coined by political scientist Morton Grodzins. A book was written (and published in 2000) on such dramatic moments by Malcolm Gladwell.

Also, the title of (the Philladelphia hip-hop group) the Roots' 2004 album. The album recieved two Grammy nominations and debuted at #4 on Billboard album chart.
The Tipping Point
The rains have saturated the grounds upon which they exist
40 days and 40 nights, musical mediocrity
Filling every crack of our space, no more
The kids have been packed to the tops of their lives
With hypnotic donkey rhythms
Believe that the sun will appear
On this 41st day and the dove will bring word
that art has not been drowned and life music
Will thrust its branches up from the mud of wackness
And begin to strangle the cousins of milli, vanilli
With mines of music, the Tipping point
The sounds have changed, the whispers of where we began
Invade out nostrils, like the smell of history’s future
The not quite art supernova today
So make us give you more and we will
The Tipping Point

The Roots ~ Pointro (The Tipping Point)
by tumbleweed ngt April 06, 2006
The point at which waiting staff in a restaurant lose out on their tip, through bad manners, bad food or forgetting about you entirely.
"I've been waiting ages for my boiled goose, the service in here is appalling!"

"The tipping point came earlier when they spilt my champagne"
by Earlchristo November 06, 2013
That point in the night when you and all your friends are debating, "go home and sleep", or "more shots?!"
"We just hit it...the tipping point...what are we gonna do fam?"
by ElSenorDuke August 27, 2014
In sociology, the tipping point is the moment when something unique in society becomes commonplace. Also known as the angle of repose.
The phrase was coined by political scientist Morton Grodzins. A book was written (and published in 2000) on such dramatic moments by Malcolm Gladwell.

Also, the title of (the Philladelphia hip-hop group) the Roots' 2004 album. The album recieved two Grammy nominations and debuted at #4 on Billboard album chart.
The Tipping Point
The rains have saturated the grounds upon which they exist
40 days and 40 nights, musical mediocrity
Filling every crack of our space, no more
The kids have been packed to the tops of their lives
With hypnotic donkey rhythms
Believe that the sun will appear
On this 41st day and the dove will bring word
that art has not been drowned and life music
Will thrust its branches up from the mud of wackness
And begin to strangle the cousins of milli, vanilli
With mines of music, the Tipping point
The sounds have changed, the whispers of where we began
Invade out nostrils, like the smell of history’s future
The not quite art supernova today
So make us give you more and we will
The Tipping Point

The Roots ~ Pointro (The Tipping Point)
by tumbleweed ngt May 01, 2006
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