3 definitions by Cog(nitive)Diss(idence)onance

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Public displays of hate
Woman1: Wow, I can't believe that we STILL don't have affordable childcare in Canada. Why do we always have governments full of patriarchal morons?? expletive/expletive/expletive!

Woman2: That was a pretty fantastic pdh! My pdh's are usually about homophobia . . .
by Cog(nitive)Diss(idence)onance February 06, 2009
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exactimate: a combination of estimate and exact.
(a) referring to the fallacy of 'Truth' as obtainable through scientific practices.
(b) a synonym of BS
(c) efforts made to convince others of a claim of which you yourself are unconvinced.
(d) a tactic that is often used when writing papers in the social sciences and natural sciences . . .sometimes with the aide of statistics.
The student had absolutely no idea what her data meant regarding the theory of Social Capital. However, passing her dissertation demanded that she convince others that her data did indeed say "something". Since Social Capital theory seemed like a safe bet, she decided she would exactimate and hope not to be caught. She figured that statistics might help create a veil over her exactimation, and she was correct.

by Cog(nitive)Diss(idence)onance February 10, 2009
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resolutions to improve citizenship that are motivated by the inauguration of Obama.
Now that Obama is in, I've made an "Obamaloution" to be more environmentally conscious and turn off my lights when I leave my house.
by Cog(nitive)Diss(idence)onance January 21, 2009
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