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v. To fail to stop at a red light at night in Taiwan, even though the red light does signify "stop".
"After I went through the red light at night, I got ticketed for a Taiwan stop."
by PRwiz101 April 8, 2009
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A typo (one-letter keyboarding mistake, typewriter mistake) that the spell-check function cannot pick up because the word is spelled correctly -- although not for the word you wanted to key in. They are called "atomic typos" because the change of just one letter completely changes the word, although it remains spelled correctly in terms of the spell check function

Chris, instead of Christ
war, instead of was
bite, instead of byte
massage, instead of message

Quote: "Wow, the newspaper had an atomic typo on the front page, the writer meant to say "message" but what appeared in the article was "massage". Oops! That's a real atomic typo, and there's very little one can do to stop them!"
by PRwiz101 May 15, 2009
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(n.) -- the sighing sound one hears on both sides of the generation gap when one side says something the other side just doesn't quite agree with
"You know, every time I talk to my dad, he says a few things that just bother the heck out of me, and I know it's just the generation gap rearing its proverbial head again. It happens so often now, but of course always in a friendly way between younger daughter and older father, that it's more like a generation gasp these days, than a generation gap!"
by PRwiz101 January 29, 2012
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A person who is neither a scientist nor a science fiction writer, but writes and blogs about possible sci-fi scenarios for the future.
Although polar cities do not exist yet, there's a blogger who envisions them as safe refuges for survivors of global warming in the far distant future, and he calls himself a scifientist.
by PRwiz101 May 4, 2008
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(n.) - A period of time when you do not open your email inbox due to travel, moving to a new home, or week-long bedrest due to flu or other health problems.
"Wow, I was out of town for so long, travelling on business, that I just didn't have time to pay attention to the email gap in my inbox."

-- Overheard at an office watercooler in Boston, November 7, 2010
by PRwiz101 November 13, 2010
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(n.) -- the inner confidence of a Jewish person to persevere against all odds and come out with a successful outcome, no matter what the endeavor is, big or small.
"Oh, I know the odds are against me, but I really want to try my hand at writing a novel, and I'm hoping my Jewmentum will carry me through to the end. It's a dream I have had since high school, to be a novelist!"
by PRwiz101 February 9, 2012
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(n.) - Print newspapers that have folded and are now defunct, such as the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
"The list of now-defunct failpapers is getting longer and longer, and I worry how many daily newspapers will survive in the future."

-- Overheard at a watercooler in a newspaper office in Los Angeles
by PRwiz101 November 6, 2010
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