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A rite of passage is a ritual that marks a change in a person's social or sexual status. The term was popularised by the French ethnographer Arnold van Gennep (1873-1957), in the early part of the twentieth century.
1. Its important to see Black Sabbath at least once in a lifetime, if you can. Its a rite of passage.
2. A rite of passage can be a religious experience
by IRON MAN January 27, 2005
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From STEM, an abbreviation short for "Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics", a STEMlord is a pejorative term for a particular kind of person who has studied in these areas at university or works in these fields who holds a pretentious, condescending attitude to anyone who has studied in any other fields, particularly the Arts and Humanities. They typically believe themselves to be more "intelligent" and "rational", while generally remaining incredibly ignorant outside of their areas of expertise and having the charisma of a rotting pig's backside.
"Ugh, I wish Reddit wasn't full of STEMlords the entire goddamn time."
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An activity someone older than you says will make you more mature, commonly idiotic, tedious, and/or destrictive.
"It's a rite of passage!" Shouted Uncle Mike, as I stared at the glass of motor oil and drain cleaner in front of me.
by Delicious Taffy November 22, 2015
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