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Any intellectual/academic discussion meant more to show off the intelligence of the speaker than to prove a point or educate anyone listening.
Freudian literary criticism is pretty useless, to be honest; eventually they stop talking about literature entirely, in favor of pointless brainwanking.
by kiefda03 June 08, 2010
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Act of spending one's time with very complicated theoretical problems which, when solved, do not serve for anything useful or practical.
J: Did you understand the sense of the problem in theoretical quantum mechanics which we solved in our course today?
P: It was just some brain-wanking. It does not have any practical meaning.
by xxteapot November 30, 2011
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