Wiki (n.) A web site in permanent Beta

Gene: Gene (n.) Tiny, without mercy, and in charge.

If aliens visited Earth and looked for the ruling lifeform, they would conclude that the real bosses of the planet were genes, which had established a ruthless empire that ran the entire planet simply as a factory to produce more genes. They would try to establish a dialogue with the little buggers and then realize that there was no way to communicate. They would then classify the planet as "useless" and cover it with asphalt and use it as a parking lot. Human protests would be treated much as the barks of dogs: annoying.

  • Ethnic food: Ethnic food (n.) Food eaten by relatively poorer people who are either immigrants or the descendants of slaves. Can be contrasted with "haut cuisine", which means "food eaten by expatriates". [culture fashion food]
  • Ethnic: Ethnic (adj.) A label applied to a foreigner as a kind of politically correct racism. [culture]
  • Economics: Economics (n.) An attempt to explain the world in large or small in terms of the physics of money. [economics]
  • Copyright: Copyright (n.) An ancient form of property protection invented by medieval monks to prevent people from copying their hand-written books. In modern times, copyright is what you infringe when you use the Internet. [economics internet mind]
  • Consciousness: Consciousness (n.) That part of the mind that thinks it is in charge, and convinces other minds that there is someone home, and the lights are on, while the rest of the mind gets on with the real work of doing everything. [confusion mind]
  • Compromise: Compromise (n.) That satisfactory state of affairs whereby the weaker party has sensibly agreed to the demands of the stronger. The ideal compromise involves giving nothing and getting everything. [violence]
  • Collective intelligence: Collective intelligence (n.) A tautological nomenclature that falsely suggests there are other kinds of intelligence. [mind society truth]
  • Clickfraud: Clickfraud (v., n.) Refers both to the act of, and the person who commits the act of, dropping names and references in email, without explanation, knowing that readers will have to use Google and/or Wikipedia to understand. [confusion troll]
  • Blue-egging: Blue-egging (v.) Refers to a form of obsessive behaviour wherein technically-oriented people will focus on solving unnecessarily complex technical problems for no real reason, and in favor of real work. [communications male pr0n]
  • Beer: Beer (n.). A mildly alcoholic beverage invented by adult male humans in historical times when they got tired of eating moldy bread. [female male sex]
  • Baldness: Baldness (adj.) The loss of hair on the aged male head, signifying advanced age and corresponding wisdom, specifically to younger males. Premature balding is a mimicry by younger, smarter males of their older peers for the sake of gaining political power earlier. [hair male marketing power]
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