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Gabfest: And Thereby Hangs A Tail

Discussion in 'Education & Personal Growth' started by Cimorene, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Thyagarajan

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    :hello:I trust your family & you taken precautions of COVID protocol of maintain social distance, covering nose & mouth with mask and or face shield and wash of your clothes and yourself after the merry go round.
    With news of second wave on the air and Maharashtra is one of five states topping the list to contribute major percentage of new cases of COVID in India, I shudder to thing of going around.

    The CEO of Apollo Hospitals Mumbai was telling youths of nation particularly in metros are contributors of second wave spread and one wonders how they do not care for maintaining COVID protocols. Vaccination spacing between jobs being discussed in view of second wave seemed to have begun in India.

    Thanks and Regards.
     
  2. Thyagarajan

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    I
    NOT jobs but “JABS”
     
  3. Giri12

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    Thank you so much for concern. We did took all necessary precautions. Hotels are open with permission of 50% booking so all nearby seats are vacant in restaurant.
     
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  4. Thyagarajan

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    upload_2021-3-27_14-37-59.jpeg
    • Firstly about the Yiddish adage: Man Plans God laughs. The highest IQ genes are in Israel and in foreign universities girls said to fall for boys from Israel. operation entebbe - Google Search comes to mind which in reality completed five minutes less than rehearsal duration 58 minutes.
    • Later to rescue its embassy personnel from Iran, USA duplicated this but their rescue plane was hit by missile from Iran army and shot over Iran territory. But strangely Yiddish proverb contrast withthis reality. God might be laughing with rest of the worldplans.

    Secondly, answer book in circulation:
    when quarterly exam assessed answer books in a subject called “Electricity & Magnetism ” was distributed one by one to all twenty six Students one class, professor was commenting about performance of each, as his or her paper was being handed over.

    All but one were distributed thus and with the last thick answer book on his hand, Prof. Softly said, “ now class - guess who has answered heaviest in maximum number of pages & secured least mark, the entire class turned their heads and looked at me in the last bench where with my head down on my folded handed on desk, I was napping.

    The professor came close to last bench, and began saying sarcastically “ Mr T Sir - Sorry your heavy sleep disturbed with light marks”.
    Entire class burst into laughter.

    Then prof. enquired whether I know what is being taught in the class. I just looked blank for a while but then glanced at the black board. It was written in block letters by white chalk - POWER. I hesitantly answered professor “power”. Then he asked me to define it. I remembered during previous night study I had byhearted and so quickly in single breath said, “power is reciprocal of focal length when focal length is expressed In metres & the unit of power is Diopter”. The entire class clapped and professor too.
     
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  5. Thyagarajan

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    :hello:I noticed that achieving milestones & be displayed with facts and figures in a banner boost the overall morale and confidence .

    Name Banner serves this purpose instantly with every post that commences a thread or as a feedback..

    I am on the eve of looking forward to achieve two milestones one LIKES - 7K & the other messages around 300 short of 7K.

    This observation that I had made while logging in this morning, I consider a great +ve.
     
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  6. Rihana

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    I went to wikidiff: Ennui vs Weltschmerz - What's the difference?
    Like the types of Pantene conditioner put there on the shelf in the hair-care aisle just to confound us into pulling our hair, I learned that there are types of ennui. That page showed ads on the left, right and below that reminded me what I had searched for a few days ago. If the ennui vs weltschmerz was a picture, the ads were the frame mat.

    Life is often about conquering our thoughts from the past, isn't it? Why stand them in wikidiff! So, I pasted the link in a rarely used browser. Those ads went away. Instead, a multitude of new ones showed up. Like the tourist-guides who swarm around the clueless looking tourist walking a direction different than the crowd. I marveled at the sheer range of ads. Their wide variety was like the AI waging a hard do or die battle in the waning minutes of a close game, trying any which way to score a matching shot.

    Try it. Paste the link in a browser you often use and in one you do not.
    Ennui vs Weltschmerz - What's the difference? | WikiDiff

    How to pronounce weltschmerz? I wondered if Emma would say it on YouTube. Sure enough, she did, but it is hard to replicate. So, it gets added to the list of words one knows the meaning of but does not use because not sure of the right way to pronounce.
     
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  7. Thyagarajan

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    :hello:Ok ref #2385

    TO WHOMSOEVER IT MAY CONCERN

    Despite my shortcomings & poor choice of words and phrases in my contributions, I notice now that the milestone 7k surpassed in respect of “LIKES” granted to me by my followers.

    I wish to record here my heartfelt thanks to all my followers who were kind of to tolerate my threads and endure my feedbacks and taken very lightly of my irrelevant remarks and hackneyed phrases.

    However, I do not regret that there is no TROPHIES AWARDED for breasting thread at 7k.

    I have no mood now at this sleep-hour in India to celebrate by posting a separate thread for just surpassing 7000 LIKES in a space of 3.75 years.
    Thanks and Regards.
     
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    Nothing hackneyed about the phrases. I recently opened a new browser tab to look up 'sororal' after:
    A measure of the not-hackneyed is that 'sororal' was used only earlier in IL in this post:
    What is the opposite of "Respect"?
     
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    :hello: That is percipient in you!
    Thank you.
    Regards.
     
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  10. Hopikrishnan

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    Weltschmerz sounds like an allergic condition of breaking into welts that causes pain (schmerz).
     

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