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Old 04-14-2009, 07:30 PM   #3571
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assumpsit n/v

(to form) the asymmetric sum of psiti (Greek: things undefined in form, quantity and purpose) - or the wrapping up of unknown, often very irrelevant, in some cases even made-up matters in seemingly logical, scientific/technical terms to impress others and/or to demonstrate professionality/expertise


Puh, assumpsit for hours... where's the vodka bottle against my headache?
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:02 AM   #3572
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assumpsit - the celebratory party held by ladies of dignified character and body in honour of an certain body part's surgical uplifting, the latter of which being often repeated in a Michael Jacksonesque fashion, until the end product is no longer recognisable. For some unknown reason this fact is deemed to be worthy of rejoicing among the assumpsitters.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:20 AM   #3573
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assumpsit: the gently obfuscatory title given to the secretary of a well-placed executive.

Elliot coveted Darby's assumpsit, who held a graduate degree in library science and took minutes with almost imperceptible movements while maintaining the most impeccable posture.
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:35 AM   #3574
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assumpsit, n. - a long, tedious period of sitting. Originally, an endurance contest practiced in the court of Roman emperor Nero, mocking the Greeks who ran marathons. Participants were required to remain seated continuously for days of feasting and debauchery until they lost circulation in their limbs and crumpled to the floor.

At the end of President Hyakujo's commencement speech, attendants felt as though they had just experienced an assumpsit in a Turkish bath.
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:28 AM   #3575
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assumpsit - the opposite of samisdat, a manuscript that does not get passed around because no one will pass it on.

Ivan says you have Igor's manuscript -- can I read it?
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:58 PM   #3576
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:45 PM   #3577
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assumpsit a special sump pump to empty the tank in case you need a new flapper and don't want your hands to get wet.

Hey, honey, you want the john fixed, where's the assumpsit?
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:01 AM   #3578
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assumpsit: v. 1. to randomly rearrange consonants and vowels in a novel and pleasing way, regardless of relevance or need. 2. to do anything truly useless, and to do it with a passion for the sheer folly of it.
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Old 04-18-2009, 07:08 AM   #3579
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a group of strangers fate repeatedly brings together seated at a bar, in the subway, the job office hall, or the doctor's waiting room, on a park bench, ...



The day had already started eerie: the 9:03-train-overlast-waggon assumpsit had missed each other, only I was sitting there in my corner next to the door, scanning the completely unknown faces for some sign whether they felt it too.

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Old 04-20-2009, 07:53 AM   #3580
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assumpsit - A Native American Indian tribe; the river of the same name; the county in northwest New York state; the language of the Assumpsits.

The last native-speaker of Assumpsit died of doublethink in 1984.
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:47 PM   #3581
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assumpsit n. - the technical term for the act of yelling "Bingo!" in a crowded room.

"What's he in for?"
"Incitement to riot - he assumpsitted in a room full of seniors over at the Activity Center without a proper assumpsitor card."
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Old 04-22-2009, 07:14 PM   #3582
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Old 04-23-2009, 02:13 AM   #3583
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:46 AM   #3584
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assumpsit - The feeling of weary anticipation or eager resignation that accompanies all DG judging announcements.

He: Isn't it exciting that HF said he'll be judging soon?
She: Yeah, way -- I'm all assumpsit. I can scarcely contain myself.
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:51 PM   #3585
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assumpsit - a bent and re-bent metal wedge to hold two pieces of wood together flat side to flat side, usually at the corner of a picture frame.

Oh crap I forgot to make the mortise to fit in this tenon -- had me one of those assumpsits from the tennis ball can at the end of the bench.
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