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  • Justin shared from More Psychology in Plain English by Dr. Dean Richards
    (I, personally, don’t patronize hoity-toity department stores.  I try very hard not to be hoity-toity.  I am, I’ll admit, sometimes hoity, and I’ve even been toity a time or two, but I try very hard not to be both at the same time). 
    Note: Oh the comments that could be made.
  • Justin shared from More Psychology in Plain English by Dr. Dean Richards
    (Not much use of having a party unless you’re going to get together in a sweaty mass.) 
  • Justin shared from Psychology in Plain English by Dean Richards
    When we’re arguing to win, our aim in that argument isn’t to find the truth (which is our goal in science), it’s to rip the arm off of our opponent’s argument and beat him to death with it.  (I’m speaking metaphorically here.  Ripping off real arms also wins arguments, but it’s messy and tends to inspire retaliation, incarceration, and lawsuits.  Do not try this at home). 
    Note: Great, <i>now</i> he tells us not to rip arms off.
  • Justin shared from Psychology in Plain English by Dean Richards
    As statistics professors are fond of pointing out, the average American has one ovary, one testicle, and half a uterus.  (In this case, the average the professors are using is the mean.  But if you had one ovary, one testicle, and half a uterus, you’d probably be mean, too).
    Note: I bet this guy's favorite holiday is Snarktoberfest.
  • Justin shared from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
    Mind! I don’t mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade.