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  1. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Glossalgia - pain localized in the tongue

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    Ailurophile - lover of cats

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    Googology - study and nomenclature of large numbers

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    Phobophobia - fear of fear

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  8. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I thought it meant, "The study of how to get Google to find what you friggin' want."

    But seriously, a Googolplex is not just a movie theater on The Simpsons. Even Google knows that.
     
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    Tact - An old word, humorous (but true) definition: "The uncanny ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they come back and ask for directions!"
     
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    Supervenience

    In philosophy, supervenience is an ontological relation that is used to describe cases where (roughly speaking) the upper-level properties of a system are determined by its lower level properties
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  11. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    A synonym might be bureaucracy?
     
  12. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    How many screens are in that theater?

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    Volplane -a controlled dive or downward flight at a steep angle, especially by an airplane with the engine shut off

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  14. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    At least 28, the 28th showing Ernest vs. the Pope. Either they had serious expansion plans or it was just exaggeration in advertising.
     
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    bureaucrazy
     
  16. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Gooplex - a googolplex to the googolplex power

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  17. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    divagate
    1. to wander; stray.
    2. to digress in speech
     
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  18. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Abibliophobia - fear of running out of reading material

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  20. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    Heckler

    The term originates from the textile trade, where to heckle was to tease or comb out flaxor hemp fibres.[citation needed] The additional meaning, to interrupt speakers with awkward or embarrassing questions, was added in Scotland, and specifically perhaps in early nineteenth century Dundee, a famously radical town where the hecklers who combed the flax had established a reputation as the most radical and belligerent element in the workforce. In the heckling factory, one heckler would read out the day's news while the others worked, to the accompaniment of interruptions and furious debate.[2]

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heckler

    Heard on QI S 9 EP 7 Horrible

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    Doxing

    (from dox, abbreviation of documents), or doxxing, is the Internet-based practice of researching and broadcasting private or identifiable information

    (especially personally identifiable information) about an individual or organization

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doxing

    Heard today Fox News in relation to CNN

    They said they would out the person who made the video of Trump throwing a wrestler down

    The head of the wrestler had been replaced by the CNN logo

    Seems like they will engage in doxxing if the person upsets CNN again

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  22. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    iamatology - study of remedies

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    bumfuzzle - to confuse

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