Morals Vs. Ethics

The word Morals is derived from a Greek word “Mos” which means custom. On the other hand, if we talk about Ethics, it is also derived from a Greek word “Ethikos” which means character. Put simply, morals are the customs established by group of individuals whereas ethics defines the character of an individual. Difference Between […]

Four-quadrant Movie

1st quadrant male under 25 2nd quadrant female under 25 3rd quadrant male over 25 4th quadrant female over 25 In the Hollywood movie industry, a four-quadrant movie is one which appeals to all four major demographic “quadrants” of the moviegoing audience: both male and female, and both over- and under-25s. Films are generally aimed […]

Shibboleth

A shibboleth is any custom or tradition, particularly a speech pattern, that distinguishes one group of people (an ingroup) from others (outgroups). Shibboleths have been used throughout history in many societies as passwords, simple ways of self-identification, signaling loyalty and affinity, maintaining traditional segregation or keeping out perceived threats. via Wikipedia The general name for […]

Tsundoku

There are some words out there that are brilliantly evocative and at the same time impossible to fully translate. Yiddish has the word shlimazl, which basically means a perpetually unlucky person. German has the word Backpfeifengesicht, which roughly means a face that is badly in need of a fist. And then there’s the Japanese word […]

des·ul·to·ry \ ˈde-səl-ˌtȯr-ē , -zəl- ; di-ˈsəl-t(ə-)rē , -ˈzəl- \

Desultory notes, as in: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/desultory Definition of desultory 1 : marked by lack of definite plan, regularity, or purpose a dragged-out ordeal of … desultory shopping —Herman Wouk 2 : not connected with the main subject desultory comments 3 : disappointing in progress, performance, or quality a desultory fifth place finish a desultory wine Not […]

Technology Bigot

TECHNOLOGY BIGOT – noun tech·nol·o·gy big·ot \ tek-ˈnä-lə-jē bi-gət \ Definition of TECHNOLOGY BIGOT An individual who believes that their particular approach to a technical problem is the only one. Example of TECHNOLOGY BIGOT in a sentence “I get it, you like Oracle databases. But do you ever ask yourself if you’re just another TECHNOLOGY BIGOT?”

Anamnesis

In philosophy, anamnesis (/ˌænæmˈniːsɪs/; Ancient Greek: ἀνάμνησις) is a concept in Plato’s epistemological and psychological theory that he develops in his dialogues Meno and Phaedo, and alludes to in his Phaedrus. It is the idea that humans possess knowledge from past incarnations and that learning consists of rediscovering that knowledge within us. via Wikipedia

MacGuffin

The director and producer Alfred Hitchcock popularized the term “MacGuffin” and the technique with his 1935 film The 39 Steps, an early example of the concept.[6][7] Hitchcock explained the term “MacGuffin” in a 1939 lecture at Columbia University in New York: It might be a Scottish name, taken from a story about two men on […]