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resistentialism

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  • n. The theory that certain inanimate objects hate humans.

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Examples

  • As a devout believer in resistentialism, I can empathize with this man trying to do his job in the middle of a silent and hostile army of objects intent on hurting him at every opportunity. (via Arbroath)

    Boing Boing

  • Their third theory is that disappearing teaspoons are an example of “counterphenomenological resistentialism,” a.k.a. “things are against us.”

    Archive 2006-01-08

  • This would be 4 teh lolthings and mabye called “i can has resburger”, with “res” being Latin for “things” as in “resistentialism”, teh theery that inanimate objects has negative attitudes twords hyoomins.

    Angry BBQ - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Sadly, it concludes “People have no control over teaspoon migration; escape to a spoonoid planet and resistentialism are equally plausible explanations.”

    Rambles at starchamber.com » Blog Archive » The case of the disappearing teaspoons

  • Another new word of the week was "resistentialism."

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  • (Partridge might well have glossed this by observing that Murphy's Law first appeared after WW II, whereas Macpherson's Principle was known as far south as Cambridge by the mid-30s, as it forms the basis of Clark-Thrimble's classic experiment in resistentialism.)

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol V No 1

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