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  • v. Present participle of headdesk.


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  • I read the piece Speech about transgender surgery makes points for both sides (link here) in the Northern Star – “the all student-produced, independent media at Northern Illinois University” – with an increasing sense of frustration and a certain amount of headdesking at the seemingly inevitable display of rectal-cranial inversion demonstrated by high-powered cis academics.

    It’s in a book! It must be true!

  • Then again, in a crucial moment later on, Ahsoka conveniently forgets to use the Force, prompting fanboy headdesking throughout the country.

    The Clone Wars review: ‘Lightsaber Lost’

  • Me: [:: internal headdesking::] Yes, but I wouldn't trust our post office with it.

    Diploma Dilemma

  • - Contusions from * headdesking* three times too many.

    well helloooo, Autumn!

  • I am headdesking with the fear that I may not finish this on time.


  • Even going to war with the army Gen. Shinseki wants instead of the army Sgt. Rummy wants is progress in this decade of headdesking.

    Planet Atheism

  • In a 3 / 4 page piece about using books to decorate (commence my headdesking), Stella Bugbee opines that some new books are bound in such gorgeous fashion that one should buy them all and stack them artistically on a shelf so people can gaze upon your style and ponder at your reading acumen.

    Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

  • The distinction is important — yeah, there are pressures on both men and women, but it’s the quality of that pressure that’s often headdesking. i.e.

    Black Widow Blues


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