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- n. The theory that certain inanimate objects hate humans.
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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)
Their third theory is that disappearing teaspoons are an example of “counterphenomenological resistentialism,” a.k.a. “things are against us.”
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.
Sadly, it concludes “People have no control over teaspoon migration; escape to a spoonoid planet and resistentialism are equally plausible explanations.”
Another new word of the week was "resistentialism."
(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.)