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8th Jul '17 11:52:50 AM nombretomado
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* OlderThanRadio: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Johnson%27s_Dictionary Dr Johnson]] inserted some "easter eggs" into his Dictionary. Part of TheOtherWiki article details some of this concealed wit.

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* OlderThanRadio: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Johnson%27s_Dictionary Dr Johnson]] inserted some "easter eggs" into his Dictionary. Part of TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki article details some of this concealed wit.
23rd Jun '17 11:11:41 AM eritain
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* ''A Russian Course'' by Alexander Lipson and Steven Molinsky is stuffed with this. The practice dialogue for greetings is followed by the notation "awkward pause," then the dialogue for farewells. Another exercise covers "Four ways to avoid answering a question." Cassette tapes supplied listening material, including among other things a pompous choral anthem for a cement factory that celebrates cement the way Monty Python celebrated spam. Early readings outline the ways of shock-workers and loafers: "Shock-workers live well. In factories they work with enthusiasm. In parks they think about life. About what life? About life in factories. How do loafers live? At work they steal pencils. In parks they conduct themselves badly. Shock-workers are often cultured people. Cultured people read books. And they wash every day. Loafers are often uncultured people. As far as I know, uncultured people don't wash. Never? Yes, they never wash. And they like to smoke in trolleybuses." Later readings reach so far as the mysteries of the uncultured psyche ("I don't like to conduct myself badly. God only knows why I conduct myself badly. I'm not a bad person. *he weeps*") and the meanings of happiness and decadence ("Happiness is to sit by the Great Blinsk Sea and build hydroelectric power stations. Decadence is to lie on the beach by the Great Blinsk Swamp and watch television. In tuxedos").
30th Apr '17 11:13:38 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Page 205 ''Introduction to Psychology'' by James W. Kalat uses hilariously off-model ''{{Pokemon}}'' ersatzes to illustrate the effects of classical conditioning.

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* Page 205 ''Introduction to Psychology'' by James W. Kalat uses hilariously off-model ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' ersatzes to illustrate the effects of classical conditioning.
30th Apr '17 11:13:23 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* [[http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/9412/0014540181.jpg This page from a psychology textbook]] uses hilariously off-model ''{{Pokemon}}'' ersatzes to illustrate the effects of classical conditioning.

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* [[http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/9412/0014540181.jpg This page from a psychology textbook]] Page 205 ''Introduction to Psychology'' by James W. Kalat uses hilariously off-model ''{{Pokemon}}'' ersatzes to illustrate the effects of classical conditioning.
6th Apr '17 2:17:50 PM DarkHunter
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** Page 314 in ''[[https://www.reddit.com/r/mildlyinteresting/comments/5dbhi3/page_314_is_100%CF%80_in_my_math_textbook/ Precalculus: A Prelude to Calculus]]'' and ''Linear Algebra Done Right'' instead have instead "≈ 100π" as the page number. Other alternative page numbers include "2
", "≈ 7π", "≈ 100 ''e''", and "100√2".

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** Page 314 in ''[[https://www.reddit.com/r/mildlyinteresting/comments/5dbhi3/page_314_is_100%CF%80_in_my_math_textbook/ Precalculus: A Prelude to Calculus]]'' and ''Linear Algebra Done Right'' instead have instead "≈ 100π" as the page number. Other alternative page numbers include "2
",
"2", "≈ 7π", "≈ 100 ''e''", and "100√2".
20th Mar '17 3:19:05 PM SonicLover
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* On [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cetaceans the list of cetaceans]], missing pictures are labeled with "cetacean needed", a spoof of the more commonly seen tag "citation needed".

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* On [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cetaceans the list of cetaceans]], missing pictures are labeled with "cetacean needed", a spoof of the more commonly seen tag "citation needed". Perhaps they picked it up from ''Blog/WhatIf'', which has made many puns of that nature (including that very one).
20th Mar '17 11:08:34 AM pointillist
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* On [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cetaceans the list of cetaceans]], missing pictures are labeled with "cetacean needed", a spoof of the more commonly seen tag "citation needed".
20th Feb '17 6:15:26 PM nombretomado
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*** The explanation of the production possibility frontier uses two people named [[Creator/TomHanks Tom and Hank]] [[CastAway on an isolated island]] as an example.

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*** The explanation of the production possibility frontier uses two people named [[Creator/TomHanks Tom and Hank]] [[CastAway [[Film/CastAway on an isolated island]] as an example.
6th Dec '16 12:41:40 AM StevieC
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* At least one college psychology textbook lists the four 'F's of psychology as fight, flight, food, and [[LastSecondWordSwap f...ornication]].

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* At least one college psychology textbook lists the four 'F's of psychology as fight, flight, food, fighting, fleeing, foraging, and [[LastSecondWordSwap f...ornication]].
17th Nov '16 1:30:59 AM PaulA
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** Ionesco's distinct style of absurdism owes a great deal to the innate weirdness of learning a foreign language from textbooks. ''The Bald Soprano'', his best known play, is a prime example. Its plot (I use the term lightly) revolves around the Smiths and the Martins, their maid and the local fireman (also the maid's lover) telling each other meaningless facts about their lives. The original name was even "English Without Toil." The dialogues from his French textbook were also adapted into a set of short plays.

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** Ionesco's distinct style of absurdism owes a great deal to the innate weirdness of learning a foreign language from textbooks. ''The Bald Soprano'', ''Theatre/TheBaldSoprano'', his first and best known play, is a prime example. Its plot (I use the term lightly) revolves around the Smiths and the Martins, their maid and the local fireman (also the maid's lover) telling each other meaningless facts about their lives. The original name was even "English Without Toil." The dialogues from his French textbook were also adapted into a set of short plays.
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