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Sniglets
« on: 18 Oct 2012, 12:48 »

"Is there a word for when someone does something completely illogical, but in a perfectly logical manner? Because I really could use that word right now" - Marten, QC 707
Just a random thought, but a current one for me is a word for that feeling you get when your realize that every problem given to you as a student is somewhat pointless. The answer is known by someone, and you're just stupid for not getting it.
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« Reply #1 on: 18 Oct 2012, 21:57 »

Not always true; I had one class with the author of a new book, using that book.  Severl of the problems had errors in them - so many that the assignments became "try to do problems such-and-such, and if you can't do some of them, re-work them so that you can." 

It was an interesting semester. 
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« Reply #2 on: 19 Oct 2012, 18:15 »

I hope the prof. put you all in the acknowledgements of his second edition.
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« Reply #3 on: 20 Oct 2012, 19:12 »

Dear god, that sounds like a nightmare. No, my problem is knowing exactly what to do... and having absolutely no clue how to actually do it.

Another one occurred to me today. I need a word that encompasses the feeling that even though I have no knowledge of how to do something specific, someone out knows exactly what to do and can do it easily.
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Re: Sniglets
« Reply #4 on: 20 Oct 2012, 20:30 »

Frustration? 



Or, perhaps, inadequacy? 
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« Reply #5 on: 21 Oct 2012, 00:30 »

Optimism!
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« Reply #6 on: 21 Oct 2012, 10:41 »

OK, I like that better. 
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« Reply #7 on: 22 Oct 2012, 03:45 »

Pyrrhic Optimism? I mean, I guess it's a win for humanity as a whole, but still kinda sucks for me :P
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