[Ads-l] hack - trick/secret

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 4 11:46:01 UTC 2015


How 'bout "life hack"?

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/7-simple-social-skills-more-190826991.html#

"Make Eye Contact

"It is an idiotically simple thing, but it remains one of the most
impactful life hacks around."
And there's nothing more idiotic than an unimpactful life hack.

JL

On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 5:22 PM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at ix.netcom.com>
wrote:

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> Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hack) offers the following
> definitions for "hack":
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> (colloquial) A trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method to increase
> productivity, efficiency or ease.
>      Putting your phone in a sandwich bag when you go to the beach is
> such a great hack.
>
> Twice today I have seen "hack" with this meaning, making me wonder about
> the colloquial label. The Oxford Dictionary site doesn't offer this
> meaning.
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> http://yhoo.it/1dNg3fM
> "Dominos, Little Caesars, Papa John’s, Sbarro, and Pizza Hut: Which
> Pizza Is Best?"
> by Anthony Sulla-Heffinger
>
> I can offer you hacks on how to get four toppings for the price of two
> on your Dominos order and explain to you the difference between Pizza
> Hut’s breadsticks and Little Caesars’ Crazy Bread.
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> http://huff.to/1H1Smga
> "11 Brilliant Egg Hacks That Will Change Your Mornings Forever"
> by Suzy Strutner
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> The Huffington Post in fact has a section (?) called "Home & Life Hacks"
> at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/life-hacks/.
>
> Benjamin Barrett
> Formerly of Seattle, WA
>
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