[Ads-l] hack - trick/secret

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Thu Jun 4 19:19:54 UTC 2015


In my follow-up apology to my e-mail, I noted that Paul Frank discussed 
"life hack" on 22 November 2012. BB

> Jonathan Lighter <mailto:wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> June 4, 2015 at 4:46 AM
>
> 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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>> Poster:       Benjamin Barrett<gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM>
>> Subject:      hack - trick/secret
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>> Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hack) offers the following
>> definitions for "hack":
>>
>> (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.
>>
>> =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
>> http://yhoo.it/1dNg3fM
>> "Dominos, Little Caesars, Papa John=E2=80=99s, Sbarro, and Pizza Hut: Whi=
> ch
>> 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=E2=80=99s breadsticks and Little Caesars=E2=80=99 Crazy Bread.
>> =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
>>
>> =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
>> http://huff.to/1H1Smga
>> "11 Brilliant Egg Hacks That Will Change Your Mornings Forever"
>> by Suzy Strutner
>> =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
>>
>> The Huffington Post in fact has a section (?) called "Home&  Life Hacks"
>> at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/life-hacks/.
>>
>

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