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Pete's Definitions  

'Pete's Definitions'

"Perfection appears to be, at best, nebulous attractions..."
~ William James and the Philosophy of Mysticism
"Perfection appears only in the mind and moment."
~ Peter Haskell, Pete's Definitions

“If you look for perfection, you'll never be content.”
~ Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
"If you seek perfection you will always be challenged."
~ Peter Haskell, Pete's Definitions

Organic Foods: An excuse to charge more for a similar product under the guise it is better for you. In fact, for example, there is some evidence that some organic foods grown in a certain organic fertilizer might be linked to Parkinson's disease.

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(1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

(2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

(3) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.

(4) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

(5) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men.. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)

(6) That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

(7) Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says, "Thanks a lot"; in which case that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. In this case, DO NOT say, "You're welcome". That will bring on a "Whatever!").

(8) Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying, "F-- YOU!"

(9) Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking, "What's wrong?" For the woman's response refer to # 3.


Ampersand: & : This symbol is for the word “and” came to be created over time. It is a ligature, a binding of two or more letters into one, of the “e” and “t ” in the Latin word “et ”. However, how anyone can see an “e” and“t ” in this modified treble clef sign, is beyond me.
Asperand: @ : This symbol is for the word "at". More often, it’s called the “at sign.” It's a ligature originally created by accountants from the first letters of the words “at” and “each”. The circle over the “a” stands for the “e” in “each”. This word “asperand” is so rare that you won’t find it in many dictionaries. It is used in all email addresses and can be used by you to impress your local computer guru or the I.T. guy.