Thursday, June 22, 2006

Mirage - many definitions

Dictionary:
mi·rage (mĭ-räzh') pronunciation
noun.
1. An optical phenomenon that creates the illusion of water, often with inverted reflections of distant objects, and results from distortion of light by alternate layers of hot and cool air. Also called fata morgana.
2. Something illusory or insubstantial.
[French, from mirer, to look at, from Latin mīrārī, to wonder at, from mīrus, wonderful.]

Thesaurus:
mirage
noun
An erroneous perception of reality: delusion, hallucination, ignis fatuus, illusion, phantasm, phantasma, will-o'-the-wisp. See real/imaginary.

Spelling Bee:
An optical phenomenon that creates the illusion of water, often with inverted reflections of distant objects, and results from distortion of light by alternate layers of hot and cool air.

WordNet:
The noun mirage has 2 meanings:
Meaning #1: an optical illusion in which atmospheric refraction by a layer of hot air distorts or inverts reflections of distant objects
Meaning #2: something illusory and unattainable

Naveen Roy:
noun, pronounciation tip - sounds like sa-la-reee hyk (thats salary hike if you know english).
An illusion that was at the horizon, beckoning to your parched soul and mind. A salary hike that will never happen to you alone, though at recent times, personal experience has shown that it does not happen for other people also. Can be rectified by switching jobs, shamelessly!

7 comments:

  1. Haha... Atleast your definition has an option to attain it!

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  2. Haahaaha , changing jobs is nothing shameless my friend, we are being more intelligent by trying different P&C is what we can be happy about :)

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  3. I like the solution..hahaha

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  4. ?????? I think it is (*(&*^*%&^)()& ... but still it is the ah!!! hmm !!! whatever ....

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  5. Naveen,
    Hope you don't mind this entry under your mirage trip. Couldn't help it. Not sure if you came across this, if you din't? its impressive.

    Brazil won the world cup in 1994. Before that, it had won this title in 1970.
    If you add up: 1970 + 1994 = 3964
    Argentina won the world cup for the last time in 1986. Before that only in 1978.
    And 1978 + 1986 = 3964
    Germany, though, won the world cup in 1990. Before that, Germany won in 1974.
    Look: 1990 + 1974 = 3964
    This could lead us to guess the winner of the World Cup in 2002, since it should be the winner
    of the 1962 World Cup (In fact 3964 - 2002 = 1962).
    And Brazil won the world cup in 1962! (And, in fact, Brazil won the 2002 WC)
    This numerology seems to work...
    And now, who would be the winner of the 2006 world cup?
    Let's see, 3964 - 2006 = 1958
    And who won in 1958?....
    Oh, Brazil did!!!

    -Just another football fan.

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  6. Hmmm... England should have won in 1998 then...

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