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11 Words for People Who Hate Certain Things

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Haters gonna hate. And with the Greek roots mis- and miso-, they can hate a whole lot of stuff.

1. Misodoctakleidist

Someone who hates practicing the piano. See also: Someone who isn't very good at playing the piano.

2. Misocapnist

Don't like smoking? Well, it kills these people. Misocapnists hate tobacco smoke in any form.

3. Misoneist

Misoneists hate novelty, trends, or innovation. You can guess how fun they are at social gatherings.

4. Misopogonist

Someone who hates beards. (Strangely, we haven't found the name for someone who hates mustaches.)

5. Misogelast

Lighten up! Victorian novelist George Meredith coined the term "misogelast" to describe people who hated laughter, or at the very least, considered it low-class or crude.

6. Misogamist

Misogynists hate women. Misandrists hate men. And misogamists hate marriage, no matter who's getting hitched.

7. Nomomisist

Someone who experiences nomomisia, hatred or disgust for a particular name, like Gertrude, Chester, or Kardashian.

8. Misopolemist

Why can't we all just get along? Misopolemists hate war or strife.

9. Misologist

Meanwhile, misologists hate arguments, debates, or enlightening discussions.

10. Misapodysist

Someone who hates undressing in front of others, even a romantic partner.

11. Misophonist

Many of us experience some form of misophonia, an extreme intolerance for certain sounds. Nails on a chalkboard is the ultimate example. Or perhaps it's gum smacking, open-mouthed chewing, crunching on ice, or other sounds regularly heard in public. Ugh.

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These $425 Jeans Can Turn Into Jorts
May 19, 2017
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Modular clothing used to consist of something simple, like a reversible jacket. Today, it’s a $425 pair of detachable jeans.

Apparel retailer Opening Ceremony recently debuted a pair of “2 in 1 Y/Project” trousers that look fairly peculiar. The legs are held to the crotch by a pair of loops, creating a disjointed C-3PO effect. Undo the loops and you can now remove the legs entirely, leaving a pair of jean shorts in their wake. The result goes from this:

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To this:

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The company also offers a slightly different cut with button tabs in black for $460. If these aren’t audacious enough for you, the Y/Project line includes jumpsuits with removable legs and garter-equipped jeans.

[h/t Mashable]

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This First-Grade Math Problem Is Stumping the Internet
May 17, 2017
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If you’ve ever fantasized about how much easier life would be if you could go back to elementary school, this math problem may give you second thoughts. The question first appeared on a web forum, Mashable reports, and after recently resurfacing, it’s been perplexing adults across social media.

According to the original poster AlmondShell, the bonus question was given to primary one, or first grade students, in Singapore. It instructs readers to “study the number pattern” and “fill in the missing numbers.” The puzzle, which comprises five numbers and four empty circles waiting to be filled in, comes with no further explanation.

Some forum members commented with their best guesses, while others expressed disbelief that this was a question on a kid’s exam. Commenter karrotguy illustrates one possible answer: Instead of looking for complex math equations, they saw that the figure in the middle circle (three) equals the amount of double-digit numbers in the surrounding quadrants (18, 10, 12). They filled out the puzzle accordingly.

A similar problem can be found on the blog of math enthusiast G.R. Burgin. His solution, which uses simple algebra, gets a little more complicated.

The math tests given to 6- and 7-year-olds in other parts of the world aren’t much easier. If your brain isn’t too worn out after the last one, check out this maddening problem involving trains assigned to students in the UK.

[h/t Mashable]

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