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  • 6 Did Einstein say seriously or facetiously (if at all) that people only use 10% of their brains ? [edit] Did Einstein say seriously or facetiously (if at all) that people only use 10% of their brains ?. — “Talk:List of misconceptions about the brain - Wikipedia, the”, en.wikipedia.org
  • [edit] superfluous word: "facetiously" "the boys are so little differentiated that one commentator facetiously describes them thus: 'The boys' characters basically broke down this way – Frank had dark hair; Joe was blond.'" and if you ask why don't I fix it?. — “Talk:The Hardy Boys/Archive 2 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Veeblefetzer is a word usually used facetiously as a placeholder name for any obscure or complicated object or mechanism such as automobile parts, computer code or model railroad equipment. A 19th-century Yiddish language slang word with limited usage is generally accepted as the origin. — “Veeblefetzer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • As there are no dromedaries at hand, the band facetiously plays "The Camels are coming." An enormous Egyptian head figures in the scene. — “Vanity Fair” by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • He kept him in his own room for the evening and saw him to bed, Raffles all the while amusing himself with the annoyance he was causing this decent and highly prosperous fellow-sinner, an amusement which he facetiously expressed as sympathy with his friend's pleasure in entertaining a man who had been serviceable to him, and who had not had all his earnings. — “Middlemarch” by George Eliot
  • Matters of a much more extraordinary kind are to be the subject of this history, or I should grossly mis-spend my time in writing so voluminous a work; and you, my sagacious friend, might with equal profit and pleasure travel through some pages which certain droll authors have been facetiously pleased to call The History of England . — “Tom Jones” by Henry Fielding
  • Gowing facetiously replied: "And he didn't like putting it in the mouth either." — “The Diary of a Nobody” by George Grossmith

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