A college student was delivering pizza to a regular customer"s house in New York.
The guy who answered the door asked him, "What is the usual tip?"
"Well," replied the youth,"this is my first trip here, but the other guys say if I get a quarter out of you, I"ll be doing great."
"Is that so?" snorted the man. "Well, just to show them how wrong they are, here"s five dollars."
"Thanks!" replied the youth, "I"ll put this in my school fund."
"What are you studying?" asked the man.
The lad smiled and said: "Applied psychology."
n. (pl. -s) chief monetary unit of several latin american countries and of the philippines. [spanish]
n. - troublesome or annoying person or thing.
- destructive animal, esp. One which attacks food sources. [latin pestis plague]
int. Expression of relief, astonishment, weariness, etc. [imitative]
var. Of *-phile.
- var. Of *philo-.
n. Dull abrupt sound as of impact or an explosion. go phut colloq. (esp. Of a plan) collapse, break down. [perhaps from hindi phatna to burst]
n. - unit of type-size (1/6 inch).
- size of letters in typewriting (10 per inch). [latin: related to *pie2]
—v. - (also absol.) Choose carefully.
- detach or pluck (a flower, fruit, etc.) From a stem, tree, etc.
- a probe with the finger, an instrument, etc. To remove unwanted matter. B clear (a bone, carcass, etc.) Of scraps of meat etc.
- (also absol.) (of a person) eat (food, a meal, etc.) In small bits. —n. - act of picking.
- a selection, choice. B right to select (had first pick of the prizes).
- (usu. Foll. By of) best (the pick of the bunch). pick and choose select fastidiously. Pick at 1 eat (food) without interest.
- find fault with. Pick a person's brains extract ideas, information, etc., from a person for one's own use. Pick holes in find fault with (an idea etc.). Pick a lock open a lock with an instrument other than the proper key, esp. With criminal intent. Pick off 1 pluck (leaves etc.) Off.
- shoot (people etc.) One by one without haste. Pick on 1 find fault with; nag at.
- select. Pick out 1 take from a larger number.
- distinguish from surrounding objects; identify.
- play (a tune) by ear on the piano etc.
- (often foll. By in, with) accentuate (decoration, a painting, etc.) With a contrasting colour. Pick over select the best from. Pick a person's pockets steal from a person's pockets. Pick a quarrel start an argument deliberately. Pick to pieces = take to pieces (see *piece). Pick up 1 grasp and raise.
- a acquire by chance or without effort. B learn effortlessly.
- stop for and take along with one.
- become acquainted with (a person) casually, esp for sexual purposes.
- (of one's health, the weather, share prices, etc.) Recover, improve, etc.
- (of an engine etc.) Recover speed.
- (of the police etc.) Arrest.
- detect by scrutiny or with a telescope, radio, etc.
- accept the responsibility of paying (a bill etc.). 10 resume, take up anew (picked up where we left off). picker n. [from *pike]
- n. - long-handled tool with a usu. Curved iron bar pointed at one or both ends, used for breaking up hard ground etc.
- colloq. Plectrum.
- any instrument for picking. [from *pike]
comb. Form denoting a factor of 10-12 (picometre). [spanish pico beak, peak, little bit]
n. Member of an ancient people of n. Britain. pictish adj. [latin]