Definition: Yak Shaving
Main Entry: Yak Shaving
Pronunciation: 'yak 'shA-vi[ng]
Function: Impressing people with obscure references
Usage (from Wikipedia):
Yak shaving is a neologism which describes the act of performing seemingly unrelated and often annoying tasks which stand in the way of an ultimate goal. Often these tasks stack up on each other, where one task becomes impossible due to some obstacle, which leads to another unrelated task, yet another obstacle, and so on.
10 extra credit points for using it in a sentence. 20 extra credit points for actually shaving a yak.
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Posted by Russell Neufeld at April 5, 2007 8:07 AM