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Some snowflakes yesterday.


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Snowflake /ˈsnəʊfleɪk/ (n.)
A cry-baby, a sookie, a milquetoast, a plaintiff, yea, a complainant so passive-aggressive as to be given to alternative dispute resolution techniques — immortalised[1] in Otto Büchstein’s unfinished and now lost, opera Die Schweizer Heulsuse. A fan of mediation and other namby-pamby alternative dispute resolution techniques.

Also an example of a geometrical shape with a fractal quality.

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  1. Well, who would have been immortalised, had he not been so wet. Or had the opera not been lost forever in a Malarian delirium in the cobbled backstreets of old Mandalay.