Clap Laugh, Claplaugh, Laugh Clap, and/or Laughclap I heard about British diver Tom Daley knitting and crocheting in the stands at the Tokyo Olympics, I did what I suspect a lot of people did as the story has gone viral. I clap laughed. That is, I enjoyed the story and thought so much I was clapping while I was laughing, like applauding him for it while getting enough of a kick from it I was laughing. Except there was one little problem. “Clap laugh” isn’t a proper term, apparently! A DuckDuckGo search for “clap laugh” with quotations to show results of those exact words and spacing, as well as that for “claplaugh” as one word, showed nothing! A Google search showed a few GIFs under the term, some as “laugh clap”. But you know what, for the unofficiality that this is, I’ll stake claim to it!

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Inverse Charisma, Crown Shyness, and Foodprint am learning about five terms per day in 2021 from what I read and podcasts I listen to. Of those, not all are interesting, or potentially useful to try to retain in my vocabulary since I can’t remember all the terms I learn. However, every now and then, I find upon terms that I deem to be both, interesting and useful, to me, and will write more about them to share with readers, as well as help retain them in my memory since writing about things helps me retain things better. I will also include the sources from where I learned of these terms, which I always catalogue as tweets on my DigitalCitizen Twitter account that you can follow if you like learning about new terms on an almost daily basis. Today’s terms for sharing include inverse charisma, crown shyness, and foodprint, each with definitions.

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Definition: Haskalah, Pogroms, Hasidic Judaism

More about Judaism from my learning of art history…



The Jewish Enlightenment, was an intellectual movement among the Jews of Central and Eastern Europe, with certain influence on those in Western Europe and the Muslim world



A Russian word that means to violently destroy, used to describe the riots in Eastern Europe in the 19th and early 20th centuries that resulted in the rape and murder of Jews and the theft and destruction of their property


Hasidic Judaism

A Jewish religious group arising as a spiritual revival movement in Western Ukraine in the 18th century, and spread rapidly throughout Eastern Europe


Definition: Ashkenazim, Sephardim, Blood Libel, Dhimmi, Kashrut

My ongoing education about Judaism, and history of the Jewish Diaspora as part of my world art history education on Khan Academy.



Jews who can trace their ancestry back to Central and Eastern European areas



Jews who can trace their ancestry back to Central and Eastern European areas


Blood libel

A centuries-old false allegation that Jews murder Christians – especially Christian children – to use their blood for ritual purposes



“People of the book”, what Jews were known as in Muslim areas in the Middle Ages



Jewish dietary laws