Things that need scientific names

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It would save time if we could just say "it's the CHIDIP effect again." So, what a sciencey name for the following:

The first one is: You never run out of chips and dip at the same time?

Then: There ten hot dog buns in a package but hot dogs come eight to the pack?
 

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Borek
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Only Germans have a compound word for everything.
 
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Only Germans have a compound word for everything.
You mean things like Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän?
(Donau-dampf-schiff-fahrts-gesellschafts-kapitän = Captain hired by a certain company which runs steamboats on the Danube.)

Edit: Hungarian isn't bad either!
 
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There ten hot dog buns in a package but hot dogs come eight to the pack?
Solution: Buy four packages of buns, and five packages of hot dogs.
40 buns, 40 hot dogs
 
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jtbell
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Bovilexia: the urge to roll down the car window and shout "Moo!" when driving past a herd of cows.
 
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Only Germans have a compound word for everything.
Like: The Captain of the cruise ship that sails on the Danube during the summer months? (That was the longest German word my teacher knew when I was failing German at Purdue.)
 

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