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Freeper Lingo Thread (the history and meening of 'Freepisms' including pictures)
soccer8 | 24 August, 2006 | soccer8

Posted on 08/24/2006 9:32:06 AM PDT by batter

Edited on 08/24/2006 9:51:10 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Freeper Lingo Reference Thread

Every once in a while I see Freeper lingo I don't understand and have to research to figure out the meaning/background.

Today, I thought it would be helpful for newbies (and 'seasoned' Freepers) to have a 'reference' for the lingo specifically related to FR (ie not stuff like LOL etc you can get everywhere else).

My intention is for this thread (and my profile page) to be that reference, in as much as it can be kept reasonably up to date.

I've just started to compile the terms today, so I'm sure there are massive gaps and omissions in the definitions/histories. Please fill them in!

Here's what I have right now:

IBTZ - In Before The Zot - term posted before the troll/disrupter gets booted
Zot - verb, to get kicked off FR in an undignified manner
Mod comment: See Coop's post #52 for correct definition of "Zot"
beeber (beeber like object) - see the thread that started it all: Would like freeper help (apologies to al baby)
stuned - misspelling of stunned - see beeber
hugh - misspelling of huge posted on a thread by an excited freeper.
series - misspelling of serious posted on a thread by an excited freeper.
BIOYAC - Texan freepism - Blow It Out Your A**, Cowboy
shower pictures - from an excited freeper saying they just got out of the shower on a breaking news thread about a possible terror event (it was determined the event was not terror related).
DUmmie (anything DU---) - Democratic Underground troll/disruptor
cowbell pictures - ??
ziggy - ??
spork weasel - ??


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Free Republic; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: beeber; cheese; faq; fr; freeperlingo; freepers; freepisms; freeponics; glossary; hugh; keyword; lectionary; lingo; machinethatgoesping; meening; moose; ping; series; sister; sporkweasel; wearourthecats; zot
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Have at it! I'll update my profile page from this thread.
1 posted on 08/24/2006 9:32:08 AM PDT by batter
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To: soccer8; al baby

al baby's colonoscopy thread was even better...a true "zonk classic".


2 posted on 08/24/2006 9:33:54 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Meep Meep)
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To: soccer8

Can't forget All Your Base Are Belong to Us.


3 posted on 08/24/2006 9:34:09 AM PDT by dirtboy (This tagline has been photoshopped)
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To: soccer8
You forgot AYBABTU, although that wasn't something completely unique to FR.
4 posted on 08/24/2006 9:35:11 AM PDT by Gantz (Th4+'5 th3 +h30ry, 4nyw4yz)
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To: soccer8
For some reason people think I went to South Texas FReeper University?

I didn't know there was such a place.

5 posted on 08/24/2006 9:35:38 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: soccer8

Lots of people ask about the meanings of ping & bump


6 posted on 08/24/2006 9:36:08 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: ErnBatavia

I think there is a FR lingo site on the homepage. Good to update it though.


7 posted on 08/24/2006 9:36:21 AM PDT by Rennes Templar ("The future ain't what it used to be".........Yogi Berra)
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To: soccer8

Prediction: 400+ responses. 8~)


8 posted on 08/24/2006 9:36:34 AM PDT by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: soccer8
Don't forget Clymer.

As in, "That guys a major league Clymer". "Yeah, big time".

9 posted on 08/24/2006 9:36:49 AM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: soccer8
Also:

Scarmable!

10 posted on 08/24/2006 9:37:47 AM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: soccer8

11 posted on 08/24/2006 9:37:56 AM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 145-150)
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To: soccer8

This thread bit my sister's moose.

In Thailand.


12 posted on 08/24/2006 9:38:25 AM PDT by Thrusher ("...there is no peace without victory.")
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To: soccer8

"Bush's Fault"? - self-explanatory.


13 posted on 08/24/2006 9:38:47 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Reality is not optional.)
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To: real saxophonist

Don't forget moose and cheese. There, I've contributed two to the predicted 400+ responses...


14 posted on 08/24/2006 9:39:12 AM PDT by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: soccer8

This is definitely a series study...could yield hugh results!


15 posted on 08/24/2006 9:39:22 AM PDT by JRios1968 (This kid knows how to wallop a baseball!!!!!!)
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To: Gantz; dirtboy
AYBABTU

I thought about that too, but I think it's origins are available all over the 'net and is used by many more people than freepers. If you disagree, I would be willing to reconsider. Let me know your thoughts.

16 posted on 08/24/2006 9:39:27 AM PDT by batter ("Never let the enemy pick the battle site." - Gen. George S. Patton)
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To: soccer8

RE: Cowbells. Usually applied to a nonsensical post or a vanity post with insufficient information in it.

Not sure of the FR origin other than "anything sounds better with more cowbells", (a reference to a favorite percussion instrument used in rock music). Alex Van Halen is a big fan of cowbells.


17 posted on 08/24/2006 9:39:40 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Scatology is Serendipitous)
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To: soccer8

You've left off "looser".


As in, "John Kerry is a big looser."


18 posted on 08/24/2006 9:39:45 AM PDT by Triggerhippie (Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.)
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To: soccer8

This should be in "Braking news"!


19 posted on 08/24/2006 9:40:08 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Praying for Israel)
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To: soccer8

Add "th" in superscript, in reference to the forged ANG docs.


20 posted on 08/24/2006 9:40:08 AM PDT by Buck W. (If you push something hard enough, it will fall over.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
For some reason people think I went to South Texas FReeper University?

LMAO!! How about a nice cup of.....

21 posted on 08/24/2006 9:40:52 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: admin
This morning, between 5 and 6:30 PDT there was an article in FR about California "coastal" homeowners heading "west" into the Central Valley, due to outrageous housing costs.

The article was from either Reuters or the AP and seems to have disappeared.

Is it possible to get at least the title to follow up on it since I did not have time to post on it earlier?

22 posted on 08/24/2006 9:41:12 AM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

I thought "Cowbell" was from the Saturday Night Live sketch with Christopher Walken and Will Farrell -- "I need more Cowbell!"


23 posted on 08/24/2006 9:41:14 AM PDT by Thrusher ("...there is no peace without victory.")
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To: soccer8

There is the PIAPS, which has spread elsewhere.


24 posted on 08/24/2006 9:41:16 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Lezahal)
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To: Thrusher

Please give me the history on that one, if possible. I've seen it before and get the impression it is similar to the 'shower'/hugh/series thing.


25 posted on 08/24/2006 9:41:54 AM PDT by batter ("Never let the enemy pick the battle site." - Gen. George S. Patton)
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To: soccer8

I think we started using the term "ping" as well for calling someone to a thread.


26 posted on 08/24/2006 9:42:21 AM PDT by dirtboy (This tagline has been photoshopped)
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To: soccer8

I think all the rules regarding pictures are as much a part of FR as anything.


27 posted on 08/24/2006 9:42:22 AM PDT by BaBaStooey (I heart Emma Caulfield.)
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To: real saxophonist
I know I opened a can of worms. </poster's remorse>
28 posted on 08/24/2006 9:42:41 AM PDT by batter ("Never let the enemy pick the battle site." - Gen. George S. Patton)
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To: soccer8

SPORKS???

http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~jm703496/spork/


29 posted on 08/24/2006 9:42:47 AM PDT by dljordan
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To: soccer8
And whenever a terrorist blows himself up accidentally Billy Sol Hurok and Big Jim McBob never fail to make an appearance...


30 posted on 08/24/2006 9:42:47 AM PDT by Triggerhippie (Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.)
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To: ErnBatavia
Colonoscopy? Katie Couric Shows Her Butt
31 posted on 08/24/2006 9:42:55 AM PDT by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: soccer8; Risky Schemer
Spork Weasel

Revised & Updated! -- THE LEXICON OF FREEREPUBLIC -- (FR dictionary, more help for newcomers!)<<<---This is from 2000--there may be a later edition.

32 posted on 08/24/2006 9:43:02 AM PDT by jellybean (Proud to be an Ann-droid and a Steyn-aholic)
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To: Thrusher
Well, I did say I wasn't sure of the source. Your reference does have a certain ring to it, tho!


33 posted on 08/24/2006 9:43:55 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Scatology is Serendipitous)
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To: soccer8; al baby
Already posted here

lol, seriesly an admirable effort on your part, but there is a FR Dictionary (a.k.a. FR Lexicon) at that link. It's a fun read. I'm proud to say I was there at the start of some very famous threads, al baby's Stuned Beeber and the Nation of Dumbies thread for instance. I love FR!
34 posted on 08/24/2006 9:44:19 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: soccer8
Spork weasel, comes from a Thread by Roscoe Karns.

35 posted on 08/24/2006 9:44:21 AM PDT by MrEdd (More cheep than a flock of baby chickens.)
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To: soccer8
Here's the history of Cowbell (more cowbell, actually). Not unique to FR, but frequently invoked. E.g. - "This thread needs more cowbell".
36 posted on 08/24/2006 9:44:29 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Not sure of the FR origin other than "anything sounds better with more cowbells", (a reference to a favorite percussion instrument used in rock music). Alex Van Halen is a big fan of cowbells.

The cowbell reference is to a Saturday Night Live sketch starring Christopher Walken showing the addition of "more cowbell" to the original studio recording of Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't Fear the Reaper".

Go here to watch the sketch on YouTube.

37 posted on 08/24/2006 9:45:08 AM PDT by Spiff (Death before Dhimmitude)
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To: tiredoflaundry
Everyone, set beebers on "stune"...

How about "A moose bit my sister once"?

38 posted on 08/24/2006 9:45:12 AM PDT by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: soccer8
shower pictures - from an excited freeper saying they just got out of the shower on a breaking news thread about a possible terror event (it was determined the event was not terror related).

I think the shower reference is to a thread where a woman was close to some breaking news (either physically or near someone important to her), nobody was sure what was going on, and while all the excitement was still happening and nothing resolved she announced she was going to go take a shower. Hence, the showers show up as something is about to happen.

39 posted on 08/24/2006 9:46:06 AM PDT by doubled (Peace at any price comes at too high a price.)
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To: jellybean

See my #34 :)


40 posted on 08/24/2006 9:46:14 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: soccer8

My personal favorites......wingnuts and moonbats. You know, those people who don't rubber stamp their lives according to the official government explanation?

(adjusts his tinfoil hat with pride)


41 posted on 08/24/2006 9:46:28 AM PDT by Dazedcat (Dear God, please make it stop)
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To: soccer8

Hezbocrats=democrats


42 posted on 08/24/2006 9:46:30 AM PDT by alarm rider (Those that vote for RINOS knowingly, have already admitted defeat.)
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To: soccer8

I think the shower thing came from someone asking to vbe kept updated because there were going to take a shower.

You haven't even covered the old stuff like ASH ALERTS, Eagles Up, Rivero/TinFoil Beanie, White House Basement Posters and Eschoir


43 posted on 08/24/2006 9:46:47 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: soccer8
Unnngh!

:-)

44 posted on 08/24/2006 9:47:09 AM PDT by TheBigB (And ON the 8th day, HE spaketh and said, "Letteth there BE more cowbell!" And it was good.)
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To: Dazedcat

Moonbats live in Moonbatropolis!


45 posted on 08/24/2006 9:47:12 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Praying for Israel)
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To: soccer8

Are you sure you're logged in?


46 posted on 08/24/2006 9:47:26 AM PDT by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: soccer8

A+ Bert


47 posted on 08/24/2006 9:47:28 AM PDT by blam
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To: soccer8; Jimmy Valentine's brother

SHOWERS was used first by me, I think, there was something happening, and I had to shower to go somewhere, and I posted for people to keep posting while I showered so when I got out and dried off I would see updates!

Someone actually looked it up and said I was the first to use it.

Caused me much embarrassment, but, now, it is kind of funny...


48 posted on 08/24/2006 9:47:40 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8)
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To: soccer8
That's okay, we need something like this sometimes.

Can of worms? Going fishing?

49 posted on 08/24/2006 9:48:08 AM PDT by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: Thrusher

> This thread bit my sister's moose.

Just for the record, for those that don't know, that is straight out of the opening credits from Monty Python's "Search for the Holy Grail".


50 posted on 08/24/2006 9:48:09 AM PDT by dinasour (Pajamahadeen and member of the Head SnowFlake Committee)
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