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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 - ??


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To: soccer8

CLYMER, too, ever hear of that one?


51 posted on 08/24/2006 9:48:10 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8)
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To: soccer8
Zot - verb, to get kicked off FR in an undignified manner

That's what most people think "Zot" means, but it's not correct.

The history of "Zot".

There are one or two individuals who, for whatever reason, enjoy signing up new accounts here every single day to post leftist drivel. Sometimes they are vanities from DemocraticUnderground. Sometimes they are articles from other far-left sources. Sometimes they are nothing but vile doctored images or profanity laced tirades. Sometimes they are from legitimate sources but happen to strike the eye of the poster as being something that would infuriate conservatives.

The posters in question always post the articles, and then don't reply. They then post other articles, again not replying. This was going on for months. Jim would confirm by looking at the IP addresses and other aspects of the user's 'footprint' that it was the returning troll, and we would nuke the accounts. This went on for months.

Then some of the opportunists who wanted to harm the forum started a whispering campaign, complaining about articles being deleted. They would play off of the fact that the trolls' articles were being pulled to complain that there was some sort of agenda of squelching legitimate conservative postings going on by the moderators.

One day I decided to try something new. I decided, instead of letting the trolls get what they want and have their posts up as flame bait, and instead of pulling the threads outright, I would move their post aside and replace it with something that hopefully others would find humorous. I would do this out in the forum for all to see. The original piece would be available through the history link for the curious, who could see if there was some sort of censorship campaign going on. And the freepers could have fun mocking the troll if they so liked.

It so happens that the way I did it the first time was using a screen shot from Caddyshack, where the pastor gets hit by a lightning bolt. Being a bit of a fan of the comic strip "B.C." I captioned the photo with the lightning bolt sound that Johnny Hart used in his strip- ZOT! That is where the term Zot originated.

Now, sometimes we "zot", and sometimes we simply pull it. It depends on a number of factors, including how busy we are at the time. But whenever you see a Zot, you can be sure that the user was a 'newbie' who was doing their hit-and-run posting, and that if you as a well-established freeper thought the article would have made an interesting discussion, then you could probably post the same piece yourself without incident (although the most vile of the stuff probably would get pulled, and Jim reserves the right to remove anyone who he feels is constantly trying to push leftist propaganda on the forum). Anyway, that is the history and background behind zotting.

http://www.freerepublic.com/~adminmoderator/

52 posted on 08/24/2006 9:48:13 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: soccer8

Palne = Plane


53 posted on 08/24/2006 9:48:18 AM PDT by labowski ("The Dude Abideth")
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To: tiredoflaundry
This should be in "Braking news"!

Are you series?

54 posted on 08/24/2006 9:48:40 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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To: Tennessee_Bob

This is HUGH!


55 posted on 08/24/2006 9:48:58 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Praying for Israel)
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To: soccer8

http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3a4bb8761eda.htm


56 posted on 08/24/2006 9:49:54 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (All grey areas are fabrications.)
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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.

57 posted on 08/24/2006 9:49:58 AM PDT by doubled (Peace at any price comes at too high a price.)
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To: soccer8

I'll read this after I finish staring at a host around the sun.


58 posted on 08/24/2006 9:50:01 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

There's a host on the sun!


59 posted on 08/24/2006 9:50:22 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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To: soccer8

Intaxication:  Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.


Reintarnation:  Coming back to life as a hillbilly.


Bozone (n.):  The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright
ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of
breaking down in the near future.


Cashtration (n.):  The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.


Giraffiti:  Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.


Sarchasm:  The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.(see tagline)


Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.


Hipatitis:  Terminal coolness.


Osteopornosis:  A degenerate disease. 


KarmageddionIt's like, when everybody is sending off all these really
bad vibes, right?  And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.


Decafalon (n.):  The grueling event of getting through the day
consuming only things that are good for you.


Glibido:  All talk and no action.


Dopeler effect:  The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they
come at you rapidly.


Arachnoleptic fit (n.):  The frantic dance performed just after you've
accidentally walked through a spider web.


Beelzebug (n.):  Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

 

Caterpallor (n.):  The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.

 

Ignoranus:  The person who's both stupid and an asshole

60 posted on 08/24/2006 9:50:26 AM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

GMTA

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1689306/posts?page=59#59


61 posted on 08/24/2006 9:51:13 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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To: soccer8
IBTP - In Before The Ping

Posting in a thread prior to being "pinged" to it.

62 posted on 08/24/2006 9:51:17 AM PDT by The G Man (The NY Times did "great harm to the United States" - President George W. Bush 6/26/06)
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To: soccer8
Don't forget "opus", where a mad freeper leaves Free Republic by making an ass out of himself by whining and bitching instead of just leaving quietly.
63 posted on 08/24/2006 9:51:44 AM PDT by fish hawk (Terror : in a cave in Afghanistan. Treason: in a cave-in , in the Democratic Party)
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To: soccer8; mware

And we never, never would want to leave out *THUD*


64 posted on 08/24/2006 9:52:04 AM PDT by dinasour (Pajamahadeen and member of the Head SnowFlake Committee)
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To: Thrusher

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

Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiD7hGYqg1E


65 posted on 08/24/2006 9:52:18 AM PDT by hotshu
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To: dinasour

*Snoq*


66 posted on 08/24/2006 9:52:22 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Praying for Israel)
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To: soccer8
BUMP!

sw

67 posted on 08/24/2006 9:53:26 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: soccer8

Vive les Freepers!

68 posted on 08/24/2006 9:54:50 AM PDT by Ol' Sox
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To: soccer8
Barf Alert: Phrase placed in the title to warn readers to expect leftist drivel worthy of ridicule. Used to protect the poster from being suspected of being a troll worthy of the:

-Eric

69 posted on 08/24/2006 9:55:17 AM PDT by E Rocc (Myspace "Freepers" group moderator)
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To: soccer8

Never seen Spork Weasel or ziggy in the 6 years I've been around.

But VIKING KITTIES better be on the list!!


70 posted on 08/24/2006 9:55:27 AM PDT by subterfuge (If Liberals hated terrorists like they hate Bush the war would be over by now)
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To: soccer8
Of Course...How can ANYONE forget the "Viking Kitties".

Surely that is a Free Republic origin that must be mysterious to outsiders...


71 posted on 08/24/2006 9:55:33 AM PDT by rlmorel (Islamofacism: It is all fun and games until someone puts an eye out. Or chops off a head.)
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To: tiredoflaundry

LOL!

Somehow I just knew the gang would find this thread.


72 posted on 08/24/2006 9:56:53 AM PDT by dinasour (Pajamahadeen and member of the Head SnowFlake Committee)
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To: subterfuge

DANG IT! YOU BEAT ME BY THREE SECONDS!!!!!

MAY YOUR BEEBER STUNE YOU WHILE YOU EAT CHEESE WITH MOOSES.


73 posted on 08/24/2006 9:57:04 AM PDT by rlmorel (Islamofacism: It is all fun and games until someone puts an eye out. Or chops off a head.)
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To: humblegunner
Scarmable!

Please give me the history etc. I'm guessing another misspelled word by an excited Freeper.

74 posted on 08/24/2006 9:57:59 AM PDT by batter ("Never let the enemy pick the battle site." - Gen. George S. Patton)
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To: soccer8
Also "All your base are belong to us"

Not not really a FReeperism, either

75 posted on 08/24/2006 10:01:56 AM PDT by dinasour (Pajamahadeen and member of the Head SnowFlake Committee)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Just some clarification. As a hugh fan of America's greatest rock band, I must state for the record that no cow bell has EVER been played on a Van Halen record.
With that said, I will return to my hole.

BRC


76 posted on 08/24/2006 10:02:06 AM PDT by Big Red Clay (Greetings from the Big Red State)
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To: Coop; Admin Moderator

Thanks, I'll correct that one!


77 posted on 08/24/2006 10:02:08 AM PDT by batter ("Never let the enemy pick the battle site." - Gen. George S. Patton)
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To: rlmorel

Funny thing about the Viking Kitties. I've actually had a couple of people ask me if I've seen some "cute little Viking Kittie video" that is floating around on the 'net. I said I haven't seen it but I've got a good idea where it came from!


78 posted on 08/24/2006 10:02:30 AM PDT by subterfuge (If Liberals hated terrorists like they hate Bush the war would be over by now)
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To: soccer8

How could this thread exist without the famous "STFU"?

I mean...come on!


79 posted on 08/24/2006 10:03:58 AM PDT by Pukin Dog
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To: subterfuge

http://users.wolfcrews.com/toys/vikings/

I think we got it from them. (Turn up the sound!)


80 posted on 08/24/2006 10:04:14 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: andy58-in-nh

I prefer it in the can.

81 posted on 08/24/2006 10:04:25 AM PDT by LexBaird (Another member of the Bush/Halliburton/Zionist/CIA/NWO/Illuminati conspiracy for global domination!)
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To: real saxophonist; onyx; Yehuda

yuppers , although its prime "away on vacation" time ...

. . . I betcha there'll be 500+ posts

I can recall being amazed and giddy at the FReeperisms in OpusThreads , and

. . . that first Yanking the Veil Off Ward Churchill thread [not the real title]


82 posted on 08/24/2006 10:04:57 AM PDT by Dad yer funny (BinScentie Pox , BinLadin , 2 tall enemies)
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To: martin_fierro; Constitution Day

Or the short lived, but pithy and eloquent SMN?


83 posted on 08/24/2006 10:05:37 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: LexBaird
I prefer it in the can.

Not that there's anything wrong with that...

84 posted on 08/24/2006 10:07:17 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: soccer8

Hillary's husband - HINO.

Slick Willy's wife - WINO.


85 posted on 08/24/2006 10:07:36 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Pukin Dog
You missed it Pukin.

From post # 21

"For some reason people think I went to South Texas FReeper University?"

86 posted on 08/24/2006 10:08:34 AM PDT by subterfuge (If Liberals hated terrorists like they hate Bush the war would be over by now)
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To: subterfuge

I think this is what you are talking about.

http://users.wolfcrews.com/toys/vikings/


87 posted on 08/24/2006 10:08:34 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The media and the democrats are the biggest supporters of the terrorists.)
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To: HEY4QDEMS; Suzy Quzy

LOL!!


88 posted on 08/24/2006 10:09:22 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kabooms"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: soccer8

I see a lot of misspellings of the word "probably" spelled "prolly" I don't know if it's intentional or not.


89 posted on 08/24/2006 10:10:02 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: subterfuge
The Viking Kitties want to take you to a gay bar.

http://www.rathergood.com/gaybar

90 posted on 08/24/2006 10:10:43 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (UN Security Council resolution 1701: I believe it is ceasefire for our time.)
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To: blam

A+Bert, never got to post anything to him before he got kicked off.

Never thought he ever posted while sober!!!


91 posted on 08/24/2006 10:11:06 AM PDT by Springman (9-11-06, what will happen?)
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To: visualops

I searched and didn't think of "Lexicon". I will have to live with the consequences now!


92 posted on 08/24/2006 10:12:10 AM PDT by batter ("Never let the enemy pick the battle site." - Gen. George S. Patton)
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To: Springman
A+Bert, never got to post anything to him before he got kicked off.

I posted to him early in my FReeping career thinking he was being facetious. Boy did I get flamed!

93 posted on 08/24/2006 10:12:16 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Arrowhead1952

Well I'll be darned, I had seen that right here on FR. I guess I blocked it out. Thanks.


94 posted on 08/24/2006 10:12:35 AM PDT by subterfuge (If Liberals hated terrorists like they hate Bush the war would be over by now)
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To: Pukin Dog

Hey, PD, you just had to wait a minute.


95 posted on 08/24/2006 10:12:41 AM PDT by LexBaird (Another member of the Bush/Halliburton/Zionist/CIA/NWO/Illuminati conspiracy for global domination!)
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To: soccer8
Bunny/pancake - your statement makes no sense. A reference to this picture:


96 posted on 08/24/2006 10:13:28 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (UN Security Council resolution 1701: I believe it is ceasefire for our time.)
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To: soccer8
Koranimals = Muslims who read the Koran and then act like the animals. LOL

DemonRATS = Democrats

RATS = Democrats

97 posted on 08/24/2006 10:13:34 AM PDT by NRA2BFree (PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW ISLAM ARE KORANIMALS!)
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To: Graybeard58

It's prolly intentional. (Actually it is, as its easy to tyep) Tyep?


98 posted on 08/24/2006 10:14:09 AM PDT by subterfuge (If Liberals hated terrorists like they hate Bush the war would be over by now)
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To: KarlInOhio

Ouch. Company server won't go there!


99 posted on 08/24/2006 10:14:59 AM PDT by subterfuge (If Liberals hated terrorists like they hate Bush the war would be over by now)
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To: Gantz
AYBABTU

What exactly does that mean, and do I really want to know? LOL

100 posted on 08/24/2006 10:15:28 AM PDT by NRA2BFree (PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW ISLAM ARE KORANIMALS!)
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