Skip to comments.Freeper Lingo Thread (the history and meening of 'Freepisms' including pictures)
Posted on 08/24/2006 9:32:06 AM PDT by batterEdited on 08/24/2006 9:51:10 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
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 - ??
CLYMER, too, ever hear of that one?
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.
Palne = Plane
Are you series?
This is HUGH!
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.
I'll read this after I finish staring at a host around the sun.
There's a host on the sun!
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.
Karmageddion: It'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
Posting in a thread prior to being "pinged" to it.
And we never, never would want to leave out *THUD*
"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
Vive les Freepers!
Never seen Spork Weasel or ziggy in the 6 years I've been around.
But VIKING KITTIES better be on the list!!
Surely that is a Free Republic origin that must be mysterious to outsiders...
Somehow I just knew the gang would find this thread.
DANG IT! YOU BEAT ME BY THREE SECONDS!!!!!
MAY YOUR BEEBER STUNE YOU WHILE YOU EAT CHEESE WITH MOOSES.
Please give me the history etc. I'm guessing another misspelled word by an excited Freeper.
Not not really a FReeperism, either
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.
Thanks, I'll correct that one!
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!
How could this thread exist without the famous "STFU"?
I mean...come on!
I think we got it from them. (Turn up the sound!)
I prefer it in the can.
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]
Or the short lived, but pithy and eloquent SMN?
Not that there's anything wrong with that...
Hillary's husband - HINO.
Slick Willy's wife - WINO.
From post # 21
"For some reason people think I went to South Texas FReeper University?"
I think this is what you are talking about.
I see a lot of misspellings of the word "probably" spelled "prolly" I don't know if it's intentional or not.
A+Bert, never got to post anything to him before he got kicked off.
Never thought he ever posted while sober!!!
I searched and didn't think of "Lexicon". I will have to live with the consequences now!
I posted to him early in my FReeping career thinking he was being facetious. Boy did I get flamed!
Well I'll be darned, I had seen that right here on FR. I guess I blocked it out. Thanks.
Hey, PD, you just had to wait a minute.
DemonRATS = Democrats
RATS = Democrats
It's prolly intentional. (Actually it is, as its easy to tyep) Tyep?
Ouch. Company server won't go there!
What exactly does that mean, and do I really want to know? LOL