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The 2009 FreeRepublic Lexicon (Lingo, Dictionary, Lore Handbook) - UPDATE TIME!
Batter's Profile ^ | 16 September 2009 | FReepers

Posted on 09/16/2009 8:31:39 AM PDT by batter

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To: batter

Add to acronyms: BFL (Bump for later)


61 posted on 09/16/2009 9:51:50 AM PDT by zeugma (Will it be nukes or aliens? Time will tell.)
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To: batter; Arrowhead1952; Tijeras_Slim; martin_fierro; Xenalyte; TheMom; CholeraJoe
Care to elaborate...

Well, I'll try to explain it, but I'm going to meet a friend to share a bottle of wine very soon (yes, it's well after 5:00 p.m. here....hey, I do have my standards...)

OK, in the summer of 2007, another FReeper challenged me that I could get away with posting the most useless vanity I could think of and put it in Breaking News.

So, I came up with "I'm Wearing New Socks Today," as the title and even put some keywords like "hanes," "noholes" and stuff like that and posted it.

It was up about 30 seconds before it got yanked, but a few people saw it.

So, the next day, someone else posts a vanity that was every bit as idiotic and it stayed up. Therefore, we hijacked it and started having serious disussions about socks and posting pictures of all kinds of socks.

After that, we hijacked some other vanities with discussions and photos of socks and then it just morphed into its own thing.

I even had one of the Mods ping me to a vanity about a year later where someone was talking about socks and Iraq and we got all over that one as well.

I'm pretty sure that socks are never mentioned on FR these days without my getting a ping to it. ;-)

Those of you who were around when this all began, please chime in if I've left anything out.

62 posted on 09/16/2009 10:04:23 AM PDT by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: mnehring; joinedafterattack; Domandred; agere_contra; pillut48; McGruff
Jim Thompson - The 'other' Jim Robinson. The incident stemmed from a hit piece by Chris Parry in the Vancouver Sun (Conservative Free Republic blog in free speech flap after racial slurs directed at Obama children). In the article Chris Parry called Jim Robinson, "Jim Thompson". joinedafterattack (see also the Gawker's report)did some investigation on Chris Parry and found that he was none other than radical left blogger "Hollywoodoz" at the Daily Kos (BOMBSHELL & FREEPER CALL TO ACTION on Daily Kos & Vancouver Sun Reporter, summary available here too). Chris Parry actually advocated attacking "negros" and blaming the republicans for it. See this post at the Daily Kos by "hollywoodoz". See it here: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/9/9/10324/92702. Chris Parry later posted to joinedafterattack's thread (click here for the post) under "ChrisParry" and confirmed the findings. Parry also state that he had multiple FreeRepublic accounts (post 767 in reply to "My hearts in London - Everett"). Parry's report culminated in MSNBC's Keith Olbermann honoring "Jim Thompson as one of his "Worst Person In The World" designees (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2292614/posts. Unfortunately, that means, Jim Robinson never, technically never recieved said honor. Sorry, Jim, better luck next time. Since the incident, FReepers ala Sparticus have occassionally stated "I am Jim Thompson" when showing solidarity or poking fun at media screwups and ludacris hit-pieces related to FreeRepublic. (thanks, joinedafterattack, mnehring)
63 posted on 09/16/2009 10:11:30 AM PDT by batter (Wolverines!)
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To: zeugma; george76

BFL (Bump/bookmark for later) added.


64 posted on 09/16/2009 10:14:09 AM PDT by batter (Wolverines!)
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To: GQuagmire
Added under the Willard definition: Willard - n. 1. William Jefferson Blythe Clinton. 2. William Jefferson Blythe Clinton's penis. From the name given to the anthropomorphized talking representation of Bill Clinton's penis in the Joe Eszterhas book American Raphsody. Also used to described Mitt Romney on occasion (in reference to Clintonesque tendencies, rather than said body part).
65 posted on 09/16/2009 10:18:12 AM PDT by batter (Wolverines!)
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To: batter

bttt


66 posted on 09/16/2009 10:19:56 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: Allegra

I love that story...and the post that you wrote about your teeth itching! LOL! ;-)


67 posted on 09/16/2009 10:20:30 AM PDT by wazoo1031
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To: batter

Great summary and you have a lot more patience to dig for the specifics than I do.. I just did it from memory.


68 posted on 09/16/2009 10:21:25 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Allegra

At least no one knows about your habit of taking photographs of trash bags. :->

Now that is worthy of breaking news.


69 posted on 09/16/2009 10:22:37 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Allegra

I missed the actual thread, but I’ve seen many references to socks and you FR handle attached.


70 posted on 09/16/2009 10:23:39 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Jimmy Carter - now the second worst POTUS ever. BHO [the LIAR] has #1 spot in his sights.)
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To: Allegra
Does this sum it up:

Socks (2) - Ping to various mischievous FReepers/FReepettes and call to action to hijack an unsuspecting vanity or thread referencing socks. In 2007, Allegra was challenged with posting the most useless vanity and came up with "I'm Wearing New Socks Today". The post was quickly pulled but the following day someone else put up an equally useless vanity and it remained. Thus, a vindictive Allegra and friends hijacked it with serious discussions and pictures of socks. And, verily, vanities and threads referencing sock are no longer safe. (Allegra confirms)

71 posted on 09/16/2009 10:30:22 AM PDT by batter (Wolverines!)
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To: mnehring; wazoo1031
At least no one knows about your habit of taking photographs of trash bags. :->

Now that is worthy of breaking news.

Hmmm....that's an idea. And my sister and I have lots of pics to illustrate the thread.

London Rubbish Tour, August 2009

72 posted on 09/16/2009 10:32:30 AM PDT by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: Allegra

That is just too easy in London.. I’ve never seen a city with so many trash bags everywhere, every day.


73 posted on 09/16/2009 10:33:25 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Ok. I added it to the file under “Lore”.


74 posted on 09/16/2009 10:34:59 AM PDT by batter (Wolverines!)
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To: batter
Also used to described Mitt Romney on occasion (in reference to Clintonesque tendencies, rather than said body part).

Actually Mitt's name is Willard Mitt Romney, but yea.

75 posted on 09/16/2009 10:43:48 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system. I am Jim Thompson.)
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To: Domandred

Oops, I forgot that. I’ll add that too.


76 posted on 09/16/2009 10:44:32 AM PDT by batter (Wolverines!)
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To: batter

Great, well-sourced and above all patient summary of the “Jim Thompson’ incident!

Minor spelling changes: ‘Spartacus’, ‘occasionally’


77 posted on 09/16/2009 10:48:17 AM PDT by agere_contra ('We do not need a censorship of the press. We have a censorship by the press' Chesterton.)
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To: Vaduz

That would be an insult to BS EVERYWHERE.

(Disclaimer to Lurkers: No, I’m not making a racist remark because Obama and BS have similar colors, I’m referring to their contents. Thank you.)


78 posted on 09/16/2009 10:51:08 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: batter

ReignBO .....the years in which Barack Obama rules


79 posted on 09/16/2009 10:51:08 AM PDT by woofie
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To: batter

Wonderful! :-)

One correction—’Sparticus’ should be “SpartAcus”.


80 posted on 09/16/2009 10:52:12 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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