pr.n. A title given to a fencing referee who exhibits the following characterstics in the best manner among his contemporaries:
A. total impartiality bordering on apathy
B. void of expression and emotion
C. mechanical adherence to published Referee Hand Signal
D. obsessive devotion to pursuit of refereeing
E. current international record holder of the most number of days in a year spent refereeing
The title is unofficially handed down by a representative of the FOC
upon positive identification of the ideal candidate in each generation. This gesture is a tribute to Styx
and one of its songs' relevance to legitimization of modern fencing referees.
When you can achieve 90-degrees elbow like Mr Roboto, you know you are ready for the next level.
Domo arigato, Mr Roboto...