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19 definitions by PaleBlueYacht

 
1.
aggressive online efforts, usually by mobs via social media, to harm the employment/career/livelihood of a person, esp. when said harm is motivated by ideology, outrage, or both.

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see also: rulebombing, fire alarming
Amy: Did you see the insensitive rant that Joe posted on his blog?

Bob: Yeah. I've already sent it to HuffPo and Gawker. Hopefully we can post up where he works for everyone to see.

Amy: Woah, you're running a bluelisting campaign? I was just asking if you'd seen it. Jesus christ, Bob.
by PaleBlueYacht May 12, 2013
 
2.
The temporary change in personality that occurs after being deeply involved with a movie, book, game, or some other work of fiction.

Can also be expanded to nonfiction ("documentary lag" or some other variant), but is less common because those works are typically experienced through the frame of the reader/player/watcher's default personality.
CHRIS: Don't think. Don't hesitate. Just say it.

ASHLEY: Why are you talking like that?

CHRIS: What?

ASHLEY: You sound like a movie trailer. Is this because you just finished watching Fight Club?

CHRIS: Uhh... yeah I guess I'm a little fiction lagged.
by PaleBlueYacht February 20, 2011
 
3.
Misuse of a safety mechanism, like a fire alarm, danger hotlines or report buttons on a website, to censor speech without regard to the intent of the safety mechanism.

A type of rulebombing.

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Fire alarming is a problem, because it:

(a) disrespects actual instances of dangerous events the mechanism is designed to prevent, and
(b) causes people who have to monitor uses of that safety mechanism to show skepticism to future uses of that safety mechanism, since the number of serious instances are diluted.
I posted a video critical of this girl's ideology on YouTube, but now all of her supporters are fire alarming me.
by PaleBlueYacht May 12, 2013
 
4.
Satisfaction from having consciousness of something that was previously unconscious, such as watching a comedian and finally having a way to describe "that thing" you've noticed at an unconscious level for quite some time, or reading about "Words For Things You Never Knew Had Words" and having words for those things.
CHRISTINA: Holy fuck, Jake was such a dick during our argument at dinner. I walked out. And when I was driving home, I had the best comeback!

JESSICA: There's a term for that. Esprit d’Escalier. Staircase wit.

CHRISTINA: There's a term for that?! Oh god, expliment!
by PaleBlueYacht March 24, 2011
 
5.
Attempts to refute an argument by showing that it matches a pattern of behavior typical of a person or group. What makes something right or wrong is the set of reasons for it, not the ability to recognize that it exists. (Can also be thought of as argument by pattern-matching.)

"You match a pattern of behavior or stereotype that I have described, therefore you are wrong."
Libertarian bingo, liberal bingo, feminist bingo, MRA bingo, and pretty much any bingo card refutation are examples of bingo arguments.
by PaleBlueYacht May 13, 2013
 
6.
A kind of illegality that is laughed at, rather than taken seriously. alt spelling: illeglol
A: Isn't it illegal to honk like that?

B: Probably. More importantly, it's illeglawl.
by PaleBlueYacht May 12, 2013
 
7.
A false belief of the self. If exposed, can lead to existential embarrassment.
Susan believed she had mastered writing due to the grades she earned in high school, but was wrought with existential embarrassment when her self-misconception was brought to light after receiving a C on her first college paper.
by PaleBlueYacht February 21, 2011