word of the day: February 13, 2009
The list of people you have to or want to say "hello" to on a daily basis. Especially relevant for students in university buildings, or coworkers in a workplace. Some people might decide to put you on their hello lists, even if they aren't on yours! Typically, reciprocity is expected.
Dropping someone from your hello list to just a nod when you pass him or her might be considered a snub by the other person.
A rule originating on the Something Awful message boards that calls for the banning of a member who does not follow his own proclamation. These proclamations are typically in the form of "If X happens, I will do Y." The person who posts the claim is asked to follow through with his promised act or be banned for lying.
This rule originated from a forum member, Toxx, stating he would tape together the parts of his nether regions if a message board topic reached 5,000 replies. The Something Awful Administrator ordered that he post pictures of the completed act. No pictures were produced, and Toxx was banned as a result. The Toxx clause was instituted as a rule to discourage future members from making exaggerated claims.
Example poster 1: "If he sells this laptop to me for $200, I will eat my shorts."
Example poster 2: "Sell it to him just so we can test the Toxx clause."
A group of middle-aged women on the internet who believe they are all married to Severus Snape from the Harry Potter books -- on the astral plane. They have real-life meetings where they take turns channeling the spirit of Snape so they can have wedding ceremonies with him.
There is in-fighting over whom Snape loves more and whether Snape is an emotional wooby who just needs to be loved, or a domineering master who lives to be dominant.
Snapewives love the fictional character of Severus Snape.
The rule of 3 states how men overstate and women understate their number of sexual partners.
When asking someone about the number of sexual partners they've had, multiply a woman's answer by 3, because a woman wouldn't want to seem like a slut. When a man answers, divide the number he gives by 3, because he wants to seem like a player.
Josh said he'd made it with 3 women this year? Rule of 3: that really means he made it with one, or zero.
A ban from a message board that lets the user continue viewing posts and making posts, but that makes it so no other message board users can see the banned user's posts.
The hellban puts a forum poster in a sort of Twilight Zone.
hellban > permaban
occurs when a woman wears tight jeans without underwear and the hard seams painfully mash themselves into her undercarriage, leaving an angry red waffle-like pattern.
When Jerri first heard of what getting a twatwaffle was, things just got real for her.
When you throw your hat over the wall, you're committing to doing something. The phrase is derived from what you would do before you climb over a wall - you throw the hat over to the other side, so it doesn't fall off while you are climbing.
"throw your hat over the wall" example:
JFK himself. When he was in office, he stood before the world and promised them a man on the moon within 10 years. Thing is, nobody had started working on a space program at that point. JFK had no data to back up his claims, no insight into the practicality of space travel. But you know what he had?
The man had sac. The man had the sac to stand before the world and say “Yo, yo get this! We’re going to the moon.”