word of the day: August 09, 2006
Creating the impression of public support by paying people in the public to pretend to be supportive.
The false support can take the form of letters to the editor, postings on message boards in response to criticism, and writing to politicians in support of the cause.
Astroturfing is the opposite of "grassroots
", genuine public support of an issue.
Mike, admit you just got caught astroturfing. You're just pimping
your own blog
Microsoft didn't have grassroots
support, so they created astroturf support.
v. The technique of using boiler plate text to advance a political agenda. "Astroturfing" is typically done by sending the same letter to every newspaper one can find. A certain number of newspapers will be duped into thinking that the letter is original and heartfelt when it is neither.
Many newspapers were astroturfed with the pro-Bush letters posted at the pResident's web site. Many newspapers were convinced that a number of soldiers worship Bush as the Messiah incarnate.
Fake marijuana (not real grass
Puff - puff - COUGH! - splutter
“That’s not ganga
, that’s Astroturf!”
When an individual is packing a bowl in his or her car, there is an often occurance when marijuana is dropped on the floor. When retrieved; it often has pieces of debris and fragments of substances indiginous to ones ride.
"Aw dude you totally astro turfed that bowl
, but who cares cause were going to smoke it anyway"
The patch of abrasive turf-like hair that surrounds your asshole and area immediately behind the scrotum. Itchy, sweaty, grabby, and home to the dreaded fecal nugget. Reminiscent of an untamed jew fro.
"Shit man i got my finger stuck scratching my astro turf."
"Well then i guess you're plum fucked bro."
Completely underrated. Astro turf should be used to pave driveways and should replace sidewalks, as well as everyones lawn. It should be used for clothes and curtains. Everything should be covered in it.
My astro turf rug is so awesome!