1. verb: to skew results of an online poll, usually having to do with religion, science, or politics, in order to reflect a more rational result.
from the blog of the great PZ Myers
Dude, we totally pharyngulated that ridiculous Texas-based poll about creationism being taught in schools. Count that a win for science!
To crash an online poll by publishing its link so that large numbers of blog readers will make their opinions known there, often shifting the results dramatically.
Derived from usage on PZ Myer's blog Pharyngula
Woohoo! Another meaningless poll to pharyngulate. Currently it's 60% NO.
An unintentional DDoS attack by interested viewers afer a site is linked to from PZ Myers' blog, Pharyngula. See also slashdotted
and pz envy
Man, my site was pharyngulated in about 5 seconds after PZ linked to that squid porn I posted.