Akin to respect, but much deeper. Coined by Paul "Froggy" Schneider over a lunch converstaion with some compadres in the Summer of 1999 at the Biomedical Research Building (BRB) at Case Western Reserve University. At the time, he was being ragged on by said group and blurted out in front of everyone at the table something akin to, "Stop it. Y'know, I just don't get any respef around here." To which an individual named merlin responded, "How do you expect to get respect if you keep talking like that!" From there on out it became an increasingly popular "in joke" at Case and grew over time to have attached to it deep feelings of respect and honor (curiously contrary to it's original usage).
by Paul "Froggy" Schneider December 19, 2003