more specifically its a technology term used online to refer to products available for both geeks and the general consumer population.
It is often used satirically particularly if the item/product is late to market or been restricted beforehand.
Understatement. When you say something (usually satirically) by saying the opposite of what you really mean. Like "That's not good." When you mean "Holy crap, that sucks! What are we going to do!?"
I didn't want to offend the teacher, so I used litote to tell her how much her class sucks.
1. A slang term for young Christians who pretend it's cool to be moral or act sarcastically immoral.
2. A teenage Christian who attends TEC (Teens Encounter Christ) or a Youth Group.
3. A teenager who is overly zealous about Christianity.
4. A teenager who non-satirically preaches "It's Hip To Be Square."
5. A teenager who listens to Christian music.
1. Why are these nu christians always ranting about how sweet Youth Group is?
2. Don't these nu christians realize I don't give a damn about Jars of Clay?
A common reply to "ILU" that is either used when one is replying satirically to whomever he is talking, or to mutually jest at the vast number of retards in AIM/forum existence.
Megan: ILU, mi pimpo!!!!1
Jack: ILU2, mi puta favorita XDD
A humorous mispronunciation of the word "business", meant satirically to suggest criminal intent.
"I just wanna get together and talk a little...bidness, you know?" said Tony Soprano, glancing shrewdly at Luigi.
Used satirically in a Strong Bad E-mail as an example of poor Japanese to English vide ogame translation.
Strong Bad's head: Your head a splode!
An abbreviation and inversion of the word obviously used to satirically convey the antonym of the word obviously.
A sarcastic obviously to be used in a situation of doubt.
Can be used to cast doubt on one's own words in the case of the self ously.
Can be associated with a silent hand signal involving the thumb and index finger, thereby creating an "O". The O, in case of extreme ouslying, may be placed on the forehead of the person being ously'd, or a silent ously may be used accordingly.
Also used in protest to those who feel it socially acceptable to sound completely unintelligent and use the abbreviation "obvi"
See also "prol"
Guy 1: I am so cool I do drugs and have boned like six bitches.
Guy 2: Ously.
Guy 1: Good thing I did hit that hotty boom boom, but dude I didnt wrap it up! I could have genital words and puss on my peter! OUSLY! (This is an example of the self ously... he does have genital words, and the HIV.
Guy 1: (talking about how much he loves girls that are "friends")
Guy 2: Yeah, I love girls that are just "friends" too. (Then slaps an Ously to the dome, or silent ously to buddies in room to signify the opposite and mock Guy 1).