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A mental disorder or personality disorder (depending on who you ask), that causes social and sensory problems for the person, and sometimes mental ones as well. Can come with advantages, depending--again--on whom you ask.

Scientists of the Internet agree that there are three types of Autism:

1.) Rain Man Autism: When the person is seriously mentally handicapped, but may have some savant talents.

2.) The Sherlock Holmes Autism: What your Autistic friend from school or work has. Super smart in some ways, super socially awkward in some ways, and super awesome in every way.

3.) Wannabe Autistics: Also known as "self-diagnosers," these are the schmucks who read about Autism online and decided they had it, without getting any professional opinions. For more information on this, see Special Snowflake Syndrome.
"My first boyfriend was had Autism. Not the Rain Man kind, but the Sherlock Holmes kind."
by Sally Shears December 06, 2014

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A subgenre of science fiction that nerds can never agree on the exact meaning of. A good guide line though is the two words in that portmanteau: "cyber" and "punk." Does the movie/book/show/comic/whatever in question have a heavy emphasis on technology? (As opposed to aliens, space exploration, time travel, etc.) Then it's got the "cyber." Does it have a punk-like feel to it? (Dark, neon-filled setting, black leather and sunglasses, techno-punk soundtrack, devil-may-care attitudes, etc.) Then it's got the "punk."

Depending on which nerd you ask, examples of cyberpunk include: "The Matrix," "Blade Runner," "The Terminator," "Total Recall," "Snow Crash," "Neuromancer," "Burning Chrome," "Hammerjack," "Altered Carbon," "Shadowrun," "Repo: The Genetic Opera," "Inception," "Ultraviolet," "Aeon Flux," "Tron," and probably tons of other classic examples this writer is forgetting.

Cliches to look for, that may indicate a cyberpunk story:

- Hackers
- Virtual reality
- A dark (in any sense of the word) future
- Sunglasses
- Leather
- Pimpin' suits
- Razor Girls
- Techno music
- Neon
- Urban settings
- Evil corporate dudes
- Anything related to Japan
- Spunky teenage couriers on wheels (skateboards, bikes, roller blades, etc.)
- A wise and mysterious black dude
- Sarcasm
- Robots
- Gratuitous action/violence/boobies
- Hearing yourself say "Damn this is so cheesy, but I love it so much!"
- Giant, futuristic blimps
"What the hell do you mean 'The Matrix' isn't cyberpunk? It's got the virtual reality, the hackers, the leather, the shades, the deep philosophy, the dark future, the cynicism, the robots, and the techno soundtrack!"

"It was made in 1999. True cyberpunk must be from the '80s, like 'Blade Runner' and 'Neuromancer.'"

"Dude, that's like saying 'Harry Potter' can't be fantasy, because it wasn't written in the same decade as 'Lord of the Rings.'"

"...it's *post*-cyberpunk, is what it is."

by Sally Shears December 08, 2014

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The current politically correct term for mentally handicapped people. However, by the time this definition is finished being typed, "differently abled" will likely be a "slur" and the new PC term will be something even more vague.
"People with Down Syndrome are not 'disabled,' they're differently abled! And this has nothing to do with political correctness; simply understanding and clarity."
"I beg your pardon, but I don't appreciate you calling people like my son 'differently abled.' They are no more 'different' than any usual person. This is an offensive slur and needs to stop. Spread the word to end the D-word!"
by Sally Shears June 11, 2016

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A character-type that appears in Cyberpunk. Razor Girls are basically action-heroines, usually with the sexiness and badassedry cranked up to the Nth degree.

The name comes from the original razor girl, Molly, of William Gibson's cyberpunk novel "Neuromancer" (often considered the original cyberpunk book). Molly is referred to as a "razor girl" and a "steppn' razor" by other characters, due to the retractable razor claws she has stored under her fingernails (to name only one of her badass cyborg upgrades).

Other examples of razor girls include Trinity from "The Matrix;" Major Kusanagi of "Ghost in the Shell;" Avalon and Lea Prism of the novel "Hammerjack;" and the lead characters of "Barb Wire," "Aeon Flux," and "Ultraviolet."

Mind you, a razor girl is not just any awesome female character who happens to be in a cyberpunk story. She has to meet that level of viciousness and badass. Rachel from "Blade Runner" is a fantastic character and a strong woman, but she is not a fighter, and thus is not a razor girl. Same goes for Shiloh, Blind Mag, and all the other awesome-but-not-action-fighter girls from "Repo: The Genetic Opera!" Neal Stephenson's Y.T., despite being one of the most awesome characters in all of fiction, never mind cyberpunk, also just barely misses to meet the criteria, since her shtick is more about escaping and dodging danger than confronting bad guys head-on.
"What the hell do you mean 'The Matrix' isn't cyberpunk? It's got all the tropes you need--the virtual reality, the black leather, the sunglasses, the hacker heroes, the evil corporate dudes, and the razor girls!"
by Sally Shears December 05, 2014

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1.) A historical symbol related to the Civil War
2.) Symbol of Southern Pride
3.) Symbol of the Redneck culture
4.) Symbol of White Supremacy

5.) Symbol used by white-trash adults who never grew out of the "edgy rebel" phase that most of us left behind in high school
Grown Man Who Works at McDonald's: "Hey everyone, I'm getting the Confederate flag tattooed on my arm, because I don't care what anyone thinks of me!"

(Everyone ignores him)

Grown Man Who Works at McDonald's: "I said, I'm getting a Confederate flag tattoo, 'cuz I don't care what y'all think of me!"

(Still being ignored)

Grown Man Who Works At McDonald's: "I'll bet a lot of you black folk are really offended by that!"

Black Person: (Ignores him)

Grown Man Who Works at McDonald's: "I'M A REBEL! I wear this flag for FREEDOM!"

Marine With American Flag Tattoo: "Oh really. "
by Sally Shears December 15, 2014

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A male who expects a female to accept his romantic advances simply because he is "nice," and is angered when she does not.

Possible causes for this phenomenon:

1.) He views romance as a prize he is entitled to, like his allowance, as long as he behaves himself.

2.) He thinks all women are the same dainty, smiling, flower-picking Disney princess, who want nothing more in a man than giant smiles, polite chit-chat, poetry readings, and doors held opened for them. He does not understand that women are individuals.

3.) He has a mental disability that encourages girls to put on a super-nice act around him, as they would around a child. He mistakes this for their real personality, and thinks they are really getting to know each other and clicking, when...no. (This one's pretty tragic, and no one's fault, really.)

4.) He's a really bad actor, so even girls who DO want a "nice, sensitive guy" can see right through his crap.

5.) He is a genuinely nice guy, but only goes for hot girls he has nothing in common with...while complaining that girls always go for the "wrong" guy.

6.) A closeted homosexual or transsexual, who has discovered how conveniently the "nice guy" motif can cover up his secret. ("I'm just not a man's man!") This can leave a bad impression on the girl, after she learns the truth. She may become so paranoid, that if the next guy she dates cheats on her with another woman, she may break into a joyful jig, exclaiming, "My boyfriend is straight!"
"I am so finished with dating nice guys! Next time a guy tries to pick me up in a sparkely blue prius, I'm not going on the date."
by Sally Shears December 05, 2014

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What unmarried people call their kids.
"Time to go, buddy."
by Sally Shears December 26, 2014

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