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Verb. To cite academic nobodies or frauds in an unrelated field to back up one's position in an online argument.

First used by the British journalist and curmugeon Rod Liddle in The Spectator Magazine (UK) 4th December 2021. Refers to the flakey right-wing You-tuber and narcissist (and incidentally the magazine's film critic) James Delingpole.
"Subjected to even the mildest query many of these people immediately began to delingpole. That is with great fury, the started citing hugely eminent figures from the world of science who have proved their standpoint correct, such as Radu Ionescu, a reader in mental illness from the Central polytechnic of Chisanau who once wrote an article saying polar bears were becoming extinct because there was too much ice around. Most of these people are on the political right of the 'Everything They Tell You Is Lies' brigade'.
by The Eton Soggy-biscuit December 5, 2021
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