A term of disapprobation coined from the WSJ persona of Barrie Harrop, noted promoter of windmill, photo kiosk and other dubious business schemes.

We all owe Mr Eric Nelson a vote of thanks for the following:

The Barrie Harrop MO:

1) Start with an ad hominem attack on a person he disagrees with

2) Request access to a Linked in or WSJ profile as the basis for future Ad hominem attacks

3) Cut & paste post the same stale talking points in the hope that some poor reader will actually confuse them for fact

4) Continually shill his self serving, subsidized windmill project.

5) Repeatedly bash America

6) Hold himself out as the arbiter of who is knowledgeable & who is not.

Barrie may yet obtain immortality by spawning a verb "To Harrop"

I can only imagine the various uses:

"I was having a decent conversation with this dude until he Harropped me. At that point I lost all respect and couldn't take him seriously"

or perhaps it would be used as a perjorative noun:

"I met this girl online and thought she was pretty cool. Then she opened her mouth and proved to be a total Harrop."

The possibilities are endless.......

For a year or more, comments in the Harrop genre were awarded "Harrops" on a scale of 1-10.

The practice spread to other forums where it may still be seen.
Example as a reply to a comment:

"That comment will earn you 7 Harrops"
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Well known Australian WSJ commentator on any/everything having to do with the 'climate change/global warming' hoax. Apparent recipient of government and UN funding, thus having a vested interest in the subject.

Self-described expert.

Generally considered to be an obnoxious blowhard who resorts to ad hominem attacks against those who disagree with him. Given to the wildest extremes of hyperbole.
Barrie Harrop:

"of all my postings rarely called any one a fool, you are one of the exceptions, America can be a strange place and hallucinogenic place, full of conspiracy theory but you take the cake you are one of the weirdest poster so far I have read ,expect certifiable."

"WSJ on this forum with a hornets nest-do-nothing skeptics, deniers and a wagon load of conspiracy theorists. I am dismayed by the level of idiocy in many of these WSJ postings - clearly the sceptics are reaching peak furore status! "

"Now climate change denial is a psychological condition"

"Stuart, dont sonny boy me you utter fool, post your LinkedIn so we can all read about your substance (if any). You sound like another graduate from the Leona Hemsley school of manners all loud words and elbows."
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Yorkshire cunt, very lazy, who tends to laugh hysterically at almost anything, plays online sex games constantly and pisses in a bag.
your a real luke harrop you are
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a sloth like creature which dwells in the north of england, often found hiding in rotting hovels stinking of piss. Idle and unable to communicate properly luke harrop is hideously disfigured by a nose in the shape of a cock. When drunk the harrop tends to talk for hours upon end about non-sensical tripe mainly consisting of how he creeps around the nightclubs of pudsey and leeds.
your living like a luke harrop, its about time you stop pissing in your room.
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Dickkk 'edd
likes spitroasts daily with his bumboy dan fox (:

lanky fuck!

Wants Justin Bieber in his bedd ... sorry ellie

Nazis look alike :)
I like sleeping at night with my evil cat dave even when it poos on my face and duvet.
how to gett Josh Harrops's attenion..... DICKK 'EDD
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cerritulus et superbia
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Weird and proud
I am a Harrop
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