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2014-02-24 03:00:06 AM
Link is esoterically cromulent.
 
2014-02-24 03:01:28 AM
I certainly feel my brain was embiggened after reading that.
 
2014-02-24 03:10:39 AM

Leader O'Cola: Link is esoterically cromulent.


Ok, the "cromulent" thing needs to stop. In fact it needs to die a very satisfyingly violent death.
 
2014-02-24 03:14:03 AM

brimed03: Ok, the "cromulent" thing needs to stop. In fact it needs to die a very satisfyingly violent death.


images.bwwstatic.com

RIP Cromulent
 
2014-02-24 03:15:08 AM
Unlike today, in the play Čapek's robots were not automated machines but rather artificial "people" made of skin and bone but mass-produced in factories

Oh I don't know...that definition of robot sounds like a rather apt description of the products of the national media and entertainment complex, like Taylor Swift and Al Gore.


Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift's 1726 adventure story in which the "Yahoos" are a race of dangerously brutish men

Wait, what? Calling Gulliver's Travels an "adventure story" is like saying that A Modest Proposal is nothing more than a long-winded cookbook recipe. And Yahoos are far more than a "race of dangerously brutish men". But then I guess one has to have actually read Swift to know those things.
 
2014-02-24 03:16:05 AM
i call bs on king with pie-hole.  my pie-hole was told to be shut by my parents way before that hack wrote his shiat novel.
 
2014-02-24 03:16:08 AM

brimed03: Ok, the "cromulent" thing needs to stop. In fact it needs to die a very satisfyingly violent death.


It's no worse than, "I digress". That stupid phrase is all over the place in blogs, forum threads, stories, articles, etc. People feel compelled to throw it in for some farkball reason.
 
2014-02-24 03:17:06 AM
SEMPRINI

Got nuthin
 
2014-02-24 03:23:20 AM
Robota existed to describe repetitive labor prior to Capek, but he did bring it west.

As far as pie-hole... So, on That 70s Show everytime Red used it, as in "shut your pie-hole", it was an anachronism. I'd bet it was in the vernacular a long time before.
 
2014-02-24 03:24:16 AM

brimed03: Leader O'Cola: Link is esoterically cromulent.

Ok, the "cromulent" thing needs to stop. In fact it needs to die a very satisfyingly violent death.


Why? It's a perfectly cromulent word.
 
2014-02-24 03:30:41 AM
Tintinnabulation was Poe's doing? Magnificent.
 
2014-02-24 03:34:05 AM
Good thing we have cyberspace to share these things.
 
2014-02-24 03:45:04 AM

brimed03: Ok, the "cromulent" thing needs to stop. In fact it needs to die a very satisfyingly violent death.


Shut yer pie-hole.
 
2014-02-24 03:55:27 AM

JackalRabbit: i call bs on king with pie-hole.  my pie-hole was told to be shut by my parents way before that hack wrote his shiat novel.


I'm drawing todash spims and mimsys
 
2014-02-24 03:58:06 AM
I'm using my eyeballs, trying to ffigure if the author of Sniglets was consulted
 
2014-02-24 04:00:07 AM

brimed03: Leader O'Cola: Link is esoterically cromulent.

Ok, the "cromulent" thing needs to stop. In fact it needs to die a very satisfyingly violent death.


No one likes you. Please find another website.
 
2014-02-24 04:01:53 AM
So, Thomas Hardy invented words nobody uses and Dr. Seuss is nowhere to be found. What a larf.
 
2014-02-24 04:02:50 AM

C18H27NO3: brimed03: Ok, the "cromulent" thing needs to stop. In fact it needs to die a very satisfyingly violent death.

It's no worse than, "I digress". That stupid phrase is all over the place in blogs, forum threads, stories, articles, etc. People feel compelled to throw it in for some farkball reason.


No, at least "I digress" entered the lexicon legitimately. Maybe it's stuffy or overused-- hell, I just used it in a Fark thread the other day-- but at least it's generally used with sincerity.

"Cromulent" is used to show how funny and hip you are. As your passport into, or proof of citizenship in, that geek-chic world of steampunk. It's forced. It's unfunny. And most of the people using it have never looked it up, secretly aren't sure of the actual definition, and are using it wrong in just that way that makes a "word person" sob, like a person using a screwdriver as a lever to force something open makes a tool guy wince with actual pain. In both cases, the trained person's first and best instinct is to take it away.

And even geek-chic is "so over" it. The culture-watchers and commenters of that set make fun of steampunk in the way that they make fun of the "gamer girl" reference. Some hottish chick dons non-prescription glasses and wraps herself in a game remote, and suddenly she's a deep-in-the-culture gamer. Right. "Cromulent" has become the exact verbal equivalent of that. You use the word "cromulent" and suddenly you're nerd-edgy, down with that whole counterculture scene. Bull.

Even those not looking to "pass" use it, albeit for reasons less clear. Likely, it's just the latest thing to seem clever to them and they want to be thought of as clever. Or the newest-- to them-- in-joke. Either way, they want to show they're part of the scene. Back in the day, at a second-rate tea party some lackwit would have pronounced the person "a gas."

Ok. I'll stop. I know I'm ranting on a fairly minor issue. But I am a word person. I know there are other word people on Fark. And I know that they agree with me.

"Cromulent" must die.
 
2014-02-24 04:04:29 AM

Apos: Tintinnabulation was Poe's doing? Magnificent.


Sussuration is another good one like that.
 
2014-02-24 04:06:23 AM

Smackledorfer: brimed03: Leader O'Cola: Link is esoterically cromulent.

Ok, the "cromulent" thing needs to stop. In fact it needs to die a very satisfyingly violent death.

No one likes you. Please find another website.


Oh, I've drawn *your* disapproval? I really AM a good person, yay!

/better than a papal blessing
 
2014-02-24 04:07:36 AM
King is the best terrible writer ever. He writes wonderful, engaging and unique tales and the promptly ruins them in the last quarter of the book/series. If I ever met him, I don't think I could prevent myself yelling at him to get another writer to end his books, please god please.

/Cell - zombie apocalypse, interesting ideas and storyline and then boom, flying super smart magical zombies, who are polite and reasoned.
//The dark tower... Wonderful otherworldly cowboy tale, and then boom, he wrote himself into it in the 6th(?) book.
 
2014-02-24 04:09:38 AM

brimed03: Smackledorfer: brimed03: Leader O'Cola: Link is esoterically cromulent.

Ok, the "cromulent" thing needs to stop. In fact it needs to die a very satisfyingly violent death.

No one likes you. Please find another website.

Oh, I've drawn *your* disapproval? I really AM a good person, yay!

/better than a papal blessing


Since this is a word thread, I'll add that I'm sorry I didn't use "disapprobation."

/someone with more tolerance can show you how to look that up
 
2014-02-24 04:11:18 AM

brimed03: C18H27NO3: brimed03: Ok, the "cromulent" thing needs to stop. In fact it needs to die a very satisfyingly violent death.

It's no worse than, "I digress". That stupid phrase is all over the place in blogs, forum threads, stories, articles, etc. People feel compelled to throw it in for some farkball reason.

No, at least "I digress" entered the lexicon legitimately. Maybe it's stuffy or overused-- hell, I just used it in a Fark thread the other day-- but at least it's generally used with sincerity.

"Cromulent" is used to show how funny and hip you are. As your passport into, or proof of citizenship in, that geek-chic world of steampunk. It's forced. It's unfunny. And most of the people using it have never looked it up, secretly aren't sure of the actual definition, and are using it wrong in just that way that makes a "word person" sob, like a person using a screwdriver as a lever to force something open makes a tool guy wince with actual pain. In both cases, the trained person's first and best instinct is to take it away.

And even geek-chic is "so over" it. The culture-watchers and commenters of that set make fun of steampunk in the way that they make fun of the "gamer girl" reference. Some hottish chick dons non-prescription glasses and wraps herself in a game remote, and suddenly she's a deep-in-the-culture gamer. Right. "Cromulent" has become the exact verbal equivalent of that. You use the word "cromulent" and suddenly you're nerd-edgy, down with that whole counterculture scene. Bull.

Even those not looking to "pass" use it, albeit for reasons less clear. Likely, it's just the latest thing to seem clever to them and they want to be thought of as clever. Or the newest-- to them-- in-joke. Either way, they want to show they're part of the scene. Back in the day, at a second-rate tea party some lackwit would have pronounced the person "a gas."

Ok. I'll stop. I know I'm ranting on a fairly minor issue. But I am a word person. I know there are other word people on Fark. And I know that they agree with me.

"Cromulent" must die.


Errr... Cromulent is a Simpsons reference, not steampunk...
 
2014-02-24 04:14:47 AM

brimed03: Smackledorfer: brimed03: Leader O'Cola: Link is esoterically cromulent.

Ok, the "cromulent" thing needs to stop. In fact it needs to die a very satisfyingly violent death.

No one likes you. Please find another website.

Oh, I've drawn *your* disapproval? I really AM a good person, yay!

/better than a papal blessing


Well as long as your 'word people' click of imaginary friends supports your views as special while you mock everyone else as somehow fake, you know you must be awesome!

You are like a super hipster. Your friends agree with you, but we've probably never heard of them.
 
2014-02-24 04:16:51 AM

JackalRabbit: i call bs on king with pie-hole.  my pie-hole was told to be shut by my parents way before that hack wrote his shiat novel.


What part of the US were you and your parents from?
 
2014-02-24 04:17:06 AM

JackalRabbit: i call bs on king with pie-hole.  my pie-hole was told to be shut by my parents way before that hack wrote his shiat novel.


I wouldn't call him a hack, but Christine is most definitely a shiat novel.
 
2014-02-24 04:17:07 AM

maddermaxx: brimed03: C18H27NO3: brimed03: Ok, the "cromulent" thing needs to stop. In fact it needs to die a very satisfyingly violent death.

It's no worse than, "I digress". That stupid phrase is all over the place in blogs, forum threads, stories, articles, etc. People feel compelled to throw it in for some farkball reason.

No, at least "I digress" entered the lexicon legitimately. Maybe it's stuffy or overused-- hell, I just used it in a Fark thread the other day-- but at least it's generally used with sincerity.

"Cromulent" is used to show how funny and hip you are. As your passport into, or proof of citizenship in, that geek-chic world of steampunk. It's forced. It's unfunny. And most of the people using it have never looked it up, secretly aren't sure of the actual definition, and are using it wrong in just that way that makes a "word person" sob, like a person using a screwdriver as a lever to force something open makes a tool guy wince with actual pain. In both cases, the trained person's first and best instinct is to take it away.

And even geek-chic is "so over" it. The culture-watchers and commenters of that set make fun of steampunk in the way that they make fun of the "gamer girl" reference. Some hottish chick dons non-prescription glasses and wraps herself in a game remote, and suddenly she's a deep-in-the-culture gamer. Right. "Cromulent" has become the exact verbal equivalent of that. You use the word "cromulent" and suddenly you're nerd-edgy, down with that whole counterculture scene. Bull.

Even those not looking to "pass" use it, albeit for reasons less clear. Likely, it's just the latest thing to seem clever to them and they want to be thought of as clever. Or the newest-- to them-- in-joke. Either way, they want to show they're part of the scene. Back in the day, at a second-rate tea party some lackwit would have pronounced the person "a gas."

Ok. I'll stop. I know I'm ranting on a fairly minor issue. But I am a word person. I know there are other word people on Fark. And I know that they agree with me.

"Cromulent" must die.

Errr... Cromulent is a Simpsons reference, not steampunk...


If he isn't trolling, then his level of high-horse butthurt is nothing short of pitiful. If this persona is serious, he could use some form of counseling, and possibly drugs.
 
2014-02-24 04:17:24 AM

maddermaxx: King is the best terrible writer ever. He writes wonderful, engaging and unique tales and the promptly ruins them in the last quarter of the book/series. If I ever met him, I don't think I could prevent myself yelling at him to get another writer to end his books, please god please.

/Cell - zombie apocalypse, interesting ideas and storyline and then boom, flying super smart magical zombies, who are polite and reasoned.
//The dark tower... Wonderful otherworldly cowboy tale, and then boom, he wrote himself into it in the 6th(?) book.


You know who's like this? Comic writer Brian K. Vaughn. It's like he gets tired of each series and its characters, and abruptly decides to write the most horrible, pessimistic endings he can. "Everybody died and the world went to hell."

George RR Martin likes to play with this line but he hasn't crossed it yet. Which is what makes his stuff so damned addictive despite not being the best-written.

/please George, you're not Dickens writing installments for the weekly paper and getting paid by the word. Cut down on the descriptions.
 
2014-02-24 04:18:38 AM

brimed03: C18H27NO3: brimed03: Ok, the "cromulent" thing needs to stop. In fact it needs to die a very satisfyingly violent death.

It's no worse than, "I digress". That stupid phrase is all over the place in blogs, forum threads, stories, articles, etc. People feel compelled to throw it in for some farkball reason.

No, at least "I digress" entered the lexicon legitimately. Maybe it's stuffy or overused-- hell, I just used it in a Fark thread the other day-- but at least it's generally used with sincerity.

"Cromulent" is used to show how funny and hip you are. As your passport into, or proof of citizenship in, that geek-chic world of steampunk. It's forced. It's unfunny. And most of the people using it have never looked it up, secretly aren't sure of the actual definition, and are using it wrong in just that way that makes a "word person" sob, like a person using a screwdriver as a lever to force something open makes a tool guy wince with actual pain. In both cases, the trained person's first and best instinct is to take it away.

And even geek-chic is "so over" it. The culture-watchers and commenters of that set make fun of steampunk in the way that they make fun of the "gamer girl" reference. Some hottish chick dons non-prescription glasses and wraps herself in a game remote, and suddenly she's a deep-in-the-culture gamer. Right. "Cromulent" has become the exact verbal equivalent of that. You use the word "cromulent" and suddenly you're nerd-edgy, down with that whole counterculture scene. Bull.

Even those not looking to "pass" use it, albeit for reasons less clear. Likely, it's just the latest thing to seem clever to them and they want to be thought of as clever. Or the newest-- to them-- in-joke. Either way, they want to show they're part of the scene. Back in the day, at a second-rate tea party some lackwit would have pronounced the person "a gas."

Ok. I'll stop. I know I'm ranting on a fairly minor issue. But I am a word person. I know there are ...


Did anyone else read this waiting for him to get to the part about tying an onion on his belt?

/gimme five bees for a quarter
 
2014-02-24 04:22:24 AM

maddermaxx: brimed03: C18H27NO3: brimed03: Ok, the "cromulent" thing needs to stop. In fact it needs to die a very satisfyingly violent death.

It's no worse than, "I digress". That stupid phrase is all over the place in blogs, forum threads, stories, articles, etc. People feel compelled to throw it in for some farkball reason.

No, at least "I digress" entered the lexicon legitimately. Maybe it's stuffy or overused-- hell, I just used it in a Fark thread the other day-- but at least it's generally used with sincerity.

"Cromulent" is used to show how funny and hip you are. As your passport into, or proof of citizenship in, that geek-chic world of steampunk. It's forced. It's unfunny. And most of the people using it have never looked it up, secretly aren't sure of the actual definition, and are using it wrong in just that way that makes a "word person" sob, like a person using a screwdriver as a lever to force something open makes a tool guy wince with actual pain. In both cases, the trained person's first and best instinct is to take it away.

And even geek-chic is "so over" it. The culture-watchers and commenters of that set make fun of steampunk in the way that they make fun of the "gamer girl" reference. Some hottish chick dons non-prescription glasses and wraps herself in a game remote, and suddenly she's a deep-in-the-culture gamer. Right. "Cromulent" has become the exact verbal equivalent of that. You use the word "cromulent" and suddenly you're nerd-edgy, down with that whole counterculture scene. Bull.

Even those not looking to "pass" use it, albeit for reasons less clear. Likely, it's just the latest thing to seem clever to them and they want to be thought of as clever. Or the newest-- to them-- in-joke. Either way, they want to show they're part of the scene. Back in the day, at a second-rate tea party some lackwit would have pronounced the person "a gas."

Ok. I'll stop. I know I'm ranting on a fairly minor issue. But I am a word person. I know there are other word people on Fark. And I know that they agree with me.

"Cromulent" must die.

Errr... Cromulent is a Simpsons reference, not steampunk...


You've proved my point.

Considering that "The Simpson's" is all about observing and commenting on modern culture-- usually to make fun of it-- I shouldn't have to point this out. But here we go:

Where do you think they got it from? And what did you think they were making fun of?

/see? People using the joke without even understanding what they're joking about.
 
2014-02-24 04:23:29 AM

kzspam: brimed03: C18H27NO3: brimed03: Ok, the "cromulent" thing needs to stop. In fact it needs to die a very satisfyingly violent death.

It's no worse than, "I digress". That stupid phrase is all over the place in blogs, forum threads, stories, articles, etc. People feel compelled to throw it in for some farkball reason.

No, at least "I digress" entered the lexicon legitimately. Maybe it's stuffy or overused-- hell, I just used it in a Fark thread the other day-- but at least it's generally used with sincerity.

"Cromulent" is used to show how funny and hip you are. As your passport into, or proof of citizenship in, that geek-chic world of steampunk. It's forced. It's unfunny. And most of the people using it have never looked it up, secretly aren't sure of the actual definition, and are using it wrong in just that way that makes a "word person" sob, like a person using a screwdriver as a lever to force something open makes a tool guy wince with actual pain. In both cases, the trained person's first and best instinct is to take it away.

And even geek-chic is "so over" it. The culture-watchers and commenters of that set make fun of steampunk in the way that they make fun of the "gamer girl" reference. Some hottish chick dons non-prescription glasses and wraps herself in a game remote, and suddenly she's a deep-in-the-culture gamer. Right. "Cromulent" has become the exact verbal equivalent of that. You use the word "cromulent" and suddenly you're nerd-edgy, down with that whole counterculture scene. Bull.

Even those not looking to "pass" use it, albeit for reasons less clear. Likely, it's just the latest thing to seem clever to them and they want to be thought of as clever. Or the newest-- to them-- in-joke. Either way, they want to show they're part of the scene. Back in the day, at a second-rate tea party some lackwit would have pronounced the person "a gas."

Ok. I'll stop. I know I'm ranting on a fairly minor issue. But I am a word person. I know there are ...

Did anyone else read this waiting for him to get to the part about tying an onion on his belt?

/gimme five bees for a quarter


Come on now, he said he is against steampunk, that geekchic alternate lifestyle from 19-dickety-two.

farking kaiser, anyone who steals entire words must make the word-people wet themselves.
 
2014-02-24 04:24:27 AM

Smackledorfer: brimed03: Smackledorfer: brimed03: Leader O'Cola: Link is esoterically cromulent.

Ok, the "cromulent" thing needs to stop. In fact it needs to die a very satisfyingly violent death.

No one likes you. Please find another website.

Oh, I've drawn *your* disapproval? I really AM a good person, yay!

/better than a papal blessing

Well as long as your 'word people' click of imaginary friends supports your views as special while you mock everyone else as somehow fake, you know you must be awesome!

You are like a super hipster. Your friends agree with you, but we've probably never heard of them.


"clique."

"Click" is what you do with your tv remote instead of reading books.

/I suggest you start with a dictionary
//Not like you have anything better to do
 
2014-02-24 04:26:48 AM

brimed03: maddermaxx: brimed03: C18H27NO3: brimed03: Ok, the "cromulent" thing needs to stop. In fact it needs to die a very satisfyingly violent death.

It's no worse than, "I digress". That stupid phrase is all over the place in blogs, forum threads, stories, articles, etc. People feel compelled to throw it in for some farkball reason.

No, at least "I digress" entered the lexicon legitimately. Maybe it's stuffy or overused-- hell, I just used it in a Fark thread the other day-- but at least it's generally used with sincerity.

"Cromulent" is used to show how funny and hip you are. As your passport into, or proof of citizenship in, that geek-chic world of steampunk. It's forced. It's unfunny. And most of the people using it have never looked it up, secretly aren't sure of the actual definition, and are using it wrong in just that way that makes a "word person" sob, like a person using a screwdriver as a lever to force something open makes a tool guy wince with actual pain. In both cases, the trained person's first and best instinct is to take it away.

And even geek-chic is "so over" it. The culture-watchers and commenters of that set make fun of steampunk in the way that they make fun of the "gamer girl" reference. Some hottish chick dons non-prescription glasses and wraps herself in a game remote, and suddenly she's a deep-in-the-culture gamer. Right. "Cromulent" has become the exact verbal equivalent of that. You use the word "cromulent" and suddenly you're nerd-edgy, down with that whole counterculture scene. Bull.

Even those not looking to "pass" use it, albeit for reasons less clear. Likely, it's just the latest thing to seem clever to them and they want to be thought of as clever. Or the newest-- to them-- in-joke. Either way, they want to show they're part of the scene. Back in the day, at a second-rate tea party some lackwit would have pronounced the person "a gas."

Ok. I'll stop. I know I'm ranting on a fairly minor issue. But I am a word person. I know there are other word people on Fark. And I know that they agree with me.

"Cromulent" must die.

Errr... Cromulent is a Simpsons reference, not steampunk...

You've proved my point.

Considering that "The Simpson's" is all about observing and commenting on modern culture-- usually to make fun of it-- I shouldn't have to point this out. But here we go:

Where do you think they got it from? And what did you think they were making fun of?

/see? People using the joke without even understanding what they're joking about.


Kwijybo
 
2014-02-24 04:28:58 AM

Smackledorfer: maddermaxx: brimed03: C18H27NO3: brimed03: Ok, the "cromulent" thing needs to stop. In fact it needs to die a very satisfyingly violent death.

It's no worse than, "I digress". That stupid phrase is all over the place in blogs, forum threads, stories, articles, etc. People feel compelled to throw it in for some farkball reason.

No, at least "I digress" entered the lexicon legitimately. Maybe it's stuffy or overused-- hell, I just used it in a Fark thread the other day-- but at least it's generally used with sincerity.

"Cromulent" is used to show how funny and hip you are. As your passport into, or proof of citizenship in, that geek-chic world of steampunk. It's forced. It's unfunny. And most of the people using it have never looked it up, secretly aren't sure of the actual definition, and are using it wrong in just that way that makes a "word person" sob, like a person using a screwdriver as a lever to force something open makes a tool guy wince with actual pain. In both cases, the trained person's first and best instinct is to take it away.

And even geek-chic is "so over" it. The culture-watchers and commenters of that set make fun of steampunk in the way that they make fun of the "gamer girl" reference. Some hottish chick dons non-prescription glasses and wraps herself in a game remote, and suddenly she's a deep-in-the-culture gamer. Right. "Cromulent" has become the exact verbal equivalent of that. You use the word "cromulent" and suddenly you're nerd-edgy, down with that whole counterculture scene. Bull.

Even those not looking to "pass" use it, albeit for reasons less clear. Likely, it's just the latest thing to seem clever to them and they want to be thought of as clever. Or the newest-- to them-- in-joke. Either way, they want to show they're part of the scene. Back in the day, at a second-rate tea party some lackwit would have pronounced the person "a gas."

Ok. I'll stop. I know I'm ranting on a fairly minor issue. But I am a word person. I know there are other word people on Fark. And I know that they agree with me.

"Cromulent" must die.

Errr... Cromulent is a Simpsons reference, not steampunk...

If he isn't trolling, then his level of high-horse butthurt is nothing short of pitiful. If this persona is serious, he could use some form of counseling, and possibly drugs.


You... you know they can read your posts to me, right? Or were you afraid they didn't get your point the first two times?

I get that your anxiety is high, not being a "word person." But relax. I'm sure someone, somewhere cares.

/NOW I'm trolling. Try to keep up.
 
2014-02-24 04:30:48 AM

kzspam: brimed03: C18H27NO3: brimed03: Ok, the "cromulent" thing needs to stop. In fact it needs to die a very satisfyingly violent death.

It's no worse than, "I digress". That stupid phrase is all over the place in blogs, forum threads, stories, articles, etc. People feel compelled to throw it in for some farkball reason.

No, at least "I digress" entered the lexicon legitimately. Maybe it's stuffy or overused-- hell, I just used it in a Fark thread the other day-- but at least it's generally used with sincerity.

"Cromulent" is used to show how funny and hip you are. As your passport into, or proof of citizenship in, that geek-chic world of steampunk. It's forced. It's unfunny. And most of the people using it have never looked it up, secretly aren't sure of the actual definition, and are using it wrong in just that way that makes a "word person" sob, like a person using a screwdriver as a lever to force something open makes a tool guy wince with actual pain. In both cases, the trained person's first and best instinct is to take it away.

And even geek-chic is "so over" it. The culture-watchers and commenters of that set make fun of steampunk in the way that they make fun of the "gamer girl" reference. Some hottish chick dons non-prescription glasses and wraps herself in a game remote, and suddenly she's a deep-in-the-culture gamer. Right. "Cromulent" has become the exact verbal equivalent of that. You use the word "cromulent" and suddenly you're nerd-edgy, down with that whole counterculture scene. Bull.

Even those not looking to "pass" use it, albeit for reasons less clear. Likely, it's just the latest thing to seem clever to them and they want to be thought of as clever. Or the newest-- to them-- in-joke. Either way, they want to show they're part of the scene. Back in the day, at a second-rate tea party some lackwit would have pronounced the person "a gas."

Ok. I'll stop. I know I'm ranting on a fairly minor issue. But I am a word person. I know there are ...

Did anyone else read this waiting for him to get to the part about tying an onion on his belt?

/gimme five bees for a quarter


No, but next post I was gonna reveal that I'm the Loch Ness Monster and I need about tree-fiddy. Thanks for spoiling it.
 
2014-02-24 04:35:27 AM

Smackledorfer: kzspam: brimed03: C18H27NO3: brimed03: Ok, the "cromulent" thing needs to stop. In fact it needs to die a very satisfyingly violent death.

It's no worse than, "I digress". That stupid phrase is all over the place in blogs, forum threads, stories, articles, etc. People feel compelled to throw it in for some farkball reason.

No, at least "I digress" entered the lexicon legitimately. Maybe it's stuffy or overused-- hell, I just used it in a Fark thread the other day-- but at least it's generally used with sincerity.

"Cromulent" is used to show how funny and hip you are. As your passport into, or proof of citizenship in, that geek-chic world of steampunk. It's forced. It's unfunny. And most of the people using it have never looked it up, secretly aren't sure of the actual definition, and are using it wrong in just that way that makes a "word person" sob, like a person using a screwdriver as a lever to force something open makes a tool guy wince with actual pain. In both cases, the trained person's first and best instinct is to take it away.

And even geek-chic is "so over" it. The culture-watchers and commenters of that set make fun of steampunk in the way that they make fun of the "gamer girl" reference. Some hottish chick dons non-prescription glasses and wraps herself in a game remote, and suddenly she's a deep-in-the-culture gamer. Right. "Cromulent" has become the exact verbal equivalent of that. You use the word "cromulent" and suddenly you're nerd-edgy, down with that whole counterculture scene. Bull.

Even those not looking to "pass" use it, albeit for reasons less clear. Likely, it's just the latest thing to seem clever to them and they want to be thought of as clever. Or the newest-- to them-- in-joke. Either way, they want to show they're part of the scene. Back in the day, at a second-rate tea party some lackwit would have pronounced the person "a gas."

Ok. I'll stop. I know I'm ranting on a fairly minor issue. But I am a word person. I know there are ...

Did anyone else read this waiting for him to get to the part about tying an onion on his belt?

/gimme five bees for a quarter

Come on now, he said he is against steampunk, that geekchic alternate lifestyle from 19-dickety-two.

farking kaiser, anyone who steals entire words must make the word-people wet themselves.


Keep posting! You've found your thread, don't give up! If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, inundate them with multiposts!

/I'm sure they'll accept quantity in lieu of quality! Just like your blow up doll!
//Hey, I'm just responding to him. Least I can do, he seems lonely.
 
2014-02-24 04:37:52 AM

brimed03: C18H27NO3: brimed03: Ok, the "cromulent" thing needs to stop. In fact it needs to die a very satisfyingly violent death.

It's no worse than, "I digress". That stupid phrase is all over the place in blogs, forum threads, stories, articles, etc. People feel compelled to throw it in for some farkball reason.

No, at least "I digress" entered the lexicon legitimately. Maybe it's stuffy or overused-- hell, I just used it in a Fark thread the other day-- but at least it's generally used with sincerity.

"Cromulent" is used to show how funny and hip you are. As your passport into, or proof of citizenship in, that geek-chic world of steampunk. It's forced. It's unfunny. And most of the people using it have never looked it up, secretly aren't sure of the actual definition, and are using it wrong in just that way that makes a "word person" sob, like a person using a screwdriver as a lever to force something open makes a tool guy wince with actual pain. In both cases, the trained person's first and best instinct is to take it away.

And even geek-chic is "so over" it. The culture-watchers and commenters of that set make fun of steampunk in the way that they make fun of the "gamer girl" reference. Some hottish chick dons non-prescription glasses and wraps herself in a game remote, and suddenly she's a deep-in-the-culture gamer. Right. "Cromulent" has become the exact verbal equivalent of that. You use the word "cromulent" and suddenly you're nerd-edgy, down with that whole counterculture scene. Bull.

Even those not looking to "pass" use it, albeit for reasons less clear. Likely, it's just the latest thing to seem clever to them and they want to be thought of as clever. Or the newest-- to them-- in-joke. Either way, they want to show they're part of the scene. Back in the day, at a second-rate tea party some lackwit would have pronounced the person "a gas."

Ok. I'll stop. I know I'm ranting on a fairly minor issue. But I am a word person. I know there are other word people on Fark. And I know that they agree with me.

"Cromulent" must die.


Bless your heart.
 
2014-02-24 04:38:08 AM

Bonzo_1116: brimed03: maddermaxx: brimed03: C18H27NO3: brimed03: Ok, the "cromulent" thing needs to stop. In fact it needs to die a very satisfyingly violent death.

It's no worse than, "I digress". That stupid phrase is all over the place in blogs, forum threads, stories, articles, etc. People feel compelled to throw it in for some farkball reason.

No, at least "I digress" entered the lexicon legitimately. Maybe it's stuffy or overused-- hell, I just used it in a Fark thread the other day-- but at least it's generally used with sincerity.

"Cromulent" is used to show how funny and hip you are. As your passport into, or proof of citizenship in, that geek-chic world of steampunk. It's forced. It's unfunny. And most of the people using it have never looked it up, secretly aren't sure of the actual definition, and are using it wrong in just that way that makes a "word person" sob, like a person using a screwdriver as a lever to force something open makes a tool guy wince with actual pain. In both cases, the trained person's first and best instinct is to take it away.

And even geek-chic is "so over" it. The culture-watchers and commenters of that set make fun of steampunk in the way that they make fun of the "gamer girl" reference. Some hottish chick dons non-prescription glasses and wraps herself in a game remote, and suddenly she's a deep-in-the-culture gamer. Right. "Cromulent" has become the exact verbal equivalent of that. You use the word "cromulent" and suddenly you're nerd-edgy, down with that whole counterculture scene. Bull.

Even those not looking to "pass" use it, albeit for reasons less clear. Likely, it's just the latest thing to seem clever to them and they want to be thought of as clever. Or the newest-- to them-- in-joke. Either way, they want to show they're part of the scene. Back in the day, at a second-rate tea party some lackwit would have pronounced the person "a gas."

Ok. I'll stop. I know I'm ranting on a fairly minor issue. But I am a word person. I know there are other word people on Fark. And I know that they agree with me.

"Cromulent" must die.

Errr... Cromulent is a Simpsons reference, not steampunk...

You've proved my point.

Considering that "The Simpson's" is all about observing and commenting on modern culture-- usually to make fun of it-- I shouldn't have to point this out. But here we go:

Where do you think they got it from? And what did you think they were making fun of?

/see? People using the joke without even understanding what they're joking about.

Kwijybo


Genius.
 
2014-02-24 04:40:09 AM

kim jong-un: brimed03: C18H27NO3: brimed03: Ok, the "cromulent" thing needs to stop. In fact it needs to die a very satisfyingly violent death.

It's no worse than, "I digress". That stupid phrase is all over the place in blogs, forum threads, stories, articles, etc. People feel compelled to throw it in for some farkball reason.

No, at least "I digress" entered the lexicon legitimately. Maybe it's stuffy or overused-- hell, I just used it in a Fark thread the other day-- but at least it's generally used with sincerity.

"Cromulent" is used to show how funny and hip you are. As your passport into, or proof of citizenship in, that geek-chic world of steampunk. It's forced. It's unfunny. And most of the people using it have never looked it up, secretly aren't sure of the actual definition, and are using it wrong in just that way that makes a "word person" sob, like a person using a screwdriver as a lever to force something open makes a tool guy wince with actual pain. In both cases, the trained person's first and best instinct is to take it away.

And even geek-chic is "so over" it. The culture-watchers and commenters of that set make fun of steampunk in the way that they make fun of the "gamer girl" reference. Some hottish chick dons non-prescription glasses and wraps herself in a game remote, and suddenly she's a deep-in-the-culture gamer. Right. "Cromulent" has become the exact verbal equivalent of that. You use the word "cromulent" and suddenly you're nerd-edgy, down with that whole counterculture scene. Bull.

Even those not looking to "pass" use it, albeit for reasons less clear. Likely, it's just the latest thing to seem clever to them and they want to be thought of as clever. Or the newest-- to them-- in-joke. Either way, they want to show they're part of the scene. Back in the day, at a second-rate tea party some lackwit would have pronounced the person "a gas."

Ok. I'll stop. I know I'm ranting on a fairly minor issue. But I am a word person. I know there are other word people on Fark. And I know that they agree with me.

"Cromulent" must die.

Bless your heart.


THANK YOU. Finally. A little support from my good friend, uh... *looks at username*... Oh hell.
 
2014-02-24 04:50:06 AM
And so it goes...
 
2014-02-24 04:59:51 AM

Apos: Tintinnabulation was Poe's doing? Magnificent.


I'm not sure about this. "Tintinbulum" is the latin term for a sort of wind chime or flag of bells used in various ceremonies. It is my favorite example of onomatopoeia.

Sounds to me like Poe was drawing on his grammar school Latin.
 
2014-02-24 05:15:37 AM

maddermaxx: Errr... Cromulent is a Simpsons reference, not steampunk...


brimed03's rant is perfectly cromulentless.  That means there's not even a crumb of truth to it.
 
2014-02-24 05:21:20 AM

brimed03: You've proved my point.

Considering that "The Simpson's" is all about observing and commenting on modern culture-- usually to make fun of it-- I shouldn't have to point this out. But here we go:

Where do you think they got it from? And what did you think they were making fun of?

/see? People using the joke without even understanding what they're joking about.


The Springfield town motto is "A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man." Lisa says she's never heard the word embiggen before. Her teacher replies "I don't know why; it's a perfectly  cromulent word." The episode the line appears in is about Jebediah Springfield's exploits being made up, much like the word he used. Not seeing the steampunk connection here. Were you trying to be ironic?

/Will you dazzle me, or inundate me with multiple post?
//You seem lonely.
 
2014-02-24 05:36:02 AM

brimed03: C18H27NO3: brimed03: Ok, the "cromulent" thing needs to stop. In fact it needs to die a very satisfyingly violent death.

It's no worse than, "I digress". That stupid phrase is all over the place in blogs, forum threads, stories, articles, etc. People feel compelled to throw it in for some farkball reason.

No, at least "I digress" entered the lexicon legitimately. Maybe it's stuffy or overused-- hell, I just used it in a Fark thread the other day-- but at least it's generally used with sincerity.

"Cromulent" is used to show how funny and hip you are. As your passport into, or proof of citizenship in, that geek-chic world of steampunk. It's forced. It's unfunny. And most of the people using it have never looked it up, secretly aren't sure of the actual definition, and are using it wrong in just that way that makes a "word person" sob, like a person using a screwdriver as a lever to force something open makes a tool guy wince with actual pain. In both cases, the trained person's first and best instinct is to take it away.

And even geek-chic is "so over" it. The culture-watchers and commenters of that set make fun of steampunk in the way that they make fun of the "gamer girl" reference. Some hottish chick dons non-prescription glasses and wraps herself in a game remote, and suddenly she's a deep-in-the-culture gamer. Right. "Cromulent" has become the exact verbal equivalent of that. You use the word "cromulent" and suddenly you're nerd-edgy, down with that whole counterculture scene. Bull.

Even those not looking to "pass" use it, albeit for reasons less clear. Likely, it's just the latest thing to seem clever to them and they want to be thought of as clever. Or the newest-- to them-- in-joke. Either way, they want to show they're part of the scene. Back in the day, at a second-rate tea party some lackwit would have pronounced the person "a gas."

Ok. I'll stop. I know I'm ranting on a fairly minor issue. But I am a word person. I know there are other word people on Fark. And I know that they agree with me.

"Cromulent" must die.


Sounds like you've never even been to bovine university.
 
2014-02-24 05:39:38 AM

sjcousins: Sounds like you've never even been to bovine university.


You can't seriously expect us to swallow this tripe!
 
2014-02-24 05:45:56 AM
"And I know that "possibleness" is not a cromulent word"....but it should be.
 
2014-02-24 05:47:43 AM
I coined the phrase "farking the chicken" in 1988 at a college party, but I never get credit for it.
 
2014-02-24 05:53:11 AM
I'm pretty sure King would be the first to tell you he didn't invent 'pie-hole'. And as for Shakespeare, he may have invented some words but it's not at all likely he invented all the words that he's the first recorded source for, simply because comparatively not much would have been written down in English at the time, and at the same time, the language itself was undergoing a major shift. Add those two things together, plus how exhaustive Shakespeare scholarship is, and he's the first recorded source for many words that could well have been spoken slang words at the time. If he made up all that stuff his audiences would have been confused.
 
2014-02-24 05:54:20 AM

Krymson Tyde: I coined the phrase "farking the chicken" in 1988 at a college party, but I never get credit for it.


I grok you, man.
 
2014-02-24 06:50:59 AM

PsychoAU: RIP Cromulent


That'll do.
 
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