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- ACD - (n) - Article Creation Drive.
- origin - Urine extraction echo of CP's Article Creation/improvement drive
- occurrence - Now known as the "Fun" namespace.
- Ah, Vienna! - (phrase) - "Means nothing to me!"
- origin - Ultravox. (Not Ultravox!, that was John Foxx up front.)
- (Teh) Assfly - (improper noun) - term of endearment for Andrew "Aschlafly" Schlafly, head blogger at Conservapedia.
- origin - lost in the mists of RW1.
- occurrence - popular, but falling out of favor.
- alternate spelling: "Teh Arsefly".
- Automagic - (adjective; adv. form automagically) - resulting from technical wizardry.
- origin - ? (however, see the Jargon File)
- occurrence - biweekly at best.
- Banhammer: the most dreaded form of punishment on Conservapedia, aside from having them sic the FBI on you. When you are banhammered, you are typically blocked for a time of five years or infinite. This isn't too bad, if you are auto-blocked your IP address is only blocked for a day, so tomorrow you can create another account and start all over again. However your block is sometimes accompanied by a checkuser and range block is given to your IP address and the surrounding 65,535, for about 6 months.
- BohdanX (where X is a prime number) - (n) - Anyone (including Bohdan) pretending to be a sock of a user previously known as Bohdan. Normally for the purpose of annoying Bohdan, or (if it is Bohdan) to circumvent a block.
- (Retained for historical purposes only)
- BoN - (n) - An editor who has not joined or is not logged in, identified only by their IP address - a bunch of numbers.
- Alternatives - if the grammar works better, "abunchofnumbers". (other random versions that occur: bunchofnumbers, bunchanumbers, buncho'numbers , BON, Bon, bon, bon-bon, buncho)
- Bork - (v) Synonymous with the verb "break". Hence "it's borked", "you borked it you daft ****" and so on.
- Origin - Probably somewhere around Urban Dictionary.
- Incidence - Whenever Trent spills coffee on the server.
- Bunchofnumbers - (n) see BoN above.
- Butthurt - (adj) perjorative term for offended
- Deceit - (n) - a catch-all refutation and condemnation of any statistic, argument, subtlety or humour. Often prefixed by 'liberal'.
- DFTT - (instruction) - Don't Feed The Troll. Ideally, presented as a link to Don't feed the Troll.
- See also:
- Easter Egg - (n) - common parlance for intentional or accidental hidden lulz on a website or computer program. There are whole websites devoted to them.
- incidence: everywhere.
- reason for inclusion: E was empty
- Evilutionist - (n) - The opposite of Cretinist; another hilarious term invented by those wacky YEC guys to describe someone who thinks that the Book of Genesis is just a fairy story (although there are no faeries in the aforementioned). (see also: Lieberal)
- Faith - (n) - All you have left, when you don't have any proof.
- FTW - (exclamation) - abbreviation of For The Win, indicating that someone made a point utterly devastating to their opponent. Usually in the style: "Commenter XCKMD FTW". Made particularly hilarious after some random censor at Conservapedia removed it for obscenity. (Common in punk rock days as "Fuck The World.")
- Fnord - if you can see this, you already know.
- Goat - (n) - the RW mascot. Pioneered by User:DocSock, goats are ubiquitous on RW. For example, when asked which Deathly Hallow one would have, the vast majority of respondents replied 'goat'.
- Incidence - Rationalwiki
- Godspeed!!! - (v. imp.) - either a cheery "see you later" or a devious way to say "go fuck yourself".
- Incidence - Conservapedia
- Origin - Andrew Schlafly's talk page, infected a few other sysops. And us.
- Occasionally perverted as: God's peed (God has urinated -geddit?).
- Goatspeed!!! (v. imp. lulz) - It had to happen.
- Goddidit (n) The explanation for everything.
- Incidence - All over the skeptical web
- Origin - Lost in the mists of internet time
- Headless Chicken Mode - (n) - A state of internal confusion and destruction.
- Origin - Pioneered by "False Flag." on RationalWikiWiki.
- Incidence - once every two or three weeks when all seems to be collapsing around us. It is usually abbreviated to "HCM".
- Hitwin - (n) - A chimera promoted by Conservapedia sysop Conservative.
- Human - (n) - A common contraction of 'Human being' - this word on its own is frowned on at Conswervapædia. If you search talk pages there, you'll find out why. It really is - it was removed as an article title.
- Origin - Human, a dumbass on this site.
- Incidence - RationalWiki now, Conservapedia a long time ago... see "building trades"...
- IDiot: A less-than-kind (albeit accurate) term for referring to Intelligent Design proponents.
- Irony meter: a (fictional?) device for measuring irony. Often overused in WIGOs and therefore deprecated.
- Origins: Unknown.
- Incidence: Around the internet, but especially on RationalWiki (which it predates considerably) on the WIGO:CP page. See also: here for a possible supplier.
- Jebbist - (n) - a particularly nasty type of troll/vandal.
- Origin: Named after Jeb Berkeley, a white racist with possible connections to m*t*p*d*a who edited RW for a (short) time.
- Alternate use: Jebbite
- Incidence - RationalWiki.
- Kajagoogoo - (n) reference to Conservapedia sysop Karajou, usually on account of it sounding like "kangaroo".
- Alternatives - Pretty much any word beginning with k that even vaguely looks or sounds like Karajou.
- Ken - (v) - to edit in the manner of Ken Demyer; i.e. to make an inordinate number of small edits to do what should have been achieved in one, using "preview". Originally believed to be an attempt to saturate "Recent changes" and gain attention. On RationalWiki the practice is frowned upon, and if it inadvertently happens it is usually apologised for in the edit comment. One can avoid Kenning up "Recent changes" with a large number of legitimate edits by asking a bureaucrat to temporarily add you to the "bot" usergroup for the duration of your
- LANCB - Leaving and never coming back
- Lenski - refers to the Lenski Affair from Conservapedia.
- Lulz - (n) - a variation of L O L. LOL is the abbreviation for Laughing Out Loud, which, though a verb phrase, has morphed into a noun to refer to a laugh. "Lulz" is the word coined by the LJ Drama/Encyclopedia Dramatica/GNAA/Bantown bunch for audible schadenfreude.
- Incidence - LJ Drama.
- Lurk - (v) - to hang about silently with recent changes constantly refreshed, kibitzing on various talk pages. A lurker may opportunistically make a comment and then return to silent lurking while awaiting the lulz he/she hoped to create, thus becoming a troll. In general netiquette, it is recommended that someone lurk for a bit before joining in the fray at a new wiki, blog, board, forum, or mailing list, in order to get used to its local customs.
- Machismo - (n. pronounced: ma-cheese-moh) - a state of extreme manliness found only in creationist nerds.
- Origin - Conservative, Conservapedia.
- Incidence - Shockofgod's Youtube videos.
- Meh - (interjection) not translatable directly into English, "meh" indicates a grudging acceptance of the point made, with the implied comment of "so what".
- Meta - (adj) examining the structure and conventions of something, rather than its content.
- Origin - in Greek, 'meta' means 'about/after/with'. It got shunted onto the start of other words - hence 'metadata' is data about data, 'metalanguage' is language about language', and 'metafiction' is fiction that (usually in its subtext) discusses fiction. It eventually got cut off entirely, and now freely floats.
- Moar - another word for more, with a bit more "more".
- moonbat - (adj; n) - a left-winger, often with environmental connotations. Compare - 'moonraker', and hence connotations of head-in-the-sky thinking.
- Origin - mangling the surname of the noted environmentalist George Monbiot (now, kids, repeat after me: MON-BEE-OH)
- Incidence - Blogs 4 Brownback
- Mop and Bucket - (n phrase) tools issued to sysops for cleaning up after wandals.
- My bad - (exclamation) - oops, sorry, what I did was an error.
- As in: "You spelled 'error' incorrectly." "Oh, my bad."
- 95% - (adj; n) - an invented statistic (often by Andrew Schlafly) that links two otherwise seemingly unrelated phenomena. See Conservapedia:Schlafly Statistics.
- Origin - "I do know, with 95% certainty, what your positions are on classroom prayer and evolution. The 95% confidence level is all that science requires."
- Incidence - Conservapedia, Rationalwiki
- n00b - (n.) - slang for "newbie," or new user.
- Origin - Usenet
- Incidence - All over the innertubes, and in "real life" as the tubes get squeezed all over it.
- NSFW - acronym for "not safe for work" - used to warn people that some links should not be followed in certain environments. Contents may include pron, outrageous political statements or parody, bomb-making instructions, etc.
- Incidence - widespread on teh innertubes.
- !!!1!@!!one! (and variations) - (excl) - an often ironic imitation of the effect of mashing the buttons around 1/! in order to convey excitement, joy, or rage, sardonic or otherwise.
- Origin - Either Counterstrike, or any other situation in which people type quickly without thinking. ASchlafly also signed off with '!!!' (if not Godspeed), so it was reinforced here.
- Incidence - Conservapedia, RationalWiki
- Oh noes! - (exclamation) - wail of person who has just discovered a misfortunate event such as pwnage.
- Alternatively: cry heard when someone is found out in a misdemeanor or similar acts (including 'pwnage').
- OMG - (abbr) Oh my God. Often shouted repeatedly by excitable Americans whenever something vaguely interesting happens.
- Project Whitewash - a now defunct project to expand the wiki.
- See also - Article Creation Drive
- Poe - (n.) - a persona or statement subject to Poe's Law. Also "to pull a Poe".
- Points! - (n.) - Like the normal use, but generally seen in edit summaries, as mockery of the Conservapedia habit of having periodic "contests" with points awarded for various levels of edits (a habit that has resulted in dozens of dictionary-page articles). Often seen as some variation of "Improved, one million pointses!"
- Polite post - "I want not comment on it. I think polite post." (meaning, if any?)
- Origin: Spambot Engrish. Example.
- Pottery - Poemetry. Rhythming. Words that amuse. Source: Idiot number 58.
- Psrodt - (n.) - an alternate spelling of parody. Used to get around bans of the word parody. And to be uber-1337-kewl, script kiddies!
- Pwn - (v trans) - to behave in a childish & immature fashion by inserting rubbish into some one else's gifted prose. Almost exclusively the preoccupation of immature males. Also, "pwnage", (n.), the byproduct of pwning.
- Origin: Internet gaming culture. A common typo of "own". Widely used by Human and other elderly adolescents.
- Ratwiki - noun - mocking corruption of "RationalWiki"
- incidence - One of the dozen or so blogs Denyse O'Leary pretends is journalism.
- R Dubya - noun - just us again.
- ROTFLMAO - exclamation - acronym for: Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Arse Off! A common chatroom retort, often seen in its shorter form, ROTFL. Lampshaded by Bill Bailey as ROFLYSST: Roll On Floor Laughing... Yet Somehow Still Typing.
- RTFM - instruction - acronym for Read The Fucking Manual. The cry of help desk operatives in response to the half-assed enquiries made by half-assed users of any equipment any more technical than a ball point pen.
- RTFD - as with RTFM, but referring to "description". Common on YouTube videos, but also used wherever any description of an outgoing link, an image or blog post is given that people likely to misinterpret or ask stupid questions about.
- E.g., "How did u mak this vid?!!?! Plz I wunts to copie it!!" "RTFD"
- RW 1.0 - fabled noun - the semi-private precursor to RationalWiki 2.0/2.1, ca. 2/07-5/07.
- origin: RationalWiki 2.0
- incidence: RationalWiki 2.0, 2.1
- RW 2.0 - fabled noun - refers to RationalWiki 2.0, the current version of the site (although some might claim that it's getting close to 3.0) to differentiate how it operates now, as opposed to just being a forum to bitch and moan behind Conservapedia's back.
- RWF - abbreviation for the RationalWiki Foundation.
- Seekrit - (adj.) - bastardization of "secret," to imply that something is "secret," but really not that cool at all.
- Origin - intarweb history
- Incidence - Discount accusations of cabalism
- ! (shriek) - (exclamation point) - not significant alone but, as the number increases, demonstrates an inverse relationship with the stability of the author's mind. Five or more shrieks (!!!!!) indicate a mind under extreme stress whose possessor is about to snap.
- See also - Law of exclamation
- Smert - (adj) - also, smrat, smrt - the ironic form of smart; dumb. Lighting your hand on fire is a very smert thing to do. Conservapedia is a very smrat website.
- Snark - (v , n) - a sarcastic or snide remark inserted into an article. Generally used in place of logic.
- Origin: Portmanteau of snide and sarcasm or "snide remark", but possibly with reference to Lewis Carroll (hunting of the ...)
- Incidence - Rationalwiki, Blogs 4 Brownback, Republican Faith (blog), Television Without Pity.
- Sock - (n) - a duplicate identity, esp. on a wiki, used for perpetrating mischief and/or evading blocks. It is short for "sockpuppet".
- Soros - (n) George Soros a Hungarian-born, left-leaning billionaire. Usually used in the context of "receiving a check from Soros". A reference to the right-wing conspiracy theory that Soros funds left-wing propaganda, including RationalWiki.
- Origin: Rob Smith who suggested that RationalWiki is/could be funded by Soros.
- Spork - (formerly n, now v) - to appropriate a piece of wikisyntax from one wiki to another. This isn't IP theft, but rather finding a way that someone has done something neat, appropriating the code, gutting it, and turning a bastardised version of it to one's own use. Contrast forks (of which "spork" is a play on words), which are exactly the same as the original, or at least start out that way.
- Incidence - RationalWiki, Uncyclopedia
- Origin - Made up by Uncyclopedia user Evice (AKA RationalWiki user GastonRabbit) to avoid plagiarism when parodying Wikipedia articles, at least for pages explicitly called sporks.
- Teh - (definite article) - maladroit and intentional mis-spelling of "the". Imagined by its perpetrators to give a debonair, carefree impression as if one's brain works too fast for teh fingers. Its use is actually REALLY ANNOYING. 
- Origin - it's a common mistyping of "the". T and E are typed by the left hand on a Qwerty keyboard, while the H is typed by the right. The T and E are often typed by the left hand in a drumming motion before the right can get the H in between the two.
- Tl; dr - Short for "too long; didn't read". Common response to unusually long and tedious material, such as Ken's pet articles on Conservapedia.
- Alternatives - TLDR, tldr, or the absence of any response whatsoever.
- TK - (abbr) - Shortened from 'Team Killer', a common acronym on FPS for someone who ruins their alleged allies.
- Origin - Counterstrike, no doubt.
- TrashionalWiki - noun - mocking corruption of "RationalWIki"
- Origin - some innocent homskollar
- Incidence - Conswervapedia
- Treefrog - (adj; n) - an environmentalist. Use of the term mocks support of endangered species, e.g. certain species of tree frogs.
- Origin - Sisyphus' reading of the blogger 'hoverfrog's (a longtime B4B troll) signature.
- Incidence - Blogs 4 Brownback
- Troll - (n) - like a vandal a troll does not have the interest of the site he is attacking at heart. (S)he may make posts of a harmless or even beneficial nature in order to lull the moderators/sysops into a false sense of security before starting a divisive & negative campaign. See TK
- Trollance - (n) - the spoor of a troll. See "vandalism" (invented by SusanG, 06:55, 12 December 2007 (EST))
- Origin - Wikipedia where he claims (accurately) to be the 188th editor: as if that made his views more pertinent.
- Incidence - User 188 asks a creepy question about young girls. (using the creepy sig "Uncle Ed")
- Vandalism- (n) On Conservapedia, the posting of unwelcome facts or opinions. Usually grounds for immediate banishment, the FBI being informed, and the salting of the earth where the malefactor once stood.
- Incidence - Conservapedia
- Wandalism - (n) Can mean funny vandalism or even a good edit.
- Pioneered by "Somewhere on the Net" but popularized here by user Human.
- (from wiki vandalism)
- Incidence - Rationalwiki
- Wazzock - (n) - see "Numpty"
- (see also Wiktionary)
- Weapon of [noun] (esp. weapon of gun) - (n) Often qualified with the adjectival phrase "largely defensive".
- Origin - Just a nonsense prefix ("weapon of gun" = "gun") that Andy coinedimg during one of his anti-liberal rants.
- Incidence - Teh Wiki of Rational, with increasing frequency.
- Wheels or On Wheels! - (adv/prep) - reference to a hilarious vandalism tactic in early Conservapedia, whereby vandals would move (Article Name) to (Article Name On Wheels!).
- Incidence - Conservapedia
- Origin - Wikipedia, with the infamous user "Willy on Wheels".
- WIGO Abbreviation for our immeasurably popular Conservapedia:What is going on at CP? and other like pages.
- Origin - Rationalwiki.
- Incidence - Rationalwiki.
- WTF! or WTF?.- (exclamation) - expression of surprise/amazement. Abbreviation for "What The Fuck."
- Usually at the antics of right-wingers or believers in the accuracy of, e.g., Genesis, etc.
- Around the kids, often "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot"
- Origin - uncertain, possibly vulgar.
- Origin - Philip J. Rayment on a Storehouse of Knowledge.
- ZOMG - (exclamation) - emphatic use of "OMG," which is, "Oh My God!"
- Origin - prepubescent girls
- Incidence - Just about anywhere Internet slang occurs.
- ↑ The date makes me feel old.
- ↑ "This is really annoying!" James Bonhovant IV: "In Pursuit of Truth"; pub: Hodder and Stoughton 1856
- ↑ Note: until about 14-15 hundred CE, this abomination could not have occurred as the letter Thorn, or þorn (Þ, þ) was used for the 'th' sound, thus rendering such infantile amusement unpossible. (See the Wikipedia article on Thorn (letter).)