F-word acronyms

Marc Velasco marcjvelasco at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 25 20:31:11 UTC 2008

I'd shortlist it for WOTY.  Apt for a people trying to tame facebook,
burglar-proof their identities, and more, while sipping the media
mixer of 24/7 news cycles and anonymous-to-famous reality circuits
(e.g. American Idol) that rely on public humiliation for ratings
success.  But I believe it's beatable.

On Sat, May 24, 2008 at 8:01 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
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> At 7:30 PM -0700 4/27/08, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>>Go here, Wilson:
>>and you'll see that today somebody (not me, I swear) just edited out
>>all the "fopps."
>>   The "fopps" are in the version of January 14, 2008, if not before:
>>   JL
>>Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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>>The list leaves out WGAF "We give a fuck," used with negative polarity.
>>I didn't see any exx. of "fop." Am I now blind in both eyes?
>>Heard a minute ago on the TV re-run, Dexter: overshare = "TMI."
> In today's (or tomorrow's) NYT Magazine cover piece, "Blog-Post
> Confidential", the tell-all author and semi-reformed blogger Emily
> Gould (formerly of "Emily Magazine" and "Heartbreak Soup") admits on
> at least 4 occasions to the offense of "oversharing".  WOTY anyone?
> (I know, it's been around at least since 2006.)  It is nicely
> versatile, allowing for a count noun ("an overshare") as well as a
> verb, an interjection, a participle, etc.
> LH
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