[Ads-l] crybully, crybullies, crybullying: new in 2015?

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 6 00:53:02 UTC 2015


Thanks for your note, Christopher. Below are a few pertinent tweets. I
did not attempt a comprehensive search, and the meanings of these
early examples in 2010 and 1011: crybully, crybullied, crybullying are
often unclear (to me). In addition, further below is a link to Barry's
entry on the topic.

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Little Green Parrot
@Zily_Popygaj
CryBully: I cry when other people cry. Libidiot turds LOL! #p2 || <---
I'm always astounded by the intellectual depth of such communiques.
3:27 PM - 29 Mar 2010
https://twitter.com/Zily_Popygaj/status/11263184595
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Phylicia
@elleIIV
If my daughter was being crybullied i would of went up to the school &
slapped all them heffas with a computer.
10:51 PM - 12 Sep 2011
https://twitter.com/elleIIV/status/113429464435802112
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Tiffaeny (uses special characters)
@Sweet_Tcakes
Watching this crybullying movie.. And now checking out this new
website because of it hahaha
1:22 AM - 13 Sep 2011
https://twitter.com/Sweet_Tcakes/status/113467592550780928
[End tweet info]

Barry Popik created an entry on the topic last month:

Title: Crybully (crybaby + bully)
Date: November 12, 2015
http://bit.ly/1IMxg1Q
http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/crybully_crybaby_bully/

Garson


On Sat, Dec 5, 2015 at 7:16 PM, Christopher Philippo <toff at mac.com> wrote:
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> Subject:      crybully, crybullies, crybullying: new in 2015?
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> It seems to be new.  Is it?
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> Burchill, Julie. Meet the Cry-Bully: a hideous hybrid of victim and =
> victor. The Spectator. April 12, 2015. =
> http://blogs.new.spectator.co.uk/2015/04/meet-the-cry-bully-a-hideous-hybr=
> id-of-victim-and-victor/
>
> Greenfield, Daniel. Crymobs, Crybullying and the Left=E2=80=99s Whiny =
> War on Speech. Frontpage Mag. November 12, 2015. =
> http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/260744/crymobs-crybullying-and-lefts-whiny=
> -war-speech-daniel-greenfield
>
> Hayward, John. Crybully Assaults on Free Speech: =46rom Mizzou to Yale =
> and Beyond. Breitbart News Network. November 12, 2015. =
> http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/12/crybully-assaults-free-=
> speech-mizzou-yale-beyond/
>
> Kimball, Roger. The Rise of the College Crybullies. Wall Street Journal. =
> November 13, 2015. =
> http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-rise-of-the-college-crybullies-1447458587
>
>> If you use a bullhorn to yell to a university system president who =
> hasn=E2=80=99t responded to your entreaties, are you hateful? =
> Delusional? A crybully?
>
> Hudson, Berkley. A Look Inside Mizzou's Crucible of Race. Time. November =
> 20, 2015. http://time.com/4119637/mizzou-race/
>
> Crybully. Wiktionary. November 22, 2015. =
> https://en.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?title=3Dcrybully&action=3Dhistory
>
>> On the left and right, students have attracted intense contempt, been =
> labeled =E2=80=98=E2=80=99crybullies=E2=80=99=E2=80=99 and =E2=80=98=E2=80=
> =99little Robespierres.=E2=80=99=E2=80=99
> Sehgal, Paraul. The Profound Emptiness of 'Resilience.' N. Y. Times =
> Magazine. December 1, 2015. =
> http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/06/magazine/the-profound-emptiness-of-resil=
> ience.html?_r=3D0=
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