[Ads-l] "Shibbolize"

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Mon May 18 15:39:45 UTC 2015


A commenter on the Making Light site brought up a recently-coined word, 
of possible interest to ADS. Quoted with permission:

"All the language creation in this thread (millpunk, aquaduct punk) 
reminds me of a delightful new word I heard last week: shibbolized.

Among other things, "Shibboleth" is the name of a "federated identity 
solution", a web-based single sign in. Someone describing the system to 
me said that "once you sign in, once you've been shibbolized, you don't 
have to sign in on the other sites."

Shibbolized--to be recognized as a member of an accepted / permitted 
group. Instead of a bartender saying, "I need to see your ID", they 
could say, "I need to shibbolize you."

That would be wonderful."

Jim Parish

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