Glossary of Idiosyncratic Vernacular
A fuller glossary can be found here.
ad himinem - Closely related to ad hominem, literal Latin “to the man”, this is instead “to the male” and removes gender ambiguity. It is however equally applicable to females who inexplicably defend argument as though cum testiculis, or seek to defend indefensible and erroneous male perspectives. See here.
baboon board - see Pharyngula.
Baboon King – see Naked Emperor, The
baboons – general denizens of the baboon board, freefromthoughtblogs, skepchick and related sites who specialise in confirmation bias, cognitive dissonance, strategic misuse of information and organising lynch mobs.
cesspit of lies – Wikipedia. The sheer number of cretins that vilify Wikipedia without substantiating their whining no longer even merit any kind of serious response. Amongst acquaintances, we just chuckle and use this alternative term instead. Wikipedia, you rock, I love you – warts and all.
clique de babouins – See Pharyngula. Somehow, saying it in French makes it sound less nauseating. (Thanks MCH)
gender feminism – see slave morality.
Gollum – Phil Plait. Coined by a character called CK, so ask him. I like it. “We mussst be nice, preciousss, yesss nice. Not assholesss, oh noes… must never be assholesss my preciousss, we are nice, yesssss…”
Merkin – not a pubic wig. American.
Myers’ Law – In its simplest form the law states a baboon has no capacity to either receive or transmit information without corrupting that information. In practical terms this equates to there being no realistic relation between what you communicate to a baboon and what that baboon actually hears. This communication loses even more of its original meaning in the event that baboon then communicates a response back to you. Further, when information enters the baboon echo chamber it loses all relation to reality altogether in a very short time via baboon to baboon retransmission. See cunt kick.
new, new atheism – the toxic brand of intolerant and divisive neo-puritan, quasi-Calvinist ideological atheism being peddled by the baboons with openly fascist tactics. The policy is one of “assimilate or destroy” – there is no negotiation.
Ophelia’s Calvary – see cunt kick. A perfect example of exactly how far baboons are prepared to deform reality in the pursuit of personal suffering.
Pharyngula – Yellow journalism comes to science and skepticism. Could readily be dismissed as a Poe liberal version of Faux News were it not for the sheer effort put into personal attacks against individuals that deviate from standard operating groupthink.
quantum sardonics – also known as coincidence, serendipity, synchronicity and WTF? For crazy people that have no grip on reality it is known as apophenia and pareidolia. It is where the universe conspires to make unrelated data collide with very unusual timing, and has a long history of giving people strange new perspectives on things. This is an example.
reductio ad Watsonum – closely related to ad hominem, ad himinem, reductio ad Hitlerum and reductio ad absurdum. This is a fallacy of irrelevance where the suggested logic is one of guilt by association – that only rapists are capable of thinking in a manner such as that of the target of the fallacy, therefore the target must be a rapist or a rape apologist. See here.
South Park lesbian – a gender feminist who squeals like a stuck pig about demeaning and insulting stereotypes whilst simultaneously confirming each and every one of them, and doing so to such excess she becomes impossible to parody. Reserves extra special venom for gender traitors. Can also be male.
toilet slaves – male feminists that insist on informing you they are male feminists at the very first opportunity, regardless of what the topic is.
typhos – Archaic Greek, literally “smoke, vapor”. A cloudy, misty, befuddled state of mind; intellectual smog; the delerium of popular ideas and conventions that are thoroughly divorced from reality or merit.
The Cynics persisted in the conviction that most people live as if immersed in a cloud of smoke (typhos) that prevents them from seeing clearly and does not allow them to use that which distinguishes humans from animals—namely, the capacity to reason. In abandoning this capacity, people forsake their true nature. Diogenes often said that the human world is an enormous madhouse in which every sort of madness is found everywhere: cruelty, greed, deception, mendacity, brutality, uncontrolled hedonism, and the rest of the all-too-common diseases that afflict humanity and have become endemic in the form of things such as religion, patriotism, tradition, and other manifestations of irrationality. – Luis Navia: Cynicism – Bibliography http://science.jrank.org/pages/7612/Cynicism.html#ixzz0cJG0TRS7
Watson’s law – Corollary to Godwin’s law. “As an online discussion involving Skepchicks and males (or phallophilic females) grows longer, the probability of conclusive, irreproachable evidence involving sexism or misogyny being introduced approaches 1 (100%).” See here.