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A Burner Lexicon

Postby kitoconnell » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:17 pm

Hi everyone, I recently started a project on my blog to document some of the slang of our subculture. If you're interested, you can find it at:
http://kitoconnell.com/lexicon/

I have a list of words to come in the future, but I am very open to suggestions from about future definitions.

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Postby velocirafter » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:25 pm

there are so good ones in this years BRC Weekly


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Postby BRC Weekly » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:51 pm

velocirafter wrote:there are so good ones in this years BRC Weekly


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Thanks for the reference! You can also find 13 years of them in Adrian's anthology of Piss Clear.

However- they cannot be used under someone elses creative commons license as they're already covered by copywrite. We love people using them, but not claiming credit for our work documenting the lingo.

Kitoconnell- I know you're not claiming credit for our work, and please go crazy with your lexicon. It's not like there's only one way to define the words, and even the words we created to fill a need (darkwad anyone?) are now in common use. Its not like we own the words themselves. Besides, your style is more dictionary, ours is more "snark"!

I just needed to point out the legal mumbo-jumbo when we're referenced as a source.

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Postby kitoconnell » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:17 pm

I already have an entry written on Darkwad which is slated to go up tomorrow. If they overlap with your words I promise it's just a coincidence -- the word was suggested independently on another discussion thread, but I'll give you a tip of the hat as well. I greatly respect the work of the Piss Clear and its descendants.

There will be a bit of snark in my definitions but it's meant to be useful too, and all in one place. I'm definitely inspired a bit by the Devil's Dictionary, so I will have a lot of opinion in there too.

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Postby Eric » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:32 pm

Kit-
Like I said in the "official" post, I wouldn't stress about it. As long as its not cut & paste (and I read some of your work- it's definitely not) we're good. I just needed to do the legal dance when I saw us referenced as a possible source.

Besides, can there ever really be too much info? And the amount of "lingo" used at the event & regionals grows every year. I'm sure you'll find words we never thought of including.

Though I did think it was funny to hear a middle aged lady yell at a car that didn't have it's lights on (in SF) "Don't be a darkwad!"
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Postby kitoconnell » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:46 pm

Not stressed about it at all. Thanks for sharing that great story, too! :)

There's an Internet friend I've never managed to meet in person, except that she once almost ran me over on her bike. I was headed for home base to get a headlamp as the sun set, and she almost hit me with her bike. The word 'darkwad' wasn't invented yet, to my knowledge, but I am sure that's what she'd have yelled at me if it was. We figured it out later when we both read about the incident in each other's blogs. :)

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Darkwad

Postby kitoconnell » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:21 am

As promised, the latest entry in A Burner Lexicon is 'Darkwad': http://kitoconnell.com/2010/09/25/lexicon-darkwad/
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Postby Eric » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:43 am

aw, thanks for the shout out in the Lexicon Kit!
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MOOP

Postby kitoconnell » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:47 am

You're welcome, Eric!

Today's entry is MOOP: http://kitoconnell.com/2010/09/26/lexicon-moop/
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Postby Bob » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:30 am

I'd be more impressed if this word list offered something more than the usual word list, eg date & credit for first published usage.


Apropos of nothing, I'm looking forward to the verbing of terms like 'darkwad'.
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Postby kitoconnell » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:50 pm

Bob: I will try to speak to the origin of words where they can be pinpointed, but how easy is it to pinpoint the very first person to say or first place that 'weekender' appeared? Or any number of other Burner words.

Today's entry is Ranger:
http://kitoconnell.com/2010/09/27/lexicon-ranger/
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Re: Rangers

Postby Bob » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:28 pm

kitoconnell wrote:Bob: I will try to speak to the origin of words where they can be pinpointed, but how easy is it to pinpoint the very first person to say or first place that 'weekender' appeared? Or any number of other Burner words.


Isn't that what a lexicographer does, by definition?
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Postby kitoconnell » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:33 pm

A lexicographer is someone who compiles a dictionary. I will certainly try to figure out the origins of a word, or explain its etymology where applicable. If you happen to know more about one of the words I post, I will certainly update any entries to include that information.
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Postby Da Mule » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:41 pm

then what do they call the people who make lexicons?

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Postby kitoconnell » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:42 pm

I'm not sure but there's probably a dick joke in here somewhere.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:00 pm

kitoconnell wrote:I'm not sure but there's probably a dick joke in here somewhere.

Dang, you could make 200 buttons with that saying to beschwag with. (sorry, Bob, I know that noun wasn't verbed in the modern style. I love that passing form.)
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Postby Sic Pup » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:32 am

FWIW there is an online resource from the Piss Clear archives:

http://www.pissclear.org/RegularFeatures/playalingo/

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Postby oneeyeddick » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:38 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
kitoconnell wrote:I'm not sure but there's probably a dick joke in here somewhere.


Dang, you could make 200 buttons with that saying to beschwag with.


And that also is a Dangling Participle by itself with an open ended possibility of a double or even a triple entendre finishing off a setence.

It doesn't get any better than that, IMO.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:28 pm

*bows*

Thank you, thank you. I do not know if I am equal to this great honor, but I"d like to thank the eplaya academy and anyone who has ever sit on a hot stove. I couldn't have done it without you.
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Postby kitoconnell » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:35 pm

I'm honored to even be close to such greatness.

No lexicon entry today but some of you might enjoy this.
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Postby Eric » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:41 pm

kitoconnell wrote:I'm honored to even be close to such greatness.

No lexicon entry today but some of you might enjoy this.[/url]


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Go to your profile and enable "bbs" (and "html")

Your quotes & URL's will show up all proper like!
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Postby Boijoy » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:41 pm

don't forget to ad "sparkle pony" to your list. It's one of Erics favorites!
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Postby Boijoy » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:42 pm

oh, is that Burning Man specific? I'm not sure.
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Postby kitoconnell » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:58 pm

I added sparklepony to the list based on a couple independent suggestions now. I see it was in this year's BRC Weekly but it dates back to at least 2009 or before. Any idea where its origins are?
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Postby ygmir » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:19 pm

I didn't coin this, but, it is good, IMHO:
Coined by "Burner von braun":
burner von braun wrote:Oh, and I heard back from our people, apparently our insurance policy does cover shirt-cunting (aka: daisyducking) I know that there is still great concern over this matter, and I think I speak for all of us in thanking our esteemed colleague from Ventura for bringing this to our attention. All I can do for now is suggest we keep a watchful eye on it.


here: viewtopic.php?t=37505&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=60


Daisyducking = shirt cunting
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Postby kitoconnell » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:23 pm

Daisy ducking is clearly the funniest possible name for female shirt-cocking. But the debate rages on about whether it's just as offensive as when men do it...
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Postby ygmir » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:28 pm

we sort of had that discussion.........tough one.

viewtopic.php?t=28175&highlight=
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Postby Fire_Moose » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:37 pm

i thought daisy ducking was allowed as long as she is only wearing pasties
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Postby DesertRat » Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:08 am

Got called a "stealth virgin" by a couple of people this year <shrug>

Dunno what it means but perhaps worth an entry


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