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Drabble addendum
Ay-yo, for clarification:

ide_cyan is not me; I am not her. Nor am I anyone else who nominally falls on 'my side' as regards the definition of 'drabble.' I'm not going out and posting complaints about what I feel is its misuse in other people's journals, and I can't control who links to my post on the subject in my own journal. (I'm also not bitching at her, or at people who may have tangled up our intents -- just clarifying.)

Thankee.

ide_cyan

2004-12-22 08:25 am (UTC) (Link)

Oh, crap, have they started bitching at you? Sorry about that. :-/

mpoetess

2004-12-22 08:28 am (UTC) (Link)

No prob; it wasn't bitching as far as I can tell, just someone assuming that I had a specific problem with copperbadge's post based on the link to my own post in the comments, when in fact my post wasn't in reaction to his (or any specific person's at all).

circe_tigana

2004-12-22 08:30 am (UTC) (Link)

dude, PLEASE don't tell me this turned into wank.

::sighs::

mpoetess

2004-12-22 08:32 am (UTC) (Link)

Meh; there's mini-wank over in copperbadge's lj with people getting heated in their defense of his use of the term. Naught to do with my own post except that it was linked to, and I got at least one comment on my post that seemed to imply they thought I had an issue with Sam in particular, which I don't at all.

circe_tigana

2004-12-22 08:34 am (UTC) (Link)

Ahhh. When will people realize? Practice your own use of the word happily and ignore the temptation to wank. Because wank like that is BORING!

trepkos

2004-12-22 08:36 am (UTC) (Link)

There's wanking going on?
Well, we can't have that!

tx_cronopio

2004-12-22 11:55 am (UTC) (Link)

well, except in the literal definition, in which case I say bring it on :)

trepkos

2004-12-22 01:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Goes without saying...

trepkos

2004-12-22 08:39 am (UTC) (Link)

I think we need to re-define "Wank".

But to do that would probably be uber-wank.

mpoetess

2004-12-22 08:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Snee!

suki_blue

2004-12-22 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hello! You mentioned here, the definition of 'drabble,' so I thought I would have a look at the comments. Anyway, I naturally zoomed in on the work "wank" and I now have the following question:

Does the word "wank" have a different definition in the US, 'cos I is mighty confused by some of these comments!?!? :OD

Suki
xxx

mpoetess

2004-12-22 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

Nah -- it means masturbation, not that Americans really use the word much. It just has a slang use in fandom (wank, wankery, wankage, wanky) that relates to behavior that seems to be metaphorical masturbation -- big flamewars in public, showering oneself with praise, etc.

I realize that comes off a bit ironically in relation to a post about words being used correctly, but I think most people who use 'wank' in the Fandom Wank sense, cheerfully admit that they're only using it as slang, and it's not the real definition.

suki_blue

2004-12-22 02:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Okay, just so i'm straight on this (trying to improve my American lingo!), if someone was boasting about themselves, would it be correct to say to that person: "You are such a wank"?

Here in England we only really use "wanker" meaning b*stard, sh*t features, horrible person (taditionally only a man). Or you would just shout it at a croud of blokes and see who turned around!! Hee!!

Suki
xxx

mpoetess

2004-12-22 03:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

No, we'd call them a wanker. (Though only if they were doing it in a really obnoxious way. It's less boasting specifically, as doing anything that makes one look like an idiot or an unpleasant person.) But pretty much only in online fandom -- your basic American man on the street wouldn't know the word 'wank' unless he knew it from watching BBC America.

suki_blue

2004-12-23 10:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Got it! thank you very much. :o)