A little list of acronyms, abbreviations, slangs, nicknames and
other terms I find appreciable. Some of the things that prompted
me to add them here, if you're curious, do stem from my being a
neo-conservative nowadays, but in any case, they're great, I can
tell you that!
Abu Moskowitz - Popular Michigan radioblogger Debbie
as a way to refer to Brian Moskowitz, the awful director in
charge of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's local branch
(and for them, the abbreviation would be I.C.E). In fact, ICE used
to be just the US Customs department until it was combined with the
Department of Homeland Security (?), and then sadly, it started to
decline in effectiveness, as Debbie explained.
Break the 4th Wall - This is
what you might call Four-Dimensional.
It describes something like an in-story concept, in which comic book
characters actually admit that they know that they're right within a
comic book. The Sensational
She-Hulk was one book that did this, and Formerly Known as the Justice League
was another (man, was that funny!
And just the kind of story we need today).
Byrne-Stealing - This arose
from writer/artist John Byrne's own discussion once of people who
read the comic books right within the store itself. Put another way,
some people who were familiar with his talk about the subject
actually began using his own name as a way to describe what he spoke
of! I know, it's odd, isn't it, but that's pretty much what
DINO - This stands for
Democrat In Name Only, and with any luck, it'll come as a good
acronym at that. It means a liberal who does have an understanding
of what the world is like, and the importance of observing reality.
But for the most part, that all remains to be judged by everybody.
IMO and IMHO - These stand
for In My Opinion or even In My Humble/Honest Opinion, which is
probably a more polite, docile way of putting it, about what we
think of, you know, this and that.
Islamofascism - A perfect
term that describes what The Religion of Peace
Londonistan - This is what
practically all of Britain, certainly England, is starting to become
known as, due to their constant appeasement of Islam. It's also the
title of a very
Melanie Phillips, possibly one of the few people in Britain
today who's got the sense needed to understand the whole problem
going on there and in the rest of the world.
Maledicta - A Latin phrase
for bad words like "cuss words". It's what Sgt. Snorkel's word
balloons in Beetle Bailey
would often be shown using whenever he yelled at the soldiers under
Mickey D'Orsay - This
describes a terrible French foreign minister who works in the
ministry, located near a dock. It's meant to describe how his ears
look almost like those of Mickey Mouse!
Moonbat - A description
that's often used to describe left-liberals who see only what they
want to, or even leftists themselves. But it can also be used to
describe conservatives who're near-sighted, and there is a
conservative (as far as these whole terms go) at the Washington
Post, Charles Krauthammer, whose commentary sometimes really
distorts reality but bad.
Moral Equivalence - When
leftists for example - okay, when anyone
with otherwise bad intentions goes out of their way to blur the
differences between good and evil. Steven Spielberg did this when he
produced and directed Munich in 2005.
New Duranty Times - A much
better name for the New York Times at that. Robert Spencer at
Jihad/Dhimmi Watch used it on various occasions to describe the
RINO - This stands for
Republican In Name Only, and could be used to describe those who
tolerate illegal immigration, and are incredibly clumsy when it
comes to dealing with domestic terrorism.
Spinoff - It's what comes
when a character in a television program or even a comic book series
proves popular enough to gain his/her own series. Take the X-Men for example: Dazzler was
probably the first mutant to get her own series, which ran for five
years, and was one of the first direct-market titles too. And let's
not forget some of Norman Lear's own sitcoms from the 1970s-1980s,
two of which spun off from All in
the Family, those being The
Jeffersons and Maude.
Those were the days.
Stockholm Syndrome - A term
that arose from a bank robbery in Sweden in 1973, when a couple of
hostages actually began to sympathise with the criminals. Oh, and it
could be used to describe what Spielberg did when he directed Munich