I can't believe you didn't include "digilante"
Mine's the one with the dunce's cap.
Ok, let's get straight down to it - below are the twenty contenders vying for the crown of El Reg top net neologism, as chosen by you, our beloved commentards readers. But before we get down and dirty with the vocab, a couple of points. Firstly, we had a lot of support for "wibble", although most reckon that's a Blackadderism …
Mine's the one with the dunce's cap.
20 choices, but only 17 lines in the result! Where's my vote?!
Does posting this make me a commentard asshat or a trolling twatdangle?
Surely any Dawn Patroller will tell you Chesticles has been used by Sarah Kennedy since before the dawn of time, and may even predate the Interweb.
Mines the one with the old tranny radio in the pocket!
OMG it's going to take at least the rest of the afternoon to give this its due consideration. Couldn't you have waited until Xmas?
Damn, too many to choose from! Should have had multiple choice or "Pick up to 3"...
I'm sure the word fail is not a new word. It should matter whether it's capitalised or not otherwise I COULD MAKE UP A WHOLE BUNCH OF NEW WORDS RIGHT NOW.
It's like trying to pick your favourite movie, or pair of underpants, or something where you have to pick your favourite something.
Meh is, apparently, already in a Collins dictionary.
Does that mean as it's accepted by the Great British Public it can't be part of the list as it's no longer 'street' or whatever those young whippersnappers call it nowadays.
(And it's accepted by any spell checker lurking on my machine)
'Tain't there, guv!
I can't make up my mind! I'm glad to see the resurgence of "chesticles", I had almost forgotten that one.
P.S. This will probably not go through, if indeed the one month ban is in effect; but if it does... w00t!
er... damn it!
Its a pity that my chosen word has no real world application, I'm just not that likely to meet that twatdangler David Blein, as much as I would like to, just so I could address him correctly.
Oi ... twatdangler
I had no choice really but to go for twatdangle, as asshat and fucktards have been in my volcabulary for yonks, and none of the others cried out with the same originality
You haven't included cockwomble.
Waht do you mean pick One!!1!!!11!onety!eleven!!
ARGH its all to Hard....
First round should have been multiple selection, then choose one from the top five..
Because the "quiz" was set up by an asshat?
The Jargon File says it originated ~1975 at MIT on their ITS system, neologism maybe but not exactly a 'net' neologism. Unless you mean Usenet and the Scary Devil Monastery.
... you left out "goatse".
As a noun, as a verb, even as an adjective, it has to be the original, most multi-purpose and best!
it's not butter.
Asshats of the world, unite!
You wouldn't say 'it's broked', would you?
I voted twice & even laughed at the dry comment when attempting to vote second time round,
perhaps you should be able to pick up to 5
& I along with b noted that it should be fanboi
How many of you used Wikipedia to find out what neologism meant?
Fail may not be a new word, but it's a new noun, as in "Your shipment of fail has been delivered."
I have an old fruit bowl here depicting a bag of "MEH".
Fanboy is not a neologism. Fanboi, on the other hand...
you didn't include:
nub (the newer version of n00b, newb etc)
nubcaeks, and any number of other 4chan-isms.
Meh, i s'pose I'm b& for a month nao.
You beat me to that one! I just heard the other day, disgraceful!
I voted luser just because I saw it first in the BOFH = ) (after much deliberation)
Paris, because she's the hottest icon here...
"favourite movie, or pair of underpants"
Is that fovourite move or favourite pair of underpants; or just to pick A pair out of a pile of them.
I mean; just close your eyes; stick your hand into the pile, and pull out a pair. how hard can that be unless you're planning on going commando?
Wait a mo'...picking a coat and heading out door.
That's been in common usage round here for at least thirty years. Is the net really that far behind?
Fanboy I don't know about, but I thought that MILF was populalised by American Pie and chesticles is, I'm almost certain, a Viz gag (or has at least been used as one, probably in the profanisaurus). Not like it matters though, since twatdangle is clearly the best of the lot by a country mile.
I can't believe you didn't include...
Right now go and ban all Anonymous Cowards
I can't believe ^H^H^H^H^H^H^H wonder why you included "Troll"? It's hardly new, been a Usenet staple for many years.
Picking just one out of that list was seriously difficult.
I would've preferred to give a mark out of ten for each.
Anyway, it's pub time....
...they're all so delightfully wrong!
20 entries, but only 16 listed in the results. 10 I could understand - but wait, could the results list be in hex, in which case why isn't the 'source' list 32 - but wait yet again, is this all mere wibble - see how I sneak in the word you didn't want :)
You missed out "sheeple"
Where are the definitions, man, the definitions ?
Come my fellow surveytards, will somebody please post the necessary.
I can't believe you didn't include Meanderthal.
Used to describe anyone texting or on the phone and attempting to walk/cycle/drive at the same time.
You can ban me but I'll just sneak back in with another LuserName. :-)
. . . you didn't include "grrrrirt"
is already a word in common use by...
It has been in use by here since approximately God's puberty.
Should it be here??
I think the word used in Blackadder was 'Bibble', IIRC something to do with pinning a frog to one's shirt and saying 'Bibble' to passers-by. I don't recall 'Wibble' on Blackadder (correct me if wrong) and Wibble is by far my favourite net neologism.
I even have an asshat icon I use occasionally so I guess it has to get my vote.
It's been a dependable stalwart of vigorous denunciatian for years, Twatdangle I'll give you though.
My vote's for wikifiddler, It captures web 2.0 circlejerking in all it's glory.
"old tranny radio"
Well, whatever next? Ancient lezzie TV ?