[DWJ] I have to giggle about this somewhere...
phil.boswell at gmail.com
Mon May 12 16:22:23 EDT 2008
2008/5/12 Dorian E. Gray <israfel at eircom.net>:
> Kait wondered...
> > What does "sporking" mean?
> > Is it because I'm not on Live Journal that I don't know the term?
> > Or am I just generally uneducated? (grin)
> Sporking is (metaphorically) poking someone with a spork. It usually
> involves poking fun at/poking holes in someone's argument, bad writing, bad
> research. With wit as well as accuracy. For instance, the history_spork
> LiveJournal watches historical or purportedly historical films, and reports
> on them with all of the historical inaccuracies pointed out and laughed at
> (I love the line "well, better than the mad Swede or the dead Russian" in
> one of their reviews!).
So it's like MST3K but for academics? Do they have mad robots?
> I don't think it's a LiveJournal-specific term, though. More of a general
I'll take your word for it, but I've been on the Internet since the
mid-80s and never seen it called that before.
A day is not wasted in which one learns something, so thanks ;-)
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