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  • armor-plated
    armor plated Prev A Next armor plated n Syn for bulletproof Prev Up Next ARMM Home asbestos

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  • asbestos
    Used as a modifier to anything intended to protect one from flame s also in other highly flame suggestive usages See for example asbestos longjohns and asbestos cork award Prev

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  • asbestos cork award
    distributed posters announcing that said flamer had been nominated for the asbestos cork award Any reader in doubt as to the intended application of the cork should consult the etymology under flame Since then it is agreed that only a

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  • asbestos longjohns
    Notional garments donned by Usenet posters just before emitting a remark they expect will elicit flamage This is the most common of the asbestos coinages Also asbestos underwear asbestos overcoat

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  • ASCII
    thud thump splat Common dollar dollar sign Rare currency symbol buck cash bling string from BASIC escape when used as the echo of ASCII ESC ding cache big money Common percent percent sign mod grapes Rare double oh seven Common ampersand amp amper and and sign Rare address from C reference from C andpersand bitand background from sh 1 pretzel INTERCAL called this ampersand what could be sillier Common single quote quote apostrophe Rare prime glitch tick irk pop spark closing single quotation mark acute accent Common l r paren l r parenthesis left right o pen close par en the sis o c paren o c par en the sis l r paren the sis l r ba na na Rare so al ready lparen rparen opening closing parenthesis o c round bracket l r round bracket wax wane par en this ey un par en this ey l r ear Common star splat asterisk Rare wildcard gear dingle mult spider aster times twinkle glob see glob Nathan Hale Common plus add Rare cross intersection Common comma Rare cedilla tail Common dash hyphen minus Rare worm option dak bithorpe Common dot point period decimal point Rare radix point full stop spot Common slash stroke slant forward slash Rare diagonal solidus over slak virgule slat Common colon Rare dots two spot Common semicolon semi Rare weenie hybrid pit thwong Common less great er than bra ket l r angle l r angle bracket l r broket Rare from into towards read from write to suck blow comes from gozinta in out crunch zap all from UNIX tic tac angle right angle Common equals gets takes Rare quadrathorpe half mesh Common query question mark ques Rare quiz whatmark what wildchar huh hook buttonhook hunchback Common at sign at strudel Rare each vortex whorl whirlpool cyclone snail ape cat rose cabbage commercial at V Rare book Common l r square bracket l r bracket opening closing brack et brack et un brack et Rare square un square U turn U turn back Common backslash hack whack escape from C UNIX reverse slash slosh backslant backwhack Rare bash reverse slant reversed virgule backslat Common hat control uparrow caret circumflex Rare xor sign chevron shark or shark fin to the to the power of fang pointer in Pascal Common underline underscore underbar under Rare score backarrow skid flatworm Common backquote left quote left single quote open quote grave accent grave Rare backprime backspark unapostrophe birk blugle back tick back glitch push opening single quotation mark quasiquote Common o c brace l r brace l r squiggly l r squiggly bracket brace l r curly bracket brace opening closing brace Rare brace unbrace curly un curly leftit rytit l r squirrelly embrace bracelet A balanced pair of these may be called curlies Common bar or or bar v bar pipe vertical bar Rare vertical line gozinta thru pipesinta last three from UNIX spike Common tilde squiggle twiddle not Rare approx wiggle swung dash enyay sqiggle

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  • ASCII art
    very silly examples o O ACK THPHTH o o U C oo U V v oo W o Klingons rule OK O There is an important subgenre of ASCII art that puns on the standard character names in the fashion of a rebus B A Bee in the Carrot Patch Within humorous ASCII art there is for some reason an entire flourishing subgenre of pictures of silly cows Four of these are reproduced in the examples above here are three more 666 Satanic cow This cow is a Yuppie Cow in love Finally here s a magnificent example of ASCII art depicting an Edwardian train station in Dunedin New Zealand I JL JL i i LJ LJ L J L J L J I L J JL O JL L J L J JL O JL JL IIIIII HH HH IIIIII H IIIIII HH HH IIIIII HH I I L J I L L J J IIIIIII IIIII IIIIIL J II II L JIIIII IIIII IIIIIIII I I I II I II I I I L J L J L JI I I IL J L J L J L J L J L J L J L J L

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  • ASCIIbetical order
    kl or dr adj n Used to indicate that data is sorted in ASCII collated order rather than alphabetical order This lexicon is sorted in something close to ASCIIbetical order but with case ignored and entries beginning with non alphabetic

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  • astroturfing
    a PR group AstroTurf is fake grass hence the term See also sock puppet tentacle 2 What an individual posting to a public forum under an assumed name is said to be doing This term became common among hackers after it came to light in early 1998 that Microsoft had attempted to use such tactics to forestall the U S Department of Justice s antitrust action against the company The

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