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What's the opposite of eponysterical?
posted by rob511 to MetaFilter-Related at 3:35 PM (80 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I dunno. Is it supposed to be a non-PC Jingle Bells jingle?
posted by jmd82 at 3:43 PM on August 2, 2007


It's anti-eponysterical, but some prefer aneponysterical.

I think we're done here.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:46 PM on August 2, 2007


Everybody get out your nomenquipture.
posted by carsonb at 3:47 PM on August 2, 2007 [5 favorites]


Well, many hits for anti-eponysterical, zero hits for aneponysterical.

Also, why is eponysterical not in the spell check?
posted by absalom at 3:49 PM on August 2, 2007


I'd like to point out that much of this rhetorical jargon was first coined by that greatest of Greek sophists, Yourmomides.
posted by boo_radley at 3:55 PM on August 2, 2007 [21 favorites]


Also, why is eponysterical not in the spell check?

Because you're using FF 2.0.x, and the spellcheck is local to your machine?
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:57 PM on August 2, 2007


Yourmomides was so fat, he was actually more of a sectionalist with two armchairs and a coffee table.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:08 PM on August 2, 2007 [8 favorites]


Yourmomides said that killing non-Jews wasn't really murder.
posted by dersins at 4:13 PM on August 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


I would love to know how many times that spell check question has come up. I can think of at least three or four times that I've seen it now.

I like anti-eponysterical.
posted by quin at 4:14 PM on August 2, 2007


No results found for eponysterical.
Did you mean Ernest ruckle (in encyclopedia)?

Eh heh heh.
posted by liquorice at 4:15 PM on August 2, 2007


What's the opposite of eponysterical?

How about ironiker ?
posted by carsonb at 4:16 PM on August 2, 2007 [3 favorites]


Metafilter: Ernest Ruckus.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 4:18 PM on August 2, 2007


The opposite is oxymoronysterical.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 4:21 PM on August 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


That example's just plain old eponysterical, in the sense that the juxtaposition of the name and the content is amusing - it doesn't have to be apt to be funny, does it? (if it does, you're all using it wrong. Yes, all of you. )

Anyway, that's what the Wiki says.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 4:29 PM on August 2, 2007


It doesn't have an opposite.
posted by Burhanistan at 4:44 PM on August 2, 2007




double D'OH on the href's!
posted by blue_beetle at 4:46 PM on August 2, 2007


eponysadmakingular
posted by Astro Zombie at 4:50 PM on August 2, 2007


Fixed. You should be more cautious with your httpness.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:54 PM on August 2, 2007


epnotysterical?
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 4:57 PM on August 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


yay my first call out.

Not sure that I get it why it's eponysterical though.

I didn't make up the song, I was just forced to sing it in public with 50 other kids.
posted by empath at 5:05 PM on August 2, 2007


noneponysterical?
unfortunate?
a question you shouldn't be asking?
posted by iamkimiam at 5:09 PM on August 2, 2007


yay my first call out.

Don't waste it. Call someone a 'chicken fucker', take a swing at me, and storm out.

Then come back a couple of times to remind us how pissed you are.

come on... do it.
posted by quin at 5:09 PM on August 2, 2007


antithesissified?
posted by rob511 at 5:11 PM on August 2, 2007


Joke:
Would you rather fuck a pig or a chicken?
posted by iamkimiam at 5:12 PM on August 2, 2007


I HAVE HAD It WITH THIS WHOLE INTERNET MESS.


I QUIT!
posted by empath at 5:13 PM on August 2, 2007


Buck?
posted by maudlin at 5:15 PM on August 2, 2007


Is this a good place to mention that every time I see someone proudly comment how eponysterical someone else's comment is I feel this overwhelming urge throttle someone. God I hate that word. There's something so damn smirky about it. It's like that drama twit you knew in high school who just oozed pretension. And eponysterical doesn't even have the excuse that is 16 and trying to figure out if it is gay or not.
posted by aspo at 5:23 PM on August 2, 2007 [6 favorites]


eponysterile
posted by phoque at 5:27 PM on August 2, 2007


yingle bells
posted by phoque at 5:32 PM on August 2, 2007


God I hate that word.

Stay away from metachat.org then. Trust me.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:32 PM on August 2, 2007


non-eponysterical

3x fast.
posted by solongxenon at 5:48 PM on August 2, 2007


Yeah - well you suck, as do you too.
posted by Samuel Farrow at 6:01 PM on August 2, 2007


ponyhysterical.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 6:05 PM on August 2, 2007


What's the opposite of eponysterical

A word that I'm not completely sick of seeing on Metafilter?
posted by Afroblanco at 6:11 PM on August 2, 2007 [3 favorites]


Is this a good place to mention that every time I see someone proudly comment how eponysterical someone else's comment is I feel this overwhelming urge throttle someone.

Me, too.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:24 PM on August 2, 2007


God I hate that word.

Well, it's much more concise than saying, "Hey, look, this person's comment/post is amusingly juxtaposed with their username!"
posted by Many bubbles at 6:25 PM on August 2, 2007 [2 favorites]


I actually throttle someone every time I see the word eponysterical. aspo's first on the list, after I run out of kittens.
posted by carsonb at 6:33 PM on August 2, 2007


As a kid, when I took a crap, I called it "making a stinky." My best friend called it "making a funny."

I thus came to believe that while stinky may be funny and funny may be stinky, in the end it's all shit.
posted by breezeway at 6:37 PM on August 2, 2007


iamkimiam: I give up. Which is it?
posted by flabdablet at 6:51 PM on August 2, 2007


exosterical.
posted by Dave Faris at 6:59 PM on August 2, 2007


As a kid, when I took a crap, I called it "making a stinky." My best friend called it "making a funny."

We always called it taking a deuce, but then again, I always hated us.
posted by Divine_Wino at 7:15 PM on August 2, 2007


I get pushed out of shape and it's hard to steer
When I get rubber in all four gears
She's my little deuce coupe
You don't know what I got
posted by breezeway at 7:46 PM on August 2, 2007


The unending repeating of in-jokes like eponysterical and plate of beans etc. speaks of the fact that our need to communicate is larger than our ability to think of something new. Which makes us very human I guess.
posted by jouke at 7:52 PM on August 2, 2007 [2 favorites]


soundofsuburbia: I was terrified your link was going to have to do with ponyamory, which another worrisome reference in itself.
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I think the opposite of eponysterical is eponysterical.
posted by Arturus at 8:15 PM on August 2, 2007


antonymysterical
posted by Miko at 8:54 PM on August 2, 2007


The unending repeating of in-jokes like eponysterical and plate of beans etc. speaks of the fact that our need to communicate is larger than our ability to think of something new.

It's a survival thing. It bonds the tribe while keeping outsiders at a distance until they crawl obsequiously under the fence on their bellies begging to know our secret language.

Those dudes who are always thinking "new" are dangerous.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:15 PM on August 2, 2007


Notmynameysterical
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:52 PM on August 2, 2007


Anonysterical?

No.
posted by zoinks at 10:11 PM on August 2, 2007


What's the opposite of eponysterical?

Because I'm on back into the grumpy bastard schtick lately, I'm going to have to suggest that it's SHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUP.

Is this a good place to mention that every time I see someone proudly comment how eponysterical someone else's comment is I feel this overwhelming urge throttle someone. God I hate that word. There's something so damn smirky about it. It's like that drama twit you knew in high school who just oozed pretension. And eponysterical doesn't even have the excuse that is 16 and trying to figure out if it is gay or not.

Also, this.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:11 PM on August 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


Besides, it's kind of a childish question to start with. Eponysterical is a unique quality. There's not an opposite of green, and there's not an opposite of something that doesn't match the peculiar criteria of eponysterical. Stop living in polar opposites and come bathe in the undifferentiated bliss of the Now.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:15 PM on August 2, 2007


The opposite of green is red. Come bathe in the undifferentiated bliss of meaningfulness?

The opposite of eponysterical is random (in both meanings of the phrase)
posted by kch at 10:31 PM on August 2, 2007


Eponysteria, Burhanistan. Eponysteria is a unique quality.

Conjugation motherfucker, do you understand its part in sentence construction?
posted by blasdelf at 11:05 PM on August 2, 2007


Conjugation refers to verbs, not adjectives, you girlish looking toad.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:12 PM on August 2, 2007


Not in my world, on two out of three counts (I am remarkably girlish).
posted by blasdelf at 12:10 AM on August 3, 2007


It doesn't matter what you conjugate: it's always sexy.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:30 AM on August 3, 2007


Ah, now I know what this word means. It was used in my most recent post. I meant to look it up but I've been so busy at work lately I just couldn't have been arsed.

I'm not sure if I'm better off now that I know.
posted by Effigy2000 at 1:08 AM on August 3, 2007


"Eponysterical" is the dumbest meme this site has ever embraced. I have been waiting years to say that.
posted by sevenyearlurk at 6:20 AM on August 3, 2007 [3 favorites]


So no one actually knows the answer to my question?

AskMe?

FAIL.

MeTa?

FAIL.

Where else can I turn in my hour of need????
posted by empath at 6:46 AM on August 3, 2007


disponysterical.

Is this a good place to mention that every time I see someone proudly comment how eponysterical someone else's comment is I feel this overwhelming urge throttle someone.

Is this a good place to mention that every time I see someone smugly comment how they're oh-so-tired of this popular meme or that popular catchphrase I feel this overwhelming urge to thottle someone?

Clearly, you're too hip for MetaFilter, since you tire of shiny new things more easily than the rest of us.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 6:58 AM on August 3, 2007


I meant girlish looking toad in the nicest possible way.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:58 AM on August 3, 2007


shiny new things

How long has this "clever" retort been around? Years? Since 16 November 2005, according to this post. Surely the chrome has been sucked off the bumper by now.
posted by Dave Faris at 7:39 AM on August 3, 2007


Dave, I'm not an advocate of drug use, but maybe you should go find a nice joint to smoke.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:44 AM on August 3, 2007


And maybe you should go fuck yourself.
posted by Dave Faris at 7:45 AM on August 3, 2007


Speaking of "clever" retorts.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:46 AM on August 3, 2007


BEER ME!™
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:46 AM on August 3, 2007


Seriously, someone answer empath's question. I have to know too.
posted by mbd1mbd1 at 8:08 AM on August 3, 2007


Since 16 November 2005

Wow, nearly two years!! That must be ancient to ultrahipsters like you who don't tolerate anything older than, what, a month? To us mundanes, less than two years still qualifies as "new."
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 8:14 AM on August 3, 2007


Yes. I feel sorry for you.
posted by Dave Faris at 10:03 AM on August 3, 2007


moral, amoral. responsible, irresponsible. sustainable, unsustainable.

I give you:

aeponysterical
irreponysterical
uneponysterical

If you don't like 'em, too bad.
posted by anthill at 11:08 AM on August 3, 2007


Syphilis.
posted by davy at 12:46 PM on August 3, 2007


Metafilter: the dumbest meme
posted by absalom at 1:27 PM on August 3, 2007


epontradictory?
posted by anthill at 4:09 PM on August 3, 2007


I think eponysterical is witty. There I said it.

It's a virtual pony and it's hysterical!
posted by liquorice at 4:13 PM on August 3, 2007


empath: see this thread for a bit more about MetaFilter and "eponysterical." (The word itself is a neologism, or back-formation, from eponym.)

In the case of your post, I thought the fact that a MeFite named empath was seeking the words of a "tasteless, racist" song was amusing — perhaps even hysterical — but much more ironic than eponymous. ¿Comprende?

posted by rob511 at 4:25 PM on August 3, 2007


I said it somewhere else apart from here and felt like a dick afterwards. That's probably saying more about me, though. (I like it).
posted by h00py at 2:16 AM on August 4, 2007


I can't believe no one has said "eponironic" yet.
posted by caitlinb at 4:37 PM on August 4, 2007


Eponyronic? Contracognominy?
posted by BrotherCaine at 1:54 AM on August 5, 2007


Damn, I didn't read CaitlinB's comment, and now I get to wear the dunce hat.
posted by BrotherCaine at 1:55 AM on August 5, 2007


what?
posted by vapidave at 11:13 AM on August 6, 2007


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