This plate of beans, it vibrates? August 17, 2011 8:08 PM   Subscribe

In a recent thread about Metafilter memes, I used the phrase "Beanplate Insane" to describe my own sense of frustration with certain over-indulged inside jokes on the site. It occurred to me that it would only be appropriate to have an exclusive inside phrase to go along with those exclusive inside jokes, so I submitted "Beanplate Insane" to the editors of the Urban Dictionary, who officially approved the listing a couple days ago and have now posted the term with my Metafilter-specific definition.
posted by misha to MetaFilter-Related at 8:08 PM (69 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

silenced all my life isn't defined yet.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:11 PM on August 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


Wait, you just made up a term five days ago and now it's in a dictionary? Has anyone other than you ever used the term?
posted by Dasein at 8:12 PM on August 17, 2011 [3 favorites]


I use "silenced all my life" all the time in real life. I can't help it.
posted by hermitosis at 8:13 PM on August 17, 2011


The Urban Dictionary isn't exactly the Oxford English Dictionary.
posted by joannemullen at 8:14 PM on August 17, 2011 [5 favorites]


No kidding.
posted by Dasein at 8:15 PM on August 17, 2011


"I use "silenced all my life" all the time in real life. I can't help it."

Often, when polite arguments with friends get a little heated, I cut off one or more of my hands. But my IRL friends don't spend much time on MeFi, so they never seem to get the joke.
posted by Eideteker at 8:16 PM on August 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yeah, not to disparage your clever coinage, but the standards for getting a word into Urban Dictionary aren't all that high. I think it just has to get marked as "not spam" by two volunteer editors.
posted by Rhaomi at 8:17 PM on August 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


(You don't even need to register anymore)
posted by Rhaomi at 8:18 PM on August 17, 2011


Spam.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:19 PM on August 17, 2011


Is this something I would need a television to understand?
posted by Chrysostom at 8:25 PM on August 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


o_O
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:26 PM on August 17, 2011 [5 favorites]


All this is giving me APPLESAUCE FEVER.

*rushes off to Urban Dictionary*
posted by tumid dahlia at 8:27 PM on August 17, 2011 [13 favorites]


I have slept 4 hours the last 53, I'm becoming slightly cogent and comment happy.
Now, i need a verb for my entry, any hints. someone could enter it, bias and all.

"computer, decrease EFH comments by 56%. Regress snark to Maslow alpha green"
posted by clavdivs at 8:28 PM on August 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


Forgive me getting all n00batronic on you but silenced all my life? I tried to do a search for it but there were about a brazilian hits. Help me so I can chuckle knowingly next time!
posted by villanelles at dawn at 8:29 PM on August 17, 2011


I use "silenced all my life" all the time in real life.

And yet no one has actually heard you say it...
posted by Cold Lurkey at 8:31 PM on August 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


villanelles at dawn, here you go.
posted by infinitewindow at 8:31 PM on August 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


In-jokes create by their very existence a group of those who are not 'in' on the joke. This, I submit is a Bad Thing, because it just gives us another excuse to segregate ourselves into tribes and factions, something we surely don't need.

These kinds of things inevitably appear anyway, though, of their own accord. Trying to force the matter, especially with a (not stellar, if I am to be blunt) phrase that you yourself came up with: that's bad form, friend, very bad form indeed.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:37 PM on August 17, 2011 [4 favorites]


Ah...urbandictionary. I'd point out my contributions here...but I feel it would be too offensive.
posted by hal_c_on at 8:37 PM on August 17, 2011


The new phone book's here! The new phone book's here! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity I need! My name in print! That really makes somebody! Things are going to start happening to me now.
posted by crunchland at 8:41 PM on August 17, 2011 [6 favorites]


Can I throw in Metafilter Kool Kids' Klub™ if I'm reading the spirit of this MeTa correctly. It basically means all the koalas who post here. Shouty left-leaners.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 8:43 PM on August 17, 2011


Oh wait, re-reading: so your phrase is intended as a kind of in-joke about in-jokes, but you're preempting its possible emergence as an actual in-joke by pre-priming the pump through Metatalk promotion?

Well, that's quite satisfyingly meta, so I think I will withdraw my previous reservations.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:44 PM on August 17, 2011 [6 favorites]


Here are some other suggestions:

CUSPID'OH (when you put the spittoon in with all the other washing up)
DICKBATH (a warm, relaxing soak for your dick, with Epsom salts)
CARAMEL CASTLE (a delicious but structurally unsound argument)
FILLET-HEAD ("OMG you are SUCH a fillet-head screwdriver!")
PROLAPSADAISICAL ("My colon fell out. I don't even care.")
INDIAN REGRET (Regret such as one might feel from building an ancient burial ground atop an even more ancient burial ground.)
posted by tumid dahlia at 8:45 PM on August 17, 2011 [6 favorites]


DRAFT-TODGER (Much like a door snake, to stop the chill from seeping in under your door)
posted by tumid dahlia at 8:51 PM on August 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


beansplain [been-spleyn] verb
to explain, in detail, your very specific and important views on a subject through anecdotes and examples from your own life and the life of that kid you knew when you were nine who lived down the block from you and also some things you remember from that psych class you took back in college and maybe also the op ed from the New York Times last month because no one else seems to be getting it and did I mention that this was very, very important and hey guys wait come back I'm not done yet
posted by phunniemee at 8:54 PM on August 17, 2011 [8 favorites]


CHICAGO HOPE (A profound desire to not get shot in the stomach when driving through Englewood.)
posted by tumid dahlia at 9:00 PM on August 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


METASTELESS - a comment that would leave a bad taste in your mouth, only it has no actual flavour.
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:06 PM on August 17, 2011


"The Urban Dictionary isn't exactly the Oxford English Dictionary."

This is my impression of you.




You ready for it?




Ready ready?




OK, here it comes




This is it:




ಠ_ಠ
posted by Eideteker at 9:08 PM on August 17, 2011 [5 favorites]


PYRONY - when you try to flame out, but it backfires on you.
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:09 PM on August 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


KITKAT ("No he didn't flame out, he's just taking a break for 'real life' stuff.")
posted by tumid dahlia at 9:11 PM on August 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


SPRAM - an unwanted parcel, delivered by a stork.
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:11 PM on August 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


CONORRHEA - embarassing weeping at a convention.
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:14 PM on August 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Don't be such a spork knobbler.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 9:20 PM on August 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh well, Can't hug every cat.
posted by Ad hominem at 9:22 PM on August 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


A SYPHILEAN TASK (The condition of having ulcerated hands when needed to perform a task multiple times.)
posted by tumid dahlia at 9:27 PM on August 17, 2011


A FACE TO THE BOTTOM - oneupmanship in appealing to the lowest common denominator, as exemplified by makers of The Human Centipede.
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:32 PM on August 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


Wait. There's an approval and editorial process for Urban Dictionary? Seriously?
posted by schmod at 10:06 PM on August 17, 2011


Wait. There's an approval and editorial process for Urban Dictionary? Seriously?

Yep, it has become my new hobby. I just denied approval for 50 or so new entries. Most of them were junk like "Joe Schmo --- Being a dick ---- for example : you are being a real Joe Schmoe right now"

Turns out I am a made up slang prescriptivist.
posted by Ad hominem at 10:19 PM on August 17, 2011 [4 favorites]


Wear your new UD editor mantle with pride, you hose inhaler.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 10:23 PM on August 17, 2011


...says the fillyphiliac.
posted by UbuRoivas at 10:26 PM on August 17, 2011


So tatumy.
posted by The Whelk at 10:27 PM on August 17, 2011


Huh, what's up with Silenced all my life guy's original post? Was it so awful as to have been SILENCED out of even a deleted post half-life?
posted by yellowbinder at 10:49 PM on August 17, 2011


As I recall, once the wave of crazy crested it came crashing down onto the rocky beaches of him being deeply, deeply certain he would be sued and then murdered and then sued again if his crazy posts were not removed. Or something. Guy was intensely out of school.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:58 PM on August 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm just so fucking glad people finally quit it with that hamburger shit.
posted by Afroblanco at 11:08 PM on August 17, 2011 [4 favorites]


So, I do not in any way wish to read the horrifying emails you mods must get, but, man, sometimes I wish I could read your emails.
posted by Errant at 11:09 PM on August 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


And if you ever make an impression on me Eideteker I'll be sure to return the complement. Oh, hang on, I'm a grown up. So I won't.
posted by joannemullen at 11:19 PM on August 17, 2011


That's nice, dear.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 11:25 PM on August 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm just so fucking glad people finally quit it with that hamburger shit.
I'm not HAMBURGER
posted by unliteral at 11:40 PM on August 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


joannemullen: And if you ever make an impression on me Eideteker I'll be sure to return the complement. Oh, hang on, I'm a grown up. So I won't.

I'm not sure this means what you think it means.
posted by pseudonymph at 11:45 PM on August 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


EAR MEDICINE UP THE WAZOO - an attempt to help in a way that is in no way helpful
posted by Sys Rq at 11:47 PM on August 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


The Urban Dictionary isn't exactly the Oxford English Dictionary.

True, but I found it very helpful in translating rioters text messages during the London riots. There was one published in the Guardian with about four or five words I didn't understand ("bare" = a lot, "mandem" = a group of men or boys, "ends" = the area you are from, etc). I am officially old and no longer street.
posted by Infinite Jest at 12:08 AM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


In-jokes create by their very existence a group of those who are not 'in' on the joke. This, I submit is a Bad Thing, because it just gives us another excuse to segregate ourselves into tribes and factions, something we surely don't need.

Burn the witch/chicken!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:09 AM on August 18, 2011


METAUTOLOGY - A pony that has been unsuccessfully asked for previously.
posted by vidur at 12:37 AM on August 18, 2011 [4 favorites]


HUMAN BEANPLATE
posted by Elmore at 12:56 AM on August 18, 2011


FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU!

-you're cool-

AND FUCK YOU, I'M OUT!


half baked post, don't take offense.
posted by mannequito at 1:37 AM on August 18, 2011


The Ballad of the Wogglers Moolie.
posted by Solomon at 2:50 AM on August 18, 2011


Urban Dictionary has a submission process that includes editors?
posted by DU at 2:58 AM on August 18, 2011


Boilerplating -- Sort of the opposite of beanplating (overthinking a thing), boilerplating is making a copy-and-paste comment (for example, "I'm not sure this means what you think it means" for the millionth time) instead of thinking of something new to say.
posted by pracowity at 3:03 AM on August 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


SPECIAL SNOWFAKE - including a welter of extraneous (and false) information in an Ask in order to throw off interested parties, like so
posted by psoas at 4:11 AM on August 18, 2011


Can I complain about "that is all" in this space?
posted by thebrokedown at 5:34 AM on August 18, 2011


This, I submit is a Bad Thing, because it just gives us another excuse to segregate ourselves into tribes and factions, something we surely don't need.

You didn't get one of those cameras, did you?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 6:40 AM on August 18, 2011


I am officially old and no longer street

SUCK IT.

we da best.
posted by Chipmazing at 9:30 AM on August 18, 2011


Also, back in my day (middle school), there weren't no damn editors at UrbanDic. You posted what you wanted, and we'd just throw poop after random nouns to show that we'd evolved from chimpanzees and no longer targeted specific things, you tablepoops
posted by Chipmazing at 9:32 AM on August 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


I think "Beanplate Madness" has a better ring.
posted by contraption at 10:24 AM on August 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


I am concerned about the diminishing cultural relevance of Cypress Hill these days. This thread, so far, is evidence of that waning power.
posted by safetyfork at 10:25 AM on August 18, 2011


I like phunniemae's and contraption's suggestions much better than mine.

Yeah, I was tickled pink about the "editorial process" over at Urban Dictionary and, tongue firmly planted in cheek, submitted this because the Meta of a site-phrase for inside site-jokes was too much fun to resist.

I really thought that mentioning Metafilter, Jessamyn and Cortex by name would be enough to get it booed out of school even there. But nope. Must be lots of Meta editors, like Ad hominem.

I have a dream that some day, when someone asks yet again, "Where does ponysterical come from?"* we will just say, "Look it up in the Metapedia!"* and be done with it.

*I did this myself back when I was a noob.

It has a pissing elephant or a fucking chicken on the cover. You can slide fish into the waistband of the sexy pants centerfold. If you pre-order your copy? Taters.

posted by misha at 10:50 AM on August 18, 2011


I think "Beanplate Madness" has a better ring.

Isn't that some kind of highschool basketball tournament?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 12:06 PM on August 18, 2011


Or someone's high school jam band? I think I saw them open up for Blueberry Fiasco.
posted by mkultra at 12:35 PM on August 18, 2011


Oh, I was wrong. It seems to be a college hockey game.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 12:41 PM on August 18, 2011


I love injokes. If I don't know what they mean I love the process of figuring it out. They are only exclusive if people don't want to make a bit of effort.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 2:10 PM on August 18, 2011


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