I am a relurker July 26, 2004 10:15 PM   Subscribe

I now find myself (temporarily perhaps) in a growing class of MetaFilter users not often mentioned: the relurkers. [More inside.]
posted by MiguelCardoso to MetaFilter-Related at 10:15 PM (128 comments total)

Relurkers could be defined as previous lurkers who eventually became regular contributors and, for one reason or another, have rediscovered the infinite pleasures of lurking, much as a writer enjoys nothing more than taking a break and going back to reading pure and simple.

A related phenomenon is episodic, one-thread, one-irresistible-comment temporary delurking, which has its own etiquette and style. I know of at least eight other previously frequent contributors, commonly said to have abandoned MetaFilter, who are, in fact, enthusiastic relurkers. We mainly use e-mail for commenting on the threads which interest us but the passion is still very much alive.

It's in the nature of relurking not to talk about it, but I thought I'd leave this impression, for the sake of completeness. A bit of an "iceberg" situation, I'd say. Who knows? A lot (if not most) of MeFi life may be thriving below the surface...?
posted by MiguelCardoso at 10:16 PM on July 26, 2004


I guess I could desrcribe my relationship with Metafilter as a Relurker; I have read this site everyday since early 2001, and yet my contribution index is very low, because I will go through a period of posting lots, then not, then posting again. I seem to be on a posting phase right now, but as I have very little interest in American politics,(and that is a large majority of the posts recently), I feel myself less and less wanting (or able) to participate. Yet, even when I am not actively participating, I am always interested in what is going on around here.

I will say this Senior Cardoso: your contributions to this site are sorely missed.
posted by Quartermass at 10:32 PM on July 26, 2004


Relurkers could be defined as previous lurkers who eventually became regular contributors and, for one reason or another, have rediscovered the infinite pleasures of lurking, much as a writer enjoys nothing more than taking a break and going back to reading pure and simple.

Well, they couldn't really be defined as anything else, so you're probably right.

Just don't play iceberg to my titanic.
posted by The God Complex at 10:45 PM on July 26, 2004


I think it's healthy to not be in a constant state of hyper-participation. Or even participation. And I'm not sure I'm only talking about MeFi.
posted by weston at 11:13 PM on July 26, 2004


My experience has been that MeFi is much more personally enjoyable as a lurker. I posted constantly, of course, for about three years running.

Funny thing is, while most threads seem to contain several levels of comment-posting behavior (from meticulously on-topic to snark), I oddly wish for a "meta" thread attached to many existing threads, where I could discuss things without, you know, being involved in the discussion. No repercussions commenting. It couldn't possibly be workable, of course, but I wonder.
posted by dhartung at 11:24 PM on July 26, 2004


Who the hell cares? Go back to lurking.
posted by kjh at 11:35 PM on July 26, 2004


Would you mind not delurking all over MetaTalk? It's very bad form.
posted by fvw at 11:41 PM on July 26, 2004


It's in the nature of relurking not to talk about it

The first rule of relurking is, you do not talk about relurking.
posted by homunculus at 11:53 PM on July 26, 2004


Gah, that was the first thing that popped into my mind, homunculus!
posted by jmd82 at 11:58 PM on July 26, 2004


the Relurker is the new Metrosexual
posted by matteo at 1:26 AM on July 27, 2004


while most threads seem to contain several levels of comment-posting behavior (from meticulously on-topic to snark), I oddly wish for a "meta" thread attached to many existing threads, where I could discuss things without, you know, being involved in the discussion. No repercussions commenting. It couldn't possibly be workable, of course, but I wonder.

I think you speak for us all - or for me, at least. I optimisticaly think that someone could materialize your valuable suggestion (which would enrich the threads, garnering remarks from experienced relurkers) in the form of a "footnote" or an otherwise marginal remark, which users could choose to read or not to read.

Thanks, Dan!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 2:12 AM on July 27, 2004


I think Migs is finally getting over the portugal result.
posted by sgt.serenity at 3:27 AM on July 27, 2004


You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.

*blows kisses to rodii and holgate*
posted by iconomy at 4:07 AM on July 27, 2004


"No repercussions commenting. It couldn't possibly be workable, of course, but I wonder."

I do this all the time. It's called a blog.
posted by y6y6y6 at 4:28 AM on July 27, 2004


Someone missing an ego stroke? Are we not saying how much we miss you in every thread enough?
posted by pieoverdone at 4:29 AM on July 27, 2004


You're posting to MeTa to chat about how you've gone back to lurking?? Could this possibly be more wrong?
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 4:34 AM on July 27, 2004


"I know of at least eight other previously frequent contributors, commonly said to have abandoned MetaFilter, who are, in fact, enthusiastic relurkers."

Name names, dammit!
posted by graventy at 4:40 AM on July 27, 2004


Well, Ethereal Bligh, I guess it is better than dragging himself into MeTa to question whether he was commenting too much in MeFi, so be thankful for small blessings.

Welcome back Miguel! You have been missed (not quite as much as rodii, but still ...).
posted by dg at 5:10 AM on July 27, 2004


Gone but not forgotten.
posted by johnnyboy at 5:13 AM on July 27, 2004


It's YOUR fault we've had stale pancakes, Miguel.
posted by konolia at 5:27 AM on July 27, 2004


A related phenomenon is episodic, one-thread, one-irresistible-comment temporary delurking, which has its own etiquette and style.

As related in that classic The Gentleman's Guide to Making Shit Up as You Go Along.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 5:35 AM on July 27, 2004


The Gentleman's Guide to Making Shit Up as You Go Along.

Hey, I wrote that book.

*looks around, hopes nobody notices he's making shit up*
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:52 AM on July 27, 2004


Ethereal Bligh> Could this possibly be more wrong?

Well, off the top of my head: he could have posted a link to a story widely reported on by various major news outlets and then talked about how much he hates NewsFilter, but how strange it is that the link hasn't been posted to the blue by somebody. Then that thread could be deleted because it rapidly and predictably turned into a train wreck.

That would be worse.

Hypothetically.
posted by snarfodox at 5:58 AM on July 27, 2004


Hey, I wrote that book.

Yeah, but I edited it.

You didn't notice that I made that up, did you?
posted by DrJohnEvans at 6:00 AM on July 27, 2004


Snarfodox: good point. That would be worse.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 6:17 AM on July 27, 2004


EB: *hug* it was wiggling, I had a tomato...
posted by snarfodox at 6:19 AM on July 27, 2004


My experience has been that MeFi is much more personally enjoyable as a lurker. I posted constantly, of course, for about three years running.

My experience has been that MeFi is much less personally enjoyable with dhartung as a lurker. He posted constantly, of course, for about three years running, and I miss it sorely.
posted by Ufez Jones at 7:14 AM on July 27, 2004


Snarf-

You owe me a cuppa joe and a keyboard.
posted by grateful at 7:15 AM on July 27, 2004


Check it: I'm delurking, yo!
posted by rocketman at 7:33 AM on July 27, 2004


Delurking is a goofy sounding word. One of those words which loses all meaning when you repeat it a few times. Try it, you'll see.

Okay, maybe my delurking isn't such a great idea. RElurking commencing in 3...2...1...
posted by Optamystic at 7:41 AM on July 27, 2004


"I just thought I'd drop in and comment about the fact that I'm not commenting anymore. I'm okay with not commenting. Really. I can handle it. But would anyone like to discuss the fact that I'm not commenting?"
posted by Shane at 7:44 AM on July 27, 2004


Maybe they should form a support group where they could comment without relinquishing their relurker status.

http://relurker.metafilter.com
posted by DrJohnEvans at 7:47 AM on July 27, 2004


I thought the Federation didn't have the relurking technology yet, only those dastardly Romulans.
posted by Dagobert at 7:51 AM on July 27, 2004


It's YOUR fault we've had stale pancakes, Miguel.

Nah, the pancakes were always stale. It's just that no one noticed back when we all had access to Miguel's liquor cabinet.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 7:54 AM on July 27, 2004


not often mentioned: the relurkers.

Forget not often - how about never? Congratulations, Miguel - you're the first person on the intraweb to use the word relurker. Here's a nice red lolly for you!
posted by iconomy at 8:01 AM on July 27, 2004


To lurk or to be ... that is the question.
posted by norm111 at 8:01 AM on July 27, 2004


Lurkers suck. It's an appallingly selfish behavior: all taking, no giving back.
posted by rushmc at 8:32 AM on July 27, 2004


Oh Ike, I was afraid for a moment you'd unleash your formidable critical apparatus and rebrand me a pseudolurker: someone who pretends to be lurking while hypocritically and energetically fulfilling their most ubiquitous yadda yadda quotas since the Intarweb begunned isself.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 8:32 AM on July 27, 2004


Yeah, but I edited it.

True...but I scheduled the book tour.

*Makingshitupfilter*

To lurk or to be ... that is the question.

"And sometime lurk I in a gossip's bowl," ...
posted by dejah420 at 8:34 AM on July 27, 2004


Rushmc, on the other hand, is a faux lurker or, as they say in Kentucky, a forlurker. ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 8:36 AM on July 27, 2004


I think a great new snark would be to accuse people of underlurking.
posted by taz at 8:41 AM on July 27, 2004


Worth noting that relurker is now showing prior art in a chatroom transcript from a BSDM channel this past May.

Maybe Migs hasn't been abstaining by choice...
posted by cortex at 8:56 AM on July 27, 2004


MetaFilter: Making Shit Up As We Go Along

/lurker delurking to make up tagline
posted by papercake at 9:07 AM on July 27, 2004


From cortex's link:


pandora: i keep trying to think of things i wanted to know as a newbie, so i can ask some newbie type questions, but i can't remember what i wanted to know then!
abi: you mean all I have to do to be a newbie is change my name?
abi: I wanted to know if I was too old .
dove: i wanted to know if i had to like pain.
cortex: oh yes.
rushmc: and be grateful.
quonsar: i feel pretty.
abi: apparently they don't check IDs. Not on MeFi, anyway. Matt is the master. It's a boyzone. How thick are your nipples?
catsbrat: Matt? Wow. Well, in that case, i have a question.
jewel: oh oh oh

posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:15 AM on July 27, 2004


As it seems that the relurker is part voyeuristic, part alienated, we need to strive towards identifying those pre-relurkers before they dip into their faux lurking, delurking, or even worse, post relurking.

To be kean, relurkings lean towards things serpentine.
posted by jazzkat11 at 9:16 AM on July 27, 2004


Hey, I wrote that book.

Yeah, but I edited it.

True...but I scheduled the book tour.


So, I took it out of the box, shelved it, and rung it up at the register.
posted by jonmc at 9:17 AM on July 27, 2004


Lurkers suck. It's an appallingly selfish behavior: all taking, no giving back.

Reading bitchy comments like yours make me glad that I'm now a lurker.
posted by Optamystic at 9:26 AM on July 27, 2004


and now the real question is, is Carlos re-lurking as well?
posted by matteo at 9:26 AM on July 27, 2004


Hey, I wrote that book.

Yeah, but I edited it.

True...but I scheduled the book tour.

So, I took it out of the box, shelved it, and rung it up at the register.


MetaFilter: Making Shit One-Upsmanship
posted by romakimmy at 9:27 AM on July 27, 2004


Q. What do you say to a lurker who is pulling your leg?

A. You're full of malurkey.

Q. What is a lurker's favorite holiday?

A. Thanksgiving, because they love lurkey with all of the trimmings.

Q. What's a lurker's favorite Kevin Smith movie?

A. Clurks.

/bans self
posted by iconomy at 9:28 AM on July 27, 2004


I oddly wish for a "meta" thread attached to many existing threads, where I could discuss things without, you know, being involved in the discussion.

Trackback?
posted by sudama at 9:28 AM on July 27, 2004


...funny thing is, once you start talking about lurking, your no longer lurking.
posted by norm111 at 9:30 AM on July 27, 2004


Hey, I wrote that book.

Yeah, but I edited it.

True...but I scheduled the book tour.

So, I took it out of the box, shelved it, and rung it up at the register.


Book tours come boxed now?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:31 AM on July 27, 2004


/unbans self

Hey, I wrote that book.

Yeah, but I edited it.

True...but I scheduled the book tour.

So, I took it out of the box, shelved it, and rung it up at the register.


And I read it, and then returned it and got all my money back.
posted by iconomy at 9:38 AM on July 27, 2004


"My name is MiguelCardoso. Let's talk about me!"

Guh.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:40 AM on July 27, 2004


and now the real question is, is Carlos re-lurking as well?

Va bene Don Matteo, allora siamo d'accordo, speriamo che la sua idea funzioni. :)
posted by Carlos Quevedo at 9:45 AM on July 27, 2004


Welcome, Don Mattingly, alluring Siamese accordionist, I hope her idea's funny!
posted by kenko at 10:03 AM on July 27, 2004


feel pretty, i.
posted by quonsar at 10:05 AM on July 27, 2004


What happens after you've un-relurked (or de-relurked), as Miguel is in the process of doing? Surely it holds some consequence in the relurker community, especially now that you've outed an entire sect of mefites that were previous thought gone--destroyed cowboys, if you will*. What we need are social scientists: perhaps Mefites themselves who are willing to go underground, deep into the dark underbelly of delurking and, well, lurk about a bit, attend some meetings and report back to us. I bet Miguel wears a dress and Carlos is his husband.

Perhaps now that Miguel has broken his vow of silence, he is in the post-relurk stage, a pretentious phase of seemingly endless bass lines and shattered vocal samples that drift languidly over a field of jagged guitar riffs, occasionally being pulled down sharply by the undercurrents of violins and cellos. And he shall be called Mogwai. (That was a lot of work to compare post-relurk to post-rock. It doesn't really make sense but I'm keeping it so I have two paragraphs.)

*I suggest that Uncle Fes is one such destroyed cowboy who has fallen from his horse only to watch the sun set from the dusty country road.
posted by The God Complex at 10:17 AM on July 27, 2004


relurkers

posted by matteo at 10:20 AM on July 27, 2004


kenko, my coworkers just asked what was so funny--i'm still laughing) : >

Metafilter: Welcome, Don Mattingly, alluring Siamese accordionist, I hope her idea's funny!

miguel, i thought you were busy working or writing another book or something.
posted by amberglow at 10:28 AM on July 27, 2004


I am, dearest amber, you lovable know-all, you! :)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 10:33 AM on July 27, 2004


The first thing we do, let's kill all the lurkers.

But not the relurkers. Just the plain old lurkers. Those ungrateful, uncontributing, selfish, anti-social, parasitic bastards.
posted by iconomy at 10:48 AM on July 27, 2004


Migs and Carlos come out of lurking on the same day? What are the odds?

It's like his multiple personalities know each other or something...
posted by zpousman at 11:20 AM on July 27, 2004


Those ungrateful, uncontributing, selfish, anti-social, parasitic bastards.

"uncontributing?" Tell me you don't want an audience.
posted by papercake at 11:21 AM on July 27, 2004


lurk me baby, all night long.
posted by quonsar at 11:23 AM on July 27, 2004


we built this city on lurk and troll.
posted by quonsar at 11:24 AM on July 27, 2004


And thirty-five minutes after Miguel de-re-lurks, he NewsFilters.
*checks time difference between California and Portugul; concludes it's not too early to get really drunk there*
posted by wendell at 11:31 AM on July 27, 2004



Ooops, sorry, I meant...

posted by wendell at 11:41 AM on July 27, 2004


Hey, I wrote that book.

Yeah, but I edited it.

True...but I scheduled the book tour.

So, I took it out of the box, shelved it, and rung it up at the register.

And I read it, and then returned it and got all my money back.


I shoplifted the re-stocked book, OCR-ed it (badly) and posted it to alt.binaries.literature.bollocks.
posted by Blue Stone at 11:43 AM on July 27, 2004


So what do you call someone who de-re-un-pre-lurks?
posted by WolfDaddy at 12:05 PM on July 27, 2004


Hi, I'm Vidiot, and I'm a relurker.

(Hi, Vidiot!)

I like this place, I do. But truth be told, it takes up a lot of my time 'cause there's just so much interesting stuff (and people) here. I can't just give MeFi a quick look -- I wind up spending a huge amount of time here. And when I don't have huge amounts of time to spend on line, alas MeFi is one of the things that goes.

(Plus, I got my own blog, and now my logorrhea has a self-selecting -- albeit much smaller -- audience.)
posted by Vidiot at 12:08 PM on July 27, 2004


papercake, I was just joshin'. I'm a lurker myself on lots of other boards. I loves me some lurkers, even though I do hate the word lurker, in much the same way that I hate the word panties.

Yesterday I couldn't even spell lexicograoher lurker, and now I are one!
posted by iconomy at 12:27 PM on July 27, 2004


I like lurkers. And panties.
posted by Stan Chin at 12:56 PM on July 27, 2004


I like lurking in panties. Me so pretty.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 1:51 PM on July 27, 2004


Let onion atoms lurk within the bowl,
And, half suspected, animate the whole.

Sydney Smith (1771–1845),"Recipe for Salad.”

posted by _sirmissalot_ at 2:29 PM on July 27, 2004


Balzac!
posted by monju_bosatsu at 2:41 PM on July 27, 2004


Rabble-aise!
posted by amberglow at 2:50 PM on July 27, 2004


Hey, I wrote that book.

Yeah, but I edited it.

True...but I scheduled the book tour.

So, I took it out of the box, shelved it, and rung it up at the register.

And I read it, and then returned it and got all my money back


Damnit, I knew that copy I bought had been read before!
posted by dg at 3:20 PM on July 27, 2004


LOOK AT ME, I'M LURKING.
posted by Tacodog at 3:43 PM on July 27, 2004


The site would be better if everyone posted less.
posted by norm at 4:05 PM on July 27, 2004


me too.
posted by quonsar at 4:17 PM on July 27, 2004


Now that Miguel has been sufficiently stroked by his adorers as well whipped by his detractors to suit his attention-grabbing egomaniacal masochistic tendencies, maybe he'll crawl back into his portuguese hole for a little while longer.
posted by crunchland at 6:30 PM on July 27, 2004


We are all relurkers between comments.
posted by orange swan at 6:51 PM on July 27, 2004


and skulkers in-between
posted by clavdivs at 7:16 PM on July 27, 2004


That's a super-cool photo.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 8:27 PM on July 27, 2004


I know someone else who hates the word "panties".

Do you also dislike "moist" and/or "juicy"?
posted by trharlan at 8:32 PM on July 27, 2004


You know, she was also the mom on Solondz's Happiness. That is, if I'm getting your reference correctly, which I may not be.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 9:18 PM on July 27, 2004


Reading bitchy comments like yours make me glad that I'm now a lurker.

Ditto, believe you me.
posted by rushmc at 11:25 PM on July 27, 2004


trharlan, no...hehe. I don't mind those words - I associate them with fruit. But something about the word 'panties' is so...I don't know. Lecherous, maybe. It just gives me the heebie-jeebies.
posted by iconomy at 4:18 AM on July 28, 2004


MetaFilter sans MiguelCardoso is like mint without the julep.
posted by hama7 at 6:27 AM on July 28, 2004


Now that Miguel has been sufficiently stroked by his adorers

Wait! Wait!

mmmmmm .... portuguese-y.

Ok.
posted by octobersurprise at 6:37 AM on July 28, 2004


iconomy: I'm still working here on the connection between "panties" and "lurkers"... is it Something That Looks Better When Taken Off?
posted by papercake at 6:59 AM on July 28, 2004




re: the connection between "panties" and "lurkers".

That's easy: even though you don't often see them, they are usually there. When you do see them, it's probably because there's some kind of serious action going on.

Also, In a pinch, lurkers will make a crack. And in a crack, panties will make a pinch.
posted by taz at 8:56 AM on July 28, 2004


*bows to taz's lurker pantie knowledge*
posted by papercake at 9:15 AM on July 28, 2004


taz iz onna roll!!!
posted by Shane at 9:48 AM on July 28, 2004


That was incredible.
posted by Stan Chin at 9:52 AM on July 28, 2004


Thanks for explaining that, taz. I always thought that the lurker/panties connection was so obvious.
posted by iconomy at 9:58 AM on July 28, 2004


Lecherous, maybe.

And you object to lechery on what grounds?
posted by rushmc at 9:58 AM on July 28, 2004


taz rockz
posted by matteo at 10:08 AM on July 28, 2004


I unlurk. Occasionally.
posted by me3dia at 10:26 AM on July 28, 2004


It just gives me the heebie-jeebies.

"Heebie-Jeebies" gives me the willies. Oddly, though, the opposite doesn't happen.
posted by soyjoy at 10:29 AM on July 28, 2004


Man alive, this place gives me the hinks.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 10:49 AM on July 28, 2004


I unlurk. Occasionally.

I unrock. Occasionally.
posted by Shane at 11:35 AM on July 28, 2004


That last comment unrocked, for example.
posted by Shane at 12:24 PM on July 28, 2004


Now there's a fortune cookie.

Don't not ever avoid unlurking if it should ever not come to not pass that you happen to stop not feeling the urge to resist the need to not say something clear and erudite.

In bed.
posted by chicobangs at 1:22 PM on July 28, 2004


I prefer to uprock myself. But I also call delurkers attention whores, so go figure.
posted by haqspan at 1:27 PM on July 28, 2004


For those considering the possibility of maybe unrocking, we unsalute you.
posted by papercake at 1:37 PM on July 28, 2004


Wolfdaddy> Jurks!

*rimshot*
posted by Pseudoephedrine at 1:59 PM on July 28, 2004


I unlax from time to time.

Pseudoephedrine, marry me! I'll be your straight man!!
posted by WolfDaddy at 2:27 PM on July 28, 2004


There's an idea [about how] I can get behind!
posted by Pseudoephedrine at 3:02 PM on July 28, 2004


what crunchland said
posted by scarabic at 3:18 PM on July 28, 2004


Wolfie? Ha! That I gotta see.

You know, I used to lax all the time. Again and again. Lax, relax, threelax, fourlax, I could lax all night long. Not to brag. It ain't bragging if'n you can do it, right?

But soon my laxin' was waxin', and now I'm an ex-laxer, dammit, and I feel grrrreat!
posted by chicobangs at 3:25 PM on July 28, 2004


I'm gusted by the bunch of you.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:15 PM on July 28, 2004


How can I miss you when you won't go away?
posted by konolia at 5:48 PM on July 28, 2004


Re-Lurkinator
Based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft, this campy send-up follows an egotistical MeFi member (*insert name of favorite candidate here*) who develops a serum that revives those whose account numbers were once thought dead. However there are gruesome complications as he had not considered the dire consequences of his actions.... Filled with equal parts laughter and gore, Re-Lurkinator spawned a similarly outlandish sequel.



MeFi: We need our own zombie flick.
posted by batgrlHG at 8:42 PM on July 28, 2004


Me, I've been here all along.

And always to the left of my name, too, you attention-grabbing whore. Will you EVER let me get top billing?

chico, I actually got the term 'unlax' from a comic book. The Flash told Batman, who for some reason I can't really recall right now was worried about his Dick Nightwing, to, well, to unlax. The chutzpah! Been a confirmed Wally West fan ever since. I mean, would you tell Batman to unlax?
posted by WolfDaddy at 9:08 PM on July 28, 2004


unlax = to stop using laxatives?
posted by orange swan at 9:37 PM on July 28, 2004


Been a confirmed Wally West fan ever since.

Me, I'm just a wally.

...develops a serum that revives those whose account numbers were once thought dead. However there are gruesome complications as he had not considered the dire consequences of his actions.... Filled with equal parts laughter and gore...

Right. So maybe someone revives Evanizer from the dead just in time for him to fight the good fight for Geo W's re-election (in his alias of sir walsingham, of course)..?
posted by Shane at 6:36 AM on July 29, 2004


By the way, *lol* thanks for that, batgirl! HPL humor is always appreciated.
posted by Shane at 6:38 AM on July 29, 2004


Atyauristen! Ennyi faszt egy rakasban.
posted by semmi at 11:25 PM on July 30, 2004


I'm not sure, but I think semmi just called us all a bucket of cocks in Hungarian.
posted by taz at 1:17 AM on July 31, 2004


My cousin is a goatherder in the foothills of Atyauristan, choosing a life of peace and seclusion from his fellow man after his sweatglands began exuding a strange and permanent odor due to a freak sheep-dipping accident. The accident was freak, that is; the sheep were pefectly normal.
posted by Shane at 9:16 AM on July 31, 2004


Lófasz a vödrödbe!

(I think that means 'a horse-cock in your bucket,' a variant on the Great Hungarian National Curse, but my Hungarian is pretty minimal, so take with a grain of, uh, whatever.)

Shane, I've been to Atyauristan, and let me tell you, those sheep were not normal, I don't care what your cousin says.
posted by languagehat at 10:38 AM on July 31, 2004


BE ALERT!
MetaFilter Needs More Lerts!
posted by wendell at 11:12 AM on July 31, 2004


You got me, languagehat. For example, in this picture, my cousin isn't the one who's driving.
posted by Shane at 3:40 PM on July 31, 2004


<Homer>

Mmmmm... Sheep dip....

</Homer>
posted by wendell at 7:44 PM on July 31, 2004


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