- Bad quotation
1. A quotation which does not
follow the appropriate conventions, either due to lack of attribution
or to editing without appropriate indications (cf. brackets, context, ellipses, omission). If the meaning of the
quotation is thereby altered,
it is a misquotation.
- (np) 1. Mode of argumentation which relies
upon reference to evidence in a previous post, which in fact was never
posted, or to a future post to appear Real Soon Now, which will, in
fact, never be posted. At some point, particular claims which were
once claimed to be answered in a soon to be posted message are
thereafter claimed to have been already answered in a past post. This
technique is named for long time talk.origins participant Bob Bales.
- Bandwidth Vampire
- (np) 1. A creature of darkness whose aim is to
utilize available bandwidth for personal gratification, without
reckoning as to content. Typically manifests in the egomaniacal,
vain, or self-involved poster to whom self-aggrandizing and
other-demeaning soliloquies represent the very height of intellectual
discourse. When responding to a Bandwidth Vampire, a "[<slurrrp>]"
may be substituted for normal ellipses in order to conserve what
little anemic bandwidth may have been left.
- Bird's Eye
Frozen Foods Division
- (n) 1. Purveyors of frozen
foodstuffs, popular in the continental USA. [den.] 2. A world-
renowned scientific research laboratory. [conn., Ted Holden] See quick frozen
- (n) 1. The
typographical symbols "[ ]", which in a quotation indicate insertions or
alterations made by the person presenting the quote. All such
alterations, even changes in letter case, should be marked with
brackets; failure to do so is a form of misquotation.
- (acronym) 1. Boy Scouts
of America, USA congressionally chartered youth organization. [den.]
2. Bible-Science Association, organization for the promotion of SciCre based in Minneapolis.
- (n) A word
which ones speaks when one wishes to embarrass Duane Gish, who has in the past
made astonishing claims about the genetic code of the amphibian in
question and its similarity to genetic codes of other animals, and who
has been unable to give a source for that claim except rumors.
"Chicken lysozyme" has a similar effect.