Urban Dictionary: Boing-Boinged!


22 Responses to “Urban Dictionary: Boing-Boinged!”

  1. dman says:

    Um, not to re-open old wounds or anything, but boingboing already got its shout-out from urbandictionary long ago: for the newspeak-

    I HAVE NO OPINION on that particular issue apart from to say that I honestly value what it taught me about thinking twice, and taking into account new-media ramifications when editing online.
    I still think of that as a watershed moment of sorts in the history of the internet, and as such, a valuable learning experience, and one which makes me always very careful when I use the term.

  2. Takuan says:

    how about “making the Boing” for your 15 milliseconds?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Well, I for one thought that getting “boing-boinged” meant getting your site swamped and taken offline due to bandwidth issues. Sure Slashdot, Digg, and related do the same, but I distinctly remember BB’d being used in this manner (citation needed :-)
    So I agree with Takuan on this one.

  4. Takuan says:


  5. karengeier says:

    so prestigious… there you are among “the rusty trombone,” “the cleveland steamer,” and, of course “the angry pirate.”

  6. lectroid says:

    To me, getting boingboing’d was getting your link on the site.

    Having your site overwhelmed by getting linked on a popular site is either getting slashdotted or getting farked.

  7. thatbob says:

    …and in either case i thought it was just “getting boinged.”

  8. cha0tic says:

    Or how about getting ‘Fryed’? If Steven Fry Tweets a link to your site it gets overwhelmed by hits.

  9. James Holden says:

    Well, I once got Boing-Boinged but it was *nothing* compared to being linked to from the b3ta newsletter.

    #13: Fryed… awesome :-)

  10. Anonymous says:

    awkward turtle!!!

  11. Teller says:

    They missed ukuleles, Cheney and case mods. The weaponizing of bacon is mystifying, though, since it’s already a weapon.

  12. morkuma says:

    about time.

  13. Xeni Jardin says:

    “Two time turd spelunker” and “I will teach you how to make sauerkraut” are two of my recent emblematic BB headline favorites.

  14. zikman says:

    I thought it was akin to being /.’d

  15. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Ah, wait until the second and third and five-hundredth definition come in.

    Oh, yeah. Oooh, ahhh, that’s how it always starts. Then later there’s running and screaming.

  16. Takuan says:

    BB’ed means bandwidth overwhelmed by focus. Any other effects are secondary.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Cool, but you haven’t won the internet until there’s a Rule 34 version at boinkboink.net

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  19. adonai says:

    @ Takuan – surely that meaning is already taken by ‘slashdotted’?

  20. Spikeles says:

    Got an Encyclopedia Dramatica entry too:



  21. Takuan says:

    well, yeah Adonai, but it’s true. A different flavour perhaps, but the basic meaning is clear. This could evolve or be deliberately changed by the Awesome Force of Mutant Power!, but let’s be real here.

  22. Brent Finnegan says:

    So I guess Boing Boing just got Urban Dictionaried. So post-modern.


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