Urban Dictionary: Boing-Boinged!

Boing Boing has made it into the only dictionary that matters. Yes, thanks to Andrea Mangini, the phrase "Boing-Boinged" is in the Urban Dictionary! Here is the entry in full:
Boing-Boinged To have your random cat video, or steampunk mouse armor, or technique for weaponizing bacon posted to BoingBoing.net.. People send all kinds of random and amazing stuff to Boing Boing, and the editors decide which stuff is the best and then post it, along with a trackback to the person who sent the submission. Getting "Boing Boinged" virtually assures you will at least 15 milisceonds of nerdy fame, along with a host of new Twitter followers, new hits on your blog, or whatever.

"OMFG! The video of our wedding party doing the Thriller dance just got Boing-Boinged!"
Urban Dictionary: Boing-Boinged (Thanks, Chris Arkenberg!)


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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

    #13: Fryed… awesome :-)

  7. 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.

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

  9. 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.

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