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astroturf

verb - ambitransitive

  • to join an online discussion and pretend to be an independent member of the community. In reality, the "astroturfer" is a a surrogate for some stakeholder - company, political faction, individual, etc. - who has something to gain or lose.
    I used to read that forum all the time, but it got taken over by astroturfing corporate shills.
    User BigUp doesn't contribute anything useful - he just astroturfs.

    Last edited on Apr 19 2013. Submitted by Jim K. on May 22 2009.

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  • The term "astroturf" is a play on "grassroots". "Grassroot movements" arise organically through the people. "Astroturfing", then, is artificial grassroots.

    Last edited on Apr 19 2013. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jul 11 2010.

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Colombian marching powder

noun - uncountable

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DMI

other

  • Don't mention it.
    A: "You look nice today!"

    B: "Thanks!"

    A: "DMI!"

    Last edited on Nov 08 2011. Submitted by Anonymous on Jul 11 2010.

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hit with the stupid stick

verb - transitive

  • to make unintelligent. The metaphorical "stupid stick" makes a person unintelligent when it hits them.
    My boss was hit with the stupid stick.

    Last edited on Jul 11 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jul 11 2010.

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smarticle

adjective

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