The DBN Glossary was created last year in an effort to familiarize new members/visitors with the common parlance of the veterans/regulars here at Dawgs By Nature. Since that time, there have been many new people joining the site on a weekly basis. Therefore, I'd like to republish the glossary with a couple of additions to bring everyone up to speed and, hopefully, provide explanations for the lunacy at DBN. These terms pop up frequently, but may be strange to those who haven't been around long. As before, I'll list those I can think of now, and please feel free to add those that you personally like or that I've missed.
Buuuuuuuuuuuhhh - coined by Mooncamping, this is an expression of utter disbelief or confusion.
F@#% You, Go Root for Buffalo - an actual email sent by former GM Phil Savage to a disgruntled fan; used here to express displeasure with someone's comment, but mainly in a humorous and sarcastic manner.
Fairly Hog Certain - being fairly certain of something but in a much funnier way, thanks to a typo by Spidey, who wished to express fairly high certainty.
He's a WINNER - sarcastically used to ridicule the idea that team wins are good evidence of the quality and skill of a particular individual player.
This - simple reply to a comment or post that you like or agree with.
Freaky Flanker - coined, again, by Mooncamping; this is a WR who meets Moon's mysterious size/shape scale.
It's (whatever time) on (whatever date), and Braylon Edwards still sucks - used to periodically remind us of the time, the date, and that Braylon Edwards does in fact still suck.
I stopped reading at Mangina - proper response to any troll or "drive-by" poster who still thinks twisting Mangini into Mangina has some level of wit or humor.
For the love of Joe Thomas, I swear to Joe Thomas, etc. - examples of terms that substitute Joe Thomas for a deity, which has become common practice on the site (for obvious reasons).
Smokescreen - used to express any doubt or skepticism toward a move or decison of the Browns staff; also used to express doubt or skepticism toward comments of any other member of this site.
Maybe you should try Cleveland.com - Seemingly polite, yet sarcastic and scathing response to "drive-by", knucklehead posters who make mindless comments. Example: "WTF?!?! JACK F"N DALHUMME AT QB??!!?! HOCKGREIM MUST GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I"M DUN WITH THIS LOSER TEAM!!!!!; Reply by someone with a fully functioning brain: "Might I suggest you try Cleveland.com?"
Kotknus(sp) - Accepted and encouraged as the way to spell the surname of former Browns GM George Kokinis; mocks the endless errors made while trying to discuss said executive on this site. Current czar Mike Holmgren seems to be next in line with such spellings as: Holgram, Hokgram, Holngrem, Holngreim, etc.
Hoheini - One word term used to refer to the former Browns leadership trifecta of Holmgren (Ho), Heckert (he), and Mangini (ini); followed up the one word term of Mankok for Mangini (Man) and Kokinis (kok). A one word term for our current three-headed monster is still open for debate.
Here, here - Though painfully incorrect, this statement is rather common here at DBN. The proper phrase is "hear, hear", short for "hear him, hear what the speaker has to say", which is a way of agreeing with someone. Accepted forms here at DBN: here, here; hear, here; or here, hear. Not accepted: hear, hear.
Their, There, They're - Some people at DBN have trouble with these, which makes them all interchangeable on the site. Those people know who they are, and if their unhappy with what I'm saying, that's there problem. Let's not go they're.
"Prepare to be pancaked, you will now be pancaked, etc." - Spoken when a poster speaks ill of Joe Thomas in any way. These phrases remind the non-believer that Joe Thomas is all-knowing, all-seeing, and is aware of their lack of faith. He'll arrive momentarily to punish your sin with a syrupy explosion.
MIDAS (Mooncamping Idiosyncrasy Defense and Appreciation Society) - This "organization" is comprised of those members of DBN who have grown to love the unique viewpoints of a certain eccentric icon who frequently blows minds with his way of thinking and posting. If you aren't a member, beware: MIDAS is watching...
The Meteor - Someone once suggested that in a game between the Steelers and Ravens, the better option than either team winning would be having a meteor hit the stadium during the game. As you could imagine, this idea was strongly embraced here at DBN and has now broadened to become our way of dealing with no win situations. Ex) Comment - "Would you rather see the Steelers win and reach another Super Bowl or have the Jets win and have Braylon Edwards reach the Super Bowl?" Reply - "I'll take the meteor."
"Get off my lawn!" - Occasionally, those of us on DBN who may be more "seasoned" or "mature" than others find ourselves belly-aching over haircuts or music or braggadocio, or just about anything you damned hippies do these days. Rather than go into a long diatribe, during which we'll likely lose our train of thought anyway, we simply say "Get off my lawn." Now get off my lawn.
Hyperbole alert - any slight exaggeration here at DBN seems to get met with a response of "that's hyperbole." In fact, the word hyperbole has been typed on DBN more than any other word, ever. I've never been more irritated by anything in my entire life.
"I blame Art Modell." - Whenever something goes wrong, and there is blame to be laid, its usually safe to assume Art Modell had something to do with it, somehow. This is our simple way of reminding folks that Art Modell ruins everything.
Anyone feel free to offer any suggestions for addition to the glossary. As before, enjoy and have fun with this.