December 3, 2007

When Words Collide: Yabble

New times require new words. Freshly minted, I give you:


1. To complain peevishly or meaninglessly, in a staccatto fashion, supported only with a keyboard and an internet account.

2. To post volubly and emphatically raising a small complaint to a universal yawp. (With "supporting" email cited or pasted in -- including the semi-redacted headers -- in the spirit of "I've got a capture buffer and I'm not afraid to use it.")
To pound out, in a post or in a comment, in a complaining or clamorous tone, for more than 2000 words of self-justifying blurt on a subject not fit for 200 words.
The act of yabbling.

[Art via "Blather"]

Posted by Vanderleun at December 3, 2007 9:16 AM
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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

I love neologisms, even when they're directed at me.

Fortunately, however, you are not my legal counsel, so I took his advice and yabbled. Anytime another person accuses one of blackmail in writing, in public, it's a good idea to set the record straight.

OTOH, that X in the upper right hand corner allows you to click off anything you don't want to read, Gerard.

Given your own writing style, I wouldn't think verbosity a personal issue...

...c'est la guerre, ol bean and thanks for the link.

Posted by: Dymphna at December 3, 2007 6:50 PM

Now, now, don't get snippy and stamp your feet.

As for the mysterious X well I guess it marks the spot. But I confess I just don't pay that much attention to the little bells and whistles.

I've also found that when people start citing what their lawyer said, it's a pretty good indication they know they're on thin ice.

Posted by: Vanderleun at December 3, 2007 8:40 PM

When Gerard does it, it's called "Vabbling."

Not that he ever does, or would.

Posted by: at December 3, 2007 8:42 PM

Well, you obviously have a pro bono affair with your lawyer.

OTOH, when I pay for advice, I take it...and skate away.

Haven't fallen through yet...but that's no reason not to keep your hopes up.

Posted by: Dymphna at December 3, 2007 8:51 PM