January 23, 2008

Need your help for an iSteve glossary

I was thinking of making up a list of useful terms and phrases I've invented, and I could use your help in recalling them. So please add any you can think of in the Comments. Here's a starter list:

affordable family formation -- The interaction of housing costs, incomes, and ease of raising and educating children that makes marriage and children more attractive.

frauteurs -- The recent Hollywood phenomenon of auteurs (writers-directors) who are brothers, such as the Coens (No Country for Old Men), Wachowskis (The Matrix) , Farrellys (There's Something About Mary), Wayans (Scary Movie), Weitzes (American Pie), and the Hugheses (From Hell).

NAMs -- Non-Asian Minorities.

Watsoned -- Get fired for saying something politically incorrect (as in James Watson).

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20 comments:

John said...

I like "Occam's butterknife," if it's originally yours. Also "Yale or jail."----JD

TGGP said...

Point and Sputter Argument: Not bothering to contradict a statement, but merely quoting it in outrage

Jeurasian: Combination of jewish, european and asian. The upper-tier of the two-tier society of the future.

Redblex: Combination of redneck, black and mexican. The lower tier of the two-tier society of the future.

Tanstaafl said...

Invade the world, invite the world, in hock to the world.

fifi said...

wigging - exhibiting debilitating angst about being biracial?

Steve Sailer said...

Thanks.

I got "Yale or jail" from John Gardner (the Milwaukee community activist, not the various other famous John Gardners).

"Wigging" isn't mine originally. Maybe "Whigger" could be applied to free marketeers who are avid followers of Smith and Ricardo?

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Leonard said...

I've used "squid ink" (also "point and sputter"), "Iraq Attaq", and "invade the world", all which I got from you.

Ian Lewis said...

My absolute favorite: Effective Intelligence.

As in, "Political Correctness reduces their Effective Intelligence"

William said...

"Occam's butterknife" is definitely the best sounding. "Invade the world..." is definitely a good summation of modern politics, while "A.F.F." is a good summation of where Republicans should move to (but won't) for the next election.

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget "citizenism".

Mauri said...

b.s.S. , being shocked,SHOCKED!

Steve Sailer said...

My wife and I were watching "Casablanca" on New Year's Eve, and when Captain Renault declares that he is "shocked, SHOCKED to discover gambling going on in Rick's," she said, "I always though you'd made that up!"

Alex said...

"berm/bermishness" I know you attributed it to youth slang but I'm skeptical. I've never actually heard it used...anyway your stuff on nerds and berms ought to make it at least partly yours.

Alex said...

There was a flip side to NAMs within the U.S., something about blacks and latinos.

Also, how about the flip side to glossaries: Sailerian definitions of existing words. You've got "race," I believe "ethnicity," and despite the reaction you got in the comments I think your definition of "class" was at the very least...close.

watson's correct ideas on race said...

With all due respect Steve, it was "ghetto watson" who coined that term - "watsoned."

dearieme said...

Please feel free to use one of mine: "the Chappaqua Dick" for Bill Clinton. I enjoy its allusive property.

johnt said...

Tanstaafl said...
Invade the world, invite the world, in hock to the world.
PERFECTLY DESCRIBES NEOCONSERVATIVE LUNACY! STEVE SAILER AT HIS BEST.

Lugash said...

I am Lugash.

Can I suggest a couple?

Memory Black Hole- Something so non politically correct that it is dropped down the Memory Hole and never seen again.

Watson's Dog that Didn't Bark- When Watson made his announcements about race he was only criticized on his genetic argument. His other idea that blacks aren't the best workers in the world was ignored by the media.

I am Lugash.

Anonymous said...

Are you allowed to take credit for "Podenfreude"?

Also, who came up with "immivasion"?

Alex said...

Pod the Lesser? Pod People?