Favorite mgoblog term / saying

Submitted by GRBluefan on October 16th, 2009 at 4:34 PM

Since I have been reading mgoblog, I have noticed that a great many of the sayings / terms / etc. that originated on this site (or at least originated for me on this site) have enter my everyday vocabulary. This results in many instances in which I say something that makes perfect sense to me (and most likely would make perfect sense to my fellow readers), but causes the person I am with to look at me like I have a third eye in the middle of my forehead.

Example...watching the ND game with my wife and jumping up shouting "MINOR RAGE" after he breaks off a long run in the second half. She didn't know WTF I was talking about.

Gets me to wondering...what is everyone's favorite term that they have picked up from loyal readership on this site?

For me, it is either MINOR RAGE or OMG SHIRTLESS (which is funny, but difficult to incorporate into conversation).



October 16th, 2009 at 5:01 PM ^

I've actually referred to many things as "bats" since starting reading MGo. That's actually a David Foster Wallace thing, but Brian introduced it into my regular vocab.


October 16th, 2009 at 8:48 PM ^


I've used a dozen variations of that in conversations, memos, emails, etc. when an open assertion is made for which credulity demands some manner of...evidence? Evidence! Especially data-specific, volume-intensive authentication with protocols for collecting, updating and querying the data.


October 16th, 2009 at 5:09 PM ^

but ThreetSheridammit captured the true essence of a specific situation better than any other word - ever.

GERG makes me laugh everytime. Although, I actually missed the origin of that one, so I'm a little out of the loop and feel like Michael Scott fake-checking e-mail on his cell phone in front of the Stamford office gang.


October 17th, 2009 at 11:29 AM ^

Dilithium is a fictional compound from StarTrek, IIRC.


Wikipedia (basic caveat about Wikipedia as a source):

A fictional crystalline mineral in the universe of Star Trek that is used to regulate the anti-matter-powered warp drives that allow starships to travel faster than light. Dilithium's chemical symbol is Dt, its atomic weight is 87 and it is a member of the hypersonic series of elements

That's the type of dilithium we're talking here. There is also real dilithium based on the covalent bonding of two lithium atoms to form a diatomic free element of Li2


October 16th, 2009 at 6:10 PM ^

When I first came to MGoBlog, I kept seeing this "Tacopants" reference and for the life of me I could not figure it out. I went back through the archives until I found what it meant. I LMAO.

So for me:
1. Tacopants

2. Minor Rage (I love his passion)
3. Negbang (I hate when it happens to me, but I like the term).


October 16th, 2009 at 6:45 PM ^

I know it's an interpretation of an actual person's words, but I definitely find myself incorporating HOWEVA into my everyday life. I also use the ever-important (!) when something IS important in my notes. In fact, I often pull a "HOWEVA (!)" in my notes when describing exceptions to biological and physiological rules.


October 16th, 2009 at 7:06 PM ^

I know it's not born of this blog, but someone else mentioned it...I will always associate Peanut Butter Jelly time with mgoblog and the announcement of RR becoming the next coach. God were those nervous days