Sunday, November 28, 2010

Please, either use Internet vernacular correctly or don’t use it

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Hint: If this headline doesn’t make you laugh or cringe knowingly, you aren’t fit for the title of Internaut.

Al Jazeera English opinion piece headline: “Obama: getting 'poned' Bibi style”

Better yet is how the article begins:

If you don't have a child between 7 and 13 years old, you're probably furrowing your brow right now, wondering what the word "pone" could possibly mean.

Yes, you should be. But worry not: Children between 7 and 13 years old would also be scratching their noggins.

That’s because “pwned” is not an onomatopoeia.

And what the hell could “Bibi style” possibly mean?

(via @todayspolitics)