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A complex term of slightly ironic endearment utilized almost exclusively by Jon Matza, designed to maintain or suggest the maintenance of a fraternal sense of community, while simultaneously warning the recipient that the aforementioned fraternal sense of community is, in fact, an extremely fragile thing; supported only by the mutual adherence to the social and political rules of the community.

Date Written: June 16, 2005
Author: Mr. Pony
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06/9/2005 Jon Matza: See also 'friend' as used by qc.
06/9/2005 Mr. Pony: ha ha
06/9/2005 Litcube: Huh. See, that's why this thing is useful. I always thought Matza used this term sincerely. Serious.
06/9/2005 Jon Matza: Well I do use it sincerely, sort of. It started out as a joke/affectation, then became unconscious/second nature. Kind of like saying "dude" for many people. So, in fact, I do use it seriously, or at least without malicious intent. Thus, in reality it was Pony's definition that was facetious...a wily attempt to discredit me & sow confusion.
06/9/2005 Mr. Pony: I actually think that he does. I will revise the definition, whilst maintaining the old one, as per the Acme Glossary Code.
06/9/2005 Mr. Pony: Definition archive: A facetious term of insult used almost exclusively by Jon Matza, designed to really hurt the recipient's feelings.
06/9/2005 Litcube: The inaccuracy of this glossary post is causing me to compulsively obsessively over it. Not that you're a horrible human being or anything, Pony.
06/9/2005 Mr. Pony: Fixed.
06/9/2005 Jon Matza: This seems fairly accurate--my thanks to Mr. Pony. I, 'za, endorse the above def.
06/9/2005 Mr. Pony: I, Mr. Pony, promise to put one solid and true Acme-related entry into this glossary for each one I add that is retarded.
06/9/2005 Litcube: Thanks. I can now stop compulsively obsessively.