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Neologism: Glenren

Posted on | November 29, 2012 | 8 Comments

by Smitty

I’d like to propose ‘glenren’, a contraction of ‘Glenn Reynolds’, as a special term for the blend of faux naïveté, weapons-grade sarcasm, and systematic understatement so brutally employed by The Blogfather:

You know, I’m beginning to wonder if they tried to fake the numbers upward for the election or something.

Usage: “That there was an intense glenren.”


  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Go buy something from Amazon… Via a blogger of course.

  • McGehee

    Submit it to

  • smitty

    Done deal.

  • TJ

    So, would the milliglenren be known as the “heh”?

  • Quartermaster

    Excellent suggestion!

  • K-Bob

    <brain fart>


  • K-Bob

    That was in use on the internet before the www age, so no.

  • OCBill

    Shorter “glenren”:
    “Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.” … George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, Chapter 1

    Obama’s administration, with their control of the present, controlled the past (or more specifically the perception of the past), and by so doing controlled the future, i.e. the election.