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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.”


8 Responses to “Neologism: Glenren”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    November 29th, 2012 @ 12:21 pm

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

  2. McGehee
    November 29th, 2012 @ 12:28 pm

    Submit it to

  3. smitty
    November 29th, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

    Done deal.

  4. TJ
    November 29th, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

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

  5. Quartermaster
    November 29th, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

    Excellent suggestion!

  6. K-Bob
    November 29th, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

    <brain fart>


  7. K-Bob
    November 29th, 2012 @ 4:37 pm

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

  8. OCBill
    November 30th, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

    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.