Friday, July 20, 2007

Welcome

New visitors to the comments section of "Surviving Grady" are often perplexed by the unique language (and lexicon) that has evolved on the Surviving Grady comments board. Much of this lexicon is attributed to compulsive commenter Josh Blue, whose penchant for typos has produced such "SGisms" as Pod (for God), as well as a variety of creative profanity. Tom Miles, in an uncharacteristic diversion from pithy perfection, once mistyped the as het - leading his online mock nemesis, Nancy, to create the WTF alternative, WHF. And, a broad sample of other comment board regulars have been responsible for discrete, yet long-running, jokes. After veteran contributor Cyn admitted to a crush on ex-Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo, "Kyle Snyder" appeared on the board in an attempt to woo her affections. Whenever two commenters engage in a heated argument, contributor Trot's Hat retreats under a metaphorical table with a pint of Guinness and some cookies. And speaking of cookies - regulars and newbies alike would do well to remain on NJSoxFan's good side, lest they risk a very special delivery.

Newcomers should be aware of the "Keith Foulke Treatment". Named as such for when former Red Sox closer Keith Foulke retired and pretty much every SG member and a few newbies came into the same thread with the "breaking news" that Foulke had retired. The treatment is used whenever someone repeats something that is either old news or has been touched upon numerous times in the same comments section. For example, if someone came on the day after Roger Clemens re-signed with the New York Yankees and wrote "Did you guys hear that Clemens signed with the Yankees?", at least two people would respond with "In other news, did you hear that Keith Foulke retired?".

In June 2007 after a stretch of close games, Stephen set forth the proposition that there was something inherently classless in crushing victories, an idea that was vigorously rebuffed. This exchange caused a corruption of the concept of "classy" amongst the Surviving Grady community. A nebulous term at best "classy" may now represent anything that is characteristically vulgar, or exhaustive while at the same time retaining its more usual connotations, though only in an ironic sense.

18 comments:

hayes said...

Feelin' pretty special over here!!!

Dover said...

We're all special, hayes.

BB said...

Like Forest's shoes...

beckperson said...

I've been thinking for a while that our own space might be a good thing - good for you, Cyn, for kicking it off.

candaon said...

Nice rack becks. A little rusty though. And we're off!!!

hayes said...

hee hee pic for me!!!

Ted D said...

This is quite the crew we have going here!

To second becks, thanks Cyn for getting the ball rolling.

Cyn said...

Don't thank me, I just 'stole' Miles' idea!

:)

Seriously, though, feel free to change that initial post or the template or whatever folks. I'm certainly not the boss here!

candaon said...

Thx, Cyn. Pic for me.

candaon said...

Pic now?

hayes said...

Good job C!

alexis_RSN_South said...

momma said they were my magic shoes...


just getting on the special bandwagon.

must..get..picture.

poprocksncoke said...

I heard this blog!!! Sorry its late, Im tired, its all I got...

HorshamScouse said...

Hey, cool.

Now what?

JET said...

Nice new digs!

beckperson said...

Hey C, I guess rusty hoots are better than no hoots :)

Tex said...

ok I just HAD to leave a post on the 1st Post..Last Post!! woo HOOO

Nancy said...

Not quite last...psych!
heh heh heh...