Wibble .. a definition

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  1. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    [UK, perh. originally from the first "Roger Irrelevant" strip in "VIZ" comics, spread via "Your Sinclair magazine in the 1980s and early 1990s"]

    1. n.,v. Commonly used to describe chatter, content-free remarks or other essentially meaningless contributions to threads in newsgroups. "Oh, rspence is wibbling again".

    2. [UK IRC] An explicit on-line no-op equivalent to humma <http://info.astrian.net/jargon/terms/h/humma.html>.

    3. One of the preferred metasyntactic variable <http://info.astrian.net/jargon/terms/m/metasyntactic_variable.html>s in the UK, forming a series with wobble, wubble, and flob (attributed to the hilarious historical comedy "Blackadder").

    4. A pronounciation of the letters "www", as seen in URLs; i.e., www. foo <http://info.astrian.net/jargon/terms/f/foo.html>.com may be pronounced "wibble dot foo dot com" (compare dub dub dub <http://info.astrian.net/jargon/terms/d/dub_dub_dub.html>).

    The ancestral sense of this word is reported to have been "My brain is packing it in now. I give up. Tilt! Tilt! Tilt!"
  2. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Help! Wibble! ;-)
  3. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    I'd have said wibble was what happened when dwips of water fall fwom your mouff :shock: :oops: :wink:
  4. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member


    When did Blackadder Goes Fourth first air?
  5. Jo Elson

    Jo Elson Member

    Those stick men on the old bt adverts and the posters were in phone boxs, they say the word 'wibble' which highly amuses me everytime i pass one!
  6. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    yep definition five i think

    the appropriate response of someone mad enough to use a different phone company than bt (apparently)
  7. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    never heard of wibble. Must be a UK term, much similar to my father's "huskenayagidagidagida".....a big word for "whosibopper" or "whatever"
  8. akwarose

    akwarose Active Member

    u lot worry me sometimes. bless...
    is it something to do with being a brass player? am i headed the same way???

    maybe its not too late to save myself!!!

  9. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    nope, you're a gonner... enjoy the rest of your sanity while it lasts... you'll be joining us in our pit of meandering foolery soon! mwahahahahahahahahaha :twisted: :twisted:
  10. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    You're alright, 'cos

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