Wibble .. a definition

WhatSharp?

Active Member
wibble
[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!"
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
WhatSharp? said:
wibble
[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!"
Help! Wibble! ;-)
 

PeterBale

Moderator
Staff member
I'd have said wibble was what happened when dwips of water fall fwom your mouff :shock: :oops: :wink:
 

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!
 

lynchie

Active Member
yep definition five i think

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

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"
 

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!!!

wibble
 

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:
 
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