from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A historical reenactor (especially a US civil war reenactor) whose efforts at a historically accurate portrayal are, in the opinion of the speaker, inadequate. (For example, wearing a modern wristwatch with period costume.) The opposite of farb is "hard-core" (or hardcore), someone who is, in the opinion of the speaker, an "authenticity fanatic".
To be called a farb, is to be a posuer, a failed reenactor.
On being shown the Bavarian flag he spelt: 'lib mudr sei fei farb!'
Then comes the rude awakening: food riots, industrial stagnation, a reign of lawless looting and plunder, everything George Wallace ever warned us against - but the Supreme Court, who are all anarchists with names ending in - stein or - farb or
I'll let you enjoy the silly stuff over there; here I want to highlight one paragraph about finding new words and usages on the internet:That's where Oxford lexicographer Erin McKean has found words like farb (not authentic, badly done), nomenklatura (non-literally; by analogy), drabble (a short story of 100 words or fewer), haxie (a hack for the Macintosh operating system) and swancho (a combination poncho/sweater).
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