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lampbane commented on the word amazon rank
Inflected Form(s): amazon ranked
1. To censor and exclude on the basis of adult content in literature (except for Playboy, Penthouse, dogfighting and graphic novels depicting incest orgies).
2. To make changes based on inconsistent applications of standards, logic and common sense.
Etymology: from 12 April 2009 removal of sales rank figures from books on Amazon.com containing sexual, erotic, romantic, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered or queer content, rendering them impossible to find through basic search functions at the top of Amazon.com's website. Titles stripped of their sales rankings include "Bastard Out of Carolina," "Lady Chatterley's Lover," prominent romance novels, GLBTQ fiction novels, YA books, and narratives about gay people.
Example of usage: "I tried to do a report on Lady Chatterley's Lover for English Lit, but my teacher amazon ranked me and I got an F on grounds that it was obscene."
Alternate usage: "My girlfriend wanted to preserve her virginity, and I was happy to respect that, then she amazon ranked and decided anal sex was okay."
April 14, 2009
reesetee commented on the word amazon rank
An explanation (if not an outright apology) presented here.
April 16, 2009
chained_bear commented on the word amazon rank
Lampbane, I love your usage examples here. *snort!*
sionnach commented on the word amazon rank
Wonders where one can score those graphic novels about insect orgies. Because you know - nothing's steamier than some hot grasshopper-on-grasshopper action. And there's always the titillating possibility of some post-coital cannibalism.
*hands sionnach a pair of reading glasses*
April 17, 2009
Oh. How disappointing.
Don't be glum. There's still godfighting.
dontcry commented on the word amazon rank
OH! HA!! How Emily Latella of you, 'nach!! Bah, ha, ha and *snort*
"What's wrong with violins on tv?"
c_b: They're not really my examples, I cut-and-pasted from the original website. Usually I italicize stuff I copy, but it was hard to read so I left it as-is.
The outrage was great while it lasted.
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