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  • amazon rank

    Function: verb

    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 containing sexual, erotic, romantic, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered or queer content, rendering them impossible to find through basic search functions at the top of'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

  • An explanation (if not an outright apology) presented here.

    April 16, 2009

  • Lampbane, I love your usage examples here. *snort!*

    April 16, 2009

  • 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.

    April 16, 2009

  • *hands sionnach a pair of reading glasses*

    April 17, 2009

  • Oh. How disappointing.

    April 17, 2009

  • Don't be glum. There's still godfighting.

    April 17, 2009

  • OH! HA!! How Emily Latella of you, 'nach!! Bah, ha, ha and *snort*

    "What's wrong with violins on tv?"

    April 17, 2009

  • 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.

    April 17, 2009