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- v. Alternative spelling of name-drop.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To refer to people that one assumes one's interlocutors admire so as to impress them; same as to drop names.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. refer to people that one assumes one's interlocutors admire in order to try to impress them
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How often have academics been taken for their word simply because they namedrop their university, even when what they have to say is complete garbage?
Also, it's been suggested that I namedrop everyone drawn above for those with Google Alerts set up (though, sadly, I don't think Norton or Heinlein really do much ego surfing these days).
If Larsen were a really cool boss, he'd namedrop the Pixies while firing Burroughs.
Gena, I still snicker over the LOTU namedrop in another series about Immortals ...
I'm guessing that you mean 'everyone' to refer to 'everyone in SF/F', in which case the best answer to this question is a general one: I love all that high-culture experimental Modernist and postmodernist literature that so many truefans take pride in denigrating -- genuinely love, I mean; not just 'think it makes me look clever to namedrop' or 'grudgingly admire'.
(Or, to namedrop a bigger name, Molly Ivins once commented that the transition of journalism from what was essentially a working class job to a professional track neatly coincided with the fortunes of the American working class falling off a cliff.)
And yet clearly he did more than say "both changed team," and he sure seemed to be lauding McNabb's quality before and after the Montana namedrop.
While they'd never namedrop, these planners work with an A-list of tastemakers, influencers, philanthropists and celebrities.
The bracelet mention by Obama was good, basically saying "I can namedrop the mothers of one of our fallen soldiers too - whats your point?"
He even finds a way to namedrop the Zen haiku poet, Basho - to zero laughter.