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jedr


jedr


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  JEDR  //  n.  Synonymous  with  {IYFEG}.  At  one  time,  people  in 
  the  Usenet  newsgroup  rec.humor.funny  tended  to  use  `JEDR'  instead  of 
  {IYFEG}  or  `';  this  stemmed  from  a  public  attempt  to  suppress  the 
  group  once  made  by  a  loser  with  initials  JEDR  after  he  was  offended  by  an 
  ethnic  joke  posted  there  (The  practice  was  {retcon}ned  by  the  expanding 
  these  initials  as  `Joke  Ethnic/Denomination/Race'.)  After  much  sound 
  and  fury  JEDR  faded  away  this  term  appears  to  be  doing  likewise.  JEDR's 
  only  permanent  effect  on  the  net.culture  was  to  discredit  `sensitivity' 
  arguments  for  censorship  so  thoroughly  that  more  recent  attempts  to 
  raise  them  have  met  with  immediate  and  near-universal  rejection. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  JEDR 
 
  abuse,  humour>  Synonymous  with  {IYFEG}.  At  one  time, 
  people  in  the  {Usenet}  {newsgroup}  {news:rec.humor.funny} 
  tended  to  use  JEDR"  instead  of  {IYFEG}  or  "";  this 
  stemmed  from  a  public  attempt  to  suppress  the  group  once  made 
  by  a  loser  with  initials  JEDR  after  he  was  offended  by  an 
  ethnic  joke  posted  there  (The  practice  was  {retcon}ned  by 
  expanding  these  initials  as  "Joke  Ethnic/Denomination/Race".) 
  After  much  sound  and  fury  JEDR  faded  away  this  term  appears 
  to  be  doing  likewise.  JEDR's  only  permanent  effect  on  the 
  net.culture  was  to  discredit  sensitivity"  arguments  for 
  censorship  so  thoroughly  that  more  recent  attempts  to  raise 
  them  have  met  with  immediate  and  near-universal  rejection. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-11-22)