July 6, 2011

NYT: "Obama Takes Questions From His Tweeps."

Yikes. Yeeps. The NYT deploys a slang word that — at this moment — has fewer than 100 total votes at Urban Dictionary.
1. Tweeps

A user-created conjunction from Twitter and Peeps usually referring to the followers of the person using the word. Part of the various lingo resulting from www.twitter.com

"Oprah: Thanks tweeps for your good thoughts…" - Real quote from Twitter.com

2. tweeps

the words 'tweet' and 'peeps' combined. only used to describe the folks that have a twitter account...

3. Tweeps

Tweeps are tweens or teens that hang out with adults 25 years or older on a regular basis. For the adult, this should be a little creepy, since most people their age would like to hang out and party with real adults. Tweeps usually result in tweeping and the adult usually becomes a tweeper.
Definition #3 is not doing well in the thumbs-up/thumbs-down game. I don't think Obama has that kind of tweeps.

In other Urban Dictionary news, the word of the day today is "fuck." I'm not sure why. You'd think they'd have already gotten around to the famous word. It's no upstart like "tweeps." Maybe the President of the United States tweeting with his tweeps makes you think: fuck.

But I like seeing Obama constrained to 140 letters. He's often verbose and I'm all tr;dl.

48 comments:

LordSomber said...

Twerps.

The Crack Emcee said...

"Oprah: Thanks tweeps for your good thoughts…" - Real quote from Twitter.com

It's the culture, I tell you.

Anthony said...

OMG LOL.

EDH said...

Combine "tweet" and "creeps" and you still get "tweeps."

Combine "tweet" and "perp" and you get twerp.

Combine "tweet" and "corps" (pronounced corpse) and you get tworps.

Old Dad said...

"tweeps": creeps who tweet

Jimmy said...

Twits.

Lucius said...

Twats!

DaveW said...

When I first started using twitter I was swapping tweets with an NFL player and he called me one of his "twiggas".

madAsHell said...

What's the past tense of tweet?

Twatted!

Is it wise to pursue a social media channel so soon after Weiner??

Penny said...

Wonder how much Oprah pays her Twitstitute?

Coketown said...

140 characters, not letters. Anyway:

@ObamaFan2012: Mr. President, I'm worried about the financial future of Medicare & S.S.

@BarackObama: LOL. GFY. #dumbquestion

Lincolntf said...

O' Tweet, Obama
Let Loose Your Inner 'Nets Troll
We Await Thy Skype

edutcher said...

Sounds like sound effects in a comic book.

Also sounds self-descriptive.

Phil 3:14 said...

jst wrds

Fred4Pres said...

A James Arthur Ray schvitz for the collective bunch would be too good for them.

SteveR said...

Real men don't tweet

Fred4Pres said...

Q. [knock, knock, knock, jiggle door knob] Why is your bedroom door locked? What are you doing in their young man?

A. Tweeting.

Coketown said...

Really embarrassing would be if Obama doesn't constrain himself. Examples:

@BarackObama: First let me say I appreciate the question from Stephanie in Tulsa. When I was campaigning, I

@BarackObama: Excellent question. Now, there are those who say that everything government does is a disas

@BarackObama: Well Gregory, I think that's a false choice between prosperity on the one hand an

@BarackObama: To answer your question, think back to 2008 when the Republicans ran the car into the ditch and sat there drinking slurp

Mary Beth said...

If he would just leave out "make no mistake about it", "as I've always said", and "let me be clear" it would cut down length of his speeches by half.

BJM said...

Mom jeans, Urkle golf shorts and tweets...Obama is some cool dude.

rhhardin said...

Collected Iowahawk #askobama tweets here

BJM said...

Yikes. Yeeps. The One said this during today’s townhall Twitter confab.

“The debt ceiling should not be something that is used as a gun against the heads of the American people to extract tax breaks for corporate jet owners, for oil and gas companies that are making billions of dollars because the price of gasoline has gone up so high.”

Obama needs a continuity person...he apparently has no fucking clue what he's previously said.

Trooper York said...

President Obama is just following in the proud tradition of his great grandmother in the Tuskegee Twatters.

AprilApple said...

I'm so glad our president is responsive to the tweens. Many of whom have no idea Obama and the demos are killing their future.

Trooper York said...

Of course the true history of the begining of the communication now as twatter was told in the seminal work Vages for Victory, The Invention of Twatter By Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Ann Althouse said...

"40 characters, not letters. Anyway..."

I know. The choice of "letters" was for a slight inaccuracy over an undesired humorous ambiguity.

Coketown said...

IfObamatypeslikethisthenyou'llbebothaccurateandunambiguous.

Rose said...

tr;dl - I thought was that's right; don't laugh!

I never listen to him because i cannot stand that halting cadence and sound of his voice. It's an interesting affectation that didn't afflict him when he first burst onto the scene.

If I was paranoid, I would be thinking there's some kind of subliminal messaging hidden in his recordings, because the kool-aid drinkers don't mind it, but everyone I know who isn't a kool-aid drinker feels the same way about the voice.

That said - reducing a serious subject like the economy to 140 characters - shows just how grotequely irresponsible and lackadaisical this man is - Twittering while Rome burns.

andinista said...

There's nothing quite so pathetic as an old trying to show he's still got it by hanging with the cool kids and aping their ways. Poseur.

Just imagine it: Favreau and his peeps huddling to come up with twit/twat/tweet zingers in Barry's voice.

Just give it up, old man. You'll never be one of them. Don't be a creeper. Just go back to doing your old guy stuff.

Coketown said...

tr;dl - I thought was that's right; don't laugh!

Rose, I go a really big kick out of that! That's really funny.

nevadabob said...

Barack Otwama is a twigga twully – a modern day twangsta.

Fred4Pres said...

Troop, did Doris fuck up on footnotes again?

galdosiana said...

So, if being a tweep is creepy, is that considered "tweepy"?

Trooper York said...

Doris is always screwing up. In fact when they asked her which one of her books was her seminal work she gave them a copy of "Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream" that she had wanked him off and covered in LBJ juice.

She gets confused when she can't copy off of your paper. Just sayn'

chr1 said...

I get my tweeps at coffee party gatherings. Tweeps for twerps, twats, and tools.

Obama 4 life. Cash 4 Clunkers 4 evah.

Shanna said...

I hate every cutesy term surrounding the world of Twitter. Every. Single. One!

Luther said...

I'm becoming less and less able to find humor in any of this shit.

The nation on the verge of collapse and our President deems this an appropriate use of his time.

Pathetic.

The best use of his time would be for him to knuckle down in solving problems. Keep his mouth shut and come up with solutions. Let his minions handle the communication. I'd bet he'd be better off if not a word was heard from him, personally, in the next eighteen months. Action and results over words, always a winner.

JAL said...

Well at least he ain't talkin' on Twitter.

I never listen to him because i cannot stand that halting cadence and sound of his voice. It's an interesting affectation that didn't afflict him when he first burst onto the scene.

Me too.

Now what I noticed on his recent speech presser, whatever (the corporate jets keep kids from going to college one) which I avoided carefully but unfortunately heard excerpts from, is he is dropping the end of words like he's just a normal homey guy, talkin' over a beer. "We're gonna'..."

Sheesh.

Titus said...

The rare clumber licked my bare erect hard nipple this morning.

I have to be honest, I kind of enjoyed it.

Luther said...

Bring it all down to earth, eh.

S. said...

"I'm becoming less and less able to find humor in any of this shit."

Luther, well said. I couldn't agree more. You'd think someone didn't have enough work to do? Cripes.

Shanna said...

he is dropping the end of words like he's just a normal homey guy, talkin' over a beer. "We're gonna'..."

It's the faux southern accent popping out again. "parlez vous francais" all over again.

What is his obsession with corporate jets. Teensy differences in depreciation schedules are not going to save our finances. Man that is annoying.

vanderleun said...

Tweeps is closing in fast on "Twinks" -- which somehow seems to me to be a better word for the followers and other assorted members of the suckupathon around Daddy Barry.

PatCA said...

Oh, that NYT, they are so...groovy!

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Titus,

This one's for you:
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Jay said...

Can someone ask Obama about that big conspiracy Gov Walker had going with the Koch brothers to sell them the power plants?

Remember that?

As the Walker administration explores a plan to sell off the state’s energy plants, which provide heat and steam to college campuses and prisons, local utilities are expressing interest in buying the plants. …

The clause drew fire from critics of the Republican administration, who wondered whether it was intended to help the administration sell the facilities to Koch Industries Inc., the largest corporate backer of the governor’s election campaign through its political action committee.

Kansas-based Koch, which operates paper mills and coal transportation firms in the state, vehemently denied any interest in buying or leasing the state facilities.

As it turns out, the potential buyers for the small power plants are much closer to home – including investor-owned utilities in Milwaukee and Madison


OOPS, looks like garage is hardest hit. Again.

Love the "as it turns out" as if the silly leftist claims had any validity anyway...

Sofa King said...

Obama uses Twitter because Obama "gets" the Internets.

Christopher in MA said...

You had me at 'I like to see Obama constrained.' 20 or 30 years at Club Gitmo would be my first choice for that jugeared dunce.

And Luther, you hit the nail on the head. I wonder if, in between gushing orgasms, any of Little Black Jesus' tweeps ever considered that the president has many, many more important things on his plate than deigning to come to earth like an ordinary mortal.

Lazy, pig-ignorant, shrill affirmative-action dick.