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What do YOU call that little device
that divides your diary's parts?
I'm a big fan of wordplay and especially neologisms. I've even invented a few myself. The most recent: Nopology. It's the term I apply to those sorry politicians and business critters who start out with something along the lines of "If I offended anyone..." There are no ifs in a genuine apology.
But that's serious and the term is wordplay, meant to be fun. Daily Kos wordplay, even in the midst of very serious political, economic, environmental and social upheaval, is filled with linguistic fun, as one can see in a term like the Boney Mojo, or "Bojo," invented by bubbanomics and added permanently to the site's slang. This goofiness helps maintain our sanity in our crazy world.
One of the arenas of Kossack slangy inventiveness has been active in the past nearly three years is coming up with names for the calligraphic division between introductions and extended versions of diaries. That scribbled little doohickey was added to the site with the arrival of DK4. The designers who added it surely had no idea how much attention it would be given. Many Kossacks have since sought to give it a name that would stick, but none has.
Itzl is one term that caught on for a while. Named for a hearing-assistance dog of a former Daily Kos member, Itzl has been used by AntKat, Catte Nappe, FloridaSNMOM, glendaw271, Ms Citizen, AnnetteK, 4Freedom, zenbassoon, angry marmot, Horace Boothroyd III, OPOL and others.
One thing for certain, it is not, as michelewln diaried early this year, the orange nameless thing. God has fewer names. At least three other diarists have also sought to round up the names that have been attached to the Daily Kos dingbat. These include the Wee Mama's So, what do you call . . . (POLL) (in which she says the divider looks like two squirrels doing it in a sack), Floyd Blue's What do YOU call the Orange Diary Divider Thingy? and, most recently, Seattle Mark's The Great Orange Squiggleorange thingamabob.
Here's an incomplete list I tracked down using those diaries and my own searching.
The Orange Squiggly Tachyon Particle: geoschmo
The Orange Squiggle of Doom: shaktidurga
The Orange Squiggledigibbet: Anne C. Savage
The Rococo Squiggle: B o o
The Orange Squiggle of Joy: vacilando
The Dreamy Orange Squiggle of Defense: nancyjones
Sfogliatelle (a delicious, cheese-filled pastry): Floyd Blue
The Candied Orange Peel of Kos: itzadryheat
Koschallah: Lorinda Pike
The Orange Gnocchi-Doodle: smileycreek
The Crushed Cheeto: eowynsdottir
Mind the Discarded Cheeto: Murphoney
Frybread Thingey: navajo
The Fluffy Orange meringue: Eowyn9
The Swirl of Orange Cotton Candy: StellaRay
The Cheese Doodle: blue jersey mom
The Political & Economic
The Whirl of Indecision: Lily O Lady
The Tornado of Truth: Lily O Lady
The Tangerine-Flavored Socialist Beignet: Oliver Tiger
Venn Diagram of Romney's Econ Policy: agnostic
The Orange Tactical Field Display: xxdr zombiexx
The Orange Gerrymander: Meteor Blades
The Orange Squiggle of Down-Ticket Power: randallt
The Ochre Cloud of Justice: Calvino Partigiani
The Orange Omnilepticon: xaxnar
The Religious & Superstitious
Orange Eye of Satan: teknohed (Also by same commenter: Orange Maelstrom, Swirling Orange Rapids and Orange Sound Wave)
Blessed Noodleprint: happymisanthropy
The Doily from Hell®: Brainwrap
The Great Orange Shamrock: IndieGuy
Kosian Symbol of Chtulhu: Vayle
The Orange Spaghetti Monster: mattakar
DKos FSM: indycam
The Whirling Dervish: scribeboy
The Leap of Faith: 43north (Also by this diarist: The caramelized sugar plate decoration)
The Natural & Environmental
The Wrestling Orange Worms: 6412093
The Orange Flame: chuckinreno
The Swirling Octopus Limbs: 6412093
The Fallen Orange Bigleaf Maple Leaf: Milly Watt
The Orange Furball: Panglozz
The Knotted Tobacco Leaves: EdinPHX
The Sleeping Orange Squirrels: G2geek
Kos Boson: BrianParker14
The Diagrammed Ultimate Frisbee Play: wild thang
Treble 69: Mother Shipper
Orange Woozle Poopie: jabney
Orange Coprolite: CassandraCarolina
Coprolite: enhydra lutris
Orange Woozle Poopie: AnnetteK
The Caricature of an Orange Dog Turd: Fishgrease
Fabergé Corn Curl: jwinIL14
Fabulous Flourish Fandangle furbelow: 51percent
The Kos Diary Decoder Ring: Jakkalbessie
The Koswiggle: carver
The Great Orange Bar Coaster: Dave in Northridge
The Orange Highway Clover Leaf of Doom-y Loop-da-Loop: annetteboardman
Markos's Signature: ploopie
The Burnt Orange Spinnicle: ivote2004
The Orange Decision Diamond: Mentatmark
The Orange Shoelaces: Lorikeet
The Orange Dancing Uterus: nolagrl
The Orange Antimacassar: jabney
The Great Orange Anchor: murphy
(If I mistakenly credited someone, I am sure the real inventor will let me know.)
Latest Updates on Kossack Regional Meet-Up News Below the New Day sunrise cloud
Let's build communities!
Every region needs a meatspace community like SFKossacks.
We take care of each other in real life.
I urge YOU to take the lead and organize one in your region.
Please tell us about it if you do and we're here for advice.
THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY
NEW GROUPS IN THE PROCESS OF ORGANIZING:These are the groups that have started since * NEW DAY * began. Please Kosmail navajo if you have started a group before that.Send a Kosmail to the organizers and ask for an invitation to the group.• Northern Indiana Area: Kosmail Tim Delaney
• Long Island: Kosmail grannycarol
• Northern Michigan: Kosmail JillS
• Nebraska: Kosmail Nebraska68847Dem
• Westburbia Chicago Kossacks: Kosmail Majordomo
• Caprock Kossacks (Panhandle/Caprock/Lubbock/Amarillo area) : Kosmail shesaid
• West Texas Kossacks (including Big Bend Region and El Paso) : Kosmail Yo Bubba
• Las Vegas Kossacks: Kosmail miracle11
• Vermont Kossacks: Kosmail 4FreedomNote to the above new leaders: Feel free to leave a comment any day reminding readers about your new group. Also, tell us about your progress in gathering members. Kosmail me when you've chosen a good name for your group and have created a the group. Then I'll move you to the NEW GROUPS LIST. When you've planned a date for your first event I'll make a banner for you to highlight your event in our diaries and your diaries.
NEW GROUPS LIST:
• Kansas City Kossacks - Formed Oct 15, 2012, Organizer: [Founder stepped down]
ESTABLISHED GROUPS LIST: (List will grow as we discover them)
by randallt ♥ for DKos Asheville
Asheville, NC gets out the vote!The following is a brief roundup of the DKos Asheville Voter Registration Project's fifth outing. We've been setting up every Tuesday for the last five weeks at Earth Fare, a natural food store at Westgate Shopping Center in Asheville. We have a nice spot on the patio outside the store. This week with no icy wind and much more moderate temps. Oh it was cold alright, just not stupid cold. Back to having three of us was great. LamontCranston, David and Myself received many thumbs up and "thank you's" from passers by and shoppers and more than a few questions as to why we were doing this now. "Didn't we just have an election?". We officially re-registered one voter and took advantage of the interaction to do some Daily Kos evangelism. And here is a tease for next week. It involves llamas!
LamontCranston, our new Salvation Army bell ringer friend, randallt and davehouck
by tmservo433 ♥ for Kansas & Missouri Kossackstmservo433 delivered a great event. Almost 30 people attended what tmservo433 calls the first session of the evening that lasted until 11:30 P.M. The second session of the evening included about ten more people lurking outside the door and some working as hotel staff inside the room. So after the meet-up ended, on-lookers from the hall and hotel service people wanted to talk about what they overheard coming out of the ballroom. For example, the round table discussion about the importance of increasing the minimum wage resonated with the waitstaff and they chimed in about that with strong opinons. A ballroom dancing couple applauded the progressive discussion they could hear on the other side of the partition. This event united progressives within its reach!Organizer tmservo433
~Photo Courtesy of Michael Bersin
by tmservo433 ♥ for Kansas & Missouri Kossacks
L-R: Some where in this photo are Kossacks Glitterscale, Man Oh Man and tmservo433.
Please visit tmservo433's diary for a description of the rest of the attendees which were mostly non-Kossacks, but folks who should be there, such as, State Legislator John Wright. tmservo433 gathered a great group of Progressives and hopefully we can get a few more of them to join us at DKos. Kudos to tmservo433 for reaching out and uniting like-minded folk in Missouri!
by navajo ♥ for SFKossacks
L-R: SFKossacks meeting at the home of Andrew McGuire in the Wine Country
Sunday, November 24th
Colorado COmmunity Kossacks Meet-up
LOCATION: Annie's Cafe & Bar
3100 E Colfax • Denver
ORGANIZER: Send ColoTim a kosmail to attend.
Latest diary: Colorado Meetup November 24th
2. Phoenix Rising
Saturday, December 7th
Connecticut Kossacks Meet-up!
LOCATION: The Shamrock Pub & Grill
210 Meadow St. • Waterbury
The Shamrock is a short walk from the MTA Metro North Station. If anyone wants to take Amtrak, thankgodforairamerica can pick you up in Meriden and drive you to the event.
ORGANIZER: Send thankgodforairamerica a kosmail to attend.
And for those with great fortitude:
TIME: 3:00 PM? or so (if you're not too tanked...)
LOCATION: Waterbury Skating Center
60 Harvester Road • Waterbury
Latest diary: [Waiting for linked diary]
Send navajo a kosmail if you post a diary about an event so we can update our round-up.
Okay. Floor's open.
Tell us what you are doing on this NEW DAY?