0 days since a DiSser: An abbreviation of ‘O days since a DiSser had an existential crisis’, and is posted in threads where the OP is being a ridiculous emo.
0 replies: A prediction of a thread’s unpopularity.
100 replies: Any thread over 100 replies must contain the phrase “good work, virgins”.
11: Nickname for SilkySkillz11 that stuck because he explicitly asked for it not to in this thread.
12 mummies are on a ship: A thread which spawned a song.
4291: The telephone number of the Meldrew household in the UK sitcom One Foot In The Grave.
50+ posts: Part of a post from deep-blue with his outrage at being criticised as an uninteresting user, citing a post with 50 or more replies as being a way of gauging whether or not it has been worthwhile.
55k job in the city, it’s alright: A post from CG that highlighted a difference in opinion between himself and the DiS hivemind. It can be assumed most users are earning less than £55k per annum.
69 posts: A number of posts on a thread associated with sexy times.
85%: Short for a Loui_Tacceh quote “Like 85% of personal anecdote threads on DiS this is craven boastfulness disguised as angst”.
A bubble?: An in-joke developed amongst users who were online the night of a DiS board meetup on January 27th 2006. Context unknown.
Abandon Reply: Next to the post button when submitting a comment is the Abandon Reply button. This post is to suggest that the original commenter should have thought better and just abandoned their reply instead of submitting it.
All Time Dogs: According to silkyskillz11, “One of my all time dogs is a turk.”
An attrative: A misspelling of an attractive which ends up as an acceptable substitution for “an attractive person”. This is one example of many posts revolving around spelling mistakes subsequently becoming catchphrases, taken from this thread.
And now she’s a lesbian: A twist that can be added to the end of any story, implied due to the social ineptitude of the male poster.
And with that, I yield: A bug caused everything but this phrase to be stripped from Blackjack_Bauer’s post & comments. Cue multiple replies of the same thing, pretending that they also had vital information stripped from their post.
Apparently huge is my word of the day: In a post about The Field by locomotor, he observed in his first comment that he’d used the word huge twice in one paragraph. This was then subsequently requoted to try and recapture that funny moment when it first happened.
Appear: Posted as the first comment on a thread to ensure it is displayed. Sometimes necessary due to a functional defect within the website.
AQOS: A Quiz Of Sorts. An irregular quiz originally run by sharp_yet_blunt and now by OvertakenByTractors. Follows a similar format to Family Fortunes.
Ascii art: The forums don’t render this very well, so those successful at it are applauded.
Awesome / Incredible / Amazing scenes: A dramatic positive observation.
Backpacker Hiphop: A music genre referenced by marckee that other users tried to convince him was not real in this thread.
Balonx: An example of a spelling mistake subsequently becoming a catchphrase.
BAN REQUEST: A request to the moderator to have a user banned, more often than not used to signify a difference of opinion as opposed to a serious request.
Banks: A fictional user that was a misspelling of bamos by Robeson here.
Bants: Banter
bd: Two thumbs up.
Bedwetters: The average DrownedinSound user.
bf: breast fuck. When subject lines were introduced, grockle used this to satisfy the validation for a post.
BIC: Big Internal Chuckle.
Bish Bash Bosh: A way to pronounce the band name !!!
Bit eraly: A post that would belong in the nightshift (drunks) posted at a time of day most people are sober.
Bit needy: A response to any post that appears too keen.
Blank post: A post with no content which is seen as custom knowledge known to a select few. However the character created by holding the Alt key and typing 255 on your numeric keypad is an invisible character which is not deemed blank by the post validation as a space char is. This can be reproduced on a Mac by holding Option+Command+T to open the characters menu, searching for “invisible”, selecting INVISIBLE SEPERATOR, choose either of the empty chars and copy to clipboard. This way you can create a post with one char, which cannot be seen, and appear to be in the in-crowd.
Blowing the roof off the Dublin Castle: A claim of what would happen during their live show by the band Craine.
Bogle to Aswad: Nonsensical reply to a thread taking an adventure styled structure as per an Ian Livingstone book.
Bowie shit: A spin off of this banal thread where people pretended to accidentally post Bowie as a response, then followed it with the word “shit” to acknowledge their mistake.
Bowl of rice overnight: Originally a solution to what to do if you accidentally spill water onto a piece of tech. Now suggested as a solution for any problem regardless of context.
British?: A response to any “Guess who I saw?” type thread which started with meths taunting smee in this thread. Often followed by “I think I know who it is”.
Bullshit wanker: Relating to a thread about buying CDs from Woolworths, has no hidden meaning, just used lots in that thread.
Bumsnogger: A real band who are often tagged in posts due to the hilarity of their name, though nothing to do with their music.
BURMA: Big Unit Real MAn
Buy me an ice cream, you cunt: Hypothetical band name made up by Wishpig.
cat_race’s film: In this thread, it was revealed that prolific poster cat_race was involved in the making of a film. Little is known about the film other than the fact that it was screened 3 times and was sold out each each time for a grand total of £1,350. The revelation of the film was enough to make the usually upbeat cat_race lose his cool. It did not involve someone called Isaac despite Brusma’s speculation.
Can I come on your tits, mate?: A post by Tillance in the thread Things a sexual partner has said during the sex which has put you off/made you laugh.
Can you see it yet?: A phrase coined by Creakyknees meant to signify conspiracy theories that are assumed unique knowledge to the original poster.
…centric: Added to the end of a word to signify what the post is in relation to. e.g. London-centric to note that the subject matter is London specific.
Clammy hands: A way of identifying a socially awkward person, as originally coined in this post by PickledOuef.
CWBAFT: Chance Would Be A Fine Thing.
Checks watch: An implication that the poster is waiting for something.
Coal talk: After someone called Laura Marling a cunt in a thread, crablin interjected and said that it would be pretty poor form if you were on Coal Talk, the nation’s #1 forum for coal workers and starting calling people cunts. colon_closed_bracket then started these threads which spurred TheoGB on to create a Coal Talk forum.
Comedy Gold: A way to express a great amount of mirth.
Countdown to Hometime: A thread for those posting at work, usually started by meths, where the users can list the amount of time remaining in their day before they leave.
CRAINE: A band who have angrily engaged with the community, in similar ways to the original JAG, and have been remembered as such for sprawling posts and general outrage. It is a pasttime of many boarders to engage these threads and attempt to get the OP to bite.
Cricket: A game where the first person in a thread to reply with “cricket” takes ownership of the thread. At the end of the week, each user tallies the number of replies on “their” threads and the user with the most wins. No-one actually keeps scores though and now this is just used to reply to a thread where the number of replies is expected to be large.
Croatian mates: A reference to a thread which implied that all Croation people would have inside knowledge over a Croatian national footballers decisions, just because they are Croatian.
Daily threads: Threads that have a loose agenda and a new one can be started each day in an attempt to bring order to board postings.
Danny Apple: An artist who angrily engaged with the community, in similar ways to the original JAG, and have been remembered as such for sprawling posts and general outrage. It is a pasttime of many boarders to engage these threads and attempt to get the OP to bite.
DENTAL PLAN: A quote from one of the greatest episodes of The Simpsons ever made.
Desk: An anecdote from Meowington involving someone confusing the name Steff with the word desk over the telephone.
Dinner?: Asking someone out to dinner with romantic purposes.
DiS: Acronym for Drowned In Sound.
Don’t Be A Hero, Twat: A phrase said to cocodaLOL when he was trying to stop a man taking an upskirt photo on the tube escalators, as described here.
Do you see?: Taken from the popular 90s Teletext section, Digitiser, it’s a mildly patronising way of finishing a post that has described something quite basic.
Don’t know who you are, pal: A comment to remind OP of their place and the futility of attempting to use social status to amplify the worth of their words online.
Euripedies trousers: A joke punchline that chris_is_cool did not understand in this thread.
Evil Sean Adams: For entering Drowned In Sound into a joint venture with BSkyB, a short lived deal which ended less than a year later.
Feeling A Bit Low About: Originally “Feeling A Bit Low About DiS Today“, a thread by xylopwn in which he was torn apart for showing such vulnerability. Now called back by saying you’re feeling a bit low about anything of your choice.
Fix: When a thread “breaks” due to too much activity and needs to be rebuilt to work again. A known issue with the DiS website for which this is the workaround.
Fsuion of Bitch: A perfume worn by trolls.
fuck off mate: An exaggerated way of expressing distaste to someone elses post or opinion.
Get rid of her pronto: An example of the quality relationship advice you get from the forums.
Giving the music scene a ruddy hard kick up the arse: A claim often made by JAGgers.
Good one, Craig.: A patronising way of mocking a post from one of Craig Foley’s usernames, or to imply that the post was made by one of them.
Good work, Virgins: An implication that the contents of a thread could only be made by those who have never had sex.
Greater Than or x > y > z: A hierarchy originally applied to an artists albums, later adopted to pretty much anything. Often includes something Radiohead related.
GRIT BINS: Title of a thread worrying about the ettiquette and ownership of grit bins. A good example of the bedwetting nature of DiS users.
Guyhousername: A funny misspelling of the user guywithnousername first accidentally coined by an outraged poster in the Sweet Gorilla thread.
Had Belong on while a mate was ron: An unfinished post made by DanielKelly here.
Harru, RIP: A user no longer with an internet connection, and so can no longer post.
Have fun watching Pendulum at Reading: The last sentence from the post where user tevesy “quit” the forums in a vitriolic post found here. Often modified to “Enjoy x at y” and used in other contexts.
Have you tried the Post office?: This response reminds everyone to user their common sense. Originates either from Banman or DanielKelly, but definitely not cat_race.
He.: In an article about Patrick Wolf by Paul Morley, his reverence of Patrick Wolf is over-the-top to the point of cringing. The article has since been pulled from the site, but the mocking it caused, and an archived version can still be found here. With the leading capital for He, it implies Paul Morley sees Patrick Wolf as a deity. The removal of the original article from the site just makes it funnier.
Hi CG!: Humour derived from the fact that all new posters are assumed to be new ClicheGuevara logins after another banning.
Hmm, interesting…: A way of ending a thoughtful or controvertial post without revealing too much about your opinion on the matter. Else sarcastic or condescending. Originally created by CG (Cliche Guevara, or whichever username he has that’s not currently banned).
ho is Razorlit: An old comment reply which had both bad grammar and ignorance of a currently popular (elsewhere) band. Now used to feign or parody ignorance.
hook hand car in the car door hook: Though a widely known internet meme, after posting it here Antelope claimed that he was the original author. These last few words of the story can instantly draw the reader back to the fear and mystery they felt when they first read the chilling tale.
Hun: Often posts on the Social board are comments from users questionable Facebook friends that have been copied and pasted. Hun was a memorable example of this from user andyvine which divided the community into those who enjoy laughing at the unfamiliar colloquialisms and those who believe it to be an example of laughing at the less-fortunate.
I am the Channel: A reference to and email sign off adopted from a quote from Royter-Hatfood‘s hipster office mates in this thread.
I don’t wake up til nine: A punchline to a joke from TheWza where most of the content had been left out, similar to above, rendering it nonsensical. This can annoy people greatly, often with a “fuck off DiS” post following.
I live in Cardiff!: Coined after a bout of good natured street-teaming by board members, who were e-mailing a BBC Radio Wales DJ.
… I need a coffee: In a thread dedicated to creating a catchphrase, this entry by ElthamsmateOwen was the closest one to sticking.
i nneed we: A way to accuse a poster of being drunk.
I, boring?: Part of a post from deep-blue with his outrage at being criticised as an uninteresting user.
icouldwinarabbit: User icouldwinarabbit often posts the single reply “icouldwinarabbit” to threads which pose a question. Sometimes applicable, sometimes not, and now sometimes posted by other users too.
I’d buy that for a dollar: Painful irony against a north western American cliche.
I’m only staying at my parents temporarily: A phrase to highlight a user in denial of their failure as a human being.
IDIOT DICKHEAD: A game invented by Royter_Hatfood here that never took off other than to make IDIOT DICKHEAD a popular post.
Imagine If Bon Iver Came Onstage To A Sold Out Audience: A question posed by Jordan_229_2 in this thread, then again in this thread which included the punchline too.
Immature Ayatollah: A nickname for Crablin, from the phase when he ran the site.
In your cafe: Similar to “In your face”.
IN: Often fused into another word, distinguishable by its case, e.g. joseph stalIN. A reply to a AQOS thread to let others know that you will be participating.
Irked: A retort used to divert attention to someone’s points and instead tease them for getting worked up about the subject matter.
Is <x> a thing?: In many of cat_race’s threads, he paints himself as a historian trying to distinguish fact from misguided assumptions. To ponder upon particular questions, he often asks if they are a thing, calling into question their very existance.
ISU,E: I stand up, emotionless. The opposite of ROFL.
It’s just great pop: A way to justify your guilty pleasure.
International Soft MenWhen Balonz tried to sell his Neutral Milk Hotel tickets, they turned out to be fake. It’s not clear what exactly an International Soft Man is.
ITT/IET: In This Thread / In Every Thread.
I Wonder Simply Wear A Hat: An embarrassing post from Balonz made here, then glorified in its own thread here.
JAG: Reference to a band who once posted in the music forum in an attempt to publicise themselves, but via deceitful methods (fake accounts, exaggerated or unsubstantiated claims). Now loosely used to highlight someone publicising something of their own creation.
JAMIE! SAMPLE!: A variant on the traditional “JAG!”, this requires the co-ordinated effort of several messageboard users to be successful.
Jay-Z’s Laugh: A giant thread from Harru that contained hundreds of similar nouns such as Morrissey’s gladioli. Often shoehorned into threads without context, sometimes with a link back to the original thread.
JBHR: Just bone her / bang him rotten.
JFC: Jesus fucking christ
jugs,did: A post by KennyDope (aka brightonb) that he claimed was made by his child(ren).
Jumped up Indie Prick: Self explanatory.
The Kayas: A band who has angrily engaged with the community, in similar ways to the original JAG, and have been remembered as such for sprawling posts and general outrage. It is a pasttime of many boarders to engage these threads and attempt to get the OP to bite.
KICK FOOTBALL OUT OF MUSIC: Phrases coined by a troll who would post this at inappropriate times. Allegedly fat, ginger and Irish and had numerous pseudonyms.
LAD: Sarcastic praise assuming the role of a thug-like modern lad character praising something which by liberal standards should cause derision.
Last night I meat: “Last night I met” in a South London accent supposedly.
Last.fm: Curious threads where users post a list of their most played tracks for a week, with each poster paying attention to no other list other than their own and taking pride in it, as though their listening habits are a badge of honour.
Leaving conference: Done with a thread.
Lemonshark: An elaborate way of rejecting someone, i.e. I can’t go out with you because I’m taking my lemon shark to the vet.
Le Tournoi: French for “The Tournament”, this is a reference to this thread where multiple people answered the same question, at first due to similar time posting, and then as part of the joke. Now references multiple identical answers to the same question.
Like An Arm: Derived from PickledOeuf starting a thread regarding a man she was dating who had a penis like an arm.
Link them to this thread: When someone asks a question that they would never want the subject to be aware of, this is often the suggested advice.
Lisa Needs Braces: A quote from one of the greatest episodes of The Simpsons ever made.
London Metropolitan Elite: Sometimes shortened to LME. Off the back of a since-deleted post reply in a thread alluding to some sort of London based illuminati running the country, namely music journalist Laura Snapes. See also MME (Manchester Metropolitan Elite).
look at balonz with his science oven: Double post by Noblet here that spawned this thread.
Loop: In a post about The Field by locomotor, this is a verbal representation of repetitive music with posts duplicated.
MAGNETISE!: Phrases coined by a troll who would post this at inappropriate times. Allegedly fat, ginger and Irish and had numerous pseudonyms.
Man marries goat: Bizarre news story once posted by Royter-Hatfood, now signifies a story that everyone’s already heard before.
Meowington’s Caravan: A wind-up of user Meowington implying that she lives in a caravan.
Mighty Mighty Bosstones: The Impression That I Get being the favourite song of many users and so used as an extreme positive benchmark.
MTFU: Man The Fuck Up.
The Note Technique: A method of meeting women persistently glorified by silkyskillz11 which involves making eye contact with a woman, then writing a short message on a note that includes your phone number and giving it to her without any other contact.
NOU: Shortening of “No you”.
Of Then: Another embarrassing spelling mistake from Balonz made here.
Oh Theo: In reference to TheoGB’s technical background and posted as a reply to something which highlights the difference between Theo and the DiS hivemind.
once i killer a man, properly: A line in the bio of tobykiller attempting to make himself appear more fearsome than he was, with the opposite outcome.
one day travelcard cunts: Post made by sadpunk sending up marckee’s worship of London in this thread. A derogatory term for people who visiting London for the day.
Ownness: a misspelling of onus by Marckee from this thread, that Balonz decided was funny enough to spawn its own new thread.
PAT: User obsessed with Lana Del Rey, period blood, scary amazonian black women, that guy who sang for sunn in a coffin, some guys dressed as clocks…
Peppermint Apes: A band who have angrily engaged with the community, in similar ways to the original JAG, and have been remembered as such for sprawling posts and general outrage. It is a pasttime of many boarders to engage these threads and attempt to get the OP to bite.
PIN / Passwords: You should never reveal your password or PIN but in this thread deadonthestairs did exactly that.
POJWTO: Pair of jeans with tea on. Taken from this thread.
POTD: Post of the day
POTY: Post of the year
pq: Two thumbs down.
quite a lot, of course a lot of it is ‘smug’ from me: A post accidentally made by creakyknees 10 times in this thread while there were many issues during the site upgrade.
Quotes: You can’t begin and end a block solely with the same type of quotes in the title, they will be removed, otherwise they work fine..
Radiohead: A one-word reply in parody of the high volume of Radiohead threads that get posted on the forums, often with subjects or themes that have been discussed time and time again.
Rebuild: When a thread “breaks” due to too much activity and needs to be rebuilt to work again. A known issue with the DiS website for which this is the workaround.
Repetition: In a post about The Field by locomotor, this is a verbal representation of repetitive music with posts duplicated.
Ricky Otto: A thread by Olegrich which contained nothing but this footballer’s name as the subject. Spawned many similar replies of lesser known professional footballers.
Ru: A post by KennyDope (aka brightonb) that he claimed was made by his child(ren).
Safe Space Policy (SSP): An attempt by DarwinDude to allow certain threads to be troll / bants free, to discuss sensitive issues, similar to a trigger warning. Subsequently applied to other threads with tongue firmly in cheek.
Safety wink: Used as an emoticon following an inflammatory or controvertial opinion, to signify that the statement is not to be taken on face value.
Sarcastic fringehead: A type of fish whose indie name amused many.
Semi-paedo: A concept of someone who is not a complete paedophile, leaving the reader to ponder how that becomes so, and speculate the position of the person who says it.
Shabs: The sister of bants. Shabs and bants, used to indicate the use of LAD culture speak. First used by wrightylew in this thread and subsequently spread by TheWza.
She’s not going to sleep with you: When a user defends another user of the opposite sex in a disproportionate manner, this phrase is a revelation of their true intentions. Allegedly a common character trait of Vikram_ and was originally created by CG (Cliche Guevara, or whichever username he has that’s not currently banned).
Shrieking harvester: A kind of barmaid on a hen night enjoying the song “Here Comes The Girls”.
Shut up Jook: Started light heartedly between Jook & cowcow, continued way beyond all reasonable expectations.
Shut up, maaaaaaaan: A retort commonly used by Silkyskillz11.
Smiggsy: An enigma.
Smoke threw a wond: A sign of bad grammar
SOAWJO: Slices of apple with jam on. Reckoning posted about a neighbour bringing him this and wondering if it was a come on. The consensus was that she was mental.
Solid Bronze Shark: A legacy of the no-pictures thread. Needs HTML on the forums to be appreciated.
Stroked her hair kill me now: One of a series of confessions made by untrue in this thread.
Stuart Binny: For the England vs India first test 2014, Pegfeet made this thread to discuss it in advance. He then got upset that another thread was made to discuss the same thing. However it was not until he got precious that an abundance of Stuart Binny threads were created as a reaction.
SUPER DRAGON!: Phrases coined by a troll who would post this at inappropriate times. Allegedly fat, ginger and Irish and had numerous pseudonyms.
Sweet Gorilla: A band who has angrily engaged with the community, in similar ways to the original JAG, and have been remembered as such for sprawling posts and general outrage. It is a pasttime of many boarders to engage these threads and attempt to get the OP to bite.
Sweet Jane Andrews Lane Theatre Saturday October 17th @ 10.30pm: An event that was wrongly logged as an artist which when used to tag a thread would break the thread. This defect was subsequently fixed, but the event is still remembered.
Take it to the Lipster: A reference to the now-defunct Lipster website launched by Sean Adams with a target female demographic.
Taking Jamie Summers down a peg or two: A threat made towards JS, assumed for jealous reasons (works for ATP) as he is hardly a boastful character.
That’s lovely: A de facto reply to a post accidentally submitted multiple times.
That’s golf, maaaan: A catchphrase from Silkyskillz11 which furthers the comparisons to his online persona as James Buckley’s character from The Inbetweeners.
The Maccabees Official Board: A hidden board dedicated to The Maccabees. An idea from Sean to host band forums which never worked out.
Theo the pub shitter: Theo once admitted to pooing in pub toilets.
Theo?: Likely a technical question, assuming TheoGB is the only user who would know the answer.
Thinly veiled x post: A reply to a post that reveals what the poster’s true intentions actually were.
^ This: A way of signifying that you agree with the previous poster, so popular that it was incorporated into the basic site functionality. Phrases such as “double this” or “multiple this’s” or “cannot this enough times” express an extreme agreement with the original post.
this is not a game a game of ‘when the fuck did you last use a box box?’: A nonsensical post made by meths here.
thomar: A strange user who feigns ignorance on subjects in an amusing writing style. His Myspace page used to have a picture of a Lego man.
Thread: A name for a post on the DiS community forum.
Threadsmash: When a thread “breaks” due to too much activity and needs to be rebuilt to work again. A known issue with the DiS website for which this is the workaround.
Time to go: If the OP has posted something which is of an opposing opinion to the DiS hivemind, or suspected trolling. The comment is to suggest that the OP no longer posts to the boards.
Timing!: A reference to judge_b and the importance of timing in comedy.
Toilet Dog / Lucien: Lucien, Loo chien, Toilet dog, TD. Made funnier by Lucien’s protesting at its use.
UNSUSTAINABLE: A reference to the Muse song of the same name which featured a vocodered vocal of Unsustainable at multiple points. Initial reactions to the song suggested that Muse were trying their hand at integrating EDM or Brostep elements into their sound in that po-faced way that only Muse could achieve. The result meant that just mentioning this word would remind users how funny and ridiculous it was.
Wagon’s Villa: Initially an autocorrect mistake from marckee here which then got adopted as a replacement name for Aston Villa.
WARFT: What a really frightening thought.
wES: A thread title that was inadvertantly posted before it was finished. Then adopted to imply nonsense.
wo: An expression of astonishment as made popular by cat_race.
WOLF POWER!: Quote from Brass Eye, used as an exclamation without context. “She needs Wolf power or she will explode in a shower of pulped yams.”
Wonion: The opposite of zonino.
Wut?: A response to something deemed nonsensical.
Your mum jokes: Eternally popular, those who try to dismiss them as immature are often countered by other mum jokes, thus invincible to attack.
Your site is helping me a lot: An excerpt from the profile of user joe70664, discussed in this thread.
You smely nice: An example of a spelling mistake from this post subsequently becoming a catchphrase.
You Stupid Cunt (YSC): An overly harsh retort Silkyskillz11 used excessively for some time until he was banned, which lost its meaning after excessive use.
Zonino: A positive exclamation. Old mobile phone predictive text alternative to “woohoo”. Later became the name of a live music event held at the Brixton Windmill.