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14 March 2011 @ 06:06 am
Understanding Athelind's Argot: FNORD  
Wikipedia has a surprisingly good, succinct and precise explanation of a concept that is supposed to be deliberately inconcise and obfuscating. It begins:

Fnord is the typographic representation of disinformation or irrelevant information intending to misdirect, with the implication of a worldwide conspiracy.

And it goes on from there.

Kind of sounds like the mission statement of Fox News, doesn't it?

So what sounds better: "Fnord News" or "Fnox News"?

silussa on March 14th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
Fnord News, definitely.

And I remember the book Fnord came from, very many years ago. :)
one in a billionsiege on March 14th, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC)
Fox Fnord.
Arcaton: jackassr_caton on March 14th, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC)
Faux News does well enough, methinks
Margarasmargaras on March 14th, 2011 06:53 pm (UTC)
If I remember right, the brain doesn't consciously parse fnord, so:


The subconscious feeling of unease is useful to stir unrest.
Your Obedient Serpentathelind on March 15th, 2011 02:21 am (UTC)
Welcome to Port Manteau.
"Fnorx News".