Citations:triforce

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English citations of triforce

Noun: "a shape composed of three equilateral triangles arranged in such a manner that a fourth triangle of equal shape could be fit in between them"[edit]

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  • 2009 July 17, 流星99. Run-Feed2News, “Google Removes Triforce From Logos”, cn.edu.lang.english, Usenet:
    As it fits a good conspiracy, Google now removed the triforce from the logo doodles
    (I did not check for every logo, but it's gone for at least the two which I did check). I wonder why?
  • 2010 October 1, Brian Bender, Farming Around the Country: An Organic Odyssey: A Year with WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms), NorLightPress (2010), ISBN 9781935254331,page 43:
    Then someone else arranged the triangles into a larger triangle — a pinecone triforce. From that point, it took off. By day four, someone had constructed a labyrinth below the triforce, adorned with yellow flower petals, red berries, and colorful rocks gathered from the woods.
  • 2011 September 1, Cole Stryker, Epic Win for Anonymous: How 4chan's Army Conquered the Web, The Overlook Press (2011), ISBN 9781590207383, unnumbered page:
    The only way to properly display the triforce is by using a complex set of Unicode characters.

Verb: "(Internet slang) to successfully post three Unicode triangles (▲) arranged in this configuration"[edit]

  • 2011 April 28, David Thorne, The Internet is a Playground: Irreverent Correspondences of an Evil Online Genius, Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin (2011), ISBN 9781101513774, unnumbered page:
    All I could work out is that I am apparently a “newfag” and cannot “triforce” but am unsure as to why I would need to triforce in the first place. I asked some of the people on there for their advice regarding triforcing, but the only answer I seemed to get was "nigger."
  • 2011 July 17, Michael S. Bernstein, Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Drew Harry, Paul André, Katrina Panovich, & Greg Vargas, "4chan and /b/: An Analysis of Anonymity and Ephemerality in a Large Online Community", Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, ISBN 978-1-57735-505-2, pages 50-57:
    Newcomers will be taunted by a challenge that "newfags can't triforce."
  • 2011 September 1, Cole Stryker, Epic Win for Anonymous: How 4chan's Army Conquered the Web, The Overlook Press (2011), ISBN 9781590207383, unnumbered page:
    Oldfags will post the symbol along with "Newfags can't triforce."