wackyparse

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Etymology[edit]

wacky +‎ parse. Though wackyparsing as a concept probably originated in Kibology (at alt.religion.kibology), at least as early as 1998[1], the term has come to have wider usage, particularly on Usenet.

Verb[edit]

wackyparse (third-person singular simple present wackyparses, present participle wackyparsing, simple past and past participle wackyparsed)

  1. (Internet, slang) In Kibology, the practice of misreading text to humorous effect (perhaps deliberately), especially in line with traditional absurdist humor.
    I wackyparsed bear hunting as beer hunting.

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