As you settle into Mastodon, be sure to learn the lingo:
- "toot": a tweet
- "tusking": starting a pointless fight with another user
- "woolly": going viral, as in "wow, that toot really went woolly"
- "extinction event": when a whole instance goes down
@nolan I would reserve "extinction event" for when the last Tweep migrates to these moisty pastures.
@timp hell yeah, in this timeline it's the birds that go extinct baby
@nolan now define "awoo"
@lmorchard awoo is untranslatable, that's like asking a Japanese person to define "wabi-sabi"
@nolan Fair enough!
@nolan or a white person "hokey pokey"
@nolan This is why I like Amaroq
@spiderrobotpig because it's just full of my toots? :D
That and it changes every instance of toot to awoo
@spiderrobotpig ohhhh didn't even notice! Tusky doesn't do that, looks like fruit users have a different experience from droid users :)
@nolan yah haha. It's a setting in amaroq
@nolan a veritable Mastodon 101.
@nolan "ice age": when there isn't any activity in the entire network of all instances.
@deadsuperhero ugggg too real
@nolan "dinosaurs": other federated networks
@nolan maybe each instance will have it's own slang? cybre.space tooters florp, they don't fav things...
@nolan I'm still not sure about the whole toot thing, but I'm down for woolly lol
@cc especially since the originating toot was woolly af
@nolan Cool, thanks :smile:
@nolan I refuse
@nolan "I was tusking in a toot which went wooly and caused an extinction event" Like that?
@deathpigeon wow sounds like a dank fuckin toot
@nolan Brilliant! What about "stampede" when an instance overloads with new registrations?
@nolan pretty sure you just made these up
@animeirl you catch on fast don't you
@nolan I love Woolly so much
@nolan I've been using "Tusking" for blocking.
And "boosting" should be "trumpeting".
/me stomps down.
@nolan thanks a lot for the Mastodon terms, I'm learning
@nolan most of those seem made up and forced :/
@nolan Tusking. Pointless. I see what you did there.
@nolan I've experienced a number of extinction events. 2 of 3 prior instances are extinct.
Giving these the official Mastolinguist☑️ seal of approval
@nolan this is adorable.
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