amazon rank

Function: verb Inflected

Form(s): amazon ranked 1. To censor and exclude on the basis of adult content in literature (except for Playboy, Penthouse, dogfighting and graphic novels depicting incest orgies). 2. To make changes based on inconsistent applications of standards, logic and common sense. Etymology: from 12 April 2009 removal of sales rank figures from books on Amazon.com containing sexual, erotic, romantic, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered or queer content, rendering them impossible to find through basic search functions at the top of Amazon.com’s website. Titles stripped of their sales rankings include “Bastard Out of Carolina,” “Lady Chatterly’s Lover,” prominent romance novels, GLBTQ fiction novels, YA books, and narratives about gay people.

Example of usage: “I tried to do a report on Lady Chatterly’s Lover for English Lit, but my teacher amazon ranked me and I got an F on grounds that it was obscene.” Alternate usage: “My girlfriend wanted to preserve her virginity, and I was happy to respect that, then she amazon ranked and decided anal sex was okay.”

More explanation here and here and here and here. This is not just a glitch. Petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/119673661. Massive massive FAIL Amazon!

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As mentioned earlier I moved to another blog home, at least for my work writing and testing. I briefly stopped on our new Cornell pilot service but we’re soon moving to our production service, still using WordPress but hosted by Edublogs Campus. I’m now homesteading before the move and shall hanceforth be at http://blogs.cornell.edu/ca92/. See you over there if anybody’s still reading!

Hi this is a test post to see if this works. I was looking at Wikipedia and I saw a cool video on Wikipedia projects:

I realized I hadn’t posted anything to say this blog is now defunct (though I’m betting that’s not a shock to anyone). I’ll have a new home soon TBA.