Two coinages in two days! Yesterday was “airblogging”:http://www.polytropos.org/archives/2005/05/air_blogging.html, and today “Robin Laws”:http://www.livejournal.com/users/robin_d_laws/83202.html brings us a new indispensable acronym:
This acronym would reflect the strong possibility that any news story remarkable enough to comment on may well be challenged, debunked, or turned on its head in the course of the next news cycles, thereby making the blogger look like a dope for ever taking note of it in the first place. It would function as a disclaimer, allowing the poster to efficiently reserve a note of skepticism on the story he or she is commenting upon.
The proposed acronym is ATIUBS.
Which, as you have surely intuited by now, stands for Assuming This Isn’t Utter Bullshit.
Keepers of Internet acronym standards take note: ATIUBS has full Polytropian support.