= J =
JEDR // n.
Synonymous with IYFEG. At one time,
people in the Usenet newsgroup rec.humor.funny tended to use
`JEDR' instead of IYFEG or `<ethnic>'; this stemmed from a
public attempt to suppress the group once made by a loser with
initials JEDR after he was offended by an ethnic joke posted there.
(The practice was retconned by expanding these initials as
`Joke Ethnic/Denomination/Race'.) After much sound and fury JEDR
faded away; this term appears to be doing likewise. JEDR's only
permanent effect on the net.culture was to discredit
`sensitivity' arguments for censorship so thoroughly that more
recent attempts to raise them have met with immediate and
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.