The word is: URB!
In yesterday’s post, Goffman-esque Response Cries: Is Sha! the New Duh?, we discussed how words are invented by a culture and how their expressive utterances provide meaning in various contexts. A new word — URB — was invented yesterday to help describe our Urban Semiotic phenomenon of minds:
Okay, we have invented a word. Now we need to better embed it in our culture beyond this blog. How can we best do that together? There are several ways:
Use the internet to spread the definition of the word.
The main reason
I am writing this URB article today instead of relying on yesterday’s
fun is to cement the URB idea here. Today’s post has URB in the title.
URB appears several times in lots of sentences. Search Engines will
find this official post on URB and index it and forge the meaning to
“URB indicates insight and intelligence found on the Urban Semiotic blog!”
Spread the word here and abroad. You may use URB as your Avatar and you may download the 80×80 pixel version here.
Write a blog post and then Trackback to this article — and please be
sure to use the precise Trackback URL for this article so it will
You will know your Trackback was successful when the link back to your site appears at the end of this article!
We also have a new URB Reference Page you may read and link.
Also, leaving lots of comments on this article will push up its innate popularity in the Search Engine returns!
Do you have any ideas how to spread URB? Please share your ideas for ways to insinuate URB!
You might decide to wear the URB semiotic
and drink from its divine mug! You don’t need to do any other selling
other than wearing the word and swallowing the stuff. You might also
get an URB tattoo and bind your flesh forever to the ideals of this blog!
You must use URB in everyday conversation to interject a response to friends, foes and family:
We’re sure you’ll think of better others.
The best way to embed URB in the modern mind of culture is to form a
language around it and then put it into play across the world. You can
even interject a single-word URB-ism into a normal English sentence
just to keep the URB vibe alive for those who are not yet totally
onboard with us.
URB: The Language — was invented yesterday and several people were
confused how to write, speak and read URB.
URB class is now in session as we school you in the way of URB!
1. Writing URB: Writing URB has three simple rules. The first
rule is “urb” — always written in lowercase — is always inserted
after the first two letters of any word, even words that are only two
letters, and then the remaining letters of the word are continued if
there are any. The second rule is one-letter words are never URB-ed.
The third rule is to first type out your sentences in English and then
go back and URB-ify the words with inserted “urb”s until you are
finished. That is a much easier method for writing URB than trying to
write it in real time.
2. Speaking URB: The “urb” in URB-ology is always voiced in
one syllable as “urb” or “herb” or “errrb” but never as its parts:
“u-r-b” is never acceptable.
NOTE: Never refer to “URB” as “The URB” because the “the” gives a totally different meaning to our URB intent.
3. Reading URB:
We understand reading URB can be a challenge and we feel for you. The
only way to read URB well is to write URB even better. Practice URB and
URB will never play you. Here is a color-coded self-test we have
created to show you how URB is translated from Proper English. For
those experienced in the way of URB we have typed the test in our Urban
Semiotic font to challenge your image-as-word perception abilities:
Can URB University be far behind?
Orurb shurbould thurbat beurb: “URurbB Unurbiversity?”