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What is your definition of "someone who can only say big things and/or make themselves awesome through the keyboard and can't do half the things they say in real life"?

Asked by Mimishu1995 (16785points) May 14th, 2014

“Armchair know-it-all”? “Paper machine gun”? “Internet scarecrow”? What else?

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Dan_Lyons's avatar

My big brother.

wingsonroots's avatar

Hot air balloon

Berserker's avatar

Internet Badass is a term I actually heard before.

Bluefreedom's avatar

Social Media Narcissist

Unbroken's avatar

A very lonely insecure person…:(

ucme's avatar

You seem to be obsessed with slagging off jellies, those whispering circles are so lame.

ragingloli's avatar

12 year old

jca's avatar


DipanshiK's avatar

Fictional brawl.

DaphneT's avatar

A writer.

wildpotato's avatar

I think the best word for these folks comes from your own language: otaku.

Or am I misunderstanding the word?

Mimishu1995's avatar

@wildpotato Otaku is someone who is addicted to manga and anime.

And my mother tongue isn’t Japanese :p

wildpotato's avatar

Gotcha. I googled a bit – I was actually thinking of “hikikomori” but that doesn’t really fit either. Never mind! :)

jerv's avatar

I don’t think the mods would like me if I answered honestly and accurately…

Personally, I never understood why people do that. Then again, maybe I have more and greater talents than most and thus don’t really feel the need to exaggerate.

rexacoracofalipitorius's avatar

Well, to put on my “graceless pedant” hat for a bit, what you have there is already a definition, and you’re looking for the word that fits it.

I like “paper machine gun”, and I fully intend to steal it for use elsewhere, but I don’t think that’s quite le bon mot. Maybe “vox pop-off”.
Author of “selfie fanfic”?
“Trash typer”?

I’m going with trash-typer.

ragingloli's avatar

How about Paper Tiger.

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GloPro's avatar

I like armchair know-it-all.

Coloma's avatar


Berserker's avatar

Turd smoker.

MarvinPowell's avatar

Internet bullies/internet bad-ass.

You know, the ones to TYPE THINGS IN ALL CAPS SERIOUSLY AND EXPECT EVERYONE TO TAKE THEM SERIOUSLY WHEN THEY DO IT!!! Or threaten to “kick your f-cking ass!” over the internet.

You… I like your answer, man!

Berserker's avatar

@MarvinPowell Or threaten to “kick your f-cking ass!” over the internet.

Ha yeah, that has to be just about the saddest thing someone online can say lol.

ragingloli's avatar

What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I’m the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Corps and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking dead, kiddo.

Berserker's avatar

If that comes from 4 chan, I might actually visit once in a while.

Bluefreedom's avatar

@ragingloli is certainly on about something! Beware of his all seeing presence for he will spite you with fire and brimstone by using only the function keys on his keyboard!

rexacoracofalipitorius's avatar

Oh, yeah, I forgot about Mall Ninja

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