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Asbestos Cork Award

/as-ˈbe-stəs kȯrk ə-ˈwȯrd/

n. Once, long ago at MIT, there was a flamer so consistently obnoxious that another hacker designed, had made, and distributed posters announcing that said flamer had been nominated for the 'asbestos cork award'.

Persons in any doubt as to the intended application of the cork should consult the etymology under flame.

Since then, it is agreed that only a select few have risen to the heights of bombast required to earn this dubious dignity --- but there is no agreement on *which* few.