Taint week #Publishing#taint week#viral#writing December 26 2013 | Ariel arielmstallings We've entered what I've come to think of as "editorial taint week," the publishing industry perineum between Christmas and New Year's Day. As mentioned before, we're doing lighter posting both this week and next week, and our blogging sausage factory has slowed to a sputtering hum instead of its usual slamming thunderous hammering and splorting. We're working on some perhaps ill-advised dev projects behind the scenes (who's idea was it to upgrade the Tribe over New Year's Eve? Oh right: mine), but for the most part things are pretty quiet. Amusingly, because it's a slow news week across the Internet, in years past we've seen this as the time when mainstream news outlets sometimes pick up Offbeat Bride stories… because what else is there to talk about during taint week besides weird weddings? We'll see if it happens again this year. Share this:TwitterFacebook Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Author of the Offbeat Bride book, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. Subscribe to her newsletter to get the behind-the-scenes stuff. PREVIOUS Online civility, recency vs relevancy, and the most amazing Offbeat Home comment thread of all time?! NEXT "I'm weird for being normal": the reverse discrimination fallacy Show/Hide comments [ 10 ] Ariel, if you are going to talk about hammering, slamming and splorting while I'm ovulating, I'm gonna need a reach-around. THUNDEROUS SPLORTING & REACH AROUNDING! Taint – also known as a gooch. My sister was so upset when I told her what gooch meant. Her address is [Mans name] Gooch Way. I laughed so hard GOOCH! Other euphemism I've heard: snack bar. Wait, so if this is taint week Christmas Eve = clitoris, perfect for teasing us for what is to come next Christmas Day = vagina, an explosion of glory This week = taint much happening New Years Eve = … Well you either love it or you hate it!!!!! This is perfection. TAINT MUCH HAPPENING! 🙂 This loaded slowly on my phone, and I saw the title, and thought "tainted like tarnished, or genitalia?" Then the picture loaded, and my question was answered! Bahaha Taint 2013, taint 2014. I LOVE THIS! I just died laughing a little reading this. OMG this thread – LOLS!!! 🙂 Comments are closed.