(Internet slang, informal) The proposition that there is at least one pornographic depiction of anything and everything; and, especially, that the resulting pornography is accessible through the Internet.
(Internet slang, informal) The proposition that every fictional character has an opposite-gender version.
- In general; for the most part:
As a rule, we take the bus.
- usually; ordinarily
- to exclude, as by decision
- to prevent; make impossible
Other Word Forms of Rule
Origin of Rule
noun: from Middle English rule, from Old French riule, from Vulgar Latin regula (“straight stick, bar, ruler, pattern"), from regere (“to keep straight, direct, govern, rule"); see regent.
verb: from Middle English rulen, from Old French riuler, from Latin regulare (“to regulate, rule"), from regula (“a rule"); see regular.
Middle English reule from Old French from Vulgar Latin regula from Latin rēgula rod, principle reg- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From a list of “Rules of the Internet” originally circulated on 4chan by members of Anonymous, in which the rule was formulated as "if it exists, there is porn of it".
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