Examples of flounce
Examples of flounce
Brexit is like historys [sic] longest flounce post
I love a good flounce post. They're always great for laughs. I don't follow enough communities to see them often though.
Where does flounce come from?
You may be surprised to learn the word flounce long predates the internet. It date backs to the 16th century and means “to go with impatient or impetuous, exaggerated movements,” often said of departures, e.g., flounce out. V historical.
Flounce got new life in the late 1990s and early 2000s with the rise of online forums and social media sites. As people started to build online communities on sites like LiveJournal, Myspace, Facebook, and Reddit, they also get fed up with them—and began flouncing them. Evidence for the term can be found on internet Usenet forums by at least 1999.
When someone flounces, they usually make what’s known as a flounce post to announce their departure. This tends to involve a lead-up to the flounce: angry exchanges with a few users, the deletion of some posts, and even kicking out or reporting other group members.
Then comes the flounce post itself, generally featuring an airing of any grievances that compelled them to leave in the first place, finger-pointing, expressions of emotions like disappointment and anger, and a tearful goodbye, e.g., This will be my very last post! Sometimes the flouncer will call further attention to their flouncing by posting in other groups about the drama or by messaging individual users to make people take sides.
I just left a Facebook group–without a flounce, though it was hard–and am discouraged. Pick me up.
— Sarah McQuade (@sarahwhelmed) July 23, 2018
Shamelessly insouciant room flouncers bring light to the dark places in my soul. Flounce insouciantly! Flounce!
— crazyhorse (@whatsmychyron) September 21, 2018
Who uses flounce?
Flounce can be a verb (e.g., He flounced the subreddit) or a noun (His subreddit flounce was so childish).
It is often used in the context of calling out flouncers. Its users may complain, genuinely or humorously, about those who flounce as if they are the worst humans in existence.
No one respond to the flounce post. Please keep it classy and be the bigger person
— wine and women (@spiralgoddess) September 4, 2009
a list of shit people from the inner west:
ALL of sticky fingers
terrible white rappers (too many to name)
girls who write flounce posts when they leave feminist facebook groups
— #abolishaustraliaday (@AdelePerovic) September 7, 2018
For others, flouncing serves as a form of entertainment. People often like to sit back, relax, and watch the drama unfold.
Personally I'm on the edge of my chair waiting for the next whiny flounce post or counter post on TechCrunch HOW ABOUT YOU GUYS?
— Craig Calef (@craigcalef) September 17, 2011
I follow a horsey page on FB it has a huge following. There is a group in it who are very vocal & aggressive and seem to revel in how many people they can make ‘flounce off’ I love a good mute button me 🤣 I’ve never had to do that on here.
— Michelle 👩🏻👁🐶🐴 (@mishcousin) August 27, 2018
Some people will own up to their own flouncing behavior. They may complain that they want to flounce due to the annoyingness of a group, or they might admit to being a #dramaqueen.
#lsg never have I wanted to lave a group a-la flounce more than I do right now. Jesus, just shut up, christ.
— Shaylin or else (@ModestShaylin) September 29, 2009
As flounced has aged, it has sometimes softened in tone, referring to a more temporary and even less dramatic departure from a site—though still because one is extremely irritated by content or users there.
Contemplating a Facebook flounce as a hell of a lot of people on there are idiots.
— hello, calz here (@CornishCalzone) April 11, 2013
The Dems didn't throw an idiotic tantrum & flounce out of the room, Trump did. The Dems showed up & actually tried to do their jobs. Our President still has not figured out how to do his job, after 2yrs of disgracing the WH & the country. Pathetic & totally counterproductive.
— ~Gwyzard the Teal~ (@GwyddionZ) January 10, 2019
Note that flounce can be used in other contexts, such as a type of dress that’s pleated but flow-y. Flounce can also be used in its original, “floundering” sense, especially in the expression flounce out of the room.
— Kimlud.com (@kimludcom) January 11, 2019