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Catalog of Tetraterms & Slang

Throughout the ages, a certain terminology -- almost a new language -- has developed around Tetris. As the tetraterms & associated slang are somewhat Freudian, we've done our best to catalog them, dictionary-style, as follows:

 

 

TETRIBATE

To engage in solo Tetris playing.

 

 

 

TETRIGASM

The euphoric sensation resulting from high altitude Tetris attacks, and often the Rapage of the Rectum with the Cock Piece and the defeat of one's opponent. Take your most enjoyable orgasm... multiply it by a thousand. And you're not even close.

 

 

 

PREMATURE TETRACULATION

Occurs in a game that ends very quickly, usually before a player can get a sufficient number of lines. Officially, Premature Tetraculation has occured if you lose having depleted less than ten lines.

 

 

 

EXCHANGING PHONE NUMBERS

Simultaneous Tetrising between both opponents. This is the rapid exchange of Tetris, either occuring directly simultaneously, or in quick succession. Also known as "Tetris Tag."

 

 

 

TETRANCE

The state where a player is zoned into the game of Tetris and regards Tetris as the most important thing at that moment, often to the point of blocking out surroundings. It is quite possible for spectators of a game to be in Tetrance, even though they are not playing the game.

 

 

SODA POPINSKI

Fictional, legendary boxer and Tetris competitor. A mythical player; to refer to one's move as "like Popinski," "Popinski-like," "Popinkski-esque," or "Soda," is a great compliment.

Example:
Player One: "Dude, that move was totally Soda!"
Player Two: "Utmost gratitude, friend."

 

 

 

BUILDING SCULPTURES
or BEING AN ARCHITECT
or ARCHITECTING

Layering of blocks in an unorthodox, yet often aestheticly pleasing, manner. Indeed, this is usually considered harmful to the player's ability to win.

 

BUILDING/CONSTRUCTING CASTLE(S)/CASTLE WALLS

The phenomenon that occurs with a visual look similar to that of a castle. In these instances, there is no feasable place for an Ass Block (or L-piece) when it visits!

 

"T" IT UP

To engage in Tetris play.

Example:
Player One: "Shall we T it up?"
Player Two: "You're on."

 

 

BALLS TO THAT, YO

Common term during Tetris play, used by a player to show detest, disapproval, and/or angst toward the opponent's play.

Example:
Player One makes a Tetris.
Player One: "Suck it, bitch!"
Player Two: "Balls to that, yo!"

 

 

 

NOCTURNAL TETRACULATION

Dreaming of Tetris, resulting in a euphoric sensation similar to that of a tetrigasm.

 

 

 

TETRANXIETY

Stress caused by Tetris. This is sometimes a result of insufficient performance in Tetris.

Nocturnal Tetranxiety is very common. There have been cases in which individuals have had trouble sleeping due to this phenomenon.

 

 

 

FIENDING

Simply an irresistable urge to play Tetris.

 

 

 

FIENDING FOR THE START

The sudden Game Pause that occurs when a player has hit start believing he or she is the first player. In many official Tetris derivatives, a two player Tetris battle will only start when Player One has hit the Start button. If both players press Start, and Player Two's has registered second, the game will Pause and Player Two has "Fiended for the Start."

 

 

 

PENIS ENVY

The yearning for a Cock Piece when a Rectum is exposed. More specifically, penis envy occurs when one yearns for a Cock Piece and his or her opponent is visited by one or more of the illustrious Cock Pieces. This form of penis envy is even more stressful when the opponent does not even need the Cock Piece.

 

 

TETRONI

A player who is not very adept at playing Tetris; an easy win.

 

 

 

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