Now, though, what with the Interwebs and all, I realize that my definitions need some updating. These days, a sock puppet can mean any of a few things*. For example...
- "An account made on an internet message board, by a person who already has an account, for the purpose of posting more-or-less anonymously"
- "A fake personality, usually a 'friend' or 'sister,' created by a drama queen/king for the sake of defending him/herself against others in an online forum" (I've actually exposed a couple of these—MWF alumni might recall the Great Kacy Dramaz of 1999.)
- "Homer Simpson's greatest fear (Marge: Sock puppets! Homer: AAAAAAH!!)"
Here's my current sock puppet: Yes, it's one of the ubiquitous but nevertheless fascinating Noro striped scarves. I know, I've already made two, but these are easy, mindless knitting, and it's great fun watching the colours emerge and blend (or duke it out for supremacy, depending).
Plus, am I the only person in the world who thought Lambchop would have looked better on a plate with a few sprigs of mint for garnish? I like my sock puppet much better.
* Thanks, Urban Dictionary!