Spoof vs Backscatter - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between spoof and backscatter

is that spoof is a hoax or spoof can be (australian|new zealand|slang) semen while backscatter is (physics) the deflection of particles and/or radiation through angles greater than 90 degrees to the original direction of travel.

As verbs the difference between spoof and backscatter

is that spoof is to gently satirize or spoof can be (australian|new zealand|slang) to ejaculate, to come while backscatter is to scatter particles and/or radiation back to the direction from which they come.

As an adjective spoof

is fake.

spoof

English

Etymology 1

From the proprietary name of a game involving deception. American Heritage Dictionary

Noun

(wikipedia spoof) (en noun)
  • A hoax.
  • A light parody.
  • * 2000 , Stanley Green, Hollywood Musicals Year by Year , page 177,
  • On Broadway, where it opened in 1949, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'' was a spoof''' of the madcap Twenties which gave Carol Channing her first starring role; on the screen, it was an up-to-date ' spoof of sex which gave Marilyn Monroe her first starring role in a musical.
  • * 2003 , Margo Daly, Anne Dehne, Rough Guide to Australia , page 331,
  • The final piece of the country puzzle is found at the corner of Brisbane Street and Kable Avenue, where the Hands of Fame' cornerstone bears the palm-prints of more country greats. A glorious '''spoof , the Noses of Fame memorial, can be savoured over a beer at the ''Tattersalls Hotel on Peel Street.
  • Nonsense.
  • (UK) A drinking game in which players hold up to three (or another specified number of) coins hidden in a fist and attempt to guess the total number of coins held.
  • Synonyms
    * (parody) parody, satire, send-up / sendup

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Fake.
  • * 1998 , George McKay (editor), Notes on Contributors'', ''DiY Culture: Party & Protest in Nineties Britain , page 300,
  • His most recent art project, ‘Consuming Desire’, explored men?s relationship with pornography, using invisible art strategies (a spoof' sex shop and a ' spoof porn CD-ROM), media interventions (TV/ radio and press exposure), and therapeutic work with men addicted to pornography.
  • * 2004 , Paul Gravett, Manga: 60 Years of Japanese Comics , 127,
  • Below left: Despite appearances, Hajime Furukawa?s wacky I Don?t Like Friday'' was never aimed at children, but ran as a spoof sex-education English course in ''Business Jump .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To gently satirize.
  • * 1971 , Harvey R. Deneroff, Harlow, Jean'', entry in Edward T. James, Janet Wilson James, Paul S. Boyer (editors), ''Notable American Women, 1607-1950: A Biographical Dictionary , Volume 2, page 137,
  • Her best film is generally considered to be Bombshell (1933), in which she spoofed her own career as a Hollywood sex goddess.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=April 29 , author=Nathan Rabin , title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Treehouse of Horror III” (season 4, episode 5; originally aired 10/29/1992) citation , page= , passage=According to the audio commentary on “Treehouse Of Horror III,” some of the creative folks at The Simpsons were concerned that the “Treehouse Of Horror” franchise had outworn its welcome and was rapidly running out of classic horror or science-fiction fodder to spoof . }}
  • To deceive.
  • (computing) To falsify.
  • * 2003 , Tao Peng, Christopher Leckie, Kotagiri Ramamohanarao, Detecting Distributed Denial of Service Attacks by Sharing Distributed Beliefs'', Rei Safavi-Naini, Jennifer Seberry (editors), ''Information Security and Privacy: 8th Australasian Conference, ACISP 2003, Proceedings , LNCS 2727, page 224,
  • However, MULTOPS assumes that packet rates between two hosts are proportional and the IP addresses are not spoofed .
  • * 2007 , Wes Kussmaul, The Sex Life of Tables: What Happens When Databases about You Mate , page 83,
  • In fact they are more important, because identities in the online world can be easily spoofed'.You may have heard that a digital certificate prevents such identity ' spoofing .
    Synonyms
    * (to satirize) satirise / satirize, send up

    References

    Etymology 2

    Unknown

    Noun

    (-)
  • (Australian, New Zealand, slang) Semen.
  • Synonyms
    * cum * jizz * sprog (Australia) * spunk (UK)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (Australian, New Zealand, slang) To ejaculate, to come.
  • Derived terms

    * spoofie * spoofy

    Anagrams

    * English heteronyms

    backscatter

    English

    Alternative forms

    * back scatter * back-scatter

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (physics) The deflection of particles and/or radiation through angles greater than 90 degrees to the original direction of travel.
  • The particles and/or radiation deflected in this manner.
  • (military) A portion of the energy of electromagnetic radiation such as a laser or radio waves that is scattered back in the direction of the source of radiation by an obscurant.
  • (computing) The sending of IP packets to essentially random addresses in response to incoming packets that have a spoofed origin.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To scatter particles and/or radiation back to the direction from which they come.