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What is a Zombie? Why are Code Reviewers so violent and talking about killing Zombies all the time? And what ammo are they talking about? What is a TS? What does RSA mean?

And what other Code Review-specific memes are there?

(As the number of memes grows and grows, and Malachi's wish to vote for the memes more than once, this really ought to have its own meta-question)

Please provide only one, or just a few tightly-coupled, memes per answer.

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Meme: s/old message/new message/

Originator: Unknown

Cultural Height: The 2nd Monitor.

Background:

Often in chat, a user will type something like this:

s/funny/annoying/

In response to what another user said as a "joke edit". Occasionally it is actually used to correct spelling.

The meme comes from GNU's SED.

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    \$\begingroup\$ For the record, it's also used in other chatrooms. \$\endgroup\$ – Morwenn Aug 11 '15 at 12:00
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Meme: Here Be Pedants

Originator: Mat's Mug

Cultural Height: The 2nd Monitor, Meta

Background: Originally introduced by Mat's Mug in an answer on meta,
it got quickly adapted into chat by Dan Pantry, Zak, Mast and possibly other regulars where it mutated from a proud declaration "Don't get me wrong, a lot of Code Review regulars are complete pedants. We love being pedantic" into a warning, leaning on "Here Be Dragons"

Beware: Here Be Pedants

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Meme: Skiwi (verb), e.g. "skiwi'd"

Originator: IvenBach (?)

Cultural Height: VBA Rubberducking

Background: Skiwi has long been renowned to consistently have well over 1000 open tabs in his browser. "To skiwi something" means to open a browser tab and leave it opened to get back to it... eventually.

Skiwi's browser tabs

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Meme: Floating Point Police™

Originator: JS1

Cultural Height: ???

Background:

As a proud member of the Floating Point Police™, I'm issuing you citation for unnecessary use of floating point here.

(Source)

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Meme:

Originator: ??? (Probably Mat'sMug, or maybe indirectly Jeff Atwood's blog post)

Cultural Height: Current

Background: It's famously been said that a language cannot be considered a proper language on Code Review until someone has written a FizzBuzz for that language.

Example 1 and Example 2

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