So I'm guessing we're "High Roaders" now....


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Guyon
December 25, 2002, 11:59 AM
Just want to get the lingo straight. Many of us used to be "TFL'ers." I'm guessing we're "High Roaders" now.

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Schuey2002
December 25, 2002, 12:03 PM
Yeah, we're "High Roaders" now... ;)

sm
December 25, 2002, 12:10 PM
Yep
Has a positve connotation
people may find us for other
reasons, stay and learn
the right ones

Tamara
December 25, 2002, 12:23 PM
...mostly because "THRers" is hard to say, and looks funny when typed out. ;)

Schuey2002
December 25, 2002, 12:27 PM
We are all a bunch of "there's"...

Dude, I am THERE ! :D

sm
December 25, 2002, 12:32 PM
"Theirs"? no "THRers"...your spelling is wrong...no T-H-R-ers...uh what...oh heck "High Roaders". OH-- them, that wonderful forum that teaches responsible gun ownership...etc. Why didn't you say so...

See, <chalk> Tamara right again;)

Blackhawk
December 25, 2002, 12:47 PM
High Roaders suggests there are Low Roaders, and they are....?

Never saw any denomination as Firing Liners, but TFL was shorthand so "ers" was just a natural suffix.

I predict that we'll end up calling ourselves THRers just as we called ourselves TFLers since they're equally unpronouncable.

Some things are for reading, and others are for saying. Never heard anybody speak shorthand so I have no idea what the squiggles of it sound like. :)

griz
December 25, 2002, 01:29 PM
I am (now:) )

2nd Amendment
December 25, 2002, 02:47 PM
I'm trying to imagine myself as a High Roader. That means I'll havta clean up my act and I didn't even do that as an Admin for other sites...

*sigh*

OK, I'll be the New & Improved Me. ..er :)

762x51
December 25, 2002, 02:50 PM
Sounds like some sort of biker gang.

Nothing wrong with biker gangs though. :cool:

pax
December 25, 2002, 02:54 PM
Well, we could all be "Roadsters."

Kind of sporty, don't you think?

pax

When I make a joke, nobody gets injured... when Congress makes a joke, it's the law. -- Will Rogers

Redlg155
December 25, 2002, 03:01 PM
Roadsters are better than being called a "Roadie". :D Although I wouldn't mind being one for Shania Twain.;)

Good Shooting
RED

Kentucky Rifle
December 25, 2002, 03:10 PM
How about "High Roadsters"?:cool:

KR

Schuey2002
December 25, 2002, 03:30 PM
"High Roadsters"... sounds like a bunch of retired senior citizens riding around on Honda Gullwings...:D :D

22x9
December 25, 2002, 03:34 PM
Hey if we are gonna be called Roadsters, can I be a FatBoy?

762x51
December 25, 2002, 06:20 PM
Originally posted by Schuey2002
"High Roadsters"... sounds like a bunch of retired senior citizens riding around on Honda Gullwings...:D :D

HA!

Ed Brunner
December 25, 2002, 09:20 PM
"retired senior citizens riding around on Honda Gullwings"

Aren't Gullwings for people who don't like motorcycles?;) ;) ;)

2nd Amendment
December 25, 2002, 09:38 PM
The ugly half of a Civic DX.

westex
December 25, 2002, 11:45 PM
Kinda wish this High Road thing could have been put to a vote. Sounds a little pompous to me like some group panhandling money at an airport. However, I'd rather be shooting from the high road than the low road.

Preacherman
December 25, 2002, 11:55 PM
westex, we actually got the name from Rich Lucibella, founder and owner of TFL - see Oleg's introduction. I think it's a pretty nice way to pay tribute to Rich and all he's done for the RKBA cause. It carries the connotation that we're not just "geeks with guns" or "redneck evil-black-rifle-totin' anti-social retards", but that we have serious principles that we try to observe and propagate among firearms owners and enthusiasts. Works for me! :)

4v50 Gary
December 25, 2002, 11:58 PM
And at our meets we'll quaff a pint of guiness and sing "Oh, you take the High Road and I'll take the low road..."

TexasVet
December 26, 2002, 12:27 AM
Goes to show you how old I'm getting, I thought a Gullwing was a Mercedes Benz 300SL Coupe. (That's early to mid 50's for you younger non-sporty car guys.)

Ala Dan
December 26, 2002, 04:04 AM
Yep, "High Roader's" has kind'a a ring to it.

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

Triad
December 26, 2002, 04:18 AM
Gullwing, or Goldwing?

citizen
December 26, 2002, 05:50 AM
Does this mean Larry has to make another batch of shirts?:rolleyes:

JMLV
December 26, 2002, 08:46 AM
we are HR people now?:rolleyes:
I never have been a fan of the human rescorces division....... :eek:

Tamara
December 26, 2002, 09:13 AM
Originally posted by Blackhawk
I predict that we'll end up calling ourselves THRers just as we called ourselves TFLers since they're equally unpronouncable.

Some things are for reading, and others are for saying. Never heard anybody speak shorthand so I have no idea what the squiggles of it sound like. :)

You mean you never actually uttered "Tee-eff-eller" out loud? It was ever so much more mellifluous than "Tee-aitch-arrerr"... Hence "High Roader" for me. ;)

4thHorseman
December 26, 2002, 10:00 AM
I asked Oleg where he came up with the name.
Oleg said, Rich(from the TFL) told him to 'take the high road' when dealing with the anti's.
Sounds great to me!:)

Ed Brunner
December 26, 2002, 12:42 PM
I apologize to the Gullwing drivers, as in 300SL and SLR's. In my haste to pick on Honda scooters, I overlooked that.
In the future I will endevor to "Take The High Road".

riverdog
December 26, 2002, 02:48 PM
If you want "High Roader" to stick, put it in your sig line and it'll catch.

Penman
December 26, 2002, 08:02 PM
Originally posted by 4v50 Gary
And at our meets we'll quaff a pint of guiness and sing "Oh, you take the High Road and I'll take the low road..."

For you trivia buffs out there: The high road and low road refer to two Scottsmen who were captured during the Jacobite Rebellion. One was to be executed, and the other set free. At that time, it was believed that if a Scottsman died away from his homeland, his soul would travel back to Scottland underground. That was the "low road".

Much better to be on the High Road.

Still Learning
December 26, 2002, 08:31 PM
While I'm going to miss TFL, I actually like being a "High Roader." Years ago when my first marriage ended, my ex-wife tried her best to turn our children against me. One buddy, who had been there, done that, gave me the advice to "Take the high road," (his exact words.)

I took his advice and didn't play her petty games nor have I ever uttered an ill against her. The result: Today I have to bribe my kids to give their mother a Mother's Day gift. Her "low road" tactics backfired and she hurt herself more than I could have ever done if I had wanted to...which I didn't.

The High Road is the only road to take. Glad I'm on it!

CAP
December 26, 2002, 08:51 PM
I can live with being called a 'High Roaded'.

Been called worse. :(

CAP

George Hill
December 26, 2002, 09:41 PM
I want this on the back of a leather jacket.

Blackhawk
December 26, 2002, 10:12 PM
You mean you never actually uttered "Tee-eff-eller" out loud? Not that I know of, but maybe I talk in my sleep.... :D

V8vroom
December 26, 2002, 10:15 PM
...and I hope it is a HELL of a ride!!

Michigander
August 16, 2004, 10:17 PM
I predict that we'll end up calling ourselves THRers just as we called ourselves TFLers since they're equally unpronouncable.

Some things are for reading, and others are for saying. Never heard anybody speak shorthand so I have no idea what the squiggles of it sound like.

Going on two years now and it looks to me like your prediction is true. I've seen THRer(s) and THR'er(s) a lot more than I have seen "High Roaders."

Telperion
August 16, 2004, 10:31 PM
I got a good chuckle when someone at DU referred to us as "High Roadragers". :D

sm
August 16, 2004, 11:22 PM
I was one of those whom came to THR from TFL.
TFL has since re-opened , and I visit both THR /TFL .

I am referred to as "Family", be it here on THR or TFL.

Of course when some folks from a anti- gun "site" got a hold of my email addy - I was called "one of them" ...some other names that Art's Grammaw won't let me type.

I took the HighRoad in my handling of situation. I'd be lying if the thought of targets from a Firing Line didn't cross my mind tho'. ;)

Treylis
August 16, 2004, 11:37 PM
I got a good chuckle when someone at DU referred to us as "High Roadragers".

:rolleyes: Unsurprised. Seriously, why even bother having a discussion forum if everyone's supposed to have identical political beliefs?

DesertEagle613
August 17, 2004, 02:01 AM
"High Roadragers..."

ROFL!

Okiecruffler
August 17, 2004, 02:37 AM
The wife refers to us as "those hoodlums you're always checking with." Nicest bunch of hoodlums I've ever been a part of, not that that's saying much...:evil:

Pappy John
August 17, 2004, 09:45 AM
Why is anyone at Ducks Unlimited calling us anything at all?:D

Oh and by the way...I'm claiming dual citizenship, as I check both boards daily.

Kamicosmos
August 17, 2004, 09:56 AM
Revenge of the Zombie Thread!

someone must have been bored to be digging through the archives....

Hand_Rifle_Guy
August 17, 2004, 03:18 PM
I never noticed until just this second that my condensed signature's initials could also be construed to stand for High_Road_Guy.

Not that I would adopt such a title. Feels sorta...Pretentious? Disingenuous? Something like that. I'd want to ask if it's OK with everyone, and I'd STILL get embarrassed about it. Buhlieve Ah'll let thet sleepin' dawg lie.

Now as to a reference name for fellow forum members, I always use the same thing, which has never caught on with anyone else despite my best efforts to smear it all over creation in the forum:

We're HighRiders.

It's something to be proud of.

El Tejon
August 17, 2004, 03:38 PM
I'm still known as a "knucklehead.":D

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