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"Gernade" and other terminology pet peeves

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by mfree, Mar 17, 2005.

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  1. mfree

    mfree Member

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    I'm not really stirring the pot so much as trying to standardize our etymology :) Ok, so I'm stirring the pot.

    Anyhow, at least 5 times in the last 2 days I've seen people spell grenade as "gernade". That ranks right up there on the skin-crawling chart as nukular and clip vs. magazine.

    Any terminology gaffes I'm missing here?
     
  2. Indy7373

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    Would calling my firearms "boomsticks" fit into that category?!? :D Hey thats what Ash called them in the Evil Dead movies. :D
     
  3. mfree

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    Nonono, that's fine, I'm talking about things like "barettas" and sometimes beyond the gun world, stuff like the "chevy camero"....
     
  4. Control Group

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    Oh, my.

    If we're going beyond the gun world, butt naked instead of buck naked. Beckon call instead of beck and call. Third wheel instead of fifth wheel. Intensive purposes instead of intents and purposes. Supposively instead of supposedly. Case and point instead of case in point. Using i.e. instead of e.g. and vice versa.

    The only one I can think of within the gun world is the widespread misuse of the term "bullet" to mean any part or all of a round...although I'm pretty sure I haven't seen anyone on THR do that.
     
  5. tuna

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    My two "favorites" have already been taken - clip and bullet

    Other peeves I have are: "Assault Rifle", "Machine Gun", "Sniper Rifle"
    I don't mind the above when used properly, but they never are in the media.
     
  6. Bear Gulch

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    Clip still is the all time winner.

    With the possible exception of battle rifle used without a historical context. The brown Bess musket was a battle rifle, it is not what folks mean anymore.
     
  7. Nathanael_Greene

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    For me, it's the many misspellings of "varmint"--varmet, varmit, varmat, varmant, etc. etc. Not the end of the word, I know, but it's a peeve.

    When I read the gun auction websites, it amazes me how many people misspell the name of the firearm they're selling--fer cryin' out loud, it's written right on the thing! Instead, you get Ithica, Remmington, Tauras, Smith & Wessin, and so on.

    Aside from the gun world, I love it when people say "he's made a 360-degree turnaround"--I wonder if they're aware what they're actually saying.
     
  8. Indy7373

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    Now, there might be some confusion between Naked and nekkid. Naked is simply being without clothes on. Nekkid is being without clothes and up to no good. Be sure to make this distinction. :what: :D
     
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    For those involved with electronics you can make" germanium "transistors and if you are a green thumb type you can make "geranium" transistors !
     
  10. WT

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    I got me a set of them karate 'numb chucks.'
     
  11. Shovelhead

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    To - Two - Too

    There - They're - Their
     
  12. The Rabbi

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    Irregardless. Big pet peeve.
    "Healthy" to describe food.
     
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    Loose (not tight)

    Lose (to misplace or not win)

    Looser (not as tight as another)

    Loser (a habitual non-winner)
     
  14. DSRUPTV

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    I get sick of hearing all of the slang for guns and shooting.

    Heat = gun
    Gat = gun
    Packin' = carrying a weapon
    "Hot" someone = to shoot someone
    Clip = magazine
    Bust a cap = fire a round

    If everyone used proper and professional sounding words to refer to firearms, I think the image would be better. Thankfully this forum is filled with people that use words like firearm, weapon, and magazine.
     
  15. The Rabbi

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    I've often wondered where the term "roscoe" for gun came from. Anyone have an idea?
     
  16. MaterDei

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    irregardless

    and the one I see a lot...

    alot
     
  17. Peet

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    There - They're - Their

    THANK YOU Shovelhead! I see that confusion on EVERY board I look at (not just gun boards).

    Hows about: joo-luh-ry (jewelry)
    reel-uh-toor (realtor)
    ATM machine (GRRRrrrrrr)
    PIN number (GRRRrrrrrr again)
     
  18. White Horseradish

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    Well, if the food is venison, I would really like it to be healthy... :)

    Should of instead of should've. Bayonette for bayonet. That one is actuallly quite funny, since a bayonette would be a female bayonet. I keep having visions of elegant mother of pearl inlaid ones...

    What really drives me up the wall, though, is when people misspell in auctions and ads. There used to be a guy on eBay that kept pushing "ritaul" daggers. Baretta was a detective on TV, Beretta is the gun manufacturer.

    Assult -> Assault
    Kalishnikov -> Kalashnikov
    Tokerav ->Tokarev



    There are more...
     
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  19. Dannyboy

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    An old sig of mine said it for me.

    The word is have. Could HAVE. Would HAVE. Should HAVE. Not could OF. Should OF. Would OF.

    That drives me up a wall.
     
  20. pax

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    Alright, alright allready!

    I do'nt "know" why we have too be so pickey about stuf like that.

    So what if someone calls a magazein a clip. They know what they mean. If someone who used the wrong word could of figured out the right one by themself, they would of.

    pax

    English? Pfffffttt, what do I need to learn that for? I'm not going to England! -- Homer Simpson
     
  21. dmallind

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    My own personal peeve is the death of the adverb.

    When even professional communicators and writers describe people as "running quick" it's time to just heave the style manual into the garbage real quick. :rolleyes:
     
  22. MaterDei

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    Dannyboy, you couldn't of said it better!
     
  23. The Rabbi

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    Impossible. The deer might have been healthy. The venison, though, is dead.
     
  24. KAR120C

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    for guns I have to say CMP customers using the term "racker" instead of "rack grade" rubs me the wrong way for some reason.

    Your, instead of you're (the Clinton White House made that mistake once in an invitation)

    Jive, when they mean jibe. This one is really bad because jive (BS) means almost the opposite of jibe (to be in agreement). I hear it constantly.

    "Beg the question" - NOTE this does not mean "raises the question", or "makes one want to ask the question...". Rather it is a logical fallacy in which you assume to be true that which you are trying to prove. In other words it means making a circular argument. This gets used correctly about 0.001% of the time.
     
  25. White Horseradish

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    Here's another couple. Accept and except, affect and effect. Also a common thing in auctions, as in "I except checks".
     
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