Outdoor Life, really!

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  1. PapaG

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    I subscribe to very few outdoor/shooting magazines these days. Outdoor Life, American Rifleman, Field and Stream, and Traditional Bowhunter. I read an article from OL a few minutes ago and a new writer was reviewing the CZ hammer double coach gun. He called it, I kid you not, a "shotty". A traditional, semi formal, straight up reporting magazine, full of good information, tradition and sportsmanship. SHOTTY. I'm thinking lawsuit.
     
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    While I am too pressed to afford any time to dedicate to the suit, I wish you well.

    In solidarity, I, too, shall scoff in their general direction! The pig-dogs!

    Imagine!
    Taking literary freedoms with nomenclature in an effort to attract a more youthful generation to this, cultured and venerable, shooting sport?
    The louts. Such oafishness in this time and circumstance!
    What will affront us next? Shotguns with detachable box-like magazines?! Ridiculous, simply silliness.
    A pox on them! A Pox I say!

    :D


    What did they say of the Stevens 555?:)
     
  3. Tommygunn

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    His spelling is atrocious. Everyone knows it's spelled "shottie," not "shotty.":neener: ..... :evil: ...... :D ..... ;)
     
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    It’s a lack of attention to detail and basic understanding that is oh so prevalent today. The proper nomenclature is of course “Boom Stick!” :)
     
  5. Pat Riot
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    “Shottie” for shotgun
    “Revo” for revolver
    “Vacay” for vacation
    And so on...
    I am convinced there are “end of life syllable credits” or the perception thereof by people with a lazy mindset.
    The way it works is you start off with a limited number of syllables in the language generation center of your brain. Once you have uttered or used up your allotment of syllables other parts of your brain begin to shut down critical functions and you die.

    At least, that’s my theory for these silly childlike words grown men and women come up with to be cute.
     
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    Well, at least the writer didn't use the adaptive spell checker I have or there woulda never been an O in "shotty"
    I'm not sure that a lawsuit is in order, but a strongly worded letter to the editor would be an option. You could demand a key below the table of contents, describing the meaning of common abbreviations and acronyms that lazy writers are inclined to use.

    Nothing shows your condolences more sincerely than being to lazy to write or type it out.
    RIP OL, GBNF
     
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    My shotgun, an over and under. For skeet. Afterwards we eat duck and drink tea, while enjoying the new wax job on the Bentley.
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    My shottie...
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    After this we clean up the steel, hit the dirt bikes and drink beers!

    My hottie...
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    Ow!
    (And she said I had to say that I wouldn’t do that again...:oops:)

    My sh*tty...
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    This one, is, waiting for a buy-back...:(
     
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    Employ children, get childish writing.

    Outdoor Life has become a joke. Woke hook and bullet rag? They have endorsed anti-capitalist groups masquerading as “conservationists”, regularly display “shotty”-like stupidity, and will soon be denigrating hunting and fishing as the embodiments of “white supremacy”. Andrew McKean has taken the magazine in a very left wing direction and it is sad to see what it has become.
     

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    Many aspects of our lives are clouded by charlatans who speak (write) with little knowledge and no expertise. Our need to learn should be motivated by the desire to not only grow in knowledge but also to recognize a charlatan. To put that in my Marine lexicon, you need to know enough to recognize BS so you do not step into it.
     
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    Thanks, folks. I got way more than I expected. The reason I wrote what I did was because of a post a while back asking for our most disliked firearm terms.
     
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    Some terms people use are ridiculous. I cannot stand “ boolits “ . Actually heard a guy explaining to his son that if it is cast it is a “boolit”. If it swaged , whether lead or jacketed, it is a bullet.
     
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    I think the term “shotty”, along with “Remmy and Winny”, is codified as actually being illegal to utter in several southern states.

    As far as magazines, similar doings in some car and motorcycle magazines. They’ve given up doing actual analytical testing and articles now sound like elongated press releases, more lifestyle than enthusiast oriented.

    They seem to forget who kept them going all those years. I’ll protest with my wallet, I will not be renewing.
     
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    You don't think it's "totes adorbs"?
     
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    I'm partial to the term, "Goose Blaster" myself. ;)
     
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    The problem with threads on things that annoy us is, they are one of the things that annoys us. It's a brave new world out there and things are changing faster than ever before.
     
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