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    BB Vernacular - Newbie's Quick Start Guide to ChessChat

    Article 42: A document that essentially says this forum is a community. Its not just about the chess. All welcome. Most tolerated.
    BB: Bulletin Board
    BBL: Be Back Later
    BEMU: Belated Excited Misinformed Utterance.
    Bot: Moderator/ Admin. Originally a derogatory term likening behavioural traits similar to a robot. Since reclaimed as a term of endearment.
    BRB: Be Right Back
    Chess: A very difficult game that is beyond most BB users.
    Coffee Lounge [CL]: Curious reference with no known origins. Occasionally slips into the vernacular. Often avoided once uttered. Crazy speak which sometimes results in the utterer disappearing.
    Dribble: A collection of words that makes no sense. Often, the author is unaware.
    FOFW: Please leave.
    Girls: 'Morning Girls, 'Evening Girls. A pleasant way to say hello to the largely male populace of the BB. Try it in the Shoutbox, one day.
    HADBBA: Howard Andrew Duggan Bulletin Board Awards.
    HCD: Howie Cyber Dollar. Often paid for quality posts and witicisms.
    IMO: In My Opinion. IMHO: In My Humble Opinion.
    Off fucoffee: Coffee Break
    Lefty Plonker: A derogatory, or term of endearment depending on the recipient. Refers to the author's opinion of one's political leanings.
    Line of text: An unknown identity.
    Lurker: A registered user who prefers to look but not post. Not that there's anything wrong with that!
    Mollusc: 1. Lowest life form on BB 2. Kevin's little friends.
    NTTAWWT: Not that there's anything wrong with that. Regularly used to confirm that one's employment in making holes in doughnuts is quite acceptable, some might say admirable [except Axiom].
    Obfuscating Dribble: Dribble that is generally intended to cloud an issue that is otherwise lost to the author via rationale debate.
    Poll: A user generated mechanism intended to measure support for a proposition. Prone to failure 90% of the time through a) disinterest, or b) voters voting in self interest.
    Rubber Bullet: A spamming mechanism created by Antichrist.
    Sausage Time: Cigarette Break
    s.f.: split from. A thread is split from its original when in the opinion of the Squad, it has either drifted to far, or is worthy of separate attention.
    SWAMBO: She Who Always Must Be Obeyed. Often permission required from SWAMBO to play in tournaments.
    The [Mod] Squad: Collective noun for admins/ moderators coined by Howard Duggan.
    Troll [v.]: The intent of provoking or inflaming.
    WTF?: That defies belief.
    Yellow Card: Unofficial Infringement.

    Non permitted words:
    Paradigm
    Metric
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    CC Grandmaster Basil's Avatar
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    Non permitted words UPDATE:

    Paradigm - wankish
    Metric - we did just fine before its widespread use
    Axiomatic - on its merits
    Bourgeois [ie] - dangerous dribble in firegoat7's hands
    There is no cure for leftism. Its infestation of the host mostly diminishes with age except in the most rabid of specimens.

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    CC Grandmaster Basil's Avatar
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    For consideration to be inducted:

    WIBBLE

    as penned by Mother Bot in Regarding The Behaviour thread
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    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Duggan
    WIBBLE
    Can't claim credit for it personally, I'm afraid. While I'm the sole user of "wibble" here thus far, I'm one of three or four posters who use it quite heavily on my other main forum. The main culprit also posts here but I'll try not to blow his cover.
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    Not unique to this site, but some others for @ n00b to remember:

    LOL: Laugh Out Loud
    ROFL: Roll On Floor Laughing
    PMSL: P*ss MySelf Laughing
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Oua

    These should facilitate inter-user exchanges on CC:-

    AWGTHTGTATA
    Are We Going To Have To Go Through All This Again
    AYCOOYM
    Are You Completely Out Of Your Mind
    CYPUWIPD
    Can You Pick-Up What I'm Putting Down
    DAMHIKIJKOK
    Don't Ask Me How I Know, I Just Know OK
    FIOFY
    Figure It Out For Yourself
    ICTYBTIHTKY
    I Could Tell You But Then I'd Have To Kill You
    IMCAO
    In My Completely Arrogant Opinion
    IMHBCO
    In My Humble But Correct Opinion
    NALOPKT
    Not A Lot Of People Know This
    ONNA
    Oh No, Not Again
    SUNOILTY
    Shut Up, No One Is Listening To You
    WAFWOT
    What A Waste Of Time
    WTFRUTA
    What Are You Talking About
    YAFIYGI
    You Asked For It, You Got It
    YANETUT
    You Are Not Expected To Understand This
    YHGASP
    You Have Got A Serious Problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Can't claim credit for it personally, I'm afraid. While I'm the sole user of "wibble" here thus far, I'm one of three or four posters who use it quite heavily on my other main forum. The main culprit also posts here but I'll try not to blow his cover.
    Wasn't wibble the word one uses to try and feign madness and get out of the army? From the fourth series of Blackadder (along with wearing your underpants on your head and putting a pencil up each nostril).
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Wasn't wibble the word one uses to try and feign madness and get out of the army? From the fourth series of Blackadder (along with wearing your underpants on your head and putting a pencil up each nostril).
    I thought that chopsticks may have been invented as a tool to clear both nostrils at once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner Duggan
    Non permitted words UPDATE:

    Paradigm - wankish
    Metric - we did just fine before its widespread use
    Axiomatic - on its merits
    Bourgeois [ie] - dangerous dribble in firegoat7's hands
    Since this post almost 2 years ago, I'm delighted to report that three of the non permitted words (#s 1,2 & 4) have all but disappeared from the board. #3 is still in use (illegally) but to a far lesser degree.
    Last edited by Basil; 14-06-2008 at 11:58 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner Duggan
    Since this post almost 2 years ago, I'm delighted to report that three of the non permitted words (#s 1,2 & 4) have all but disappeared from the board. #3 is still in use (illegally) but to a far lesser degree.
    Is it the words or their users that have disappeared?

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    ...I don't want to go among mad people Alice remarked, "Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: we're all mad here. I am mad. You're mad." "How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice. "You must be," said the Cat ,"or you wouldn't have come here."

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    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
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    I've used "paradigm" to bop Axiom over the head a few times lately.
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    sadly a metastasis of the m word may well be breaking out elswhere
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