There’s something about the term “v**-mode” that just seems to make my skin crawl the way some other people react to the word “moist”. In my ideal world, the term would be banished via the swear filter, but since I don’t roll like that, I figure I’d open things up for a more general discussion.
What fan-terminology grinds your gears, and why?
Here’s my case against “v**-mode”:
Exhibit A: Alt-mode is already officially used by Hasbro.
Exhibit B: V**-mode is not even a thing in the U.S. According to Google Trends, you gotta go to Norway to find any measurable use of that term, and I bet it’s not even in reference to Transformers...and possibly not even the English language.
*D.B.P. acknowledges that openly griping about this will likely result in increased usage just to spite him.*