Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 August 2020 - 02:47 AM)

Fake news, no shinobi.

@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?


Photo
- - - - -

Fan Terms That Grind Your Gears?


547 replies to this topic

#41 Copper Bezel

Copper Bezel

    Thighs should be seductive.

  • Supporter
  • 51684 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Web Exclusive!
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 30 March 2018 - 12:36 AM

Now we need to make defpotec a meme. 

 

Edit: Never mind, I checked and it already is, which to me brings some question to the value of eye charts


Edited by Copper Bezel, 30 March 2018 - 12:37 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#42 Dvandom

Dvandom

    Purveyor of Ponies. And Physics.

  • Supporter
  • 17374 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Amarillo, TX
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 30 March 2018 - 12:47 AM

Gestalt is, if not the oldest TF Fan Term, among the oldest.  It was already being used when a.t.t started up, IIRC.  The only official term was "Super Warrior" as seen on the "you heard they existed but probably never saw one unless you were really lucky" U.S. box set releases of the combiner teams.  I wouldn't be surprised if whoever came up with it was a Psych major, or at least was taking a Psych course when they realized they needed a term for for the combined mode.  (I've always pronounced it with a hard G, but then I took German in college a couple years before running across the term in the Transformers context.)

 

This thread is the first I've seen of var mode, but I don't read Mayhem.  ;)

 

---Dave


DAVE'S WEBPAGES
-- www.eyrie.org/~dvandom/BW --
NEWS, REVIEWS and SIGHTINGS
-- www.dvandom.com --
ARTWORK and IMAGES

Pssst...if you
can't see my images,
try my deviantArt!

#43 lastmaximal

lastmaximal

    Cyber Key Power...linx!

  • Staff
  • 14452 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Philippines
  • Faction::Minicon

Posted 30 March 2018 - 12:51 AM

I'm not particularly fond of Mitme, or Potpie. Especially since most of my encounters with the acronyms are online, therefore written/read and not spoken/heard, reducing if not eliminating the need for a phonetic readout/syllable reduction.



SO OKAY IT'S AVERAGE
Virtually every custom as good as the title suggests!
SoOkayItsAverage.2.gif


#44 LV!

LV!

    A tendency to speak in jest

  • Citizen
  • 18556 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Bus

Posted 30 March 2018 - 12:58 AM

The only thing I or any of my friends ever called combiners growing up was...combiners.



#45 Copper Bezel

Copper Bezel

    Thighs should be seductive.

  • Supporter
  • 51684 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Web Exclusive!
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 30 March 2018 - 01:03 AM

Yeah, if that was a fan term, it was an obvious and straightforward one. A conspicuous term for the sake of cute I tend to adopt pretty readily but "gestalt" is attempting the opposite and seems like a flag for indicating just how much too seriously you're taking this franchise.

 

I'm not particularly fond of Mitme, or Potpie. Especially since most of my encounters with the acronyms are online, therefore written/read and not spoken/heard, reducing if not eliminating the need for a phonetic readout/syllable reduction.

Well, not everyone subvocalizes to the same degree. I tend to see and think of forum posts as more like speech and less like writing, everything's in a dialogue bubble. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#46 tec

tec

    Shhhh or she will take your yubi's

  • Supporter
  • 32739 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Walk'n towards it
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 30 March 2018 - 01:52 AM

 

I have never heard/seen anyone use the term var mode.

 

eyechart_full_page2.jpg

 

Defpotec:

adjective

a sign/post/tweet with bad grammar or spelling like tec's

Example: You definitely defpoteced that post if you had to edited 3 times.

Defpotec, Defpoteced, Defpotecing, teced,


Visit my store! Vintage toys (SW/ST/TFs Collectables)

www.vintagenerdvana.com

Wait. Wait, wait, wait. Are you telling me that tec has a job? I thought his sole reasons for existence are cheesecake and horrible grammar.-Shadowman024

 


#47 Copper Bezel

Copper Bezel

    Thighs should be seductive.

  • Supporter
  • 51684 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Web Exclusive!
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 30 March 2018 - 02:01 AM

But it's already on Urban Dictionary, and everything on Urban Dictionary is some kind of sex act.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#48 tec

tec

    Shhhh or she will take your yubi's

  • Supporter
  • 32739 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Walk'n towards it
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 30 March 2018 - 02:12 AM

Well of course my names a sex act everything's a sex act even Wingdings


Visit my store! Vintage toys (SW/ST/TFs Collectables)

www.vintagenerdvana.com

Wait. Wait, wait, wait. Are you telling me that tec has a job? I thought his sole reasons for existence are cheesecake and horrible grammar.-Shadowman024

 


#49 GodSentinelOmega

GodSentinelOmega

    Holy Electric Boogaloo Batman! I think

  • Staff
  • 14582 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:tec's Bar, Mayhem.
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 30 March 2018 - 03:03 AM

I don’t know when i heard or read the term Gestalt in connection to Combiners back when i was a kid. But i loved it. It sounded grand and kinda fitting for a robot made of robots.

Plus, i’ve always pronounced it Geshstalt, no matter how completely wrong that is. :)

fslookup.jpg

 


#50 Rycochet

Rycochet

    We are hostages.

  • Citizen
  • 3670 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Outside of the Democratic world.
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 30 March 2018 - 03:16 AM

I loathed CHUG and I dance on it's grave.

#51 Unit Eleven

Unit Eleven

    y'all'dn't've

  • Citizen
  • 1027 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere down under
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 30 March 2018 - 03:20 AM

Any word used in a fanfic that uses some Latin-or-whatever derived term for a body part. "Pedes"? Shut up, they're hugging feet. They don't stop being called that because they belong to a robot.

 

mtmte uses "boots" to mean feet and that's much better but idk why nobody's caught onto that


On rare occasions, I have something to say.

#52 TheMightyMollusk

TheMightyMollusk

    Our defiance drives us straight to the edge

  • Supporter
  • 47749 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Unicron's Spawn

Posted 30 March 2018 - 03:53 AM

"Gestalt" is stupid.

I prefer fusilateral quintrocombiners. /hipstershades

#53 Chromedome113

Chromedome113
  • Citizen
  • 257 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Glasgow
  • Faction::Cannonball's Pirate Crew

Posted 30 March 2018 - 04:49 AM

Gestalt reminds me of Neir and also sounds fancy so it's rad as hell.



#54 GodSentinelOmega

GodSentinelOmega

    Holy Electric Boogaloo Batman! I think

  • Staff
  • 14582 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:tec's Bar, Mayhem.
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 30 March 2018 - 05:40 AM

Any word used in a fanfic that uses some Latin-or-whatever derived term for a body part. "Pedes"? Shut up, they're hugging feet. They don't stop being called that because they belong to a robot.
 
mtmte uses "boots" to mean feet and that's much better but idk why nobody's caught onto that


Pedes, yeah i can kinda see it. Boots? Depends on the context.

fslookup.jpg

 


#55 Powered Convoy

Powered Convoy

    Skywarp Connoisseur

  • Retired Staff
  • 67498 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 30 March 2018 - 06:53 AM

Has the animosity towards "CHUG" died down? Personally, I found it to be a rather convenient acronym.

 

I still don't like it.


ACItEK8.png


#56 TheMightyMollusk

TheMightyMollusk

    Our defiance drives us straight to the edge

  • Supporter
  • 47749 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Unicron's Spawn

Posted 30 March 2018 - 07:09 AM

I didn't mind CHUG, but I hate all the additions to it. CHUGURTS makes me want to stab people with blunt objects.

#57 MidnightFox

MidnightFox

    Lunar Rabbit

  • Citizen
  • 1394 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Fargo, ND
  • Faction::Cannonball's Pirate Crew

Posted 30 March 2018 - 07:19 AM

I loathed CHUG and I dance on it's grave.


This guy gets it.

#58 NotVeryKnightly

NotVeryKnightly
  • Staff
  • 23868 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:here and there
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 30 March 2018 - 07:53 AM

This thread is the first I've seen of var mode, but I don't read Mayhem.  ;)


Powered Convoy doesn't post in Mayhem.

#59 Sabrblade

Sabrblade

    Continuity Nutcase

  • Citizen
  • 30655 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tampa, FL
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 30 March 2018 - 08:26 AM

There's "CHUG", and then there's "CHUGTHULU". :p


"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
.
QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#60 ▲ndrusi

▲ndrusi

    Praise be to Stakeout.

  • Supporter
  • 27385 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:YES TOWN
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 30 March 2018 - 08:39 AM

I didn't mind CHUG, but I hate all the additions to it. CHUGURTS makes me want to stab people with blunt objects.

Now that I actually think about that, I feel like CHUGURTS and the like came from the same mental place as the "rearranging the furniture" business that keeps coming up in the TFWiki thread. Like, we had a perfectly serviceable term in CHUG that was unambiguous to the initiated and easy to explain, but people started going "buhbuhbut technically United and Reveal the Shield."

Well, that, and there was also the crowd applying the same logic in an attempt to kill CHUG by saying "no, you'd have to say CHUGURTS, look how bad that is."

(I did enjoy the period where we were parodying that by calling it CHUGTHULU.)



Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users