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Posted 17 July 2009 - 10:24 PM

View Postbassmanady, on Aug 20 2008, 04:35 AM, said:

After an argument with the wife..i sometimes say "TOTUS"=TOUCH OF THE UGLY STICK...of course she is beautiful IMO..and she hasn't a clue.WTFIM.....LOL
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Posted 03 September 2009 - 05:31 PM

One that's been cropping up recently - OP means original post(er)

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 05:03 PM

View PostJohnebass, on Dec 4 2007, 12:34 AM, said:

I am a late fourties musician who has been a member here for a while but probably due to my age find it hard to understand the abreviations.

For instanace PM'd, presumably means private mail???? What the hell does BUMP mean, I really can't work that one out! Any other abreviations that someone can explain would be really helfull and would make an old man very happy instead of a happy man very old!!

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 06:00 PM

Been wondering for a while now, what does feeler mean in the fs sections?
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 06:22 PM

View Posttjkennelly, on Oct 22 2009, 07:00 PM, said:

Been wondering for a while now, what does feeler mean in the fs sections?
The seller hasn't necessarily decided to sell/trade but is putting out a feeler to see the interest. Might not get bumped too often if they really aren't sure.

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 02:44 PM

Hi all

New here, was looking for the "introduce yourself" section when I saw this thread. BUMP = Bring up my post. Could someone tell me If I need to open a new thread to introduce myself. I am also over 40. Modern technology hey. :)
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Posted 31 October 2009 - 03:39 PM

Hi ali63

It is generally regarded as Polite Proper Protocol, to create a new thread in the introduce yourself section so that you can tell us all about yourself, and be welcomed by anyone who happens to pass through there.

MODS: I know thise thread is for understanding the lingo - but I thought a friendly pointer to a new member was polite. - this can be deleted later.

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 04:45 PM

No bother. Thanks for the advice arsenic, navigating your way around a new site is always tricky. I will try harder next time. Cheers.
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Posted 19 December 2009 - 07:40 AM

Hi, what is OHSC please?

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 08:23 AM

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 10:11 AM

If I've been sitting for a while I often get PUMA.

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 08:42 PM

Ah thanks Jigster. :)

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 08:41 PM

Okay, I'm going to try and remember all of those but I think I might SOIL myself

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 02:15 PM

Hi I know wot you mean re all of the Acronyms....BTW (by the way) is that a STATUS BASS?

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 02:21 PM

i keep seeing FTW and don't get it.. :)

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 03:32 PM

View Postwotnwhy, on Mar 10 2010, 02:21 PM, said:

i keep seeing FTW and don't get it.. :)

Generally means "For The Win".

ie. Marmite on toast FTW!
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 03:49 PM

thats all i could think of that would fit. but somehow didn't think that was it! ah well, cheers!

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 07:21 PM

FTW has been around for years, and traditionally means "F.ck The World", but has recently been appropriated by internet kiddies to mean "For Teh Win" (sic).
It was very common in France and Germany in years gone by, along with a tattoo of 3 little dots in a triangle on the bearers hand, which stands for "FTW" or "F.ck The Cops" (translated literally as "Mort Au Vaches / Death To Cows). This would get you beaten up by guards in French prisons, but would also get you respect from other inmates. The tattoo is common all over Spain and Mexico as well, but there it means "Mi Vida Loca", but I digress...

 robocorpse, on Mar 21 2011, 06:28 PM, said:

Then again, one mans talent is another mans bag of cold sick... :)
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 09:14 PM

Also, Free The Weed. ie, legalise cannabis

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 09:03 AM

I have one to add ^^

HTH = hope this helps

Be careful with W/E and WE - W/E is generally accepted as meaning weekend, where WE usually means whatever! Doesn't always follow but still :)

Then there's also the 'picture' ones;

OTL : commonly used to symbolise failure. Doesn't mean anything specifically, but it looks like someone kneeling with their head down (the 'O' being the head, 'T' the arms and 'L' the legs). I believe that this originated in Korea.

\o/ : throwing your arms up in the air, usually used as an expression of joy or surprise

=3 : is a smiley face with a kitty mouth! Alternative versions include; :3 X3 and very occasionally =^_^=

I'm sure I have more but I'm struggling to think of any atm.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 11:43 AM

View PostNeko, on Oct 5 2010, 09:03 AM, said:

Be careful with W/E and WE - W/E is generally accepted as meaning weekend, where WE usually means whatever! Doesn't always follow but still :lol:

I find it's all to do with context really. For example "have a good w/e" doesn't really say whatever.

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I seriously hope no-one EVER breaks up with me like that :) certainly wouldn't think about being "friends" with them anymore! :) I just read through that whole post at the start of a 7 minute long iron maiden song and it finished just as i got to the end of it lol.

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 09:58 PM

I've seen ERB - Extended Range Bass refering to 5 or more strings.

But WTF is EUB? :)

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 10:09 PM

View PostBobTheBassist, on Dec 10 2010, 09:58 PM, said:

I've seen ERB - Extended Range Bass refering to 5 or more strings.

But WTF is EUB? :)
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Posted 11 December 2010 - 09:44 AM

View Postrobocorpse, on Mar 10 2010, 07:21 PM, said:

but has recently been appropriated by internet kiddies to mean "For Teh Win" (sic).

What's with people writing 'teh' instead of 'the' lately? I don't get it?
I'm looking at you,Mrs T. :)


View PostBobTheBassist, on Dec 10 2010, 09:58 PM, said:

I've seen ERB - Extended Range Bass refering to 5 or more strings.

But WTF is EUB? :)
I hate those acronyms. I think calling uprights URBs is the worst though.
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Posted 11 December 2010 - 10:45 AM

I've found a few times that I've typed teh by accident when spellcheck isn't on auto. I think it's something to do with the way my fingers go if I'm typing fast (when I say fast, I mean fast for me).

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 12:12 AM

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 01:04 AM

View PostStuee, on Jan 23 2011, 12:12 AM, said:

TIM, anyone?
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Or more to the point - http://basschat.co.uk/index.php?s=&sho...t&p=1028460 :)

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 05:17 PM

View PostHeavyJay, on Jan 10 2009, 04:54 PM, said:

Cheers!

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 06:25 PM

FTW is also a band called For The Weekend. Another few acronyms you may come across are Squier VM (Vintage Modified) or CV (Classic Vibe) and RW (Road Worn) may pop up every so often too. There are also many for Fenders diferent finishes, ie CAR (Candy Apple Red) but i'm not going through all of those, as there are quite a lot.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:02 AM

NBD = ?

New Bass Delivered?

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