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Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:22 AM

View Postmuttley, on Aug 15 2011, 11:02 AM, said:

NBD = ?

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:08 AM

View Postyorick, on Aug 15 2011, 11:22 AM, said:

New bass day :)

Cheers, thanks. Makes sense now.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 07:43 PM

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 07:55 PM

TLA = Three Letter Acronym
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 03:32 PM

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:02 PM

Can't remember all this!!!!

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:01 PM

View PostLeemarc Ferguson, on 17 November 2011 - 03:32 PM, said:

Hi Guys,

I'm new to this forum. My name is Lee Ferguson been playing the bass for over 20 years now. Im a full time musician and teacher.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:16 PM

If there's a definition of "pwn" here I haven't seen it. Is it rude?
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 05:21 PM

View Postmusophilr, on 23 January 2012 - 02:16 PM, said:

If there's a definition of "pwn" here I haven't seen it. Is it rude?
It's a deliberate mistyping of 'own', so 'pwned' means 'owned' in the sense of defeated.
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 06:31 PM

Fanx!
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 06:59 PM

View PostEssentialTension, on 23 January 2012 - 05:21 PM, said:

It's a deliberate mistyping of 'own', so 'pwned' means 'owned' in the sense of defeated.

Just to clarify: pwned On the qwerty keyboard the 'O' being next to the 'P' sometimes get misstyped thus. pwned instead of owned

1. The origins of "pwned" are debated but there are two possible sources:
a. A prominent quake player mis spelled "owned" and the new word "pwned" was adopted by people who thought it was "1337".
b. A warcraft map designer misspelled "owned" and thus people started using "pwned" instead.



It hasnt been around that long. I can remember seeing it for the first time maybe 12 years ago.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:38 PM

What's GAS? Seems like everyone around here has a "GAS list."

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:47 PM

View Postlxxwj, on 31 January 2012 - 08:38 PM, said:

What's GAS? Seems like everyone around here has a "GAS list."
Gear Acquisition Syndrome. ;)
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:04 PM

Ah, makes more sense now. ;)

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 12:51 AM

Does anybody speak English anymore?
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:16 PM

And since english isn't my native tongue, you guys think of every way to make it harder to understand ;-)
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:35 PM

Nah, I believe that the English language has a tendency to create acronyms and use them in place of spelling out the corresponding entire phrase. It's meant to make it easier for both speaker and listener to concentrate on the message rather than the - usually long-winded - names. It's not meant to exclude foreigners AFAIK, 'as far as I know' - see what I've done! :)
European languages have never moved in the same direction, I think, and generally only make use of a few acronyms standing for the names of political parties or institutions, or similar.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:06 AM

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:35 AM

The one that's getting on my thruppnies just now is "teh". I type it almost every time I type "the" & then go & correct it. Makes sentences take twice as long!

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:38 PM

These kids today. I am 61 but have (5) children so tend to be in a better position to keep up.
As this is a U.K. forum, I recommend the ADMINs prohibit any use of the language that is not the Queen's English (and I'm a Yank!).

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:35 PM

View Postlastnotleast, on 31 December 2012 - 02:38 PM, said:

Only objection is that I am not sure about your cusine and, most especially, I am leary of Spotted Dick.

Yeah, our cousine is picky too, and she's leary of spotted dick.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:11 PM

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:32 PM

I'm with Joe Walsh on this one; ILBT's :-)
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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:52 AM

View PostSparky, on 04 December 2007 - 12:37 PM, said:

:D Haha - I had the same problem when I first joined the forum and posted a similar request for help with acronyms and forum slang http://basschat.co.u...?showtopic=8559 . I certainly didn't get any lists as comprehensive as the one Hampster provided - I think it should be pinned - it's a good resource for newcomers.

Welcome to the forum John!

P.S. A common one and it's not on hampster's list: GAS = Gear Acquisition Syndrome... Dangerous condition. :o I wasn't diagnosed until it was too late... eek!

I suffer from this terribly and Im glad you highlighted it because it is indeed dangerous and there is no known cure! :(

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 09:14 PM

On the TalkBass site I frequently see NBD used. Do I take that to mean 'No Big Deal'?

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 09:57 PM

View Postaustinrick, on 23 January 2015 - 09:14 PM, said:

On the TalkBass site I frequently see NBD used. Do I take that to mean 'No Big Deal'?

Maybe, over there (they're a strange lot, sometimes...), but here, it's used for 'New Bass Day'. See also NAD= New Amp Day, NDBD=New Double Bass Day and so on. :)
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Maybe, over there (they're a strange lot, sometimes...), but here, it's used for 'New Bass Day'. See also NAD= New Amp Day, NDBD=New Double Bass Day and so on. :)
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Posted 23 January 2015 - 11:53 PM

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 01:30 PM

NBD = new bass day, often found after a period of GAS (gear acquisition syndrome) of indeterminate length.
There's also FML (f*** my life) but that's for another time...

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 01:38 PM

View PostSimonEdward, on 19 June 2012 - 12:06 AM, said:

MEH: "Indifference; to be used when one simply does not care."

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