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    Default Unlikely that it will happen, but...

    it never hurts to ask:

    Would it be possible to put it in the BB software to convert "str8" to "straight" when someone submits a post?

    That is a feature I would pay to have installed.

    Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.

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    When I first started out on BBS's back in 91 I must admit to using shortcuts like that all the time. My excuse is the modems where really slow back then
    And being unfamiliar with both the new media and with typing, it made these kind of shortcuts really easy to turn to.
    As the years has gone by, I have grown more sufficient with both..
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    It is nice to read proper language online as well as in the papers and in books.
    So I guess I would chip in as well, albeit not very much
    By the end of the day, the meaning of the poster is what really matters.
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    Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me over all these years....


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    Brilliant idea! I have given it some serious consideration. Here is the result.

    1. Replace Puma with Pi, in the tradition of ghetto slang for quality products. Or maybe Pumi, for consistency's sake? Not sure yet, but thankful for suggestions.
    2. Replace all instances of Coti, Thurri, Nani, Coti, Filli with "Yo Mama!"
    3. Ensure complete consistency across all shaving related products by ghettoising them, too.
      1. Dovi
      2. Böki
      3. Zwilli
    4. Also managed to identify some problem cases. Still looking for sensible solutions:
      1. Wadi or Butchi?
      2. Thiersi, or Ti?
      3. Eki or Tuni?
    5. Lacking proper sociolectal background, but shouldn't that be Thuri and Fili? Or are violations of grammar required to ensure authenticity (or "honester credibility" as I prefer to call it for lack of a better epithet).

    Thanks for your input, gentlemen,
    BeBi

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeBerlin View Post
    1. (or "honester credibility" as I prefer to call it for lack of a better epithet).
    wouldn't honester cred be more consistent ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    wouldn't honester cred be more consistent ?
    Word, J!!!

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    I think this is a really gr8 idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeBerlin View Post
    Replace all instances of Coti, Thurri, Nani, Coti, Filli with "Yo Mama!"
    I was lapping up ''yo mama'' last nite and what an edge she gives! I normally strop, but sometimes I shave straight off ''yo mama.'' Im glad I got her when I did, I paid a really good price. These days ''yo mamas'' go for top bucks.

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    Your objection doesn't seem to be to acronyms and abbreviations in general, which I would tend to agree with. However I am puzzled as to why of all the acronyms and abbreviations that are commonly used here str8 the one that draws your ire. Of all the acronyms and abbreviations listed in the wiki surely str8 is among the easiest to decipher and the least likely to cause confusion.

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    I'll put cousin Festus to work right away to implement these recommendations. He has a way with words.
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    I would love to see any alpha-numeric 'spellings' of words legitimized as standard diagnostics of a case for chemical sterilization, but alas, Congress just won't go with it.

    BeBerlin: l337, dude, ur idea rox!

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