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Talkbass Posts You Just Can't Read

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Rev. Cornelius, Sep 13, 2018.


  1. Rev. Cornelius

    Rev. Cornelius Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2007
    Boston, MA
    Has anybody else noticed the increase of postings that seem to require either:

    1. an alphabet compressor to TAKE the BIG bumps OUT of THE senTENCE, and/or,
    2. an algorithm to fill in the iss ing let ers, and/or
    3. a legend to provide interpretations of abbreviations b/c w/d kn wht it mns, and/or
    4. manymany extraextra words?

    Or is it me?

    Please provide links below so we know which to avoid.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Warpeg

    Warpeg Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2005
    Ohio
    This thread sound like too much workwork.
     
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  3. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    w/r/t the ABOVE post, itsits justjust youyou.
     
  4. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    A lot of them turn out to be from ESL folks (= English Second Language), but most often people don't bother to fill out their profile location so we don't know it.

    I think location should be a minimum requirement to fill out before one starts posting... at least the country you live in, that is
     
  5. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I don't mind decoding E2Ler's posts at all. It's the sloppy lazy E1Lers I can't take. And I generally find it quite easy to tell the difference. (Edit: Except, apparently, when I can't. Oh, well.)
     
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  6. My other language is a Mercedes
     
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  7. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I dream in assembler language. :p
     
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  8. Gully Foyle

    Gully Foyle

    Sep 28, 2014
    Near Boston
    one word - phones - personally i blame alexander graham bell for starting this whole foofaraw
     
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  9. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    Intergalactic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon sofware
    Color?
     
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  10. stigbeve

    stigbeve

    Sep 24, 2014
    All that doesn't bother me too much. If we could just do away with "yep" and "nope" I'd
    be happy. I know that will never happen though.
     
  11. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    Intergalactic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon sofware
    Music transcends logic.

    People do the best they can when it comes to talking about it.

    Can't we all, just get along?
     
  12. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    And then there's the 6pak+ posters... :p

    Phones ought to come with breathalyzers to prevent texting ex's or this kind of thing after midnight :wacky:

    (I do now love the word 'foofaraw' :laugh:)
     
  13. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Sure, if "hex" is a color. :D
     
  14. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    Intergalactic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon sofware
    And pockets/purses need to have anti-butt dialing technology installed too.:thumbsup:

    Foofaraw
    Foofaraw originates in the American West where it has been variously spelled as "fofaraw," "forfarraw," and "froufraw," among other spellings.

    In writings of the pioneer West, it names the frivolous trinkets, baubles, and gewgaws used in trade.

    Around the 1930s, the word's more common meaning of a fuss or brouhaha developed-probably from the to-do that showy foofaraw stirred up-and people began to settle on the spelling "foofaraw." Etymologists have speculated that this eye-catching word may have come about from a mishearing of Spanish fanfarrón, meaning "braggart" or "boaster."

    French froufrou, a word for the rustling of a woman's skirts or showy ornamentation, may have also influenced it, however. Another possible connection is the French expression fou faraud, meaning "foolish dandy.
     
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  15. mikeyjm2

    mikeyjm2 Keepin' it simple.

    Dec 31, 2014
    Houston, TX
    I try not to be a grammar nazi, but there are some posts where the effort that would be involved in figuring it out just isn't worth it for me.
     
  16. Yep! I agree.
    Nope! Prolly not.
     
  17. stigbeve

    stigbeve

    Sep 24, 2014
    I knew someone would do that. ;)
     
  18. In France, I'm that nonsense-talking guy 2-3 times per day. I love watching their faces turn to putty when I stop making sense but don't stop talking.
     
  19. Oddly

    Oddly Unofficial TalkBass Cartographer! Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Personally I find that if you go into any thread assuming the OP is an idiot, it helps a lot.


    EDIT: It occurs to me that I should add that my comment should in no way suggest the OP for this here thread is an idiot, of course.
     
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