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Talkbass slang/jargon Compilation

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by FireBug, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. FireBug


    Sep 18, 2005
    Well, I've been seeing a lot of newbies lately and a lot of the terms we use around here can be confusing. I could stand to have a couple terms explained myself too ;)

    We'll start off with this:
    DIY: I take it this means "Do it yourself"
    FWIW: I gather this means "For what it's worth"
    GAS: Gear Aquisition Syndrome

    As far as selling gear goes:
    DOA: Dead on arrival.
    F/S: ???

    No other ones are coming to mind right now, but feel free to add to the list.
  2. IBTL - In Before The Lock [the forbidden phrase...]
  3. Gard


    Mar 31, 2000
    WInter Garden, FL
    IMO: In My Opinion (extended into "IMHO" by adding "Humble", or "IMNSHO" by adding "Not So Humble"...anyone going past IMO is being either a wise or an arrogant @$$)

  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I don't use any of those because everything I say in here is my opinion (which you're always better off believing). But you can just assume I'm a wise ass, arrogant or not.
  5. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    F/S= for sale
    WTB=want to buy
    WTT= want to trade
  6. WalterBush


    Feb 27, 2005
    Yuma, Az
    Full disclosure, I'm a certified Fender technician working in a music store that carries Fender, Yamaha, and Ibanez products among others.
    YMMV=Your Mileage May Vary.

    Took me a while to figure that one out.

    ERB--Extended Range Bass
    EUB--Electric Upright Bass
    DB--Double Bass
    ABG--Acoustic Bass Guitar
    EB--Electric Bass
  7. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    PDH = pile drivingly heavy
    NTB = Nick The Bassist
    DB = douche bag
  8. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Well the thread title is 'slang/jargon' - but we actually seem to be getting acronyms - like TLAs - where's the slang!!??

    I'll give you one to start

    "Fuquifying" .......?
  9. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    MTGP = moving the goal posts
  10. Phil Mastro

    Phil Mastro

    Nov 18, 2004
    YNGWIE = unleashed fury or... uh... never mind that
  11. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    Carrots = your poll sucks.
  12. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I always thought it meant - all polls are a complete waste of time and you might as well be voting for carrots!! ;)
  13. Gard


    Mar 31, 2000
    WInter Garden, FL
    I don't assume anything with you man, I KNOW you're both...

  14. Gard


    Mar 31, 2000
    WInter Garden, FL
    ...there's a difference? ;)
  15. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999

    ...and don't forget about Lindfielding.

  16. Gard


    Mar 31, 2000
    WInter Garden, FL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member

    +1 :D You Agree
  18. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    Pretty much anything with the prefix Qintar- (most often found in a jive1 post) refers to something pertaining to a man with a Herculean chest and stilts for legs with a propensity for fixing people's fences and telling stories about Native Americans.
  19. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    ***=Will Talk Further

  20. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    :meh: :meh: :meh:

    I think that's avoiding the point! Resorting to insults and making fun of someone is the surest sign of forfeiting the argument! :meh: Are you making fun of me? That must mean you are conceding to me! ;)

    ;) ;) :meh: ;) :meh: :meh: !

    ...how was that? ;)