TB Phrases That Irritate You

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  1. James Collins

    James Collins

    Mar 25, 2017
    Augusta, GA
    I will go first:
    I really hate it when people start talking about fingerboards and refer to them as "_____ neck". For example, "Do you prefer maple or rosewood necks?" Generally, both necks are maple. I guess the authors assume all necks are maple and are only distinguished by the fingerboard. It could easily be solved by just using the word fingerboard or fretboard.
     
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  2. nonohmic

    nonohmic Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    Anthropomorphizing basses.

    'She's got xx on her, and she's loaded with..'

    Shudder.
     
  3. Staccato

    Staccato Low End Advocate Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2009
    Alabama
    'Carrots'

    That word is a waste of space on a discussion forum unless the thread is posted in the off-topic section. Derail the thread, anyone? ;)
     
  4. stigbeve

    stigbeve

    Sep 24, 2014
    Not a phrase and obviously not exclusive to TB but I despise "nope".
     
  5. fretlessbass

    fretlessbass Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2010
    Tucson, AZ
    Plays like butter...
     
  6. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug

    What's the best TB Phrase for metal?
     
  7. gustobassman

    gustobassman I'm only here for the after party.. Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    Sandy Eggo
    "I don't have a dog in this fight but... (here's my irrelevant comment about something that happened to me that has nothing to do with your situation)".

    Lolol.. great thread
     
  8. 2112

    2112 Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2005
    "Plays like a dream."
     
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  9. LBS-bass

    LBS-bass

    Nov 22, 2017
    There really aren't any, but threads that are invitations to post a lot of negative stuff do sort of irritate me a little. Every response in this thread is going to make someone else feel bad because they do or say that stuff. Basically just makes me scratch my head and wonder why people care deeply about so many insignificant things.
     
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  10. JuanB

    JuanB

    Feb 20, 2010
    X-"banger"

    X = number of strings
     
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  11. JuanB

    JuanB

    Feb 20, 2010
    That's true. Now I feel a bit ashamed for participating. No sarcasm.
     
  12. LBS-bass

    LBS-bass

    Nov 22, 2017
    Well if it makes you feel any better, my post sort of makes me judgmental in a way I'd prefer to avoid, and will also probably make people like you feel bad. I apologize. So I think I'll go off and play my bass for a bit. Enjoy the rest of your day!
     
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  13. JuanB

    JuanB

    Feb 20, 2010
    LOL. Life is funny. I hope you have a good day as well!
     
  14. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly. Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    BOOO!!! Carrots are a necessary indicator of something otherwise difficult to define: Indifference.
     
  15. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly. Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    See also: Carrots.
     
  16. BobDeRosa

    BobDeRosa Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 16, 2012
    Finger Lakes area of New York State
    Owner, Tritone Jazz Fantasy Camps
    I hate this one, too, along with "pups." Anything that plays like soft, greasy butter is not something I ever want to touch. And really, folks, the three extra letters in "pickups" is too much to type?
     
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  17. tbz

    tbz

    Jun 28, 2013
    California
    Is that a TB thing, or a musician thing?

    I’ve absolutely heard musicians in the wild refer to their fingerboard as a neck.
     
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  18. BillMason

    BillMason

    Mar 6, 2007
    Or is it gynopomorphizing…?
     
  19. Likewise “wanna”. And too many “likes” is getting really irritating.
     
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  20. BobDeRosa

    BobDeRosa Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 16, 2012
    Finger Lakes area of New York State
    Owner, Tritone Jazz Fantasy Camps
    I've got another one like "wanna" -- "prolly," for "probably."
     
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