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Old April 28th, 2009, 10:43   #55
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Originally Posted by kalnaren View Post
You're off the mark on one thing though:

"Limo" is a contraction of "limousine". "Don't" is a contraction of "do not". However, "sniper" is not a contraction of "sniper rifle", nor is "clip" a contraction of "magazine". A sniper and a sniper rifle are two compeltely different things. Just like a clip and a magazine are two completely different things.

There's nothing wrong with correcting people's terminology in the post, especially if it's done unobtrusively (you'll notice this little rant you started took this thread far more off topic than my single post about terminology ever did). If correcting someone's terminology offends people, they need to toughen up a bit. It's good to teach newbies proper terms. Why? Because it's incredebly easier to help them out if we're all on the same page. Stuffing it in the FAQ won't work -nobody reads the FAQ's. If they did, we wouldn't need the newbie tank. The newbie tank is here for us to help and correct new people, not perpetuate ignorance.
Fine, I'll just laugh maniacally in the corner at all of the assholes on ASC that are slowly turning into Greylocks (minus the flaming homosexuality, and the cross-dressing bit).

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