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    Forum phrases and terms that should just stop being used. . .

    OK, I'll start the list. Add to it as you see fit. Give us your biggest pet peeves. C'mon.

    "That being said, . . ." or the shorter "That said, . . ."
    Hey, we're mountain bikers - - active people - - action heroes. There is no place for the worst of passive-voice phrases here.

    "Steed"
    "Stable"
    . . . and other equine references. We got onto two wheels to move beyond depending on those ornery, smelly, *****-dribbling hay-burners.

    "Whip"

    That's all for now. Have at it.

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    It's a bicycle do not call it he or she.

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    That being said, my favorite steed in my stable of bikes rides like a whip.

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    "crazy jumps or drops"
    As in: "I don't intend on doing any crazy jumps or drops on it" when the person really means they will rarely get the tires off the ground more than a foot or two. 'Crazy' gets reserved for the truly extreme, like a double with a 40' gap over a pit of alligators . . . or a 20' drop to a one-foot wide ladder bridge over a deep canyon. You get the idea; getting airborne isn't 'crazy.'

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    Gnar
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    and so forth...

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    you cant put "manpanties" on there...

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    "the official..." Just stop!
    Some people are just like Slinky's. Not really good for anything but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.

    2012 Fuji Altamira 1.0

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    gnar is less of a word and more of a way of life.

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    I'd ban "ass butter" if I could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    ...40' gap over a pit of alligators . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegoatwoods View Post
    I'd ban "ass butter" if I could.
    You should go get that checked by a doctor.


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    sick

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    is that a "******" smiley up there?
    Last edited by Siu Blue Wind; 08-26-09 at 08:09 AM. Reason: fixed your spelling so it will stop

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    is that a "******" smiley up there?
    Yup. And here's a pic of Jean Claude Van Damme.

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    ....."my baby"....give it a freakin' rest.

    Pitfall rules!!!!
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mystolenbikes View Post
    It's a bicycle do not call it he or she.
    Even worse, do not give "he or she" a freaking name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion Rides View Post
    Yup. And here's a pic of Jean Claude Van Damme.

    this may be before my time or i just dont get the joke.

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    >"That being said, . . ." or the shorter "That said, . . ." Hey, we're mountain bikers - - active people - - action heroes. There is no place for the worst of passive-voice phrases here.

    What? No. "That said" is a perfectly acceptable hedging statement. What's your active-voice alternative, "Having said that?" It's totally equivalent, and there is no ambiguity.

    >"Steed"

    Agreed, because it's just wankery.

    >"Stable"

    Disagree. What's your equivalent? "Bike collection"? One word is better than two, and it has a very clear meaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevage View Post
    What? No. "That said" is a perfectly acceptable hedging statement. What's your active-voice alternative, "Having said that?" It's totally equivalent, and there is no ambiguity.
    "Having said that" is still passive voice. Wuss.

    "In spite of that," "nonetheless" or just plain "but" work just fine. And 'hedging statement?' Hedging is a passive, evading action. Be direct, don't hedge; man up.

    Quote Originally Posted by stevage View Post
    "Stable"
    Disagree. What's your equivalent? "Bike collection"? One word is better than two, and it has a very clear meaning.
    Anything but "stable" or "quiver." I happen to like "arsenal." Direct. Active. Non-girly-and-her-pony. "Bike collection" is, of course, redundant. It's a bike; so your probably not adding it to your stamp collection (you philatelist). "Collection" would be OK - - a bit passive, makes you sound like a collector who doesn't ride. Still better than sounding like a girl with her pony, though.
    Last edited by dminor; 08-26-09 at 12:05 AM.

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    arsenal is good, lets get that started.

    "In small towns and big cities we came together as democrats, republicans, and independents to stand up and say that we are one nation, one people, and our time for change has come!"
    (in reference to these um forums no-no's of course)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    Pitfall rules!!!!
    Frogger too.

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    arsenal-from now on it's arsenal.I thought quiver was good but that's even better.If it gets used much we'll have to come up with another one-armada? Hanger? fleet?

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    I like arsenal! It sounds powerful and explosive; manly even. Sounds like you're ready to blow some crap up. Lemme try it on...

    I have an arsenal of steeds for hitting crazy jumps and drops!

    Oh well, back to the drawing board. I still like arsenal though
    It's better to burn out than fade away...or slip out of your pedal and face plant on the side of the road!!!

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    "hack"
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    ^^

    But sometimes it's most suitable term - - and sometimes, well, it's just the most hacktastic one .

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