Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Mountain Biking
Reload this Page >

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

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

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

Old 08-25-09, 04:11 PM
  #1  
dminor 
Moar cowbell
Thread Starter
 
dminor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: The 509
Posts: 12,480

Bikes: Bike list is not a resume. Nobody cares.

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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"
Refer: http://www.site.hbcutthecoursein1990.com/Contact.html
That's all for now. Have at it.
__________________

Originally Posted by Mark Twain
"Don't argue with stupid people; they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."
dminor is offline  
Old 08-25-09, 04:16 PM
  #2  
mystolenbikes
Senior Member
 
mystolenbikes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 622

Bikes: Specialized Hardrock

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
It's a bicycle do not call it he or she.
mystolenbikes is offline  
Old 08-25-09, 05:38 PM
  #3  
JonathanGennick 
Senior Member
 
JonathanGennick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Munising, Michigan, USA
Posts: 4,006

Bikes: Priority 600, Priority Continuum, Devinci Dexter

Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 635 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
That being said, my favorite steed in my stable of bikes rides like a whip.
JonathanGennick is offline  
Old 08-25-09, 05:45 PM
  #4  
dminor 
Moar cowbell
Thread Starter
 
dminor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: The 509
Posts: 12,480

Bikes: Bike list is not a resume. Nobody cares.

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
"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.'
__________________

Originally Posted by Mark Twain
"Don't argue with stupid people; they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."
dminor is offline  
Old 08-25-09, 05:46 PM
  #5  
ed 
.
 
ed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: The Summit of Lee
Posts: 10,939

Bikes: Hecklah

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gnar
dude
cheeto
ghey
gay
ghay
manpanties
ghey manpanties
gay cheeto


and so forth...
ed is offline  
Old 08-25-09, 06:05 PM
  #6  
RatedZeroHero
foolishly delirious
 
RatedZeroHero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Panhandle of NE
Posts: 798
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
you cant put "manpanties" on there...
RatedZeroHero is offline  
Old 08-25-09, 06:07 PM
  #7  
JonnyV
Senior Member
 
JonnyV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Bellwood, Pa
Posts: 1,663

Bikes: 2012 Fuji Altamira 1.0. 2017 Lynskey R250

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
"the official..." Just stop!
JonnyV is offline  
Old 08-25-09, 06:09 PM
  #8  
craigcraigcraig
Don't really have a bike.
 
craigcraigcraig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Posts: 3,360
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
gnar is less of a word and more of a way of life.
craigcraigcraig is offline  
Old 08-25-09, 06:14 PM
  #9  
bluegoatwoods
Senior Member
 
bluegoatwoods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 686
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'd ban "ass butter" if I could.
bluegoatwoods is offline  
Old 08-25-09, 06:27 PM
  #10  
Dion Rides
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Originally Posted by dminor View Post
...40' gap over a pit of alligators . . .
 
Old 08-25-09, 06:29 PM
  #11  
Dion Rides
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Originally Posted by bluegoatwoods View Post
I'd ban "ass butter" if I could.
You should go get that checked by a doctor.

 
Old 08-25-09, 06:40 PM
  #12  
Paratrooper
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 63
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sick
Paratrooper is offline  
Old 08-25-09, 07:06 PM
  #13  
craigcraigcraig
Don't really have a bike.
 
craigcraigcraig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Posts: 3,360
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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
craigcraigcraig is offline  
Old 08-25-09, 07:19 PM
  #14  
Dion Rides
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Originally Posted by craigcraigcraig View Post
is that a "******" smiley up there?
Yup. And here's a pic of Jean Claude Van Damme.


Last edited by Siu Blue Wind; 08-26-09 at 08:09 AM. Reason: edited quote
 
Old 08-25-09, 07:55 PM
  #15  
mtnbiker66
Old School Rad
 
mtnbiker66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: The old Mountains
Posts: 8,206

Bikes: Blur LT

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
....."my baby"....give it a freakin' rest.

Pitfall rules!!!!
__________________
Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......
mtnbiker66 is offline  
Old 08-25-09, 08:28 PM
  #16  
Terry66
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dayton, Oh
Posts: 516

Bikes: Salsa Vaya, Specialized Roubaix Team Saxo, Fisher HiFi29er

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
Terry66 is offline  
Old 08-25-09, 08:33 PM
  #17  
craigcraigcraig
Don't really have a bike.
 
craigcraigcraig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Posts: 3,360
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
craigcraigcraig is offline  
Old 08-25-09, 09:39 PM
  #18  
stevage
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,488

Bikes: Specialized Tricross Sport 2009

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
>"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.
stevage is offline  
Old 08-26-09, 12:00 AM
  #19  
dminor 
Moar cowbell
Thread Starter
 
dminor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: The 509
Posts: 12,480

Bikes: Bike list is not a resume. Nobody cares.

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.

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.
__________________

Originally Posted by Mark Twain
"Don't argue with stupid people; they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."

Last edited by dminor; 08-26-09 at 12:05 AM.
dminor is offline  
Old 08-26-09, 07:52 AM
  #20  
craigcraigcraig
Don't really have a bike.
 
craigcraigcraig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Posts: 3,360
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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)
craigcraigcraig is offline  
Old 08-26-09, 10:17 AM
  #21  
dminor 
Moar cowbell
Thread Starter
 
dminor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: The 509
Posts: 12,480

Bikes: Bike list is not a resume. Nobody cares.

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
Pitfall rules!!!!
Frogger too.
__________________

Originally Posted by Mark Twain
"Don't argue with stupid people; they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."
dminor is offline  
Old 08-26-09, 10:37 AM
  #22  
bikegeekmn
bikegeekmn
 
bikegeekmn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: duluth
Posts: 284

Bikes: Miyata710, 04' Fisher Cake, '63 Raleigh 3-speed sport, Giant FCR1, 89''Mita Quick Cross, Lotus Grand Prix Luxe, Nashbar Al. DT shifter road bike,

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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?
bikegeekmn is offline  
Old 08-26-09, 01:16 PM
  #23  
mcoomer
Rat Bastard
 
mcoomer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Sammamish, WA
Posts: 1,504

Bikes: Cannondale Prophet, Specialized S-Works SL2, Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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
mcoomer is offline  
Old 08-26-09, 01:21 PM
  #24  
Siu Blue Wind
BACK2ME
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 12,923
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1588 Post(s)
Liked 55 Times in 40 Posts
"hack"
__________________
Originally Posted by making View Post
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.
Siu Blue Wind is offline  
Old 08-26-09, 01:37 PM
  #25  
dminor 
Moar cowbell
Thread Starter
 
dminor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: The 509
Posts: 12,480

Bikes: Bike list is not a resume. Nobody cares.

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
^^

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

Originally Posted by Mark Twain
"Don't argue with stupid people; they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."
dminor is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.