sorabji.com: Words: W

By Rowlfe on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 05:13 pm:

    how do you say it when you say the letter "W"

    dubya? dubba-you? or double-you?

    dictionary.com says its SUPPOSED to be "double you", but I think since the internet became big most people have switched to 'dubba you'.

    because saying 'double you' 3 times is a tongue twister.

By kazu on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 05:33 pm:

    I say double-you. I very rarely have to say it three times, when I tell someone about a site I write down or cut and paste a link in an email.
    When people do I hear the 'dubba you' sometimes I still hear the "l" as in dubble-ya.

    You know what I hate. Acronyms. With a passion. now since there are acronyms everywhere, I spell out the ones that were common before internet and e-mail such as "as soon as possible."

By Spider on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 05:41 pm:

    I say double you.

    You know what I hate? "as per usual" GAAAAACK.

By patrick on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 05:50 pm:

    i think its supposed to be "double you". have you ever thought about a W as a lot like ...well... double Us UU

By TBone on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 06:14 pm:

    I say double-you unless it's the three doubleyous in a row, in which case I say, "dub-dub-dub".

    Or sometimes when referring to the three doubleyous as a unit, I'll call them the tri-dubs or delta-dubs.

By Platypus on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 06:45 pm:

    I say double-you unless referring to the Shrub.

By Tripper_76 on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 06:52 pm:

    Well..you could always say 'world wide web' but then everyone would get confused. I say dubbayou dubbayou dubbayou dot..etc etc. But then Im an aussie... and we have a lot of fucked up language so i hear :-)

By patrick on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 06:53 pm:

    hey look its platy.

    where ya been?

By Spider on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 07:36 pm:

    The most fucked up feature of the Australian dialect (and I say this with love) is the tendency to shorten words, like "pressies" for "presents" and "brekkie" for "breakfast" and "choccy" for "chocolate."

    That's just wrong, man.

By patrick on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 07:39 pm:

    they do it here in CA too.

    guacamole is guac.

    as in "hey, im an asshole. pass the guac!"


By Spider on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 07:42 pm:

    At least it's not guaccy. Ewwwww!

By Tripper_76 on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 08:01 pm:

    Guac? I dont think guacamole is a word that should be shortened. There is no way to say it without sounding like a total tosser! :-) You'll be happy to know that i dont say 'pressies' or 'choccy'... and I do use the word 'brekkie' but it doesnt mean what you think it means..well not in my circle of friends anyway. Aussies have a way of making up their own slang words.. our latest word seems to be MORT! Like...'ah ya freakin MORT!'.... 'quick, someone get her a Mortini'.... no idea why we laugh at the word, but we do! Does everyone have trouble understanding aussie slang? im going overseas in 6 weeks time.. i guess im about to find out!

By patrick on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 08:16 pm:


By Spider on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 08:23 pm:

    Tripper, what's a dag?

By moonit on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 08:27 pm:

    someone who is funny, or does funny things. Its also a kiwi thing. We had a comic called Fred Dag. He was based on a farmer.

By agatha on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 10:33 pm:

    president, or letter?



By Tripper_76 on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 10:47 pm:

    Aussie Slang Definition of 'a dag':

    adjective:- bits of manure that stick to the long wool around a sheep's bottom forming small dangling balls. Also a term for a funny person, nerd, goof, loser. In this respect it can have either an endearing or disparaging meaning, although is usually used for a likable fellow.

By Spider on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 11:44 pm:

    So when Eric Bana is described as looking like a bit of a dag in this picture, it's a good thing, right?

    I think he looks like a sweetie there.

By moonit on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 12:46 am:

    Yeah Spidy it is. He looks kinda goofy.

By Platypus on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 01:24 am:

    Hey Patrick.

    I've been busy with work and lurking, mostly. But when it comes to important conversations like how to pronounce a W, I'm there.

By patrick on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 03:30 am:

    yeah goofy.

By Spider on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 11:10 am:

By kazu on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 11:42 am:

    He still looks a little goofy in the first photo, but in a cute way.

    (I love when Spider crushes. Remember Tony Blair?)

By Spider on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 12:05 pm:

    "Remember"? Hey, I still like Tony Blair. Too bad he's such a disappointing leader.

    My girlish heart thinks it's cool that Eric Bana and I have the same color of eyes.

By kazu on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 12:29 pm:

    That's cute. The last world leader I had a crush on was Elrond, Lord of Rivendell (as portrayed by Hugo Weaving).

    Also, is Selma Blair attractive? There is something about her that bugs me, but I can't figure it out. I think it has something to do with her eyebrows.

By Spider on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 12:40 pm:

    She'd be much better looking if she gained 25 lbs., in my opinion. She looks like a lollipop.

By heather on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 03:14 pm:

    there was a girl at a party recently looked exactly like selma blair but maybe cuter. so cute! the boy she came with wouldn't get out of my face though. yuck.


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