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    * Why do people talk like this?

    I get very pissed off whenever anyone uses epic fail/fail/win/epic anything/etc., even more so when used in real life.

    It's not funny, it sounds stupid and makes you look stupid. Why do people talk like this

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    My assumption is because it is particularly funny in certain circles (e.g. tech-geek circles).

    I admit that I have heard "epic fail" and other phrases around the Limestone offices in reference to news stories etc.

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    On forums it can be funny if it is really "fail".

    But anyone who says for the win, epic fail, to be honest, etc in real life deserves a punch.

    And I agree with you about Comic Sans (your sig). It's a Primary School font.
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    I play wow (since release), and i don't think I've ever used those terms outside of wow.. if anyone uses them outside of wow.. they are well.. dumb :\

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantumphysics View Post
    Why do people talk like this
    Because they can.

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    I love the font Comic Sanr MS, Used it in sigs on WHT; I hate when I see it on a company web site, It looks weird and unpro.

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    thread epic fail








    I had to say it

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cilLKufYOhE a handy video which details where fail and win came from. Contrary to popular belief, they did not originate in World of Warcraft, but actually from poorly translated 8-bit games.

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    lol...

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    I don't normally hear this in person, but at least one person I know SAYS 'pwnt' regularly, talk about going too far.

    he says it like 'peeeown t'

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    I have a bad habit of using 'lame' and 'groovy' but that's just me. Why cant people talk how they would like, as long as they are getting a clear message across? You obviously understand the phrase, but just don't like to hear it. Do you really sound better being pissed off over something so trivial?

    Just my 2 cents...

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    Its a way for Techcy people to make comments pretaining to techy things, It adds a field of intrest into daily conversations with gropus or persons who are intrested in that field.

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    I don't type it out much here, but I use a lot of 40's slang in daily conversation. I have the weirdest vocabulary of anyone I know. I'm with Michael on this one. As long as people can clearly understand you; the choice of words you use is completely personal.
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    Is it just me or is Zeyr's text small?

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    Just you...

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    why do people use any number of colloquial expressions? Surely you use comparable expressions in your casual conversations, and thus are every bit as complicit as the 1337 sp34k3rs. By singling out these terms in particular for complaint I think you're just showing your age

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw Web Master View Post
    Is it just me or is Zeyr's text small?

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    Not small just using: font="franklin gothic medium"

    See: Franklin Gothic Medium

    It's only a little annoying as it seems fuzzy to my frail little eyes. And its on a 1920x1200 res HD panel.

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    Why do people open/submit threads asking a question, but not bother to come back and reply them? Especially, if they thought it was important enough in the first place to pose the question....

    EPIC DOUCHE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by redmeds View Post
    Why do people open/submit threads asking a question, but not bother to come back and reply them? Especially, if they thought it was important enough in the first place to pose the question....

    EPIC DOUCHE!
    I got a chuckle out of this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTrike View Post
    It's only a little annoying as it seems fuzzy to my frail little eyes. And its on a 1920x1200 res HD panel.
    I have a 1920x1200 res HD Monitor, and it looks fine. My diseases can steal my mind, but not my eyes (at least not yet)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw Web Master View Post
    Is it just me or is Zeyr's text small?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw Web Master View Post
    Is it just me or is Zeyr's text small?

    owm
    It's a different font style but I have seen even weirder font style than zeyr's. They are a real pain to read.

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