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Posted on 09-Jan-2004 12:40 GMT by amiga-news.de23 comments (8k)
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Vote for the Amiga-Unwort (bad, unwanted word) of the year 2003 at amiga-news.de!
 Vote now: Unwort 2003 : Comment 1 of 23
Posted by Seehund (81.226.220.225) on 09-Jan-2004 13:29:23
I voted for the constant misuse of "FUD", but some skin-crawlers are missing:

"New Amiga".

"Amiga Community Portal", or "Portal" in general.

"True Amiga user".

"Confirmed", as in "X has|hasn't confirmed that...", when X is a subjective part in a discussion (and is often likely to know less on the issue than the people arguing).

"Protection".

"PegPong".

"Undesirables".

"Unconstructive".

"Feature".

"Hidden agenda".

"Loyalty".

In other words; same old, same old.

BTW, what does "Abzocke" mean? It's not in any of my dictionaries.

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 Vote now: Unwort 2003 : Comment 2 of 23
Posted by Matt Parsons (Registered user) on 09-Jan-2004 13:42:56
hehehehe.... Troll :-P

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 Vote now: Unwort 2003 : Comment 3 of 23
Posted by hippie2000 (217.185.148.94) on 09-Jan-2004 13:59:14
In Reply to Comment 1 (Seehund):
Abzocke is german slang word for "making a fool of someone".

ie:

if you buy something and the price is way too high it's Abzocke.

if you buy a computer and there are no drivers available for the
hardware in it and it has not been stated during the sale, it's Abzocke.

etc etc (put your favorite Abzocke in here :)

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 Vote now: Unwort 2003 : Comment 4 of 23
Posted by Gregg (192.223.243.6) on 09-Jan-2004 14:15:01
In Reply to Comment 1 (Seehund):
"PegPong" wins, hands down.

I was going to be buying Pegasos untill bbrv spoke this but now how can I honestly buy from man that sop absuses the english Luangage? :( :( :(

Gregg

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 Vote now: Unwort 2003 : Comment 5 of 23
Posted by Matt Parsons (Registered user) on 09-Jan-2004 14:15:34
In Reply to Comment 3 (hippie2000):
Sounds like a "Pig in a poke". (I always like to throw in some 13th century English Slang Phrases) ;)

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 Vote now: Unwort 2003 : Comment 6 of 23
Posted by Alan LM Buxey (158.125.1.115) on 09-Jan-2004 15:55:01
Blue camp, Red Camp, Loyal User, Anonymous, Portal

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 Vote now: Unwort 2003 : Comment 7 of 23
Posted by Ronald St-Maurice (24.203.75.69) on 09-Jan-2004 17:00:57
In Reply to Comment 1 (Seehund):
you forgot "Defender of the Faith".

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 Vote now: Unwort 2003 : Comment 8 of 23
Posted by XraalE (82.40.24.228) on 09-Jan-2004 22:02:14
"OS4 on Tour" is my favourite hated word. It implies they actually have something finished to tour, when they don't.

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 Vote now: Unwort 2003 : Comment 9 of 23
Posted by XraalE (82.40.24.228) on 09-Jan-2004 22:03:49
In Reply to Comment 8 (XraalE):
Oh, and that should be "unwort". The brighter among you might have noticed that "OS4 on Tour" is three words. Although maybe I'm hoping too much.

;)

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 Vote now: Unwort 2003 : Comment 10 of 23
Posted by Anonymous (80.9.223.97) on 10-Jan-2004 09:24:59
In Reply to Comment 9 (XraalE):
"Petition"

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 Vote now: Unwort 2003 : Comment 11 of 23
Posted by Daniel Miller (171.75.32.146) on 10-Jan-2004 10:52:16
In Reply to Comment 10 (Anonymous):
"True Amigan."

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 Vote now: Unwort 2003 : Comment 12 of 23
Posted by Daniel Miller (171.75.32.146) on 10-Jan-2004 11:20:26
In Reply to Comment 11 (Daniel Miller):
I see Seehund already said "True Amiga User." How about:

"Just Around the Corner."
"Developer Pre-Release."

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 Vote now: Unwort 2003 : Comment 13 of 23
Posted by Jupp3 (195.10.181.163) on 10-Jan-2004 11:33:16
"Please port this software for Amiga" would be one of my favourites (Without even bothering to look at source code, of course)

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 Vote now: Unwort 2003 : Comment 14 of 23
Posted by Rob (195.92.67.209) on 10-Jan-2004 16:13:56
Genesi seems like a good one.

It sounds a bit like genocide, and they've done a good job of killing
off the Amiga community.

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 Vote now: Unwort 2003 : Comment 15 of 23
Posted by Chain|Q (81.182.157.104) on 10-Jan-2004 23:57:24
Yeah, right Genesi is killing the community, Genesi is a virus! And Amiga Inc. is not a virus, since viruses do something, blah...

(Ps: I'm typing this on my Amiga 2000/060/PIV system, which i'm using happily every day. And my Pegasos II system is on its way since Genesi do support developers... And i'm going to use it for developing software which will run on Classic Amigas as well. Come on, what are you waiting for? Now you have the reason, to call me a blue troll, *sigh*...)

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 Vote now: Unwort 2003 : Comment 16 of 23
Posted by Rob "I'll be a red troll if you'll be a blue troll" (195.92.67.78) on 11-Jan-2004 01:27:47
In Reply to Comment 15 (Chain|Q):
Just
thought
it
was
a
little
bit
one
sided
here
so
I
thought
I'd
try
and
balance
it
out
a
bit.


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 Vote now: Unwort 2003 : Comment 17 of 23
Posted by samface (213.114.40.47) on 11-Jan-2004 01:33:39
Or, how about "Amiga"? You'll have a hard time finding more people hating that word than in the Amiga community. Christian Kemps idea to drop the original meaning of ANN (Amiga News Network) is a perfect example.

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 Vote now: Unwort 2003 : Comment 18 of 23
Posted by Rob (195.92.67.78) on 11-Jan-2004 01:42:01
In Reply to Comment 17 (samface):
What do you think of ANN (Anonymous Nerd News)

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 Vote now: Unwort 2003 : Comment 19 of 23
Posted by samface (213.114.40.47) on 11-Jan-2004 02:22:55
In Reply to Comment 18 (Rob):
Or how about ANN - (A)cronym for (N)o (N)ame :-P

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 Vote now: Unwort 2003 : Comment 20 of 23
Posted by Christian Kemp (Registered user) on 11-Jan-2004 04:35:48
In Reply to Comment 17 (samface):
The main reason I dropped the "Amiga" name is that I didn't want ANN to be(come) "Amiga(TM) Network News" - Amiga Inc. was at the time asking/requiring people to include legalese on their web pages saying Amiga is a trademark of Amiga Inc. etc. and I seem to remember that Amiga's legal department (?) required webmasters to get them to check/acknowledge/allow/whatever the use of the trademark. I didn't want to be dependent of Amiga Inc. in any way, and wanted ANN to remain impartial in the bets possible way, so since the domain didn't contain the trademark I could just rename the website and not get into any trouble whatsoever.

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 Vote now: Unwort 2003 : Comment 21 of 23
Posted by Auaah (217.88.204.4) on 11-Jan-2004 07:58:03
"Vote for the Amiga-Unwort"
Auaah, auuutschh, auaahahah...

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 Vote now: Unwort 2003 : Comment 22 of 23
Posted by itix (130.234.189.82) on 11-Jan-2004 13:18:36
In Reply to Comment 17 (samface):
I think I don't hate Amiga but stupid Amiga users.

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 Vote now: Unwort 2003 : Comment 23 of 23
Posted by Amon_Re (Registered user) on 11-Jan-2004 13:20:24
I have 2:

EVA & BBRV

Cheers

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