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[ERROR] No.16099311 [Reply] [Original] [4plebs] [archived.moe]

I don't get it, why do a lot of you say 'Nids' instead of writing out 'Tyranids'?

It's only a few letters away, and a lot of you are the type of people to even avoid writing abbreviations like 'rofl', so why do it?

It's even more weird when people say 'Nids' in real life, where it's completely unnecessary and pointless. What's the purpose?

>> No.16099335

Its a shorter term of saying it

Just like how some people prefer to be called Jim instead of James or how you say fourty kay instead of fourty-thousand

>> No.16099345

Contractions happens in language.
Why say don't when you can say do not?
Why say it's when you can say it is?

>> No.16099359

Look, kid, I didn't get THIS corpulent or grow a neckbeard THIS thick by going to any extra effort.

>> No.16099366

It's shorter to type.

Get the fuck out with your anal retentive bullshit.

>> No.16099385

Nids, Smufs, Nettes, Letters, Termies, etc...
we use that all even in normal speech, nothing strange about that...

Just be careful about "taking D.P." when there are normal people around...

>> No.16099391

>>16099311
Just to annoy you, OP.

>> No.16099397

>>16099366
>>16099345
>>16099335
You're on a computer; it's not hard to type out full words so that you don't sound like a cunt and non-XhardXcoreX people can understand what the fuck you're talking about.

>> No.16099421

>>16099311
Because only clanners don't use contractions. (Though they cheat by inventing "new words" that just happen to be contractions)

Yes, I got my Battletech in your 40k. It's appropriate here.

>> No.16099426

There's always the added benefit of being 'in the know' with this kind of jargon. Like an inside joke that you're smart enough to get. Part of it is Peer-pressure too.

>> No.16099428

Its an affectionate contraction.

They're 'Nids.

Niddy nid nid nids.

Deal with it.

>> No.16099430

>>16099385
I'm a slut for DP's.

>> No.16099439

Anyone else cringe when they see that Carnifex?

The biomorphs they chose are just horrendous.

>> No.16099443

Tryanids are gross.

>> No.16099465

I like brevity. I also use 40k, IoM and Crons.

>> No.16099497

I like to play with words and mash them up. Sometimes, it just sounds better. "Nidzilla" is easier to say than "Tyranid Godzilla list". "Flyrant" is more fun than "flying hive tyrant." And, as >>16099428 said, it's affectionate. Kind of like "kitty" vs. "cat".

>> No.16099500

>>16099397
> and non-XhardXcoreX people can understand what the fuck you're talking about.

We are talking about giant alien space bugs from beyond the stars. I like to think that shortening their name to 'nids is not what people would find confusing.

>> No.16099526

>>16099430
ASL?

>> No.16099551

>>16099397
I do not get it, why do a lot of you say "Don't" instead of writing out "Do not"?

It is only a letter away and a lot of you are the type of people to even avoid writing abbreviations like "Nids", so why do it?

It is even more weird when people say "Don't" in real life, where it is completely unnecessary and pointless. What is the purpose?

>> No.16099566 [DELETED] 

>>16099526
13/f/usa

I fucking love daemon princes.

>> No.16099567

>>16099497
I'm talking about stupid "player-only" abbreviations like "'Nids" for "Tyranids". It's like WoW jargon, where everyone who plays has to come up with completely pointless abbreviations and asinine codewords for basic terms just so they can feel like they fit into the game community.

>> No.16099599

>>16099566
>f
TITS OR GT- waitaminute
>13
ADD 5 YEARS TO YOUR AGE OR GTFO, 4CHAN IS INAPPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN

>> No.16099619

Most subcultures have their own shorthand for things outside people don't give a damn about. Some nerds say "d6", some nerds say "6 siders". Few non-nerds will have any idea what either term means. As long as you can convey what you are saying to who you are speaking to, why does it matter if others can not understand?


>>16099397
>YOU ARE on a computer; it's not hard to type out full words so that you don't sound like a cunt and non-XhardXcoreX people can understand what the fuck YOU ARE talking about.
>SERIOUSLY Y U USE CONTRACTION, IT IS TWO KEYSTROKES DIFFERENCE.
This is what you sound like.

>> No.16099625

>>16099599
/tg/ is not age restricted new fag

gb2 /b/

>> No.16099630

>>16099566
>I fucking love daemon princes.
trolling too, obviously

>> No.16099634

>>16099311
Being autistic must be hard for you, OP.

>> No.16099653

>>16099566
Delicious flat chest or GTFO.

>> No.16099654

>>16099567

>> No.16099663

>>16099567
Same could be said of American, Canadian, Australian, British, Indian, and various creole dialects of English. It's a social construct rooted in the social history of the community in question. Do you piss and moan when other countries spell colour instead of color, or call fries chips?

>> No.16099674

Because it's shorter.
NEXT!

>> No.16099677

>>16099619
I like the cut of your jib matey.

Batten down the hatches and scrub the poopdeck we've got cap'n bilgewater an 'is mighty pearl necklace coming up alongside!

All in all 0/10 for OP, people have been making their own jargon since language was invented.

>> No.16099698

>>16099625
>he thinks /tg/ is suitable for 13 year olds

And you're calling ME newfag?
Have you SEEN this board? It's a hive of skub and villainy highly inappropriate for 13 year olds.

>> No.16099702

>>16099625
Actually all of 4chan is age restricted. Every board.

>> No.16099711

>>16099698
>hive of skub and villainy

Ha

>> No.16099717

It's like calling the Imperial Guard 'guard' or the Space marines 'marines'.

It's a lot easier without confusing anyone about what army you're talking about.

>> No.16099737

>>16099702
Adult (18+)

Sexy Beautiful Women
Hentai
Ecchi
Yuri
Hentai/Alternative
Yaoi
Torrents
Rapidshares
High Resolution
Animated GIF

No it's not.....

>> No.16099743

>>16099567
>just so they can feel like they fit into the game community.

If you are OP, I am disappoint. First you ask "why do you do this", and then you tell us "you do this because you're nerds and I hate you!" Tell me, does the term OP offend you? I mean, a lot of people outside of the internet don't know what that means. What if a newfag came in! He might have no idea who I'm talking to!


>>16099625
Global rules, bitch. Did you read them?

>> No.16099758

>>16099737
GTFO

>> No.16099771

>>16099737
>If you are under the age of 18, or it is illegal for you to view the materials contained on this website, discontinue browsing immediately.

>> No.16099772

>>16099625
Yes it is you tard. All boards are 18+, some just have mature nsfw content. Did you even read the rules?

>> No.16099777

>>16099737
Yes, it is.

>> No.16099783

>>16099737
http://www.4chan.org/rules
>2. If you are under the age of 18, or it is illegal for you to view the materials contained on this website, discontinue browsing immediately.

>> No.16099789

>>16099743
>>16099758
>>16099771
>>16099772
>>16099777
TOLD

>> No.16099832

>>16099743
>>16099758
>>16099771
>>16099772
>>16099777
>>16099783


Man, leave it to /tg/ to know how to cite rules in no time flat.

>> No.16099871

>>16099758
>>16099771
>>16099772
>>16099777
>>16099783
>mfw

>> No.16099929

>>16099758
>>16099771
>>16099772
>>16099777
>>16099783
/tg/, I am proud.

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