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Phonetic alphabets have taken many forms across many languages. But why go with Alpha-Bravo-Charlie when you can choose Bread-Debt-Indictment , Abides-Bowling-Chinaman, Are-Beady-Cue, and Ackbar-BadgerBadgerBadger-Camwhore? What's the MetaFilter phonetic alphabet?
posted by blahblahblah (72 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
I'll start...

A = AskMe
posted by salishsea at 11:36 AM on August 16, 2007


B = Bitchfest
posted by kittyprecious at 11:41 AM on August 16, 2007


C = Condescending
posted by MikeMc at 11:45 AM on August 16, 2007


D = dios
posted by ericb at 11:48 AM on August 16, 2007


D = DTMFA (might end up going recursive, will need field testing)
posted by flabdablet at 11:48 AM on August 16, 2007


Dios is better.

Did I just say that?
posted by flabdablet at 11:50 AM on August 16, 2007


E= Eponysterical
posted by oddman at 11:51 AM on August 16, 2007


F = Flameout
posted by yhbc at 11:57 AM on August 16, 2007


G = GYOFB
posted by taliaferro at 11:57 AM on August 16, 2007


H = Hope me
posted by taliaferro at 11:58 AM on August 16, 2007


I = IraqFilter
posted by cortex at 12:06 PM on August 16, 2007


J = Jrun
posted by cortex at 12:06 PM on August 16, 2007


K: kthxbye
posted by expialidocious at 12:08 PM on August 16, 2007


Astruc
Brownpau
Cortex
Dios
Exogenous
Fungible
Googly
Homunculus
Iviken
Jessamyn
Klangklangston
Languagehat
Mathowie
Nthdegx
Orthey
Poolio
Quonsar
Riverine
Scarabic
Tellurian
Ufez
Vronsky
Wimpdork
Xian
Y6y6y6
Zippy
posted by fandango_matt at 12:09 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


fandango_matt- First, the spreadsheet, now this. What does a user gotta do to be the "b" entry for an alphabet of users? Some sort of Thunderdome-like arena battle with Brownpau? dios likes me, doesn't that mean something?
posted by blahblahblah at 12:19 PM on August 16, 2007


L = lolcode
posted by crepeMyrtle at 12:29 PM on August 16, 2007


I'm sorry, but you're all wrong.
"B" must be "bucket-of-cocks."
posted by SassHat at 12:33 PM on August 16, 2007


I'm out of sequence but...

O = Overthinking
posted by MikeMc at 12:37 PM on August 16, 2007


How about B= Borgeois malaise?
posted by Green Eyed Monster at 12:40 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


The Anti-phonetic Alphabet.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 12:42 PM on August 16, 2007 [2 favorites]


This will not W.
posted by wendell at 12:43 PM on August 16, 2007


Here's another one.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 12:44 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


What the diddly?
posted by blue_beetle at 12:45 PM on August 16, 2007


b = bucket, c = cocks. Equally clearly, f = fish, p = pants and q = quonsar.
posted by flabdablet at 12:45 PM on August 16, 2007


C = ceiling cat
V = vibrates?
posted by rmless at 12:53 PM on August 16, 2007


Excellent...in true MetaFilter fashion, we have derailed the alphabet.
posted by salishsea at 1:06 PM on August 16, 2007 [9 favorites]


D is for Drama Queen, surely.
posted by rocket88 at 1:08 PM on August 16, 2007


Here's another one.

That one should have had Y as in Yngwie.
posted by MikeMc at 1:11 PM on August 16, 2007


B = baconpost
posted by gurple at 1:17 PM on August 16, 2007


C = circumcision
D = declawing
posted by the painkiller at 1:54 PM on August 16, 2007


"W" is for We got cameras. (Or is "C" for the cameras we got? "I" is for confused.)
posted by steef at 2:07 PM on August 16, 2007


'P' should be 'Pepsi Blue'...
posted by blogenstock at 2:14 PM on August 16, 2007


P = Pneumatic
K = Knife
W = Wring
T = Tzimmes
posted by Smedleyman at 2:19 PM on August 16, 2007


R = Rodgering
posted by cortex at 2:22 PM on August 16, 2007


Z - Zippity Bop!
posted by LionIndex at 2:37 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


blahblahblah: "fandango_matt- First, the spreadsheet, now this. What does a user gotta do to be the "b" entry for an alphabet of users?"

I feel your pain, man. I make a dozen Greasemonkey scripts, including one used by a plurality of the admins, and I'm pushed out by a noob with link diarrhea?

No really, I love ya, Poolio.
Fucking kids.
posted by Plutor at 2:43 PM on August 16, 2007


Plutor got jobbed on FM's list. Careful FM, Plutor has a posse.
posted by oddman at 2:53 PM on August 16, 2007


P should be "plate of beans." I mean really, people.
posted by chowflap at 2:59 PM on August 16, 2007


A=amberglow (well, duh!) : >
posted by amberglow at 3:16 PM on August 16, 2007


No, P can be nothing other than Portabello. I mean really, chowflap.
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:18 PM on August 16, 2007


(and WTF is an Ufez?)
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:18 PM on August 16, 2007


how did we get out of order?

M = either mushroom, or matt. my heart says the former, my mind, the latter.
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:22 PM on August 16, 2007


G = GYOFB

Get off my lawn?

If it's supposed to be one word, then make it angry: GETOFFMYLAWN!!!
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:24 PM on August 16, 2007


H = Hurf
D = Durf
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:25 PM on August 16, 2007


Uwish Uknew, Ubu.
posted by cortex at 3:28 PM on August 16, 2007


Ah! Just one of those words that somebody plays and makes up some crap definition for. Ufez was "A slang term in Mexico for a pimp"
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:41 PM on August 16, 2007


Throwing a few out there...

A = AMIRITE?
B = Batshitinsane tag
D = Derail
F = Fixed that for you
I = Image tag (archaic)
L = Lawyer (usage: "I am not a...")
S = Surely this will... (or = Summon Bevets [archaic?])
T = [this is good]
Y = You know who else [j]'d [k]...
posted by tzikeh at 4:19 PM on August 16, 2007


languagehat overthinking languagehat, over.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:49 PM on August 16, 2007


Z is for Refrigerator
posted by growabrain at 7:21 PM on August 16, 2007


P should be "plate of beans." I mean really, people.
No, "P" should be for Pancakes...wtf happened to this site?
posted by thomcatspike at 7:38 PM on August 16, 2007


THOMCATSPIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by yhbc at 7:45 PM on August 16, 2007


YHBC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by wendell at 8:22 PM on August 16, 2007


ignore him, yhbc. he's obviously just making a play for T.
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:44 PM on August 16, 2007


When speaking over a phone line, ever notice certain letters have a different sound on the receiver’s end? Examples, the letter F sounding like a "S" & a F sounding like a "S". Now can I have my T? ;P
posted by thomcatspike at 9:14 PM on August 16, 2007


nanojath overthinking.

flameout ubu circumcision kthxbye.

overthinking flameout flameout.

askme surelythiswillwendell surelythiswillwendell hurfdurf askme thomcatspike.

over.
posted by UbuRoivas at 10:06 PM on August 16, 2007


Huh. Where you been, you crazy sumbitch?
posted by cortex at 10:32 PM on August 16, 2007


cortex - his only activity since feb 05 was in a thread about cooking meth in your coffee pot. you join the dots.
posted by UbuRoivas at 11:00 PM on August 16, 2007


That would explain a lot about my coffee pot, I have to admit.
posted by cortex at 11:04 PM on August 16, 2007


or about why one cup would keep you awake for a week.
posted by UbuRoivas at 11:37 PM on August 16, 2007


UbuRoivas
WTF? seriously, take your crystal ball along w/ your head out of your ass. I mean it.
posted by thomcatspike at 1:05 AM on August 17, 2007


omg! you were cooking up meth in cortex's coffee pot IN MY ASS!?!!?

oh, it was just a nightmare. phew. carry on...
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:36 AM on August 17, 2007


PS, learn to read.
his only activity since feb 05 was in a thread
"Good Morning Meth" of Saturday Night Live.
posted to MetaFilter by thomcatspike at 9:04 AM on February 10, 2007

time between:

posted to MetaFilter by thomcatspike at 9:58 PM on February 24, 2006 [+]

No, February 06, was the last time I spent quality time on the site. After that until now, I had little time to fully enjoy the site.
posted by thomcatspike at 1:40 AM on August 17, 2007


05, 06, whatever. typo or something. i assume you're not always this precious about jokes. you were probably concerned that your reputation was being trashed just as you were dipping your toes in the blue again after such a long absence, which is fully understandable. no hard feelings, hey? :)
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:42 AM on August 17, 2007


UbuRoivas: "No, P can be nothing other than Portabello. I mean really, chowflap."

Portabello. Plate of beans. Pancakes. Ponies. "posted by mathowie". Damn my letter.

/nick Flutor
posted by Plutor at 4:42 AM on August 17, 2007


S seems to be less contentious. Perhaps a tiny change in username is called for, Plutor...?
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:26 AM on August 17, 2007


TCS!!!!!!!

HE'S ALIVE!
posted by konolia at 5:47 AM on August 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


konolia: actually, yeh. his last activity before going awol was about suicide off the golden gate, yeh? i'd chastise him but i did a similar thing once on livejournal without intending it. good to have him back :)
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:57 AM on August 17, 2007


UbuRoivas: "S seems to be less contentious. Perhaps a tiny change in username is called for, Plutor...?"

Slutor? What kind of girl do you think I am?
posted by Plutor at 7:00 AM on August 17, 2007


no hard feelings, hey? :)
UbuRoivas
It was late at night, my bad.
posted by thomcatspike at 12:00 PM on August 17, 2007


thomcatspike - yeh, i guessed as much. welcome back! :D

Plutor - perhaps Sultor is better for a girl like you. hey - another 18th of November child!
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:13 PM on August 17, 2007


M is for Miguel, and don't you n00b bitches forget it.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 2:30 AM on August 19, 2007


* performs motorcycle burnout on obiwanwasabi's lawn, dodges poorly-aimed pancake *
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:38 PM on August 19, 2007


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