The word is "Modified"

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  1. Mark Moore

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    Origionally I thought it was cuz they couldn't speal. But now I see simular words their (sp?) messing up and that bugs me.

    In other words, not so much. [​IMG]
     
  2. Tim Armstrong

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    I remember when decaffeinated coffee was generally referred to as "Sanka" (after the first popular brand), now they just call it "decaf".

    Which is what I'm thinking might be a good beverage to switch to if such things cause such angst!

    Tim
     
  3. emu!

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    Just trying to understand that statement makes me feel faint. :p

    OTOH, remember when "closure" was THE word? I'm so glad those days are over. Then, for awhile, everything was described as "sexy". Those days made me puke in my mouth a little.
     
  4. LennyEdwards

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    Not at all...... I used to get really annoyed by stuff like text-speak, l8r, m8, etc.....

    I guess after a while these words morph to an accepted meaning even though the words themselves are often 'incorrect', I would say 'modded' could be interchangeable with upgraded as its what is inherently implied by it, but in the context of the guitar world it's become an accepted word really. Annoyed by it or not, we all understand the meaning behind it.

    I suppose if new words were not used by populist cliques we'd have a lot of great songs with quite grim lyrics to show for the age of rock n roll.... for instance, check the 'real' meaning behind tutty-fruity ....imagine that one laid out in plain English.....
     
  5. Durtdog

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    There are still some that I hate: skillset, pricepoint (hey, it's a price, ya know)


    Then there are the ones I constantly read on guitar forums.
    Can't we come up with something new once in a while?
    "Farting out"
    "No balls"
    "Sounds amazing"
    "Scored"
    "Pulled the trigger"
    It goes on and on...
     
  6. ThermionicScott

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    ...and those things are lousy enough to begin with! :lol:
     
  7. Moggl

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    No. You're both groan-inducingly wrong.


    Further reading: http://alt-usage-english.org
     
  8. Joisey

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    I will now ask everyone how they have "hot modded" their tele.
     
  9. woodman

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    I've been accused of being a language purist too, but the purpose is communicating with your listener/reader. If I can save them four syllables by saying "mod" instead of "modification," in a context they understand (such as TDPRI), I've streamlined my communication to be more effective/less cumbersome.
     
  10. casterway

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    No worse than saying:

    that's-instead of 'that is'
    they're-instead of 'they are'
    it's-instead of 'it is'
    or
    isn't-instead of 'is not'.
     
  11. theHUSTLER

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    the past tense of MODIFY is MODIFIED

    the past tense of the slang MOD is the slang MODDED


    get it now? :eek:
     
  12. beach bob

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    That ain't necessarily so.

    ;) :D
     
  13. Joel Terry

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    Does this apply to some homicide detective with the lantern-jawed, clenched-teeth, non-rhotic "R" Boston Brahmin accent (e.g. Jim Backus' "Thurston Howell III," David Ogden Stiers' "Charles Emerson Winchester III," or even William F. Buckley)--if, indeed, such a beast exists--saying the word "murdered"?

    Now that I think about it, I guess that would actually sound closer to muhhhhduhhd than modded, wouldn't it?

    (Hey--I know I took the OP completely out of context. :cool: ;) )

    Joel
     
  14. Teleblooz

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    Actually, they're the ones that are most likely to already know how to spell.
     
  15. gemktm

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    I agree it comes from the mechanical world. Tough not much of a mechanic i am into dirt bikes big time and when combing ads or talking about bikes the frazes "comes with the usual mods" or "fully modded" is de rigueur.

    I am however having a hard time w/ reliced. New twists on words are cool as long as they sound good or feel good... but reliced?

    I may just start saying "all brand new guitar parts that I scraped w/ a screw driver, burnt w/ a lighter and dragged around in the dirt driveway to give the appearance of being much older than it really is"
     
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    I like "modded", it's just shorthand.

    Their our no wrong words only rite wons.
     
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