Bitcoin Forum
December 09, 2016, 03:52:31 PM *
News: Latest stable version of Bitcoin Core: 0.13.1  [Torrent].
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Bucks, Quid, Plata...  (Read 995 times)
hawks5999
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 168



View Profile WWW
June 08, 2011, 11:41:44 PM
 #1

Has a nickname been taken up for BTC yet?

I keep thinking 'bitch' every time I type BTC and seems like bitches might work as a slang term or nickname for BitCoins.

person A: what's that t-shirt cost?
person B: twenty bucks or one bitch

For whatever reason, I keep thinking that if BitCoins had a card it would say:

I'm real money, bitches


Discuss.

■ ▄▄▄
■ ███
■ ■  ■               
LEDGER  WALLET    ████
■■■ ORDER NOW! ■■■
              LEDGER WALLET
Smartcard security for your BTCitcoins
■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■
Decentralized. Open. Secure.
1481298751
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481298751

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481298751
Reply with quote  #2

1481298751
Report to moderator
1481298751
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481298751

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481298751
Reply with quote  #2

1481298751
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1481298751
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481298751

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481298751
Reply with quote  #2

1481298751
Report to moderator
1481298751
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481298751

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481298751
Reply with quote  #2

1481298751
Report to moderator
1481298751
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481298751

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481298751
Reply with quote  #2

1481298751
Report to moderator
Scientician!
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 42



View Profile
June 08, 2011, 11:44:23 PM
 #2

Bitcoin is perfect. Needs no slang. It's its own buzzword. No one feels compelled to call Facebook "The Face" or Twitter "The new Idiot Box"


Bitcoin? Brah, it's Bitcoin
BookofNick
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 189



View Profile
June 08, 2011, 11:48:59 PM
 #3

Yeah, who knows the origins of slang, but I feel like many slang words are just shortened versions of the original word. Maybe we'll say something like: My new car cost me 10 bits.

Whenever I am writing about Bitcoin, though, I've already gotten into the habit of writing BTC, because it's quicker.

Scientician!
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 42



View Profile
June 08, 2011, 11:51:13 PM
 #4

Yeah, who knows the origins of slang, but I feel like many slang words are just shortened versions of the original word. Maybe we'll say something like: My new car cost me 10 bits.

Whenever I am writing about Bitcoin, though, I've already gotten into the habit of writing BTC, because it's quicker.

Yeah, I don't want to get into the semantics of it, but BTC is like USD - a trading notation.. not really slang, per se.. And whenever I talk about Bitcoin... I say "Bitcoin" ...Its a GREAT name..
kinghajj
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 66


View Profile
June 08, 2011, 11:51:40 PM
 #5

Perhaps "coin" to refer to a whole bitcoin, and "bit" to refer to whatever fraction of a bitcoin is useful at the moment (milli, micro, etc.)
Jaime Frontero
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 126


View Profile
June 09, 2011, 12:22:47 AM
 #6

Yeah, who knows the origins of slang, but I feel like many slang words are just shortened versions of the original word. Maybe we'll say something like: My new car cost me 10 bits.

Whenever I am writing about Bitcoin, though, I've already gotten into the habit of writing BTC, because it's quicker.

sorry - you can't use 'bits'.  it's taken.

a bit is half of a US quarter.
alexbasasa
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 16



View Profile WWW
June 09, 2011, 12:26:56 AM
 #7

If a nickname is going to come up, it will on its own. I don't think that 'quid' and 'buck' were invented by some one consciously trying to come up with a hip name.

Anyone is allowed to use any word they please as long as they can communicate efficiently. I, for one, will be sticking with CoolCoin.

15Cx9ZDazNvkeQxND32yTwnjunf52A6Vwe
oneforall
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 84


View Profile
June 09, 2011, 12:35:19 AM
 #8

Yeah, who knows the origins of slang...

etymologists do.

I feel like many slang words are just shortened versions of the original word.

from the following, my guess would be that we go from bitcoin to bicoy(BiK-Oi) to something like Boy with a very gentle soft 'i' sound between the 'B' and the 'oi' sound, like Bi-Oi, most likely eventually resting at 'boy' without a strong 'y' at the end.


Taken from John McWhorter's Story to Human Language Course Guide


III. Typical sound change processes.
A. Assimilation. Many of these changes seem to us to be “sloppy”
speaking. For example, in early Latin, the word for impossible is
inpossibilis, but in later Latin, the word was impossibilis. The n
changed to an m because the m sound is closer to a p than n. This
process is called assimilation. Over time, laziness created a new
word—the one we borrowed from Latin that is so proper to us today!
in-possibilis > im-possibilis
B. Consonant weakening. Similarly, over time, consonants tend to weaken
and even disappear.
1. In Latin, the word for ripe was maturus. In Old Spanish, the word
was pronounced the way it is written today: maduro; the t
weakened into a d, and the s at the end vanished. But in Castillian
Spanish today, the word is actually pronounced “mathuro,” with
the soft kind of th in mother. In Old French, the word was similar,
pronounced “mathur,” but since then, the th sound has dropped out
completely, and the word is just mûr.
nikion
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 14


View Profile WWW
June 09, 2011, 12:46:27 AM
 #9

I like to refer to all money, but BTC in particular as Coin... I probably played too much Mario as a kid  Roll Eyes WTF was he going to do with all those coins he was hoarding anyways? Not like I ever saw a shop in the Mushroom Kingdom.

The Like Button is right here => 1JghYSr3cFRwWeGaKHXVH3zxdmRr34FarX
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!