DWRKWTHWATA?

Sunday, September 8, 2002 1:50 PM

DWRKWTHWATA? (Do We Really Know What The Heck We Are Talking About?)

CF, SFOG, CP, PGA, USIOA, DL, BM, MF, S:ROS, S:UE, B:TR, B:NF, V:TBC, OL:FOF, SFMM, X (well not really), KBF, EPCOT, BGW, MA, SFWOA...

That is all I can think of right now, but the list goes on and on. Does anyone really understand all of these acronyms? I for one know they can get a little hectic, and I certainly have to think about each one. Don't get me wrong, I know my coasters, parks, etc.
Seriously though folks, why don't we all take a few extra seconds to type the full name so that people don't look at us and think we are complete dorks.

Just a thought!

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 1:53 PM

I'm bored, so I'll bite.

Cedar Fair, Six Flags Over Georgia, Cedar Point, Paramount's Great America, Universal Studios' Islands of Adventure, Disneyland, Millenium Force, Superman: Ride of Steel, Superman: Ultimate Escape, Batman: The Ride, Batman: (K)night Flight?, Volcano: The Blast Coaster, Outer Limits: Flight of Fear, Six Flags Magic Mountain, X, Knott's Berry Farm, Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, Busch Garden's Williamsburg, Michigan's Adventure?, Six Flags Worlds of Adventure.

Umm, we are complete dorks, I thought? That's why *I* signed up. :p

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 1:57 PM

Cedar Fair, Six Flags Over Georgia, Cedar Point, Paramount's Great America, Universal Studios Islands of Adventure, Disneyland, Bolliger and Mabillard, Millennium Force, Superman: Ride of Steel, Superman: Ultimate Flight, Batman: The Ride, Batman: Knight Flight, Volcano: The Blast Coaster, Outer Limits:Flight of Fear, Six Flags Magic Mountain, X, Knott;s Berry Farm, Epcot, Busch Gardens Wiliamsburg, Michigan's Adventure, Six Flags Worlds of Adventure.

Just get used to it!

Edit: DANG! You beat me.

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*** This post was edited by coasterzach1 on 9/8/2002. ***

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 1:59 PM
For real. Who cares?!?! If ya know em........which most all enthusiasts do, use em!
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Sunday, September 8, 2002 2:01 PM

what is BM its right after Disneyland and before Millenium Force.

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 2:04 PM

Steel Phantom, BM (actually it should be B&M) stands for Bolliger and Mabillard, the coaster-building company.

Also, apparently I'm wrong, but I thought DL stood for Darien Lake (as in SixFlags Darien Lake).

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*** This post was edited by Hypercoaster Rider on 9/8/2002. ***

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 2:12 PM

Hypercoaster Rider said:

Also, apparently I'm wrong, but I thought DL stood for Darien Lake (as in SixFlags Darien Lake).



That'd be SFDL.

I think we're all pretty much a bunch of nerds :)

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 2:17 PM
Nah, it's no different from any other hobby or job. Read Airframe, they use a million different acronyms for aviation words.
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Sunday, September 8, 2002 2:20 PM

I refuse to type more than I have to because someone else is too lazy to ask. Yes, I know that sounds VERY stuck up, but I came onto this board not knowing any of these terms, but if you ask once, it becomes pretty obvious. You stated 3 Six Flags parks, once you know that SF means Six Flags, it becomes obvious. All you have to do is think of a park or coaster that sounds that way.

SFMM, hmm, maybe this is short for "someone feeds my mouse." Or we could use logic and come up with the right answer of Six Flags Magic Mountain.

*** This post was edited by RubberDucky on 9/8/2002. ***

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 2:20 PM

Chernabog, I thought EPCOT was an acronym for Employee Polyester Costumes Of Torture?

:-) Well, I guess I better just admit it....The fact that I know that joke certainly makes me a coaster dork. Hmm...maybe I could make a new site. www.coasterdorks.com

I could have a message board, rumors section, members, pop-up ads, interviews with people that only other coaster dorks would care about. Maybe even a full blown club with park events and ERT! (Extended, or Exclusive?)

Of course then I would have to give up the gym, the busy social schedule and my wonderful relationship. (Hi Baby!)

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 3:19 PM

Hmm... sure... I'll give it a try...

The roller coasters at Cedar Point (operated by Cedar Fair) offer a great variety of size, speed, and forces. Some of the coasters reach higher than four positive gravitational forces, many produce high lateral gravitational forces, and one (Millennium Force) reaches more than ninety miles per hour.

OR...

The coasters at CP (operated by CF) offer a lot of stuff. Some get higher that 4 Gs, many've got high laterals, and MF is faster than 90 mph.

Now, that was much easier, and I'm sure we all got the gist of it anyway!

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 3:50 PM

bmp143 said:

Chernabog, I thought EPCOT was an acronym for Employee Polyester Costumes Of Torture?

:-) Well, I guess I better just admit it....The fact that I know that joke certainly makes me a coaster dork. Hmm...maybe I could make a new site. www.coasterdorks.com

I could have a message board, rumors section, members, pop-up ads, interviews with people that only other coaster dorks would care about. Maybe even a full blown club with park events and ERT! (Extended, or Exclusive?)

Of course then I would have to give up the gym, the busy social schedule and my wonderful relationship. (Hi Baby!)



Heh. I'll be the first member ;)

What about Every Paycheck Comes On Thursday?

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~~~ Maddy ~~~

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 4:06 PM

What annoys me is when people use them "IRL." Some redneck moron kept talking to me about "BKF" once at SFWoA. I'm like, just call it Batman you moron. It's not like there are five Batman rides here at the park.

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 5:23 PM

I agree. The point of the abbreviations is to make them easy to type while keeping them easy to understand. "SFWoA" is pretty clear after the first time it's been explained to you.

But, out In Real Life, "BKF" is really no easier to say or listen to than "Batman". Certain nicknames DO work, such as "Millie", but that's not "MF"...

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 5:36 PM

We've had about 7 topics about this in the last month, YES, everyone does know what they mean. Learn 'em. There are sites that have glossarys of them. Like CoasterForce, I think.

I prefer "I rode S: UE at SFWoA today, and this lady was screaming really loud, ROFL."

TO "I rode Superman: Ultimate Escape at Six Flags Worlds of Adventure today, and this lady was screaming really loud, and I am rolling on the floor laughing."

It is not against the rules to use acronyms. Don't like 'em? Too bad.

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 5:45 PM
The only acronym I actually like saying out loud is SD2K. It sounds cool. :)
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Sunday, September 8, 2002 8:35 PM
Do you use them "IRL" when talking about a ride not easily identifiable by it's superhero. For instance, when trying to identify S:UE "IRL" would you call it "Superman Ohio?" "Ultimate Escape?" "Worlds of Adventure's Impulse?"

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 8:56 PM

GregLeg said:

But, out In Real Life, "BKF" is really no easier to say or listen to than "Batman". Certain nicknames DO work, such as "Millie", but that's not "MF"...

Yes, IRL, it could be a bit confusing saying MF, esp. for those unfamiliar with the acronym...;). BTW, got a couple spins today on WWNHC....:)


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Sunday, September 8, 2002 10:30 PM

The Acronym for Michigan's Adventure is actually MIA not MA. I have no clue to what MA could be.

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Monday, September 9, 2002 4:47 AM
That's funny...in my Acronym List, "MIA" is the acronym for Inside Track Magazine....... :)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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