Roses forum: Firsties! woo7!! yay for me!!

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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Jul 8, 2011 10:44 PM CST
I'm such a dork.

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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jul 8, 2011 11:03 PM CST
A blue rose and a black kitty! Names?
Porkpal
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jul 8, 2011 11:57 PM CST

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What's woo7?
Name: tabby
denver, colorado zone 5
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tabby
Jul 9, 2011 7:48 AM CST
Woo7 is kinda like woot. A joyous hoot.

Very dorky Skiekitty!
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
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Skiekitty
Jul 9, 2011 9:14 AM CST
PPal - not my kitty, just an image I found online. And the rose is Blue Bayou, my rose. ;)

Zuzu - Just as Tabby said, w007 is "elite" (1337) talk that is rather oldschool for computer users. 1337 talk is using numbers and symbols to represent words. For instance I'll write a simple sentence in regular characters, then I'll write it again in a mix of 1337 and ASCII characters:

Toni Is A Dork

70|\|1 15 4 |)02|<

In theory, 7 looks like a "t", 5 is like an "S", 2 is close to an "R" and the regular characters are kinda like regular alphabet, but as known as ASCII characters. I used to be able to write and drawn quite nice pictures in ASCII until fonts became standard on all of these, then ASCII kind of went away because it is hard to space the characters all right when they're not all identical in size. For instance, if you were to get a ruler & measure out on the screen, you'd see that a "m" takes up much more space than an "l". Back in the day, they all took 10points of space, didn't matter if it was an "m" or an "l". Think of a dot matrix printer versus a laser printer and using Times New Roman versus Courier.

When I was much younger (college), ASCII was all the rage (kinda like elementary kids & pig latin, but teachers could understand pig latin). So if you could read/write in ASCII, you were da bomb. LOL Writing everything in ASCII took time and suddenly more high-tech computer geeks came on the scene on IRC (the precursor of our chat rooms.. I was on IRC & IRC ii, what we know as IM and Yahoo Chatrooms are an example of IRC 3 (IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat)), they were writing programs that would translate your normal written sentences into ASCII or 1337 and it because passe'. Thus, no one uses it any more. It's more of a standing joke on a forum I used to haunt in the mid 2000s 'cuz if you hit the "!" button and hold it and get distracted, you'll drop the "shift" button and, thus, instead of doing a bunch of !! points, your sentence could look like this:

w007!!!!!!!!!111!!!1111

and then it became expanded to include the word "eleventyone". Not really sure who exactly coined that phrase, but it took everything by storm by Dec 2004 and died by June 2005. Only old timers used eleventyone (although you see it every once in a while on icanhascheezburger.com) But the phrase eleventyone was to mean extremely super excited to the point of peeing in your pants type excitement.

Like I said, I'm a dork.
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jul 9, 2011 1:51 PM CST

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Thanks, Toni. Fascinating explanation. I get it.
Name: Carey
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
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careyana
Jul 9, 2011 9:35 PM CST
When did roses become technobabble? I likes it! It is teh awesome! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
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Skiekitty
Jul 9, 2011 11:15 PM CST
Carey - it became technobabble the second I walked in through the door. I specialize in dorkisms, technobabble, and other stuff that is incomprehensible to normal human beings. Weird is my forte'. Big Grin
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Jul 10, 2011 12:32 AM CST

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I am so glad you are here Toni!!!!11!!11 Rolling on the floor laughing
(and sometimes icanhascheezburger.com makes me pee my pants, but I'm old) Hilarious!
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Name: Dahlianut
Calgary, AB Zone 3a
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dahlianut
Jul 10, 2011 5:02 AM CST
Here you be. Luvly new forum Smiling
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jul 10, 2011 5:19 AM CST

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Hey, Lady. Good to see you. Hope you'll be a frequent visitor.

You caught me just as I was toddling off to bed. I usually stay up until 5:00, but I'm a little tired tonight and am ready to retire an hour earlier than usual.
Name: Carey
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
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careyana
Jul 10, 2011 9:59 AM CST
I'm very excited to be here. I think I'll even have seven roses make it through the summer (out of 12. Guess I need to find some winter-shipped roses). :(

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