#11

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Oslo, Norway
(This post was last modified: 03-01-2017, 08:47 AM by halvor.)
(03-01-2017, 04:49 AM)FlyingDuc Wrote: I hate it when people try to act like 19th century English gentlemen. Like when they use the words "gentlemanly" or "indeed" or any other term you wouldn't use during normal conversation. It comes off as pretentious.

You are, of course, entitled to your opinion. However, in my opinion you just demonstrated some, not pretentiousness, but perhaps elitism is a better word. Non-native speakers (of which I am one) likely don't pick up the same connotations or statuses of certain words and styles of talking as native speakers do. Moreover, these words you mention might be more common in British English, which is what we are taught in school over here. Not to say that the USA doesn't have as much or larger influence though.

Just sayin', no aggression or anything intended here. I even learnt something from your comment, which I always appreciate. I indeed do or have up until now used that word regularly Wink I think this thread was intended for shaving words, though, so: topic hi-jack out.

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#12

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Indianapolis Indiana
Well played sir.
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#13

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Portland, OR area
I was just making fun halvor. My point is that I only noticed people writing this way only when they write about shaving. The other terms that people have listed don't particularly offend me. Every hobby/job/interest develops its own jargon/lexicon over time. It can be confusing for newbies, but once you learn the terms, it can promote cohesion within a group.

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#14

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Rio Rico, Arizona
Hilarity at its finest. Thanks guys. I needed that for this Wednesday.
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#15

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Woodstock, VT
Gentlemen.

Although much older I graduated from the University Prince William attended and the 'Gentleman' routine seen on another forum would put that crowd to shame.

It's discussing shaving not cocktails at the Guards Polo Club.

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#16
For me it always has been "YMMV".

I do understand where people are coming from, but that word has been very easily toss around.

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#17
In the words of Spiro T. Agnew, some of us are members of an elite corps of impudent snobs.

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#18
"gentlemen" is used as a marketing tool to make those within the hobby feel like they are special. It implies those that use electric razors are not gentlemen or can be implied that way. It's marketing for the hobby and somehow the hobby is hijacked its usage trying to associated polite behavior with the word. For those on the outside looking, they can laugh at this hijacking of the word. But its just marketing.

YMMV is a weasel acronym.

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#19

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Detroit
(03-01-2017, 03:07 PM)grim Wrote: "gentlemen" is used as a marketing tool to make those within the hobby feel like they are special. It implies those that use electric razors are not gentlemen or can be implied that way. It's marketing for the hobby and somehow the hobby is hijacked its usage trying to associated polite behavior with the word. For those on the outside looking, they can laugh at this hijacking of the word. But its just marketing.

YMMV is a weasel acronym.

What do you mean by "weasel" acronym?

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#20
The term 'gentlemen' is like any other term........great, if used sparingly, ineffective or even annoying, if used a lot. Using it occasionally doesn't bother me much; starting every post with 'Gentlemen' does grate a bit.

It's sort of like ESPN's Berman: When he started using the phrase, "He...could....go....all....the...way!", it was cool. Then he used it over and over again, and that got to be very annoying (at least to me).

YMMV is a cop-out, I guess. Still, as everyone knows, this hobby is a very personal one, with a single item yielding vastly different results for different people. YMMV allows people to state their opinions about a certain item without being held accountable for someone else's results with it.

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