Geek text exchange

@dawnald (84131)
Shingle Springs, California
April 29, 2013 4:20pm CST
So my friend Jack and I were exchanging text messages last week: D: Did you get fired yet? J: No, but soon I am sure D: Keep hoping D: We are more doomed than you are J: Not even close D: Still doing requirements for October implementation J: Us too. ACA? D: yup, doomed J: so very doomed D: doomder J: doom dr J: oops damn spell check J: doomdest D: doom doom doom doom J: you living in middle earth? D: you shall not pass J: pass I will, my precious D: Dork J: dorkess D: Thorin Dorkinshield J: The fact that you came up with that makes you Queen Dorkadriel D: Elves rule, dwarves drool J: Gollum lover D: Orc admirer J: Sauron slave D: Warg wannabe J: Wormtongue concubine D: Saruman sympathizer J: Nazgul nurser D: Smaug smoocher J: Witch king wooer D: Morgoth mimicker J: I give, you are nerdier D: but I wasn't done... J: lol D: dead king apologist J: I do think he was misunderstood D: Yeah, he had a sad childhood I suggested that today we exchange Star Trek insults, no reply... Do you and your friends exchange insults for fun? Probably not, lol
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@much2say (38752)
• United States
29 Apr 13
Hee hee! Yah, but not via text (that'd be too expensive for me as I'm not on the unlimited plan!). There was one guy who I shared the ice with in the mornings. He was in his late 60's and actually went to Nationals as an ice dancer way back when. A lot of women stayed the heck away from him . . . he was not only pompous and insulting, but sometimes he could be like a "dirty ol' man". I could handle him because I wouldn't let him get to me - and I'd be just as insulting back. So every time we saw each other, there'd be a warm up with a few rounds around the ice with him. He'd say stuff like "Here comes the old bag who thinks she can skate!" and I'd tell him he has no partner now because no one wants to skate with a mummy - hee hee. It was all in good fun.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 13
Awesome, hilarious!
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
29 Apr 13
I would never exchange text insults for fun.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 13
Oh well you have to have 2 people with the same sense of humor, and you have to know the other person's OK with it, otherwise no go.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
29 Apr 13
You also have to have a good text plan. I am also concerned that someone will read the message and decide that both of you are not working with a full deck.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 13
Well they wouldn't be totally wrong about that! :)
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@katsmeow1213 (29029)
• United States
29 Apr 13
Uh.. nope..
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Apr 13
give me your number and I'll show you how it's done jk
• United States
30 Apr 13
LOL.. Yeah.. I've seen and read LOTR but I don't think I'm that big of a geek.. and Star Trek, nope, forget it.. Now Harry Potter or Twilight.. yeah, I'd kick your butt!!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 May 13
Oh yeah? Bellatrix believer! You do NOT sparkle like a diamond!
@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
30 Apr 13
Somehow I guessing from Smaug smoocher that you're saying Smoog instead of Smaug? :-) I've got an "au" in my internet nick on another website (a Tolkien website) and all my friends from there have problems saying it. Looking forward to the next film when they have to talk even more about the dragon *hehe* English people trying to say strang foreign diphtongs are always fun ;-) I've got a few friends I exchange insults for fun with. We had an exchange open on facecbook and some stupid woman thought we were having a fight ...
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Apr 13
Smowg....
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@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
30 Apr 13
There's no w in Smaug :-) We have several in town actually, the Norwegian word smaug means narrow street (approx.) However, it's not usual to name streets smaug here, they're called veit instead, so when my geeky friends came to visit we didn't find any signs saying "smaug". Annoying. But we did take a picture of the God expedition on Hell.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Apr 13
Ok then: Sma-oog (rolls eyes)
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
29 Apr 13
No I don't, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading yours and can't wait for the Star Trek saga...
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 13
Hm, maybe we could exchange musical theater insults too...
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• United States
29 Apr 13
Yeah I am sure you could...
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• United States
29 Apr 13
"Middle Earth" was the last thing that I understood in your exchange. My friends and I don't exchange insults for fun. However, I do tease my boyfriend and compare him to characters on The Big Bang Theory.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 13
Which ones?
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• United States
29 Apr 13
It depends on the day...
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@GreenMoo (11842)
30 Apr 13
not when text messages cost me money!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Apr 13
I had to give up and go to unlimited texting. I kept having to pay overages...
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• India
30 Apr 13
awesome friends, you guys really do this, makes me remember my friend from childhood, we used to talk in the language of movies, but this was the nerdeist I have ever seen.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Apr 13
(takes a bow)
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• Singapore
30 Apr 13
I read Lord of the Rings decades ago so I think it is excusable that I got lost:) Actually I don't think I would have caught all the references even if I had finished reading the books last week! I did exchange insults with my friends for fun especially when we were younger, now it happens less often. For example we would poke harmless fun at each others' schools.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Apr 13
(shhh don't tell, but some of the references were from The Hobbit and The Silmarillion)...
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@vandana7 (62546)
• India
30 Apr 13
I agree..this is geek after middle of earth...:)
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Apr 13
I am the Queen of the Geeks! (takes bow)
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@CuteMandy (165)
• China
30 Apr 13
I don't like to exchange insults with my friends for fun. As I think it will hurt our feeling sometimes, but we don't know, then it will hurt our relationship.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Apr 13
The trick is to use insults that are totally far off from true and/or things that the person is not sensitive about. Plus you need a person with that kind of sense of humor...
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
30 Apr 13
Wow! and Wow again. Nope.Never traded insults on purpose for fun. New one for me. Very funny and creative in an odd srt of way
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Apr 13
He had me laughing pretty hard. Hopefully his cubicle mates were looking at him funny for laughing hysterically too.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
29 Apr 13
Wow, your guys are geeks!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 13
and proud of it!
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@artemeis (4017)
• China
30 Apr 13
Hit space warp after middle earth.. I must admit that the exchange is entertaining just reading it. We do banter via text messages but I doubt you will understand since they are all in Chinese and Chinese dialects included. zao an....
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Apr 13
Hey, I thought Chinese was tonal. How can you hear the differences? yeah, I know, different symbols or something...
@artemeis (4017)
• China
30 Apr 13
For example: Good morning zao an (Chinese/Mandarin) zhou san (Chinese dialect - Cantonese) zha (Chinese dialect - Hokkien which is also used by Taiwanese majority) zha ki ho (Chinese dialect - Teochew) zhou! (Chinese dialect - Hakka) xie xie
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Apr 13
I knew that last one....
@ElicBxn (60771)
• United States
30 Apr 13
you are way more Middle Earth geek than I
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Apr 13
This geek read LOTR 30+ times...
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@ElicBxn (60771)
• United States
30 Apr 13
I was lucky to do it once. Much more of an SF fan... Yes, I read fantasy, but Mercedes Lackey is more my speed. All that fighting gets boring.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 May 13
Jack McDevitt :)
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@joizee (502)
• Philippines
30 Apr 13
Doom doom doom! Hahaha! This is hilarious! I got this experience but in chat with the closest friend I have. I keep on calling him names related to being fat and he's calling me names related to being thin. Haha! Afterwards, we began laughing and laughing and laughing how smart we are just saying synonyms. It was a good exercise of the brain and lungs. I should call him now! Thanks for the discussion.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Apr 13
Hey, as long as you both take it all in good fun...
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• India
31 Aug 15
I'm Galadriel I made it to the end of this post. I know some a-freakin'-mazing people who find a way to bring my Preciousss puns unto them, we mildly insult each other, but eventually we go, "Bruh, what are you even Tolkien about?", but then things become Merry again. As they say, old Hobbits die hard. To protect his identity I'll just call him A. Well he's like a big brother and perhaps that is why we keep having really punny conversations...but thru Facebook rather than texting because I don't have a mobile phone. :P Unfortunately, A hasn't read LOTR, but he has read GoT and I haven't read GoT but I've read LOTR. So we were having a conversation and I suddenly said "gamGEE, can you stop talking dude?" and hence started the war (this was a few months ago so I don't exactly remember all the puns :P). More recently, we had this electricity themed pun war. It started with "Are you working properly?", contained stuff like "don't be so conducting", and ended with "wire you trying to ruin my life? Let's just switch off this convo." We once had a conversation full of Shakespearean insults too.