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Who wants the word "Campy" removed from this forum?
Yes 68%  68%  [ 21 ]
No 32%  32%  [ 10 ]
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:37 pm 
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Who wants to see the word "Campy" obliterated on this forum?

If someone types it into their message, it should automatically come out as "Campagnolo" after it's posted. I gather the mods can do this in their settings to prevent unwanted words to appear in posts.

I'm sure I'm not the only one.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:01 am 
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Campy Only won't be happy.

You might want to put a "Don't Care" in your poll choice.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:01 am 
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I would love to see this removed myself, as well as all the other inane short forms of people's names: like 'Nago, Pin, Pog, Pug. If it is company name that is not based on a family name, I don't see the harm in shortening the name but find it disrespectful to the family if the family name is used.

Besides, campy has a very distinct meaning that does not at all correspond to the Campagnolo.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:27 am 
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Can we also add abominations like 'brifters', 'shimergos' and so on to this?
Brrrr, they set my teeth on edge...


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:38 am 
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I can't stand it when people say "campy", "campa" and especially "gruppo" when they're not Italian - it's GROUPSET!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:10 am 
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Its not the abbreviation I dislike , it's the Americanism. Campag is fine.
Can we ban spinning as well please. It should be twiddling.
Fender's are things ships use or they sit in front of fires.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:26 am 
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And drafting is what you do when you want to practice writing something.
Rant rant..


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:32 am 
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Bah!
Where are my slippers?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:32 am 
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:lol: Noted. In the interim why don't you come up with the 10 Commandments of vintage parlance.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:52 am 
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Or when cyclists say "i/we put the hammer down" :roll:


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