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I hate ricing? Does this mean I'm turning into a grumpy old man?

Post by smurphos » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:55 am

So only fairly recently I became aware of some folks (presumably young ones :wink: ) referring to themselves as Ricers, or talking about Ricing their desktops. This had me mildly confused for a little while. I thought they were making a spectator sport of dumping their computers in a bathtub of water and then drying them out in a bucket of rice. But I then realised taking the context into account that they were talking about themeing or otherwise customising their desktops visually. :roll:

So off to the Urban Dictionary I go and I discover that R.I.C.E means Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancement and it comes from the world of car customisation - i.e. To rice is to make an old banger look like a racing car, when mechanically it's still an old banger. From what i can make out in that context the term is often derogatory - e.g."That's just so rice" meaning "It's looks nice but it's a still a pile of cr*p"

So how did this term end up in use in the context of customising computer desktops?

I really dislike it - is my inability to happily assimilate new slang a sign of the imminent onset of grumpy old man syndrome (I'm mid forties)? :wink:
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Post by farkas » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:24 am

Hi smurphos
really dislike it - is my inability to happily assimilate new slang a sign of the imminent onset of grumpy old man syndrome (I'm mid forties)? :wink:
I've been fighting the "Grumpy Old Man" syndrome for about twenty some years. :mrgreen:
Don't worry it will pass. I'm in my mid seventies. I learned to enjoy it! :?
I wish I could be in my mid forties with my past experiences to guide me.
Such things used to make me irate. Now not so much.
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About new slang!
What concerns me is the proliferation of acronyms. :(
Reading some articles on line or even in news papers, magazines etc. I have to refer to a web site such as https://abbreviations.yourdictionary.co ... onyms.html to figure out what hell they are talking about.
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Post by gm10 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:36 am

smurphos wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:55 am
I really dislike it - is my inability to happily assimilate new slang a sign of the imminent onset of grumpy old man syndrome (I'm mid forties)? :wink:
Probably, but I think we're the wrong crowd here to answer that. Thanks for teaching me that word though, now get off my lawn! :mrgreen:
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Post by Pjotr » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:39 am

farkas wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:24 am
BTW (I think it means 'by the way')
No, it means Value Added Tax:
https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/BTW_(doorverwijspagina)

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Post by catweazel » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:59 am

smurphos wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:55 am
I really dislike it...
That's not the same meaning as the word in the subject line. I take it upon myself to never use the word in the subject line. There's enough of it in the world without me adding to it. Just something to think about.

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Post by Pjotr » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:06 am

catweazel wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:59 am
smurphos wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:55 am
I really dislike it...
That's not the same meaning as the word in the subject line. I take it upon myself to never use the word in the subject line. There's enough of it in the world without me adding to it. Just something to think about.

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Post by Amii_Leigh » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:21 pm

I just can't stand to try to read the text of people that seemingly 'have' to use numbers as words, and abbreviate every other word in regular text conversation, that is, in game chat. Grrrrr! Just reporting on a pet peeve, that's all. I *will* put people on ignore that do this seemingly without thinking while online gaming or Instant Messaging. I know you guys would have to tease me here about that knee jerk reaction.
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Post by murray » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:39 pm

smurphos wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:55 am
I really dislike it - is my inability to happily assimilate new slang a sign of the imminent onset of grumpy old man syndrome (I'm mid forties)? :wink:
Don't fight it, instead you should embrace your inner grumpyness! You'll feel much better for it.
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Post by CaptainKirksChair » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:39 pm

smurphos wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:55 am
From what i can make out in that context the term is often derogatory - e.g."That's just so rice" meaning "It's looks nice but it's a still a pile of cr*p"
I think that's what we used to call All Show and No Go. And what that means is, if you are going to spend money on it, spend it under the hood first and not on the body.

By the way, I had never heard of "ricing" either so I guess I'm getting old too. A co-worker's daughter uses the term "T" when she talks or texts. It's the latest in slang. Her mother had no idea what she meant when she heard her daughter and a friend talking and her daughter asked, "Well, what's the T?" It means to give the details about a topic. It's short for the "truth" but I don't think the kids know that. It's just slang to them.

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Post by majpooper » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:48 pm

CaptainKirksChair wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:39 pm
smurphos wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:55 am
From what i can make out in that context the term is often derogatory - e.g."That's just so rice" meaning "It's looks nice but it's a still a pile of cr*p"
I think that's what we used to call All Show and No Go. And what that means is, if you are going to spend money on it, spend it under the hood first and not on the body.
That is pretty much what I have always understood that it meant - i.e. Urban Dictionary definition
A person who makes unecessary modifications to their most often import car (hence the term "rice") to make it (mostly make it look) faster.

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Post by lsemmens » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:25 pm

Txt spk! If you understand that, you're a kid, NOW GET OFF MY LAWN! Yes! I am a grumpy old man! I hate txt spk (text speak - for the uninitiated) with a passion. As do I, poor spelling and grammar. For those with English as a second, or more, language, that is forgiven, but, to those for whom English is your native tongue, USE IT!!! PROPERLY!!! Americans can also be forgiven for never having been taught how to spell properly. ;)
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Post by DAMIEN1307 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:33 pm

Hi lsemmens,

You favour us American "English" speakers and spellers with your humour...lol...DAMIEN
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Post by smurphos » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:06 am

I'm sold - I've just ordered a spoiler for the laptop lid.... :)
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Post by catweazel » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:09 am

Amii_Leigh wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:21 pm
I *will* put people on ignore that do this seemingly without thinking.
1 1 was a racehorse, 2 2 was 1 2, 1 1 1 1 race, 2 2 1 1 2

Bye.
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Post by gm10 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:00 am

catweazel wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:09 am
Amii_Leigh wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:21 pm
I *will* put people on ignore that do this seemingly without thinking.
1 1 was a racehorse, 2 2 was 1 2, 1 1 1 1 race, 2 2 1 1 2

Bye.
n1, ofc u forgot 2 put abbrevs w/ that.

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Post by catweazel » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:10 am

gm10 wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:00 am
catweazel wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:09 am
Amii_Leigh wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:21 pm
I *will* put people on ignore that do this seemingly without thinking.
1 1 was a racehorse, 2 2 was 1 2, 1 1 1 1 race, 2 2 1 1 2

Bye.
n1, ofc u forgot 2 put abbrevs w/ that.

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catweazel wrote:
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Post by catweazel » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:09 am

gm10 wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:45 am
catweazel wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:10 am
5h3'll b3 bl0ck1n6 3v3ry0n3 wh0 c4n h3lp h3r wh3n 5h3 n33d5 17
1 4m n07 5ur3 3v3ryb0dy 15 45 funny 45 w3 7h1nk w3 4r3. 1 f33l 0ld d01n6 7h15. \0/
lulz

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Post by lsemmens » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:32 am

You two are norty!!!! :D
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