Water term do you use? - ^

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Water term do you use? - ^

Soaker
5
28%
Squirt Gun/Pistol
0
No votes
Super Soaker
3
17%
Water Blaster
0
No votes
Water Gun/Pistol/Launcher
8
44%
Water Soaker
0
No votes
Other (please tell term used)
2
11%
 
Total votes: 18

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Post by isoaker » Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:41 pm

What term do *YOU* prefer to use when talking about those devices/things we most often use to soak one another with during a water fight? What do *YOU* call a dihydrogen-oxide weapon filled with pure, pressurized hydrogen hydroxide?

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Post by SilentGuy » Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:10 pm

Aaaah! Dihydrogen-monoxide! It's destroying our homes!

I usually call these "soakers." I don't like "water guns" that much, I don't really use "blasters," and I really don't like "squirt guns."

What term do you prefer to use when talking about those devices/things we most often use to soak one another with during a water fight?

I know you're new to the forum and all, but I'd have thought you'd catch on by now... :laugh: Just kidding.

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Post by isoaker » Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:26 pm

SilentGuy wrote:I know you're new to the forum and all, but I'd have thought you'd catch on by now... :laugh:
I don't visit that often so it's hard to know what to call these..things... :goofy:

My real motive is to make the terminology used in the rule set and future articles on iSoaker.com match those preferred by the group in general. I realize many use some of these terms interchangeably, but trying to stick to one term is preferred (at least to me).

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Post by mr. dude » Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:45 pm

I say water gun and squirt pistol. Not really a 'soaker' kind of guy.

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Post by HBWW » Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:24 pm

I use blaster, soaker, and sometimes water weapon. Squirt gun is also a pet peeve of mine unless it's actually refering to finger powered squirt guns. I never use anything with pistol in it, unless I'm actually refering to a water pistol. (i.e. most of the Max-D's) But simply put, you just don't call a WBL or CPS a squirt gun.

Edit: I often use "water gun" often too.




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Post by DX » Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:02 pm

I tend to use "soaker" and "water gun" most often when typing online, though in speech I use just "gun" 99% of the time [with "water gun" being the other 1%]. Yeah, I'm one of those guys who calls a group of WBL's a "battery" and wouldn't think of using "play" in place of "fight". Certain terms really don't work with the local style of battle.
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Post by Rook » Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:25 pm

Personally I use "soaker" and "water gun" almost interchangeably. I voted "water gun" nonetheless.

As long as you don't call them squirt guns, I'm happy. :laugh:
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Post by forestfighter7 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:48 pm

I use water gun almost always. I don't like people calling my weapns of mass hydration anything that has the word "pistol" in it, so I voted other. My other being water gun. The reason I didn't vote Water Gun/Pistol/Launcher is because I dont like "them" being called water pistols as stated above.
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Post by WaterWolf » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:48 pm

When ever somebody says, "O, squirt guns" it really ticks me off.
Lets see you call THIS a squirt gun after I blow you away with a modded CPS 2000.

I usualy call them Soakers or Aqua-Weapondry.
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Post by Adrian » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:14 pm

Super Soaker and watergun interchangeably.

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Post by isoaker » Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:24 am

Looking at the replies above, I've come to realize that this poll isn't quite right for my goal (though it does clear some thoughts of mine up).

I'm opting to leave this one open, but create another to address another issue on terminology.

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