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I just thought of something...<br><br><br><br>
shouldn't the abbreviation be veg*<b>a</b>n?<br><br><br><br>
I mean the two words also share that a before the last n.<br><br><br><br>
Because once we start to omit common letters, we just as well might write v*n, or just *.<br><br><br><br>
You see what I mean....???
 

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well i see what you mean... but um Veg*an isn't what Id call ahhh ummm abbreviated when used for vegan....<br><br><br><br>
this reminds me of something my son told me once... he came up to me with his light sabre and said:<br><br>
I'm mace windu or you can call me master windu for short.......<br><br><br><br>
(hint) master windu isnt shorter!<br><br><br><br><br><br>
edited cuz i messed up what i was trying to say
 

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I think it should be veg*n or something like that because veg*an would not include vegan because the '*' would be assumed to represent something.
 

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Not necessarily, because technically * stands for any string, including an empty one! (according to UN*X shell file pattern matching syntax)<br><br><br><br>
But SystmDwnGrl has a good point about it actually making vegan longer!<br><br><br><br>
So then we settle for v*n?
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Oatmeal</i><br><br><b>I just thought of something...<br><br><br><br>
shouldn't the abbreviation be veg*</b>an?<br><br><br><br></div>
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I thought of that the other day! It keeps getting to me, but I never thought to post a thread about it! hmm... It makes sense if the "contraction," if you want to call it that, of vegetarian is vegan etc.<br><br><br><br>
Crazy veg*ans. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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i think you all have too much time on your hands!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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v*n wouldn't work becasue there are other word that would fit in. The only words I can think of that fit into veg*n are vegan, vegetarian and vegetation.
 

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same thing with the *... that wouldnt work it could be any word .... like duck...or pumpkin... or diary... and well that would be weird....
 

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Aren't we what's important here? Let's go fourth and be LAZY! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
CONTRACTIONS AHOY! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:">
 

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Eh, if it doesn't go through, I'll just use veg*n, or veg*an. heh Ther' 're oth'r w'rds to contr'ct. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Michael</i><br><br><b>I've often thought of adding meat to the ban list so that it shows up as ****. Just to be cute. I try often but it rarely works.</b></div>
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You could ban a new random word everyday and see if anyone catches on. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Marie</i><br><br><b>You could ban a new random word everyday and see if anyone catches on. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"></b></div>
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Yes, if Oatmeal's fear that we will run out of things to do or talk about ever comes to pass, that could keep us entertained indefinitely, Michael! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Oatmeal</i><br><br><b>I just thought of something...</b></div>
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You need a hobby. Besides crazy plant contraptions.<br><br><br><br>
I say veg*n just looks the best. Veg*an is stup*id, and v*n could mean voltairean or victorian, which is fine for the freethinkers among us, and soilman (sorry buddy, you're the oldest dude I could think of) but the rest of us would just be confused.
 
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