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Old 01-10-03, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Bit of an Odd Question...

Alright, this is going to sound a bit nutty, but I need a bit of help with my english homework, lol! The assignment is to write a conversation using "jargon and slang" from any area/culture. A few examples being internet slang, southern slang and valley girl speak. I, being the snake obsessed dork that I am, decided to use "herper" slang. We need a dictionary of at least 20 terms to go along with the project. I already have a few, like "het", "1.1", "amel", "aner", "hypo", etc. Can anybody give me a few others along with their meanings? And maybe even a suggestion for a setting and a plot? (I was going to have the two people at a reptile expo, one about to buy a snake and the other trying to sell it.)

Once again, sorry for the oddness, but I just want this to be good! Thanks!
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Old 01-10-03, 12:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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emmie=emerald tree boa, ammie=amazon tree boa, popping=the sexing technique, herp=slang derived from "herpetology"? That's all I can think of right now...
"herper" in itself is a slang term, being short for "herpetoculturist"

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Old 01-10-03, 12:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey there,

I am not "up" on the slang but hou could also have a chat roon setting for the conversation?
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I don't know if you meant "1.1" to be one male one female. If you did. I wouldn't consider that slang. It's just a way we get a point across. like "$5.67" would be slang for 5 dollars and sixty seven cents. or "4x4" four by four.

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just my bit of blaaah...

i suppose if you can use abbreviations ive gathered a list of some from the boards.....gets confusing!!
BCC = Boa Constrictor Constrictor
BCI = Boa Constrictor Imperator
BCA = Boa Constrictor Amarali
BCO = Boa Constrictor Occidentalis
BRB = Brazilian Rainbow Boa
CRT = Colombian Redtail
RTB = Redtail Boa
CRB = Colombian Rainbow Boa
ETB = Emerald Tree Boa
ATB = Amazon Tree Boa
GTP = Green Tree Python
BP = Ball Python
JCP = Jungle Carpet Python
IJCP = Irian Jaya Carpet Python
CBB = Captive Bred and Born
CB = tricky one, can mean either Captive Bred or Captive BORN
CH = Captive Hatched
WC = Wild Caught
LTC = Long Term Captive
ERS = Emerald Regurgitation Syndrome
UTH = Undertank heater
DH = Double Heterozygous
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Has it been probed? (Has it been sexed)
Admission is $4 for neonates (Admission costs $4 for the kiddies)
Is that snake a cross? (Is it a hybrid snake?)
Is that a Tremper albino? (Is that leopard gecko descended from Ron Tremper's line of albinos?)
Look, that snake just gave me a 'strawberry' (That snake just flicked its tongue at me)
I need to go on a crix run (Drat, I am out of crickets and need to go buy some more)
I need Black Knight (I need some mite spray, not that horrible, horrible movie)
Stop the car, there's a dead raccoon on the road (Look, free food for the burm)

Something else I recently experienced is going to a health food store and trying to buy small amounts of different stuff to gut-load insects. Just watch their expressions change when you tell them that you want powdered bee pollen and sea kelp for MEALWORMS. lol
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Mealies-Meal Worms
Waxies-Waxworms
Silkies-Silkworms
Crix-Crickets
Juvie-Juvinile
Hatchling-Just hatched
Tagged-getting bit

That's all I can think of ATM.
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One more to add:

snake years: # of snakes * # of years you have had them
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brumation, egg binding, substrate, feeders (pinkies, fuzzies, hoppers), f/t frozen/thawed, p/k prekilled, noctural, husbandry...

That's all I can think of for now that I haven't seen written
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Thank you all for your help! I'm writing the paper now, and I'll tell you how the grading goes, if I ever get it back...(this teacher forgets to give papers back from tme to time...)
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best of luck!
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Food terms

Pinkies
hoppers
fuzzies

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