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Unofficial opinion: Speedie...or Speedy?

  1. M'Bob

    M'Bob Jun 22, 2017

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    I've seen it both ways. Which do you prefer? How 'bout Railie or Raily? Doesn't quite work with the Seamaster, huh?
     
    Edited Jun 22, 2017
  2. noelekal

    noelekal Jun 22, 2017

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    I chose "Speedy". What d' I win?
     
  3. arcadelt

    arcadelt Jun 22, 2017

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    Either way is acceptable to me.
     
  4. M'Bob

    M'Bob Jun 22, 2017

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    Fastest post responder award?
     
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  5. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon Jun 22, 2017

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    i.e., he was the speedyest!

    ...or is that speediest...
     
  6. Tiny Iota

    Tiny Iota Could potentially be the Official OF Stalker ™ Jun 22, 2017

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    Speedy, unless it's followed by "orite" in which case I think it needs the "i".
     
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  7. cristos71

    cristos71 Jun 22, 2017

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    Who cares?
     
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  8. M'Bob

    M'Bob Jun 22, 2017

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    Ahhh, more existential musings...
     
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  9. cristos71

    cristos71 Jun 22, 2017

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    I don't understand what you mean, can you explain?

    I was being quite clear, who really cares about whether the abbreviated name of a thing is spelled this way or that way?
     
  10. themattedial

    themattedial Jun 22, 2017

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    What about plural :)
     
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  11. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Jun 22, 2017

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    Speedy
    Speedies
    Seamey?

    Don't let autocorrect swap out that last one though!
     
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  12. Fost

    Fost Jun 22, 2017

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    I have a speedy for you if you want :)
     
  13. M'Bob

    M'Bob Jun 22, 2017

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    And I was trying to be diplomatic about answering a question that I see often in posts, that I find puzzling. Because in the end, who really cares about any of it? Whether I should put on a brown strap or black. Whether I should trade this watch for that. Whether this box is correct for this year or not. This is just diversion for a life that ends and we become worm food in the end. So while you may not care about this benign little tid-bit, it amused me, and I posted it.
     
  14. noelekal

    noelekal Jun 22, 2017

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    Speeding's right out if it's attached to a traffic ticket.
     
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  15. Rumar89

    Rumar89 Jun 22, 2017

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    I debated both ways recently before typing up a post and went with Speedy.
     
  16. Mouse_at_Large

    Mouse_at_Large still immune to Speedmaster attraction Jun 22, 2017

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    How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?

    Or to put it in terms more in keeping with this thread, how many angels can dance on the dot of a DON bezel?

    Feel free to grab a loupe, magnifying glass or electron microscope to check.

    :D
     
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  17. arcadelt

    arcadelt Jun 22, 2017

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    OK, getting back to the serious matter at hand. Speedmaster is a proper noun, and since there is no rule about how to abbreviate it, either "Speedy" or "Speedie" would be correct based on the convention of the group creating or using the abbreviation; or any other form could be used provided it is defined by the author or speaker on each occasion it is used. That said, the adjective describing the act of moving quickly is "speedy", not "speedie". Therefore, my contention is that since there are established rules for the use of the word "speedy", it make more sense to use "Speedy" rather than "Speedie" as the abbreviation for Speedmaster, merely because the exemplar "speedy" makes it easier to use "Speedy" in all forms of discussion.

    However, if in doubt as to my opinion, please refer to my first post in this thread.
     
    Edited Jun 22, 2017
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  18. ac106

    ac106 Jun 22, 2017

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    Posts like this really make me miss ulackfocus
     
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  19. blufinz52

    blufinz52 Hears dead people, not watch rotors. Jun 22, 2017

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    It's Speedmaster and should never, ever be shortened. Queen Elizabeth, not Queen Lizzy. Or Lizzie ;)
     
  20. Kmart

    Kmart Jun 22, 2017

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    Omega officially addressed this question when they released the Speedy Tuesday. Check and mate.
     
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