Why? A random observation.

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  1. cleo macrumors 65816

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    Have you ever noticed that a lot of non-Mac people refer to our machines as "MAC"s? I've seen this on sites whose products ostensibly support Macs and have seen tons of PC people write it. Is there a good (historical) reason for it, or do people for some reason think that Mac is an acronym? :confused:
     
  2. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    It seems to be a fetish of some sort. PC users are used to typing WIN32, UNIX, etc, so MAC only seems natural. It is a bit annoying though.
     
  3. teabgs macrumors 68030

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    I just write mac.....cause Im not a tool and dont use caps....
     
  4. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    hey tool. what's the first letter of your post?

    oh, a cap.... ok

    oh, and what about "Im"? is that a lower case "l"? oh wait, no, it's an I... ok no caps man



    jackfreakingass
    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  5. funkywhat2 macrumors 6502a

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    that "I" looks capitalized to me:D
     
  6. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    You guys seem a bit obsessive to me. Almost everyone writes I in caps, that's just the way it is. That doesn't mean that they don't use non-caps for everything else.
     
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  8. funkywhat2 macrumors 6502a

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    calm down, man. it was a joke.
     
  9. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    I DONT HAVE TO CALM DOWN!!! IM DURANDAL7 AND NO ONE CAN STOP ME!!! ;) :p :D
     
  10. scem0 macrumors 604

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    uggggggg that is the worst. I hate when people talk in caps. Like in a starcraft game, you will have an allie and they will say 'MY FAVORITE UNIT IS THE PYLON - IT'S REALLY POWERFUL' that is about the time I leave because he is most definitely a
     

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  11. teabgs macrumors 68030

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    arn can stop you.....biatch
     
  12. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Or any other mod....
     

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  13. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    hahahah, that is the funniest Starcraft related thing I've ever heard :D
     
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    Oh I love you all so much.... Peace Man!
     

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  17. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    this smiley thing is getting out of hand.....ugh.

    I've never really noticed mac or MAC - I'll sometimes type Mac, but its all the same to me. Weird.

    D
     
  18. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I've noticed that...but honestly whenever I see "MAC" I think of the overpriced cosmetics that my ex-girlfriend used to like... :rolleyes:

    something I have noticed...is it just me or maybe the time of season...but is there a lot of bitchiness & panties being strung up in a bunch going on around here lately? :eek:
     
  19. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    no you arent, you're asurace ;)

    what i hate worse then the "MAC" thing is when idiots refer to Apple as "Mac".

    e.g. "When is Mac ever gonna give up and realize....etc."

    or

    "Does Mac make a soandso??"
     
  20. mischief macrumors 68030

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    -Jello/Will/Bandit:

    ONE PIE EACH FOR BEING PISSY:

    •WHAP!•

    •WHAP!•

    •WHAP!•

    You may now continue with the inanity.;) :rolleyes: :p
     
  21. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    Re: -Jello/Will/Bandit:

    One peach cream pie for mischief for pieing jello.

    WHAP!
     
  22. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Re: Re: -Jello/Will/Bandit:

    I don't think that is possible...
     

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  23. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    Re: Re: Re: -Jello/Will/Bandit:

    peach cream? sure it is. in macrumorsland. :D

    m
     
  24. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Re: -Jello/Will/Bandit:

    I wasn't being pissy. This is being pissy. :D
     

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