MusicBrainz Slang

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Note: this vocabulary is mostly used in the IRC channel as this is where users talk most laxly. Naturally, references to popular memes both old and new are also used.


Slang used by the users in MusicBrainz

annoy

Definition: annoy is really annoying

Example:

Origin:

awesomesauce

Definition: when something is extra awesome, it's awesomesauce

Example:

  • Lotheric: I use jesus2099's script for mass merging, it's awesomesauce
  • CatQuest: it is!

Origin: The Internet


BB

Definition: Stands for BookBrainz - Book Database concocted originally by reosarevok, ianmcorvidae and leftmost cat, after much ado about nothing it is now lead by Mr. Monkey. πŸ’!

Example:

  • warp: what's BB?
  • Leftmost: Something amazing!
  • CatCat: BookBrainz

Origin: http://chatlogs.musicbrainz.org/musicbrainz/2011/2011-07/2011-07-08.html#T15-34-04-966426


bogus

Definition: Used to describe incorrect edits, albums, ...

Example: "This album is completely bogus!"

Origin: CatCat


bork

Definition: something which is broken or not working

Example: ruaok: yes, if we bork the upgrade, we have 15 minutes to figure out what's wrong. :-)

Origin: Ruaok


chocolate

Definition: Most important thingy for the brainerz. Like a currency. Everyone wants it! Even the MB-group leader on last.fm election was decided on the chocolate issue.

Origin: Nikki


dildos

Definition: originating from AdultSwim Show Metalocalypse, this is used to denote when somethings sucks or ams dumb.

Example: "well, that's dildos"

Origin: CatCat


ding!

Definition: Meaning "Exactly!", "You got it!", "Good point!".

Origin: Ruaok


dodgy

Definition: Something which is odd or not quite right. Also an alternative for bogus.

Origin: Nikki


emojis

Definition: Random emojis used to display emotion just like elsewhere on the net. most common ones are probably ❀️ πŸ™‹ 😁 πŸ˜† πŸ˜… πŸ€” πŸ™„

Examples:

  • dseomn: my next "hit" single, Electric Vuvuzela Baghorn, and I'm thinking of "πŸ”ŒπŸŽˆπŸŽΊπŸ”Š" for the catalog number
  • Rotab: πŸ€”
  • CatQuest: πŸ‘ awesomesauce cat#

Origin: definitely Freso


fail

Definition: Something that is wrong, stupid or borked. also see win below

Origin: it was muz and/or fauxfaux, I don't remember


grudge no-vote/no-voting

Definition: action to systematically NO vote someone else's edits for reasons entirely unrelated to the edits themselves, meant as some sort of punishment or revenge. Note this of course is considered extremely bad behaviour and no one serious about the database would ever engage into that.

Origin: dmppanda, to qualify some specially displeased newcomer (or was TeleGUISE the first to use the term?)


loi

Definition: Laugh On the Inside

Origin: from http://centraldigit.com/loi.html

moin

Definition:

Example:

  • ruaok: Moooin!
  • yvanzo: mo’’in’
  • ferbncode: Moin o/
  • Cyna: mo'in

Origin:


natta

Definition: Norwegian for "night".

Example: "natta all"

Origin: CatCat


NGS

Definition: Acronym for NextGenerationSchema, the new database schema.

Alternate Definition: "magic thing that solved everything someday in the past... oh wait"

Origin: <unknown>


shake your head like inhouseuk

Definition: a statement of disbelief or bafflement, as performed in the manner of inhouseuk.

Examples:

  • inhouseuk shakes his head
  • ruaok shakes his head like inhouse

Origin: inhouseuk! Ruaok


SAT/SAR

Definition: stands for "Stand Alone Track" however since NGS happen, Stand Alone Recording is used (ergo SAR)

Origin: CatCat


thingy

Definition: You know... thingy!

Origin: Nikki


time-of-day

Definition: Form of greeting that came up because MB being an international project and the people contributing live in different time-zones so a daytime used as greetings does not apply for everyone.

Variations: $timeofday, $time, $tod

Origin: Nikki


tunepimp

Definition: Name of the old library used for tagging audio files ("Pimp my tunes" -> "Pimp my ride").

Origin: Ruaok


voluntell, voluntold

Definition: When someone unwittingly suggests a feature would be a good idea and ruaok tells them they just volunteered to make it happen.

Origin: Ruaok


\o/

Definition Arms in the air, happy man, hugs, etcetra.

Example: "that was completely fail \o/"

Variations: /o\ arms down, _o/ waving, \o waving hello, \o\ /o/ doing the wave or dancing.

Origin: warp