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Geowords -or- Sniglets for geocaching

#1 Guest_King Pellinore_*

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Posted 24 February 2002 - 11:02 PM

Well we've heard of Geobabes, and geodogs, and the ubiquitous geomobiles. What are some geo-words you've heard? (try and keep it to the really good ones{or really bad ones! LOL})

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Posted 24 February 2002 - 11:55 PM

Hahah, great topic!

One of the "official" sniglets I've seen and used is "strumble", the invisible bump you pretend to have tripped over in order to hide your own clumsiness.

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Posted 25 February 2002 - 01:14 AM

My favorite is Neocacher. Loose Bearings come to mind too as well as the Maggie Hula Dance.

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Posted 25 February 2002 - 03:00 AM

There should be a term for that weird perspective we have for inexpensive items.

Never in my life would I have purchased a couple dozen plastic ponchos or ordered custom items that were intended to be scattered about the countryside into little metal boxes.

About the closest I've ever previously come was buying small gifts for attending children at my daughters birthday party.


I'm also thinking of hitting up the local artsy-fartsy crowd for camo ideas. Maybe sign up with a local ceramics class for kiln time, as a way to crank out some devious cache containers. (no offense ClayJar)

What's a term for that look I often get that says "Are you insane? You have nothing better to do than seek tupperware?"

I try to tell them that the cache container is the sprinkles on the icing on the cake, but they sometimes still view the act as some form of task with no net gain.

More room for me in the hills I s'ppose.


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#5 Guest_King Pellinore_*

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Posted 25 February 2002 - 03:18 AM

Geoid- Like a cache, that is, a natural formation (rocks sticks etc) that just HAS to be where the cache is hid, but isn't.

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Posted 25 February 2002 - 03:19 AM

Let's see now -

geojunk - those expired coupons, half-used matchbooks, old golf balls and broken toys that some other cachers consider geo-treasure.

McToys - read this in another thread. It ties in well with above.

geodamage - the scratches, rope burns, clothing tears, scratches in paint of vehicles, general damage to people and property inflicted while geocaching - and usually accompanied by someone with a big $**t-eating grin on their face.

geo-terrorist - that moron who thinks he's going to "trash out" all of the geocaches in the Missouli area.

geo-foreplay - printing out the cache page, entering the coords into a GPS, getting the essentials together in preparation for the next geocaching expedition.

geo-shopping - spending too much time at the Dollar store looking for unique trade items, or shopping online for geocaching gear.

I'm sure I'll think of more as time goes on...
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Posted 25 February 2002 - 04:20 AM

The office idiot noticed a cache printout on my desk the other day and asked what "Geoc Aching" was.

I told him it was that dull ache you get when someone kicks you in the geocs.

Since then I spell it as GeoCaching.

OK, I know, technically that's not a geo-word, but it was such a Dilbert moment that I just had to share. I'll add "GeoGear".

[This message has been edited by geospotter (edited 25 February 2002).]

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Posted 25 February 2002 - 05:56 AM

quote:
Originally posted by Choberiba:
There should be a term for that weird perspective we have for inexpensive items.



A Five-and-Dime Paradigm?

quote:

What's a term for that look I often get that says "Are you insane? You have nothing better to do than seek tupperware?"



Tupper-wary?

How about the following...

cachetastrophe: losing a cache to natural disaster, plunderers, or bomb squad intervention
spindeterminate: referring to a compass with loose bearings
cacheatonic: being so enthralled by a cache's contents that you become oblivious to your surroundings
ammoflage: hiding a cache in an ammo cannister
GPS Blindness: The affliction which prevents neocachers from seeing the cliff they're about to step off of
Bargain binging: Compulsively purchasing massive quantities of bargain items for caches


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Posted 25 February 2002 - 06:03 AM

GeoHolic???
just a thought
or
GeoJunkie

#10 Guest_ClayJar_*

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Posted 25 February 2002 - 08:10 AM

Shouldn't MeriGold, MeriGreen, MeriPlat, MeriMeri, and MeriEuro be listed here somewhere? (And of course, the MeriEuro can also be called the MeriYellow, and in some areas of the world, the two pronounciations can actually coincide.)

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Posted 25 February 2002 - 11:41 AM

quote:
Originally posted by JeepNAz:
GeoHolic???
just a thought
or
GeoJunkie



I like GeoJunkie myself. I'll have to try to slip that one into everyday conversation. /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

#12 Guest_fisherKings_*

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Posted 25 February 2002 - 12:52 PM

I have heard other folks use a term referring to the innocent folks that we pass on the way to a cache as "mundanes". Any unknowing bystander that a geocacher passess or sees while geocaching. The "mundanes" don't have a clue that they just passed a cache and have no idea what we are up to.

Sushi of the fisherKings

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Posted 25 February 2002 - 02:10 PM

My term for the unaware passersby comes from Harry Potter... I call them GeoMuggles!

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#14 Guest_gmaxis_*

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Posted 25 February 2002 - 05:39 PM

Geophyte - newbie geocacher

Geomaniac - a geocacher who is always the first one to find the latest cache and blatantly displays his trademark item right on top of the contents as a way to torment the next cacher who thinks he is the first.

#15 Guest_Ranz_*

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Posted 25 February 2002 - 07:29 PM

How about 'Cache Poor' refering to the number of caches in a geographic area, or the act of coming back from a hunt empty handed.



#16 Guest_JAMCC47_*

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Posted 25 February 2002 - 07:44 PM

FTT-UTM Follow the Trail - Up the Mountain

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#17 Guest_Markwell_*

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Posted 25 February 2002 - 08:02 PM

TNLNSL - Took Nothing, Left Nothing, Signed Logbook

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#18 Guest_Hawk-eye_*

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Posted 25 February 2002 - 08:06 PM

Garminite term used by Markwell and others ... referring to the "more elite" among us Posted Image (sorry Clayjar ... just a joke)

BumFuzzled... as in "my GPS lost signal, it's bumfuzzled"

Geeket-book... a "cute" little name my teenage daughter uses to describe my geocashing field bag ... because I threaten to kill her for calling it my pocketbook!

Goats... non flattering name for the droppers of candy wrappers, cans, cig.butts, etc.

Goat Droppings... see "Goats" above



[This message has been edited by Hawk-eye (edited 26 February 2002).]

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Posted 25 February 2002 - 09:10 PM

After reading this thread I suddenly know what a Geo-suit looks like...

Anders

#20 Guest_Hawk-eye_*

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Posted 25 February 2002 - 09:44 PM

quote:
Originally posted by apersson850:
After reading this thread I suddenly know what a Geo-suit looks like...

Anders



Well duh ... coming from the creator or at least the king of the GeoSuit Posted Image



#21 Guest_mac_*

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Posted 25 February 2002 - 09:56 PM

I call people who go after 10+ caches a day "Cache Grabbers". I dont know why, I just think it fits.

#22 Guest_infosponge_*

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Posted 25 February 2002 - 10:16 PM

Logsterbation: Needlessly logging a find on your own cache.

#23 Guest_tedoca_*

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Posted 25 February 2002 - 10:30 PM

... or, how 'bout a word for all these words?

Geo-isms.

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#24 Guest_treemoss2_*

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Posted 25 February 2002 - 11:48 PM

"...Tudes" (lat/long)
As in, "I entered the tudes into my GPS."

Cachebabies - an all girl geocaching team with great "tudes".

McGeo - a person who only goes for the easy and close by caches.

#25 Guest_Mopar_*

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Posted 26 February 2002 - 12:01 AM

The one I love was coined by Buck8Point in chat one day:
"GeoF**king (rhymes with geoTrucking) verb, a form of celebrating the finding of the cache by 2 consenting adults"
Not that I've had the chance to experience this first hand yet. Any geobabes wanna go find a cache with me? Posted Image

#26 Guest_ClayJar_*

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Posted 26 February 2002 - 12:20 AM

quote:
Originally posted by Hawk-eye:
Garminite term used by Markwell and others ... referring to the "more elite" among us Posted Image (sorry ClayJar ... just a joke)


Oh, no problem... after all, I'm the Magellanite who coined the Garminite/Magellanite terms. Posted Image

#27 Guest_GeoMacbeth_*

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Posted 26 February 2002 - 01:00 AM

geobashing - see "geodamage".

ex. He received a serious geobashing in the bramble thicket.

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#28 Guest_Choberiba_*

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Posted 26 February 2002 - 01:13 AM

Navibation

Refusing to look at maps before you leave, having only the arrow to guide you.



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Also, if you read some of Choberiba's other logs, he sounds like a real jerk. - maczoso

#29 Guest_Buck8Point_*

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Posted 26 February 2002 - 03:32 AM

quote:
Originally posted by Mopar:
The one I love was coined by Buck8Point in chat one day:



HAHAHAH Thanks Mo..
Unfortunately, as of late I have been involved in several recent GeoDramas.

A Geosite - any bodily injury related to a penetrating blood sucking parasite other than
a mosquito, or horsefly while in persuit of a geocache.

A GeoCrash - a vehicle accident while in hot persuit of a geocache.

A GeoTragedy - any bizzare and nervewracking event incurred, while in the act of Geocaching. (May result in Blood loss or injury to cachers or caching compainions, including pets.)

Buck8Point



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#30 Guest_Rich in NEPA_*

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Posted 26 February 2002 - 03:49 AM

geolollygagging: To waste time by puttering aimlessly, stopping to look at every scenic view and/or any other little thing that catches your eye on the way to, from, or at a Geocache.

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#31 Guest_infosponge_*

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Posted 26 February 2002 - 04:10 AM

Obiwandering: What happens in the last 100 feet where you put down the GPS and use "The Force".

#32 Guest_JeepNAz_*

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Posted 26 February 2002 - 07:01 AM

I know Ill get slammed for this....but its just for fun...
would a CacheCow be the opposite of a GeoBabe???

#33 Guest_martinp13_*

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Posted 26 February 2002 - 07:09 AM

quote:
Originally posted by JeepNAz:
I know Ill get slammed for this....but its just for fun...
would a CacheCow be the opposite of a GeoBabe???



You'd better start runnin' now. /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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#34 Guest_mtn-man_*

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Posted 26 February 2002 - 09:48 AM

GeoNick -- The screen name that you use for Geocaching.

Coined for my Mars ROVER Cache finders.

#35 Guest_T-storm_*

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Posted 26 February 2002 - 01:53 PM

quote:
Originally posted by ClayJar:
Oh, no problem... after all, I'm the Magellanite who coined the Garminite/Magellanite terms. /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif



Hey, weren't the Garminites that biblical tribe that wandered in the desert for 40 years? /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

T-storm
hehehehe...

#36 Guest_makaio_*

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Posted 26 February 2002 - 02:16 PM

Geofficer - term used when attempting to talk one's way out of a citation for hurrying to the next geocache as in...

"Geofficer, my GPS shows an average speed of only 28 mph"

#37 Guest_TTracker_*

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Posted 26 February 2002 - 04:14 PM

I guess you could refer to some of us as Garmaniacs as that is our prefered brand of technotoy.

#38 Guest_RedwoodRed_*

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Posted 26 February 2002 - 04:32 PM

GeoGeek - the person geocaching with a pack full of gadgets: GPSR (or two just in case, obviously), PDA (to log the details, get up-to-date geocaching info), cellphone (to call the cache owner when truly desperate or completely lost), electronic compass, magnetic compass, top-of-the-line aluminum folding walking pole, and any other device that might give one the edge over another geocacher (real or imagined) during the hunt.

#39 Guest_oregone_*

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Posted 26 February 2002 - 04:33 PM

'georgasm' is probably beyond the boundaries of discussion here.

#40 Guest_GeoMacbeth_*

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Posted 27 February 2002 - 02:41 AM

Geodriving-
Driving style used by geocachers on the road. Commonly recognized by the habit of making sharp U-turns on a moment's notice when the GPS pointer turns sharply to the left or right. Similar to geobiking. Both are usually the initial stage of geocrashing.

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#41 Guest_BassoonPilot_*

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Posted 27 February 2002 - 02:57 AM

Geogabbing - ClayJar's chatroom.

Virtual Geogabbing - this activity.

#42 Guest_Prime Suspect_*

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Posted 27 February 2002 - 04:24 AM

quote:
Originally posted by fisherKings:
I have heard other folks use a term referring to the innocent folks that we pass on the way to a cache as "mundanes". Any unknowing bystander that a geocacher passess or sees while geocaching. The "mundanes" don't have a clue that they just passed a cache and have no idea what we are up to.



Oh please, no! Next you'll have people geo-filking, and nobody wants that.

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Posted 27 February 2002 - 04:34 AM

quote:
Originally posted by oregone:
'georgasm' is probably beyond the boundaries of discussion here.



Hey... I have experienced a few of those...
I highly reccomend them.... Posted Image

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#44 Guest_fisherKings_*

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Posted 27 February 2002 - 10:29 AM

quote:
Originally posted by Prime Suspect:
Oh please, no! Next you'll have people geo-filking, and nobody wants that.




I am kinda slow...and need things explained to me...I don't understand. Please be patient with me.

Sushi of the fisherKings

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Posted 27 February 2002 - 10:56 AM

quote:
Originally posted by macdaddymd@aol.com:
My term for the unaware passersby comes from Harry Potter... I call them GeoMuggles!



macdaddymd,
I was thinking the same thing just before I read your post. /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


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Posted 27 February 2002 - 10:56 AM

geomoney- currency that purchases geocaching stuff.

Geowallet- the empty container that held all of your money (wisely?) spent on geocaching stuff.

geoitch- the sensation you get at anytime to go out and find more.

(I dont' know if this word has been covered)
geob!tch- the SO that won't let you go caching when you have a geoitch.


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#47 Guest_GatoRx_*

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Posted 27 February 2002 - 11:38 AM

How about Geogeorge, for all the where's george dollars placed in caches?

#48 Guest_Gossamyrrh_*

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Posted 27 February 2002 - 12:03 PM

quote:
Originally posted by Prime Suspect:
Oh please, no! Next you'll have people geo-filking, and nobody wants that.





Oh god...I love filk...

"Did you justloose a satellite?" for someone who's clueless

#49 Guest_Buck8Point_*

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Posted 27 February 2002 - 12:06 PM

GeoQuarrel - the act of engaging in arguementitative conversation with another geocacher.

GeoBuddy - someone who you like to go geocaching with.

GeoRetentivness - the act of being way too particular about certain aspects of Geocaching.

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#50 Guest_Choberiba_*

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Posted 27 February 2002 - 12:25 PM

Can anyone coin a word that fits our hobby that rhymes with orange?

I think it's high time that orange had a rhyming buddy.

Kornge = Cd's left in caches?


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