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Thread started 10/02/02 2:01am

FlyingCloudPas
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Princebonics: Why it sucks, an essay.

I've been meaning to start a thread about "Princebonics" and why it sucks, especially these days.

"Princebonics" is when letters and/or words are replaced by numbers and single letters in Prince's communication, lyrics, letters, email, anything basically that is written or typed in the Prince universe.

Now, I digged the older simpler version, just when are was replaced by R, to replaced by 2, you replaced by U, for replaced by 4.

Now it seems like ANY possible letter or word that can be replaced with numbers and single letters is being done. Of course it comes from Prince himself, but I also suspect his employees are pushing it further and coming up with "Princely" ways of writing and it really SUCKS.

I get those NPGMC emails and it's just a pain to read and deciper at the same time. Not that it's hard, just EXTREMELY annoying. Even more at the website and trying to read Prince's essays.

I know, this seems like trivial whining about stupid things, but really, when UR trying 2 read anything serious from him or his camp, it really makes IT HARD TO smoothly read and grasp what the heck is being communicated to you.

It's like this, you're reading along and know there's some good points being made then the Princebonics kick in, your mind has to stop to DESIPHER the Princebonics, then you have to replace the "Princebonics" words with the ones you just mentally replaced them with and restart the last sentence you read. Sheesh, just annoying man.

It's like, trying to do two or more things at the same time and is completely disorienting and just makes the writer look idiotic.

Anyway, I say it sucks and it should go back to just being confined to creative stuff, lyrics, tourbook text, etc. with JUST 2, 4, R and U. That's it!

Thank you.





* Oh, by the way, I got this idea for this thread from JNoel who may have come up with the "Princebonics" when replying in another thread.
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Reply #1 posted 10/02/02 2:11am

Joshy84au

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i like using Princebonics,thats all i'll say cos i know that will piss of the people who hate it smile
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Reply #2 posted 10/02/02 2:17am

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Joshy84au said:

i like using Princebonics,thats all i'll say cos i know that will piss of the people who hate it smile



you need to proofread that. you forgot your eyes.
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Reply #3 posted 10/02/02 2:25am

TheVioletFemme

Thank U 4 ur Nput. Eye can C what ur treyeing 2 say. wink
[This message was edited Wed Oct 2 2:27:21 PDT 2002 by TheVioletFemme]
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Reply #4 posted 10/02/02 2:59am

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AaronForever said:

Joshy84au said:

i like using Princebonics,thats all i'll say cos i know that will piss of the people who hate it smile



you need to proofread that. you forgot your eyes.

i dont get it?
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Reply #5 posted 10/02/02 3:23am

howcomeudontca
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4Q mutha 4'ka.
You do as I say
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Reply #6 posted 10/02/02 6:16am

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TheVioletFemme said:

Thank U 4 ur Nput. Eye can C what ur treyeing 2 say. wink
[This message was edited Wed Oct 2 2:27:21 PDT 2002 by TheVioletFemme]


eye couldn't have said that N-E bettR mice elf
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Reply #7 posted 10/02/02 6:25am

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You are right, Princebonics sucks major ass.

I agree with you 1000%
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Reply #8 posted 10/02/02 6:40am

CarrieLee

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That's the most annoying one if you ask me. UGHHH it pisses me off so bad!
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Reply #9 posted 10/02/02 6:47am

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CarrieLee said:

uzi EYE


That's the most annoying one if you ask me. UGHHH it pisses me off so bad!

Yeah, eye think eye know what u mean. Excuse me, eye have something in my eye. eye will B right back. nana
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Reply #10 posted 10/02/02 6:54am

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I just skim over their emails when i see words like "in4m" or "ur".
It's one thing to use it in a song- esp 15 yrs ago when it was cool. But now, it's just a pain in the ass.
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Reply #11 posted 10/02/02 7:57am

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Joshy84au said:

AaronForever said:

Joshy84au said:

i like using Princebonics,thats all i'll say cos i know that will piss of the people who hate it smile



you need to proofread that. you forgot your eyes.

i dont get it?

eye like using Princebonics,thats all eye 'll say cos eye no that will piss off the ppl who h8 it.

2 quote Wendy in PR "THERE,do u like that? Is that better?!" wink
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Reply #12 posted 10/02/02 9:43am

TheVioletFemme

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CarrieLee said:

uzi EYE


That's the most annoying one if you ask me. UGHHH it pisses me off so bad!

Yeah, eye think eye know what u mean. Excuse me, eye have something in my eye. eye will B right back. nana



lol lol lol
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Reply #13 posted 10/02/02 9:49am

Raspberry

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you need to proofread that. you forgot your eyes.

lol
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Reply #14 posted 10/02/02 1:11pm

teacherlady88

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It's like this, you're reading along and know there's some good points being made then the Princebonics kick in, your mind has to stop to DESIPHER the Princebonics, then you have to replace the "Princebonics" words with the ones you just mentally replaced them with and restart the last sentence you read. Sheesh, just annoying man.


With the exception of the above paragraph, this was very well written. I assume you did it for effect. Nice. And I agree. While it was kinda cute at first, the "Princebonics" always struck me as very "high schoolish". We all have to leave high school sometime.
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Reply #15 posted 10/02/02 1:35pm

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He lost me with the whole "princebonics" thing shortly after the name change.

We all knew he changed his name to get out of the WB contract but he tried to convince us it was a language- related thing. Prince Rogers Nelson. Sounds like "Nell's son," but who is Nell?

I never bought it but I don't like being lied to, especially about something as important as language.

Marriage Contract. Give it up. It was clever at first, but I would rather be well understood than clever.
But maybe that's just me.
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Reply #16 posted 10/02/02 1:40pm

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Here we go, yet again. sigh
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Reply #17 posted 10/02/02 2:05pm

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I dont know what u talking about because u no that peeps is gonna keep using that stuff no matter what u say. I aint trying 2 sound like an asshole but u no its the truth. Even prince is using it. (per4mance)
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Reply #18 posted 10/02/02 2:08pm

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howcomeudontcallme said:

4Q mutha 4'ka.


lol
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Reply #19 posted 10/02/02 2:24pm

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teacherlady88 said:

FlyingCloudPassenger said:



It's like this, you're reading along and know there's some good points being made then the Princebonics kick in, your mind has to stop to DESIPHER the Princebonics, then you have to replace the "Princebonics" words with the ones you just mentally replaced them with and restart the last sentence you read. Sheesh, just annoying man.


With the exception of the above paragraph, this was very well written. I assume you did it for effect. Nice. And I agree. While it was kinda cute at first, the "Princebonics" always struck me as very "high schoolish". We all have to leave high school sometime.


I think I did! That was just to express through writing, the frustration one goes through to read that over-the-top Prince form of creative writing.

I got the idea after I had a conversation with my girlfriend about linguistics. How powerful it is and how really important it is the development of language AND preservation of other languages in school.

But as far as the Princebonics go, I really would prefer the simpler days of 2, U and 4. Non of this "per4mance" thing. That's just plain ridiculous.

Anyway, at least it's on record.

I wish we had the feature with our threads to create a mini-POLL.

I'm no English major but thanks for the compliments Teacher Teacher!
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Reply #20 posted 10/02/02 3:05pm

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HI
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Reply #21 posted 10/03/02 12:49pm

teacherlady88

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I got the idea after I had a conversation with my girlfriend about linguistics. How powerful it is and how really important it is the development of language AND preservation of other languages in school.


Yes. I agree! Language is at the root of who we are and the purpose of language is to communicate rather than to confound. If the NPGMC staff (or whoever) used the OED when dissecting words I would stand up and applaud. At least that would be based in reality. But this CONtract stuff - etc. - saddens me.

But as far as the Princebonics go, I really would prefer the simpler days of 2, U and 4. Non of this "per4mance" thing. That's just plain ridiculous.

Anyway, at least it's on record.

I wish we had the feature with our threads to create a mini-POLL.

I'm no English major but thanks for the compliments Teacher Teacher!


I'm always happy to give credit where credit is due! And we English majors are a happy bunch. We are pleased to see anyone (English major or non-English major) express him or herself with verve and style. smile

And to BlackMiles - Hiya.
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Reply #22 posted 10/03/02 1:54pm

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i only use what i call "1st wave" princebonix...i just use the 4, u, 2 and such. i ain't into that "eye" and all that crap. it's annoyin. mad

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