Eplayapedia: Lingo Dictionary

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Eplayapedia: Lingo Dictionary

Post by alidayvn » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:24 pm

Welcome to the Eplayapedia! A thread for reference's to all the abbreivations, nicknames, and othernesses used on the boards, for newcomers and veterans alike. Please update and add your own common terms. Politily correct someone if they are mistaken, and add only the term:meaning of term to aide in space usage...

Virgin: Someone who is going to Burning Man (BM) for the first time
JoTS: Abbr. for "Johnny on The Spot", the local sanitation company that delievers and maintains the portable restrooms.DPW: Department of Public Works
BLM: Bureau of Land Managment
BMorg: Burning Man Organization (LLC)
The Burn: Saturday night when the wooden man structure is burned
KA: Abbr. for Kamp Apokiliptika (see Theme Camp)
CH: Abbr. for Camp Herring (see Theme Camp)
Theme Camp: A camp with a varying number of persons, registered or unregistered with possibly identified name/logo/etc. to express the given theme and to aide in participitory efforts and placement.
Village: A group of similiar Theme Camps
MOOP: Abbr. for "Material Out Of Place"
No Trace: Taking everything that you bring in with you back out when you leave, e v e r y t h i n g.
Decompression: A party before and usually after to get ready for/ get used to coming back from Burning ManParticipant: Someone who interacts with their environment
Spectator: Someone who observes in other's environment

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Re: Eplayapedia: Lingo Dictionary

Post by Eric » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:33 pm

You can also check out the annual "Playa Lingo" columns from both the BRC Weekly and from Piss Clear - we've been documenting the way Burners talk for over 20 years between the two papers.
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Re: Eplayapedia: Lingo Dictionary

Post by Captain Goddammit » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:31 am

Your “No Trace” is actually “Leave No Trace”

Camp name abbreviations should be left out, there are a zillion camps and this list will become unreadable and boring if you try to include all those.
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Re: Eplayapedia: Lingo Dictionary

Post by Bless » Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:37 pm

You're doing it wrong = FANTASTIC FUCKING JOB

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