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I think we should call it Chess Kababs.
You can't call it daily chess cos that'll make people think you play it each and/or every day so they won't guess it could be over more than one day. I don't believe in dumbing down language but you have, at the same time, to be realistic - I know what correspondence chess means, cos I've been on the planet for quite a while, but I also know many people, new people really (the ones we want to encourage?), that wouldn't have any more idea on that than how to add up in pounds, shillings & pence (which incidentally I would re-introduce in the U.K. to counter the dumbing down of mathematical skills - another story). Anyway, I've only just spotted these forums and in this one I can see there are 52 pages of it and that somewhere along the line a shortlist of twelve names has been identified. Without spending hours on it, would someone be kind enough to give an update on where things are at? p.s. what a lovely site this is where you can play chess, at the drop of a hat, with all sorts of people from all around the world - absolutely brilliant.
Then those "new people...that wouldn't have any...idea" should be encouraged to use reference sources which are so readily available to them to learn terms with which they are not familiar instead of dumbing down the English language for them. That's what seems "realistic" to me. We have had way too much dumbing down in general anyway. It only begets more dumbness. Enough is enough. After all, how much should those who are unwilling or too lazy to learn be pampered, especially in such simple matters? No, I want the English language kept up to standard. Let the ignorant put out a little effort and learn how to find out for themselves about what they don't know.
I like where you're coming from Sooner, of course we should encourage new people to understand where they have come from. However we have to consider where the starting point for such a process might most usefully be. I am only suggesting that alienating them from the outset with a bunch of outdated gobbledegook that only we understand might not be the best place to begin. I had no problem saying gaga googoo to my daughter or grandson when first born and now, having engaged them, we enjoy all sorts of rewarding interaction on a much more advanced level. In this case we are not anyway looking at language or mathematics, art or science, but at a game which ultimately encapsulates all of human experience - chess. I say encourage this first by any means, on a chess website, after that (?) well, there are opportunities to present one's arguements through human discourse. For example . . .
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to sufferThe slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;No more; and by a sleep to say we endThe heart-ache and the thousand natural shocksThat flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummationDevoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep;To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub;For in that sleep of death what dreams may comeWhen we have shuffled off this mortal coil,Must give us pause: there's the respectThat makes calamity of so long life;For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely,The pangs of despised love, the law's delay,The insolence of office and the spurnsThat patient merit of the unworthy takes,When he himself might his quietus makeWith a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear,
Quite enough of that, methinks . . .
Let's hearten through inclusion people who may wish to play chess by lettin them know wots wot . . . : )
Sooner is right. Let's be realistic. As he stated, _( I paraphrase), "...let those (ignorant) "new people" that would't have any idea...learn for themselves about what they don't know." Well said, Sooner. Let the ignorant teach themselves. Brilliant.
Here is my next suggestion for a name for on-line chess: Orchestrial Manovers in the Dark.
Hamlet was my favourite Shakespearean play Zarafact.. I know that monologue by heart..
...very touching, chess_kebabs...perhaps you should get a room and act out the last soliquiy.
Wherefore art thou?
In dramatic dance into the night?
Let ChazR speak the truth
And end this shame?
Chess_Kebabs in time
No blame Sooner, in space
Just a simple about face
To square the circle
In golden lace
And love of peace
Check Mate is simple(y)
The Mark of the Beast
On your heart.
Nice typing, Zarafact; but the content is seriously off point.
An especially mean, impoverished, and shabby sarcasm, ChazR, completely unworthy of even the slightest notice of decent people.
Cheap and lame attempt at humour too.
Which surprised me after reading ChazR's profile. His comment doesn't fit the bill of his profile. His Zen experiences and having worked as a psychologist. I would expect more mature, humble and friendly comments, not cheap uncalled for punches like in post #1044.
The fault, dear Brutus, in not in our squares (stars), but in ourselves.
Not all chess is online????
As for a name I would go with chess, it has served the game well for a long time.. the style of game played and format may have changed but it is still just chess.
The point (missed) here is simple: Call it anything you want. Call it Frisbee Chess or whatever. There is something going on with anybody who obsesses with the question.
Its all on line what about instant and delayed , i dont like correspondence or pigeon post. Status quo is also an option
couch potato chess
It is a pity that the Great Bard of Avon is not alive to help us in this quest.
The prolonged discussion about the best name for correspondence chess is what has me rolling on the floor laughing.
It is the same silliness which has turned the perfectly good word “preventative” into the trendy, modern word “proactive.” It is not cool to do “preventative maintenance.” Now, you have to take “proactive action” (as if that isn’t a redundancy).
Is something improved by giving it a new name? Would the telegraph been better if it were called “electronic mail”? Not really.
Call “on-line chess” anything you want. People will figure it out.
Shakespeare probably would have called it “that thingy lonely people doth do to pass the tyme.”
Preventive. Preventative isn't a word.
preventative - remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease; "the doctor recommended several preventatives"
preventative - any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
Noun 3. preventative - an agent or device intended to prevent conception
Adj. 1. preventative - tending to prevent or hinder
Adj. 2. preventative - preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease; "preventive medicine"; "vaccines are prophylactic"; "a prophylactic drug"
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