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Author Topic: Cinematic Abbreviation Trivia... just for fun :D  (Read 2735 times)

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Cinematic Abbreviation Trivia... just for fun :D
« on: January 12, 2007, 06:18:00 PM »
Anyone have any movie trivia that is particularly interesting... just for fun?
« Last Edit: October 19, 2010, 04:29:06 PM by CodeTRUCKER »

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Re: Cinematic Abbreviation Trivia... just for fun :D
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2007, 06:21:43 PM »
DON'T CLICK THIS!
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Will Stockdale: Permanent Latrine Orderly?
http://www.imdb.com/...tle/tt0052005/quotes :D

(not that i actually know what that means ;) )


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Re: Cinematic Abbreviation Trivia... just for fun :D
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2007, 06:50:40 PM »
Permanent = well, you know what it means...
Latrine = a military word for the "privy" or camode...
Orderly = a low-ranking enlisted person, usually involved with the menial tasks.

PLO or Permanent Latrine Orderly was a fictitious job that was created by a not-so-scrupulous sergeant in "No Time For Sergeants" to keep a particular private from causing trouble, get the potty cleaned up and get a decent nights sleep.  The movie is kind of zany, but it's fun.

Ok, what's the next question?
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Re: Cinematic Abbreviation Trivia... just for fun :D
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2007, 05:54:09 AM »
Ok, what's the next question?
Sure!
What does "TIE" mean?

(no, it being that thing that business men strap around the neck would be to easy :P)

PS: you don't really have to guess what the abbreviature means, only guess where it's from and where is that used ;)

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Re: Cinematic Abbreviation Trivia... just for fun :D
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2007, 06:17:29 PM »
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Re: Cinematic Abbreviation Trivia... just for fun :D
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2007, 04:48:35 AM »
I imagined it would be too vague. (but a true fan of this hexology *hint* *hint* should know  ;) )
I can also tell you that it's theme is futuristic even though it is said to have happened "a long, long time ago".
« Last Edit: January 14, 2007, 04:59:50 AM by jgpaiva »

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Re: Cinematic Abbreviation Trivia... just for fun :D
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2007, 05:05:22 AM »
i must say i thought you meant TIE fighter but i cannot remember what TIE stands for.

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Re: Cinematic Abbreviation Trivia... just for fun :D
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2007, 05:27:32 AM »
I'll have to defer on this one.  :)
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Re: Cinematic Abbreviation Trivia... just for fun :D
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2007, 06:01:39 AM »
i must say i thought you meant TIE fighter but i cannot remember what TIE stands for.
Right! I was referring to the TIE fighter :)
The meaning of TIE is too hard, that's why i said you'd only have to guess where it was used. Here's some description:

Spoiler
from: http://www.starwars....starship/tiefighter/

Bursting from Imperial hangar bays in gnat-like clouds are the standard starfighters of the Imperial arsenal -- the Twin Ion Engine craft known as the TIE starfighter.

The single-seater short-range vessel lacks a hyperdrive, and as such requires deployment from launch bases and capital ships. It features two fire-linked laser cannons chin-mounted on the ball-shaped cockpit.

TIE fighters were typically employed en masse to make up for their shortcomings. Speedy and maneuverable, these fighters are nonetheless fragile. Though hard to hit, even a glancing blow can destroy a TIE.

Though TIEs presented a formidable challenge to pirates and civilian craft, the skilled pilots of the Rebel Alliance made short work of them in combat. The Alliance workhorse, the T-65 X-wing starfighter, continually bested the TIE in numerous engagements. As the Galactic Civil War raged on, the standard TIE arsenal was supplemented with more advanced and specialized craft, such as the fearsome TIE interceptor and the dedicated TIE bomber.


BTW... For the lovers of star wars, the StarWars Databank is a complete must. It contains ALL the information you could ever want about star wars.

PS: oh, and nudone: what's the next question? ;)

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Re: Cinematic Abbreviation Trivia... just for fun :D
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2007, 06:38:43 AM »
er, well, i can't think of a single abbreviation that i remember from a film. TIE is a good one as i know it stuck in my mind for a short period of time when i first read the definition somewhere.

the only thing i can think of as i look through my dvd collection is this:

what does the word 'HAL' represent in 'HAL 900'. i know there aren't any philistines around here so you'll know and love the film (and novel).