why do people call it "x-boxen"???

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  1. Jeff Peake

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    Probably a silly question, but I have seen this name used alot on this forum, and am wondering if someone can shed some light on my ignorance.

    Jeff
     
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    The plural of ox is oxen... therefore...[​IMG]
     
  3. Joel Mack

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    Not to toot my own horn too much, but I'll take the credit for "XBoxen"... [​IMG] I was actually pretty surprised to see it take off like that...
    I got it from a Brian Regan routine about plurals.
    "I got two boxen of doughnuts!"
    Moosen!
     
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    I immediately thought of Brian Regan when I saw this thread [​IMG] That guy is so funny.
    "You too!"
     
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    "Take luck!"
    That guy cracks me up. Anyone ever tried actually ordering an extra-medium soda? [​IMG]
     
  6. Iain Lambert

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    'Boxen' is a fairy common plural for several computer machines. Certainly its rare to hear of a bunch of old VMS machines being called anything other than Vaxen.
     
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    I think it sounds cool and have taken to using it in real life, much to the bewilderment of my co-workers.
     
  8. MaxY

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    Well if you ask me the plural would be Xboxes.
    Xboxen is a verb that is descriptive of an activity. For Example. I was Xboxen when the girlfriend came home. Boy, was she pissed I had not taken out the trash. [​IMG]
    Max
     
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    XBoxes is not fun.

    What is fun is people trying to figure out the plural for a computer mouse.
     
  10. Iain Lambert

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    I hate those Meeces to Pieces!

    Yes, the proper plural is meeces. Not mice. Or mouses. Meece is an acceptable alternative, though if you'd rather.
     
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    If you read UserFriendly at all, you'll notice they use the term "boxen" to describe multiple PC's. Since the X-box is just a glorified PC, I think the description fits. [​IMG]
     
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    So does that mean that two or more Gamecubes can be called "lunchboxen"? [​IMG]
     
  14. Joel Mack

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    "Pursen" [​IMG]
     
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    He he he...And all along I thought it was the German version of the XBox. Das XBoxen [​IMG]
     
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    Reminds me of the story about Samuel Goldwyn, who needed a pair of certain animals for a picture, but was unsure of the plural of 'mongoose'. He was heard to say, into the phone, "Send me a mongoose. While you're at it, send me another one."

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