(Topic ID: 251593)

What should the abbreviation for the new Elvira game be?


By jfh

56 days ago



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“How should Elvira House of Horrors be abbreviated on Pinside?”

  • E3 68 votes
    31%
  • EHOH 126 votes
    57%
  • Other (specify in comments) 26 votes
    12%

(220 votes)

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#51 56 days ago
Quoted from aztarac:

....as she thinks to herself "what a bunch of f'ing dorks"
( . ) Y ( . )

She makes a living going to Conventions and signing stuff.

I think she's used to it.

#52 56 days ago

I'm thinking ELV3 - short enough to warrant an abbreviation, yet clear enough to not be confused with another title. If not preferred by the masses, my second choice would be EHH or EHoH.

#55 56 days ago

Elvira3

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#58 56 days ago

I like EHH. Forget the o. Did you see the new Elvira game? EHH? Yeah, EHH.

#59 56 days ago
Quoted from epthegeek:

I like EHH. Forget the o. Did you see the new Elvira game? EHH? Yeah, EHH.

Ugh.

Acronyms are NOT words...

#60 56 days ago
Quoted from RobertWinter:

Ugh.
Acronyms are NOT words...

Except, sometimes they are, ex: S.C.U.B.A, N.A.S.A.....etc

#61 56 days ago

E3

#62 56 days ago
Quoted from RobertWinter:

Ugh.
Acronyms are NOT words...

You’re gonna try to pretend people don’t say “TOM” and “TOTAN” as words?

Regardless, nothing about my post said it was a word, I just used my preferred version in context two times — you made it a word.

#64 56 days ago
Quoted from lpeters82:

Dennis Nordman presents: Elvira's House of Horrors featuring Cassandra Peterson as Elvira by Stern Pinball

This suggestion nails it.

DNPEHOHFCPAEBSP

#66 56 days ago

For me it's "WGAF" as in who gives a f""k. There are so many acronyms I can't keep track and going to pinwiki just to find the newest one is silly. Spend the extra 2.5 seconds to spell the game name out.

#67 55 days ago
Quoted from mof:

Oh snap, I went with EHH -- I wonder how many games we include the O and how many we do not -- someone would have to research that...

LOTR and WOZ come to mind.

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#68 55 days ago
Quoted from DBLM:

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we makin' lame memes about pinball abbreviations now? Ooooook, if you say so....

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#69 55 days ago

E3 = Elvira 3

EHOH = Elvira's Huge Orbs Hovering

Your choice...

#70 55 days ago
Quoted from RTS:

This suggestion nails it.
DNPEHOHFCPAEBSP

Man it’s really growing on me

#71 55 days ago

Does anybody else not give a crap about abbreviations and acronyms?
I would rather people just typed out the name of a game.
Sometimes it doesn't even link properly.
Example someone types SS for solid state and Scared Stiff gets linked to it.
Or WW for White Water and gets linked to whirl-wind.

#73 55 days ago

Get HOH in the poll you coward!!!

#74 55 days ago

Has to be "Wrinkles" right?
Both will suffer from it !!!!

#75 55 days ago

I would add some other popular choices to the poll, but I apparently can’t edit it.

#76 55 days ago

I must say 3lvira makes sense to me.

B3 does also if you use your imagination.

#77 55 days ago

Ev3 or HoH

#78 55 days ago

$$

#79 55 days ago

HOH

#80 55 days ago

Elvira and the senior citizens house of hell

ESCHOH

#81 55 days ago

Has there ever been a thread to 'pick' an abbreviation for a pin before?

It is fairly simple.

Here are the steps:

1. Start with the games full title
2. Take the first letter of each word
3. If those letters conflict with another abbreviation add the fewest remaining letters to make it unique, or append the next sequence number if the titles are exactly the same.

Here is the application:
1. Elvira's House of Horrors
2. EHOH
3. Conflict? No. Done.

How we F that up is amazing!

#82 54 days ago

White Water is wh20

Thus far there has been no set standard regarding only using the first letter of each word

Maybe we need some "OFFICIAL" threads to settle these matters?

On a side note, perhaps a more phonetic approach could yield more interesting results such as...EHOW

#83 54 days ago
Quoted from Goronic:

Has there ever been a thread to 'pick' an abbreviation for a pin before?
It is fairly simple.
Here are the steps:
1. Start with the games full title
2. Take the first letter of each word
3. If those letters conflict with another abbreviation add the fewest remaining letters to make it unique, or append the next sequence number if the titles are exactly the same.
Here is the application:
1. Elvira's House of Horrors
2. EHOH
3. Conflict? No. Done.
How we F that up is amazing!

How we F this up is that I don’t agree with you...there is no standard. Use whichever abbreviation works best for you. In my mind, the whole point of an abbreviation is to shorten a word, phrase, title, etc. as much as possible where it is still clear as to what is being abbreviated. When it comes to Pinside or texting a pinball friend about the new Elvira pin I will be using E3 instead of EHOH (which does look like the noise a donkey makes) just as I use BK3 instead of BKSOR. Why? Because it’s easier for me...I find it more concise and there is no mistaking which pin I am referring to when I type E3. It satisfies my own rule of shortest but still clear as to what I am abbreviating. Sorry if I am violating some Pinside etiquette but I will be using E3 just as I feel every other Pinsider should use whichever abbreviation works best for them...no need for us to all agree...we all know which pin we are talking about when using either abbreviation for the new Elvira pin. I’m just happy we have a new Elvira pin to abbreviate!

#84 54 days ago

Dennis Nordman said in another thread he liked the 3LVIRA name and thought it was clever.

#85 54 days ago
Quoted from pinballcorpse:

Dennis Nordman said in another thread he liked the 3LVIRA name and thought it was clever.

Quoted from DennisNordman:

I prefer 3LVIRA. I don't know who came up with that, but it's a very clever logo. The 3 represents an E and a three for the third game. Rotate it and it looks like boobs. Perfect!

There you go!

#86 54 days ago
Quoted from pinballcorpse:

Dennis Nordman said in another thread he liked the 3LVIRA name and thought it was clever.

Changed my vote to "Other" - for 3LVIRA

If Dennis says it's perfect, then that's it as far as I'm concerned. Can we add 3LVIRA to the Poll?

#87 54 days ago
Quoted from T7:

Changed my vote to "Other" - for 3LVIRA
If Dennis says it's perfect, then that's it as far as I'm concerned. Can we add 3LVIRA to the Poll?

I’ve tried, but don’t see how to change the poll.

#88 54 days ago
Quoted from BobC:

White Water is wh20
Thus far there has been no set standard regarding only using the first letter of each word

That's only because WW was being used for Whirlwind.

#89 54 days ago
Quoted from RobertWinter:

That's only because WW was being used for Whirlwind.

And that's only after years of bitching that ww listed waterworld.

#90 54 days ago
Quoted from T7:

If Dennis says it's perfect, then that's it as far as I'm concerned.

You guys gonna let a Deeproot employee abbreviate a Stern game?

#91 54 days ago
Quoted from Goronic:

LOTR and WOZ come to mind.

WOZ should have been TWOZ (The Wizard of Oz) but I lost that argument.

#92 54 days ago
Quoted from yancy:

You guys gonna let a Deeproot employee abbreviate a Stern game?

Doesn't matter. Dennis was joking anyway!

#93 54 days ago

I can see it now......Elvira 4 ....the dust of Elvira returns!

#94 54 days ago
Quoted from T7:

Changed my vote to "Other" - for 3LVIRA
If Dennis says it's perfect, then that's it as far as I'm concerned. Can we add 3LVIRA to the Poll?

I can't not read the number. When I look at this, I see Threelvira. I hate when movies and shows do that...horrible hacky trend. When I see Numb3rs, I see Numbthreers. Se7en is Sesevenen. Fant4stic is Fantfourstic.

#95 54 days ago

Eh Oh!

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#96 54 days ago

MGBOL

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#97 54 days ago
Quoted from woz:

WOZ should have been TWOZ (The Wizard of Oz) but I lost that argument.

Actually it should have been...
WOO!

#98 54 days ago

New
Elvira
Game

NEG

#99 50 days ago

Boys Ogling Nice Elvira Rack

-BONER

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#100 22 days ago

The question was put to Cassandra in the Elvira session at Expo tonight. She said HOH. Emphatically.

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