So I've noticed a bunch of new terms lately that revolve around what we're all doing here. There are some conflicting ones, though... should we all just sorta decide what we like and use the fuck out of those terms until everyone else gets the hint? Or should we just "type and let type" and adopt all the synonyms as valid? Here are some of the things I've seen in the wild:
Definition: An Ello user
Terms I've seen: elloer, ello-er (ugh), elloist, ello, ellophant
Sentence: I'm an ello and I post my shit on Ello.
Definition: Multiple Ello users
Terms: elloers, elloists, ellos, elloes, ello's (I've seen that last one, but I refuse to acknowledge it if it should become dominant. That shit is for Facebook)
Sentence: I checked with my fellow ellos and we all agreed that people who pluralize things with apostrophe-s should be banned.
Definition: To post something to Ello
Terms: to post (posting, posted), to ello (elloing, elloed, ello'd) <- note the lowercase letter
Sentence: I couldn't wait to get home and ello my shit to my fellow ellos.
Definition: To read/browse/peruse content on Ello (with or without posting your own content)
Terms: to Ello (note the capital letter)
Sentence: This TV show sucks, I'm going to go Ello for awhile
Definition: Ello itself
Terms: Ello, Ellosphere
Sentence: I went on Ello to see what was new in the Ellosphere.
At the risk of alienating a shit-ton of people by using this particular example, I'm all for using in "Ello/ello" in multiple ways much like the word "Smurf" is multi-usage. Wait, no. Erm... REBOOT
I'm all for using "Ello/ello" in multiple ways much like the word "fuck" is multi-usage. There. "Fuck you, you fucking fuck." See how versatile?
Capital-E Ello for the name of the site and the use of the site.
Lowercase-e ello(s) for the user(s) and the act of posting content.
Anxious to see what y'all think. I'll tag some writers, coders, newbies, and veterans to see what their opinions are.
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