Can we please stop calling the Evo 4G the "O.G. Evo" in lieu of the impending release of the Evo 3D?General

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  1. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    I come to you in an effort to persuade: I'm calling out a formal plea to the sensibilities of all of you smart people out there to please stop referring to the Evo 4G as the "OG Evo". I find it to be incredibly annoying, and one hundred percent unnecessary. It is a useless moniker since the phone is already well established and called the Evo 4G. It is easily distinguishable from the currently named Evo 3D, and does not need any other qualifiers attached to it's name. Plus, in the same amount of keystrokes used to type "OG", you could easily just type "4G".

    I completely understand the meaning and the reasoning for this useless moniker, and it is flawed. It is my belief that it makes the group as a whole sound silly and portrays a false image of lack of intelligence.

    This has been a friendly public service announcement, thank you, keep it classy.

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  2. themuffinman75

    themuffinman75 Well-Known Member

    LOL, I love this post. So how about E4G for the evo 4g since I have seen E3D used for the evo 3d?
  3. GaryColeman

    GaryColeman Well-Known Member

    Are you going to upgrade to the 3D or are you sticking with your OG E to the VO?
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  4. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    i agree with the OG part. i started seeing it in forums and i was like what?? is there a limited edition evo 4g thats coming out? lol O.G. Original Gangster? like Ice T? lol

    what i wanna know is, who is claiming they made up this moniker?
  5. thelonewizard

    thelonewizard Well-Known Member

    I mean no offense to anyone, so please, if I come off offensive or rude, tell me. I'm not here to troll and anger people. I'm here to learn like much of the rest of the community. Anyway, to my point.

    People have been referring to the original Droid as the "OG Droid" for quite some time. I can see how that would be beneficial, as there are many droids. But now, as the EVO line is expanding, people are becoming incresingly lazy to type of EVO 4G. We now have the EVO 4G, EVO Shift 4G, EVO 3D, and, though you may not count it, the EVo View 4G. Thus, as people attempt to type out a quick response in these forums, the need for speed overcomes formality and "OG EVO" was born.

    In any case, I refer to these as:
    EVO 4G: the EVO
    EVO Shift 4G: the Shift
    EVO 3D: the 3D
    EVO View 4G: the View

    I hope people will be able to use this as a model, and I bid you all a good day.
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  6. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    Here is my take on it. It is what it is and it probably isn't going away. It's been done, in some form or another, with various products way before this one. Respectfully, there are plenty of things people say that annoy me, but I wouldn't necessarily jump to calling it a lack of intelligence. How calling the EVO 4G the ORIGINAL EVO is unintelligent is beyond me...
  7. ekt8750

    ekt8750 Well-Known Member

    Some people need to dismount from their very tall equine creatures. It's a message board for christ sakes. Shorthand is pretty much standard operating procedure. As was mentioned before the OG reference was first used on the Droid when its derivatives and decedents started coming out. It's really not a big deal.
  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Evo, Shift, E3D works for me. (In fact, so far as I know, I'm the clown that coined E3D... sorry.)
  9. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member


    OP.. :D
    i dont see any issue in it.. really? does it really hurt your feelings?? it really does make me laugh how these possessions of ours.. make us so personally attached to them. and we will replace them in a heart beat when the next greatest comes out. :confused:

    OG is OK... the original .. the first.. the one that got it started.. I like it!! :rolleyes:
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  10. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    OK - I think I have a compromise solution. :)

    Now, I'm a big fan of the movie, Crimson Tide - and who didn't sit upright when Gene Hackman said, "This is the Captain. Set condition 1-SQ for strategic missile launch. Spin up missiles one through five, and twenty through twenty-four. The release of nuclear weapons has been authorized. This is not a drill."

    That was srsly biznez.

    The original Evo has also always been srsly biznez.

    And OG sounds like a caveman's name, and not a cool one like Alley Oop, and not srsly biznez.

    So - I propose for those times when we must identify the original, we maintain the air of srsly biznez commensurate with a nuclear weapons release and call it --


    You can even rap to it. You can even post to it - Set condition 1Evo. Coolness has been authorized.

    Any takers? :D
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  11. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    i see you are in a good mood today...rap to it!

    1evo.. lol... what next?
  12. jdsingle

    jdsingle Well-Known Member

    Thank you. OG started with the Droid. As stated, it is a forum, who cares what people call it.
  13. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

    I learned what OG meant (old generation) a few months ago when I was reading an iPhone forum. Made perfect sense to me, and I don't see what the big deal is.

    I'm sure some people had issues with acronyms like ROFLMAO back when that was new. Get over it.

    While I understand what OG is now, I still call my Evo an Evo. Though in some threads I think I was saying Evo 1 and Evo 2. As long as people understand.....
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  14. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    coke classic....
    evo classic...
    evo c
  15. Roq

    Roq Well-Known Member

    Aight dawg call it da OG EVO cuz it make you sound tiigght like a gangsta phone handler!

    Yeah seriously we don't need buzz words to sound cool. Just call the device by it's name. I am glad someone addressed this sillyness from adolescent type of behavior.
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  16. BenChase7

    BenChase7 VIP Member VIP Member

    And all this time I thought OG stood for Original Gangster. Lol. Thank God that's cleared up!
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  17. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    OPP with OG evo.. yo .. dont make me put a cap in yor ass
  18. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Don't be posing, hater - people know Old School Evo when it happens. (where was I... oh yeah - rotflma0)

    I'm a geek geek geek, can I get my phone, get my phone...
  19. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    yo OG... dont be hatin on the playa ...
    we be representin... the evo-lution!
    u feelin me? (while holding my evo gangsta style.. on the leftside)
  20. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    Wha chew sayin` son?
  21. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    No... I say thee nay. OG OG OG OG ok I just annoyed myself and have beaten myself around the neck and buttocks with my own shoes. I love lamp.
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  22. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    this thread has lost all signs of sanity...

    i am home!
  23. supremekizzle

    supremekizzle Well-Known Member

    Reading this thread did not turn out to be useless as I finally found out what OG means!.....huh?.....oh yeah!....... YO!!!
  24. Essex

    Essex Well-Known Member

    Strong whiff of stereotyping in here. Who cares what people call the EVO 4G as long as others know what they are talking about? If the term OG is too "urban", then don't use it!

    Tread carefully with this thread...
  25. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

    It's all in good fun. At least that's my interpretation of the "whiff."
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