This is a discussion on 'CCW' Bugs Me! within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by sheepdog37 I'm confused, what exactly is the issue here? Are we now the grammar police? Grammar - the difference between knowing your ...
Shouldn't be using the internet if lack of proper grammar annoys you. Will be nothing but a headache every time you log on :s
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I'm a newbie to guns, but the CCW thing makes me laugh - around here it is CPL.
Speaking of grammatical pet peeves: How about someone trying to say they don't care by saying "I could care less"? I think you mean you COULDN'T care less.
Last edited by PTAaron; June 23rd, 2012 at 12:03 PM.
For months I haven't been able to figure out what "CCW" exactly stood for!! I mean, I knew what people were talking about online, but couldn't figure out the "W" I've heard concealed weapeon permit, license, etc. So I'm glad that the term bugging you finally cleared it up for me!!!!
(I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed sometimes....)
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"If you're not a liberal at 20, you have no heart, and if you're not a conservative at 40, you have no head." --Winston Churchill
CCW is a noun. Concealed Carry Weapon. Mine is a Glock 23.
Not a verb. It is not something that I do.
CHL is also a noun, it is my Concealed Handgun License. Also not something that I do.
CC and OC are adverbs. They describe how I carry my Glock 23. They are something that I do.
Not useing them correctly does bother me a little also......but I do understand.
Last edited by AZJD1968; June 23rd, 2012 at 11:39 PM. Reason: spelling and grammar corrections :-)
Stop whining and go make a difference!
If you think that I may be talking to you, then I am.
But, how am I supposed to refer to my Counter Clockwise rotating revolver? Compared to my Clockwise rotating one?
My Constant Carrier Wave, on the other hand, is always open carried?
The only common sense gun legislation was written about 224 years ago.
I carry always not because I go places trouble is likely, but because trouble has a habit of not staying in its assigned zone.
so your CCW weapon is a G23? sorry, couldn't resist.
I bought a stackon cabinet to store ammunition a while ago and the FedEx truck that delivered it said FedEx Express on the side. funny
Not an acronym but I hate when people say irregardless instead of regardless.
Yes - yz9890 has a good observation above.
That's important. Also, when interest groups (like gun owners) form societies, it is normal and natural for them to use in-group jargon. These will be words and expressions that signify membership in the group, and they will likely be unintelligible or misunderstood by outsiders. Also, these terms being nonce-coinages, there will be dispute and variation in their use among said insiders.people refer to their licenses differently because the issuing states call them different things
So. What do we make of "CCW"? The consensus is that it's a noun, meaning the "weapon you conceal on your person." The verb would be "CC." Still, as a special-interest board, if the members here decide in the aggregate that "CCW" means "the act of carrying a weapon," then that's what it would mean. These things are useful because having to type out "concealed carry weapon" all the time would be tedious.
"It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first."
Here in Florida it is called a CWFL, Concealed Weapons Firearms License.