'CCW' Bugs Me!

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    'CCW' Bugs Me!

    Not carrying, just the acronym.

    I feel it's overused... like people try and slip it in whenever they get the chance.

    "I carry my weapon CCW."
    "I carry CCW."
    "How do you CCW?"

    My favorite...
    "Do you carry your CCW Concealed or Open?"

    Seems to me people call whatever gun they have 'CCW', whether it is or isn't - doesn't even have to be on them.

    Thanks for letting me rant.

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    Similarly, my wife hates "chai tea." Chai means tea. So effectively people are saying "I'll take a tea tea please."

    In Oklahoma ours is a CWL or concealed weapon license. But it only applies to handguns, so why not just say CHL? Of course that's going to have to change as well when open carry goes open season in November.
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    The same thing occurred to me, but I've always been a stickler for proper grammar so I don't say anything knowing most people barely passed HS English. They also say CCW when they mean CCP, as in, "I've had my CCW for three years." And they mean the permit (CCP), not the weapon (CCW).
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    PCW here. Permit to carry weapons. Should be dangerous weapons, as in Iowa, it allows carry of knives and saps, etc. that you couldn't otherwise carry.

    But I get your point. I guess its just a form of shorthand for us. Can be annoying though.
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    Like ATM Machine.

    I find nothing wrong with using the acronym talking about my CCW concealed weapon even though I'm still waiting for my CCP permit.
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    Here is Texas it is a CHL "Concealed Hangun License". Funny, I don't discuss carrying concealed with anyone I know. Only only "discuss" issues here on this forum.

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    UNA - Use No Acronyms.
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    Here in SC it's CWP- Concealed Weapons Permit. Although I think it only applies to guns.. ..stupid South Carolina..

    So, a native to SC gets a SCCWP from SLED so they can CC, but only LEOs can OC.

    It bothers me too, but I just try to read it as the intended phrase.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chasbo00 View Post
    UNA - Use No Acronyms.
    And do that as soon as ASAP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgiaDawg View Post
    Like ATM Machine.

    I find nothing wrong with using the acronym talking about my CCW concealed weapon even though I'm still waiting for my CCP permit.
    ATM Machine is one of my pet peeves, too. I also despise VIN Number and UPC Code.


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    hmmmm. No more Starbucks for you guys.
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    It also sucks when the liberals drag you down to their use of words.

    License to Conceal and Carry...bad

    Free to carry discretely...better

    Assault weapon...bad

    Modern Sporting Rifle...better

    Shoot First Law...bad

    Personal Protection Guarantee...better

    Loaded with LIVE ammo...bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adameeski View Post
    ATM Machine is one of my pet peeves, too. I also despise VIN Number and UPC Code.
    Right, but what's your PIN Number? I promise I won't tell anyone.
    Or just give me your "Social". That's another one I hate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paaiyan View Post
    Similarly, my wife hates "chai tea." Chai means tea. So effectively people are saying "I'll take a tea tea please."

    In Oklahoma ours is a CWL or concealed weapon license. But it only applies to handguns, so why not just say CHL? Of course that's going to have to change as well when open carry goes open season in November.
    I usually get in trouble when I ask a waitress for a tea tea.
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