Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by SeaRun Fanatic, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. SeaRun Fanatic Member

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    Okay, I surrender... I can't take it any longer... Is anyone besides me tired of seeing our beautiful, sometimes elusive, always magnificent Coastal Cutthroat reduced to an acronym? When the F*** did they officially become SRC's? Are we too lazy to type "searun cutthroat", "cutthroat", "sea-runs", "cutts", "cutties" or whatever...? I know this seems dumb, but somehow "SRC" seems disrespectful, though I'm not quite sure why; I'm not even sure why I'm writing this, but it's been bugging me for a long time and I finally had to let it out!

    As I write, I'm thinking it may be that the idea of referring to searuns by an acronym seems too much like "LOL", "OMG", "WTF" or other hackneyed internet-speak, trivializing something that should be revered. I don't know, obviously this was not a well thought out rant, but there it is.

    Take back the cutthroat; down with the SRC!

    hahahaha it's now official, I've lost my mind... this may win the dumbest thread ever award... so be it.
  2. MasterAnglerTaylor Member

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    Says the guy named "Searun Fanatic".
  3. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    You need to change your name to "Sea Run Cutthroat Fanatic" before we all get upset.... but SRC Fanatic will do too!! :beer1:
  4. gldntrt40 Member

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    SeaRun Fanatic, couldn't agree more, leave the abbreviations for chemistry majors.
    Serious birders will have a duck if you call a bird in print anything other than some predetermined damn snooty lingo-example: GBH abbreviation for a Great Blue Heron.
    Also, I go crazy when I hear stuff like "fished the Sop" ... Damn! is it too hard to say Satsop? Or the "Nooch"?
    Wynoochee is a great name, "Nooch" sounds hillbilly. People land beautiful summer-run steelhead from the Wynoochee, others poach Elk in the "Nooch Valley"... Humptulips HAS to be said fully, especially in a mixed crowd of people never having heard of such a place : )

    Abbreviations are lame-same as hunters calling them "dekes" or I guess"decs" ? F**** say Decoys, come on!

    If anyone here has taken any college Ichthyology courses or read scientific publications, then you know to forget the easy common names.
    It's latin names only, oncorhynchus clarki clarki.
    For a year or so I worked at a fisheries lab identifying critters from fish stomachs and to this day, nearly 20 years later, while conversing with fellow fishlab friends and we drop right into latin insects names.. pteronarcys californica, gammarus minus.

    Everyone should try it. Not a bad thing to do.

    I am all for "Coastal Native Sea Run Cutthroat Trout". Say it proudly!
  5. Milt Roe Member

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    Taco Ma
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    Worse than fingernails on a chalkboard for me are "cutties" and "rezzies". Baby talk has no place in fly fishing. Grown men talking like girly boys. Time to man-up, gentlemen. They are Sea-run Cutthroat! They are silver salmon!
  6. jeff bandy Make my day

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    Back up. Try breaking all of your fingers but your indexes then type all that. Peckers unite!:rofl:
  7. Steve Saville Active Member

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    Really? You're kidding, right?
  8. Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    iagree If you were out there fishing enough, you probably wouldn't have time for petty concerns such as these. Under same thought, I wouldn't want to change my online ID to "Brook Trout Hunter" either. Sounds a little too formal....
  9. David Loy Senior Moment

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    Agreed. The shortened "pet" names folks use for local rivers as often gagged me too. I personally don't mind the acronym (SRC) but baby talk is revolting.
  10. Preston Active Member

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    A pet peeve of mine as well; "cuttie", "rezzie", "metalhead", "steelface" are, in my opinion just about as asinine as it gets. A recent post referred to "hanging some serious face"; is there something wrong with using conventional, or at least comprehensible English?
  11. gldntrt40 Member

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    Another real heathen one to me is "ripp'n some lips"........ argh

    "Rezzie" threw me for some time as I grew up where "resident" fish WERE Coastal Cutthroats?
    I guess I am still lost there as it applies only to silvers and not kings in the same water?

    I understand the kids today like to misspell all that stuff for tweeting and such so it is ok : )
  12. miyawaki Active Member

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    I know that Les Johnson, who has had a longer love affair with searun cutthroat, only grudgingly accepted "searuns," hated the term SRC. He thought it demeaning. I have to agree. Do people speak ESS-ARE-CEE or do you say sea-run. It can't be because SRC is shorter.

  13. Roger Stephens Active Member

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    A few years ago Les Johnson made a post on WWF that said sea-run cutthroat should be treated with respect and was referring to what we called them. His point was that they should be called sea-run cutthroat rather than SRC. He has been the "guardian" of these fish for many decades and his opinions deserve respect. His post is the reason why I stopped using SRC and refer to them now as sea-run cutthroat.

  14. kelvin Active Member

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    True dat
    for shizall

    welcome to the modern world of text speak
    I had a LDR on a SRC on a OP beach

    takes a decoder ring to understand some of these post
  15. zoomin Member

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    Hear, hear!
  16. Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    Then I demand the use of Bavarian Motor Works immediately by all! BMW is just so demeaning...and don't even get me started with Beemer!
  17. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    "Bless me Father for I have Sinned"...
  18. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I liked UNA back when I worked as it stood for "use no abbreviations".
  19. gldntrt40 Member

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    That is the perfect one! An abbreviation to warn you to not use them : )

    There are some good ones, however, aren't there?

    DOA is better than dead on arrival, sounds less... dead.
    AKA saves time nicely

    And for those music people, NWA is good to keep you safe from saying the long form "bad word"
  20. gldntrt40 Member

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    this is sort of off/on topic.
    Need a favor-I am fairly new here on the board and tried to look into archives-and feel free to PM me,
    how is Les Johnson, I hope he recovered?
    Thanks in advance