Any non-bjd words/things that makes you think of BJD?

Feb 26, 2019

    1. A random thought that turns to a thread because I'm curious...
      Some examples just in case my title sounds confusing:
      1) I go to Karate classes, and just before the class starts/after the class finishes, our sensei would say "face-up!" So we line up and bow to each other. Every time he says that, I couldn't help to giggle a bit inside XD
      2) My dad, who is very much interested in my dolls but does not understand the bjd-lingo, called my BJD a "GDP" once???? (To be fair, he doesn't speak a lot of English either)
      I laughed so hard I nearly fell out of my chair, and after that, I immediately think of this funny incident whenever I see/hear the word GDP.
      Any similar stories? ^w^
       
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    2. SD card. Like for a camera. Every time, my brain hits a snag on that one haha.

      I find that the opposite is more often true, that I end up wanting to use BJD-related terminology for other situations and then people just end up confused. Like when my mom was acting really high-strung and snappy, I warned my sister she was being "kicky." Haha and the other day when my husband wanted to buy a side table that would have been too small for what we needed I said it wasn't to scale.
       
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    3. Earlier this month, I was at a Warhammer shop. I drooled over the displays and asked what the biggest scale their settings came in. The answer: too small to turn into houses for my BJDs.
       
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    4. I work at a postal unit and I giggle every time this one particular customer comes in and ships things to her family in Florida. They live in Lutz.
       
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    5. Less related to BJDs; I'm a former lifeguard and we abbreviate Emergency Medical Services as EMS. I'm always reminded of the shipping service whenever I go back through my textbook and vice versa when I'm paying for overseas shipping for a doll haha
       
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    6. Just imagine :love

      Mine would have to be in the opening theme song for friends "my love lifes DOA..."
      Would that make Den of Angel's a dating site for people, or for dolls??:ablink:
       
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    7. When I got my first BJD my friend choked on their drink. Their mind had interpreted it as "BJ" Doll with the BJ standing for a sex act. Hence a major misunderstanding about the nature of the doll in question.
       
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    8. My friends all thought that too when I first told them lolol...
       
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    9. OH YIIIIIS! The reverse is also true... My skin got a lot darker during the summer (Australian sun I hate you), and my dolly friend joked about my skin "mellowing" from NS to tan skin.....
      I CAN'T!!!! XD
       
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    10. Yep, had the same situation over here! I just refer to them as "art dolls" to prevent any misunderstandings. :lol:
       
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    11. Not sure if I'm on the right page here... I just followed an Instagramer who has adopted about 7 teacup size toy poddles and maltese dogs. Watching their vids really put a smile on my face. They were beautiful and cute in those little pet costumes! Makes me want to own a puppy and a persian cat one day. When I did a search on the price, i was surprised that the price for a teacup is about $5000. For a toy poddle it's about $1800-$2000. This made me feel less guilty having a SOOM bjd and an Iplehouse dolls. At least owning a bjd, i dont need to buy food or take them to a vet (bjd doctor) - so that's some saving for me. Having said that, I still want a pet one day. This feeling reminded me of when I was young I was desperate to own one bjd.
       
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    12. Check your local shelter! A lot of people end up giving their pets up for adoption once they realize that a pet costs so much more than the initial purchase cost-even and arguably ESPECIALLY purebreds, teacups, etc. We adopted our teacup chihuahua for $80. She's actually smaller than my doll is. :lol: Pets at a shelter will usually require a lot of time, energy, and love (mine had some serious abandonment issues when we first got her), so that is one thing to keep in mind.
       
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    13. For me its theres a thing at work. I work at a deli/bakery and everytime I make the sheets up to pull all the bread for the next day, I abbreviate sourdough to SD. Makes me smile every time>.<
       
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    14. At the non-profit where I work part-time, there's a job title of MSC. It stands for Medicaid Service Coordinator (basically a social worker). But I knew MSC as a face-up sealant first.
       
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    15. The tire machines at work have CP written on the side. I think of « CP chiwoo/woosoo/etc. » :lol:
       
    16. OMG! I live close to Lutz and never thought of that! I will never think of it the same way again when I hear it on the news!
       
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    17. When anyone talks about "unnecessary things that cost way too much" :...(
       
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    18. I tend to do the opposite I think. I tend to measure things by BJD standard and confuse people. But definitely if I see SD or many other abbreviations we use.
       
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