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RFC – LOST Shipping lanes

June 4th, 2009

For all you non-nerds, RFC means Request For Comment.

Which leads me to a confession.  I’m a 41 year old father of four.  I have degrees in Computer Science (B.S.) and Information Technology Management (M.S.).  I spent nine years in the Navy.  With that back ground, I’m an expert at acronyms.  I totally get those.

image My problem is, I have two teenage daughters (okay, really one is 12, but still she ACTS all teenagerey) that are starting down the path to adulthood.  Since starting WFTB I’ve noticed a few of my followers are of the same species of my daughters (teenaged girls).  I’ve also noticed that they talk with a weird coded language at times and I need help.  Please my role as a respected father is in your hands!

I need a crash course on Shipping, and by that I mean relationshipping. Namely how this whole shipping referencing works.  You know, so I can be down with it, when I banter with my girls.

I get some references (Jate = Jack + Kate), but is there a rule or do you just make it up?  Conventions? Does the male come first? (Sake = Sawyer + Kate??!)

If I try that with Jin and Sun: Ji(n) + (Su)n = Jin

That’s not really unique, should it be Jiun?

Rose and Bernard (Ronard? Bese? Bernase?)

What about Sawyer and Juliette? Sawette? Julyer?

Jack and Juliette? Jatte? Julck?

*sigh*

Help me out here folks, quick!  Summer is here, and I’ll be spending time on the road with my daughters and I’ve gotta be able to relate!

Help me out in the comments.

Disclaimer:  The above was written by a member of Team Edward – don’t hate.

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  1. MollyFaraday
    June 4th, 2009 at 12:24 | #1

    Im not a teenager anymore, but i know the lingo still…usually the couples nickname is just whatever sounds catchy, and it just sticks…so other than jate, theres skate 🙂 , pesmond, and suliet… i dont know if sun and jin have one because their names are pretty short… plus i dont think “sin”, no matter how perfectly it described their marriage pre-crash, sounds like a good name for them now.. 🙂

  2. June 4th, 2009 at 13:07 | #2

    Phew, thanks for the hints, Molly. I might be able to relate better. 😀

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