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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer View Post
    Most importantly, how much for a rack?
    Good question, it’s 50 cents per play so presumably 2 bucks gets you 5 credits.

    Here’s some more of the invented pinball terminology I use when I’m talking to myself in my head:

    Balling out: playing pinball. The actual term is “pinning,” which of course is stupid so I don’t use it.
    Knock: replay. Usages include “I knocked it” or “Manny is so good that when he balls out it’s like knock, knock, knock”
    Mushy: requiring an easy to achieve score for a replay and/or giving out a lot of matches
    Sleazy: when a lock shoots the ball out in between the flippers or close to it
    Rattle: to get a positive outcome from shaking the machine
    Clunk: shaking the machine in a way that doesn’t do any good, someone who does this a lot is “clunky”
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    I'm struggling with my pinball terminology- some of my terms aren't really sticking, and there are a bunch of situations that need a term but I can't think of a good one. So I'm accepting nominations from you fubes. Here's where we're at:

    Hit a rack: put $2 in the machine to take advantage of the Super Value (5 credits on a 50 cent machine, 3 credits on a 75 cent machine). I don't like this one anymore, the term should have something to do with the number 2 or the words Super Value.

    Balling out, to flip: playing pinball. Note that the word "flipping" or "flipped" cannot be used in this context, only "flip," e.g. "I'm going to go flip," "how did you flip?" etc.

    Pop off: to get a replay. "I couldn't flip for shit last night, it took me like five games to pop off."

    Knocking: to play particularly well, as in getting a lot of replays

    Loose: describes a machine that requires an easy to achieve score for a replay and/or gives out a lot of matches

    Jacked up: describes a machine that requires a high score for a replay, or when the required score for subsequent replays has been increased by someone getting a replay ("Don't play Simpsons, that guy just jacked it up").

    Sleazy: when a lock shoots the ball out in between the flippers or close to it

    Rattle: to get a positive outcome from shaking the machine

    Clunk: shaking the machine in a way that doesn’t do any good, someone who does this a lot is “clunky”

    Statue: someone who stands completely still while playing

    Here's what we need:

    Someone who has particularly expressive body language while playing
    Someone who shows a lot of anger when they lose a ball
    Playing particularly poorly
    Losing your last ball with extra ball or multiball lit
    Losing a ball that you could have saved
    Losing a ball that you couldn't have saved
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    Someone who has particularly expressive body language while playing - Flopper - "When he flips, he sure does flop."
    Someone who shows a lot of anger when they lose a ball - (going) Ballzando - This one is cribbed from my drumline days where it was used as a volume dynamic, but I feel it fits here. "Man, he's really going Ballzando over that loss."
    Playing particularly poorly - shitting the tables - Pinball variant on the classic.


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    Losing a ball that you could have saved - "a Francisco Franco" (or a Tre Cool, but that name just sounds so positive for something negative)
    Losing a ball that you couldn't have saved - "a John Kruk"
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    I was gonna go with Tom Green, but verb form. "Addams Family just Tom Greened me!"
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    Someone who has particularly expressive body language while playing - a jumper, "Todd isn't normally a jumper, but he's jumpy af tonight."
    Someone who shows a lot of anger when they lose a ball - a popper, "Did you see Eleanor poppin' off at Indiana Jones?" "Yeah, she's a notorious popper."
    Playing particularly poorly - to be stuffed, stuffing it, "I don't normally pop like that, but I was fucking stuffing it tonight." "You going home early, Mario?" "Yeah, I've been stuffed all night."
    Losing your last ball with extra ball or multiball lit - to chuck, with the ball itself known as a chuck. "Everything was going alright, but I chucked it." "There's nothing worse than a goddamn chuck."
    Losing a ball that you could have saved - janking, "I don't know what's gotten into Bernice, but she was janking left and right. She even janked the chuck."
    Losing a ball that you couldn't have saved - gonzo, "What could I do? That chuck was gonzo."
    I understand that and fully understand that and I think we had a previous President who did not understand that but I understand that and we have spoken about this before.

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    I’m still thinking about some of these but “chuck” is absolutely perfect for losing a ball that you couldn’t have saved. Just now I was close to popping it off on my third ball and I said out loud to the machine, “don’t you dare chuck me again!”

    A machine or an evening can be “chucky,” and when a machine unfairly chucks you it’s a “cheap chuck” or an “auto chuck.” Priceless.
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    Shit, that was a major oversight that popper and poppin' off are already in the lingo. By alternate suggestion for Someone who shows a lot of anger when they lose a ball is a mangler. "Yolanda was mangling like crazy last night, and they weren't even cheap chucks." "Yeah, dude, Yolanda is a known mangler. I think she's having problems at her job."
    I understand that and fully understand that and I think we had a previous President who did not understand that but I understand that and we have spoken about this before.

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    What terminology do you use for a small child who squeezes into the space between your machine and the one next to you and uses his overhanging curious head to momentarily block you view of the ball?

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    Major accomplishment guys- just got my first replay off of a replay! That’s a big deal because once you get a replay, the score you need for another one goes way up. I’m going to have to cut my pinball breaks at work to one a day, it just took me more than half an hour to play that rack of three credits.
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