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Ain't No Such Thing as a Dunnie

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    I would propose that anyone who uses "Dunnie" to describe a Dunhill should be banned.

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    Harsh

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    I tend to agree. We don't call Savinelli "Savie" or Peterson "Petie".

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    I agree, your too busy to say "Dunhill"? Worse yet, for my ears/eyes is "Baccy", it hurt just typing that word.

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    Dunnie, Dunnie, Dunnie!

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    In Australia a 'dunnie' or a 'dunny' is what we in the UK call a thunderbox. Some might find that to be appropriate

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    Agree that "Baccy" is harsh. But we do shorten to Sav from time to time, as well as Pete. So, would "Dun" be ok? I think not.

    Some write "Dunghill".

    What are we to do with those miscreants??

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    I think we should call Chacom, "Commie".

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    Worse yet, for my ears/eyes is "Baccy", it hurt just typing that word.

    Thank you for saying that Al. Kept me from having to type it.

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    +1 on baccy. It's not just shortening it but intentionally misspelling it.

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    Yeh “Baccy” grinds on my nerves, but I have always thought of Dunnie as a term of endearmentfor the pipes. And, since Dunhill’s recent obvious aborement for the pipe world, changing the name of their pipes and now their tobaccos. I may just have to start calling the Dunghills. Sorry, but it’s harrd for me to keep celebrating a brand that is screwing us over.

    Michael
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    I have to agree, I cringe every time I read a shortened name. I end up thinking what are they talking about. Here are some that I have seen.
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    Dr Grabow - Doc(are you sick, contagious)
    Medico - Meddie(Just want to slap someone)
    Cavicchi - Cav(1st Cavalry division US Army, you must have been in that unit)
    Butz Choquin - BC(before Christ, buttery croissant(now I'm hungry))
    Bulldog - Bull(I always have the mental image of them putting their lips on the rear end of a bull)
    Churchwarden - Church(Catholic, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Mormon???)
    La Rocca - Rocca(my wife likes their candy)

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    Nicknames are funny and ambiguous in intent. With people, a nickname, if not too harsh or mocking, is often taken as a sign of acceptance and even affection. Some of the Dunnie-callers may mean it as a tribute. Since pipe nomenclature is sort of particular and esoteric, nicknames don't add much to the discussion, though I admit, since I often stumble over the vowels in Savinelli, I sometimes cheat and call them Savs or Sav's, but I won't make excuses. Better to spell it out, even if I get the vowels wrong. Not being a Dunhill guy, I don't use it much, and to get cute might denote a kind of sad envy. Mostly, I don't spend hundreds on a pipe.

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    I think Comoy would be the one truncated to Commie

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    I think Comoy would be the one truncated to Commie

    I'm in!

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    Baccy , daughter in law says that all the time bloody annoying.

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    You guys should absolutely LOVE this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDTsbMiWwvQ

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    Seacap’n, that was as pleasurable as a discount colonoscopy, ha ha.

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    There's now no getting that song out of my head...

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    I don't have any dunnies, so I'm not bothered by what people call them. I do, however, have petes, savs, nords, hils, moonies, m&ms, meers, a few wardens, etc.

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    Dunhill tobacco is in the process of dying. Dunhill pipes are 100% overpriced. Why not boycott the pipes entirely?

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    I guess that I'll have to call my Upshalls "Jimmie's". Here in Maryland, watermen call what are reputed to be large, male crabs, a "Jimmy". And, like other male size comparisons, it is often far from the truth. As in "Are the crabs large today? "Yep, #1 Jimmies".

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    Caddies, Rolls, Chevies, Bugs, Subies, Ponies, Beemers, etc... are names that car enthusiasts use all the time without anyone blowing a gaskets. (Pun) it’s actually endearing to many.
    Baccy here in the Deep South just grates on me, because of the connotation of my people’s (ha ha) with the image of an toothless old coot slappin’n his leather hat on his knee and guffawing a crackle as he lights his “baccy” and dances a high knee’d jig to the banjo. And, as a hat wearing old coot myself who plays a banjo and dances high knee’d jigs... well... I forgot my point, he he he.

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    dunny- n. Australian slang term for toilet

    Seems perfectly acceptable.

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    Just want to make sure I'm in the right discussion.....

    We're talking about a piece of wood with two holes in it and piece of plastic attached, right?

    How exactly does that command respect?

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    GM doesn't allow its employees to say Chevy instead of Chevrolet. I can understand that; it is the company that owns the brand and it is the employer. But what really happens when customers say Chevy instead of Chevrolet? Nothing. And that's what happens when people say Dunnie instead of Dunhill.
    Now, if someone had opened a thread with a title saying 'There is No Such Thing as a "Dunnie"' I would have just skipped it. But a title reminding a rap song... Whatever, never mind. Dunnie even rhymes with money:

    Dunnie, Dunnie, Dunnie,
    Must be funny
    In the rich man's world.

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    Dear Lord, an ABBA joke!

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    Javan, all TV commercials here use Chevy, and the slogon every dealership uses is “Chevy Best.” But, there is a big disconnect between the factory and the dealership, probably. I can’t get an image URL on my phone since the last OS update, but google “Chevy Trucks logo.” It’s even on their emblem.

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    But what about 'Haddo's in a dunnie'? That was all over usenet back in the day. Don't seem to see much talk about Haddo's Delight these days.

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    This Chevy thing never filtered down to my wife (she had over twenty years in) when she worked at a dealership. Up here it's Chev, you don't often hear them referred to as Chevy.
    Baccy ? Anyone using that name should be banned

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    I'm guilty of using "Stannie" -- and always meant in an endearing way, though Rattray probably wouldn't appreciate being referred to in the diminutive.

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    Javan, I just got the irony in complaining about using "Dunnie" instead of "Dunhill" which is just one letter shorter and everyone knows is a term of endearment, yet using "ain't" instead of "isn't" in the same turn of phrase, haha. So, this is obviously just satire. I was thinking that it seemed like such a small thing to make a whole thread on, but it has been interesting.

    When I first fell in love with Red Cake, back before the apocalypse, I always wondered why people didn't use the actual name of the bulk instead of the 5100 catalog number. I still wonder why no one calls it Red Cake at all. I get numbers messed up all the time, telephone numbers, zip codes, so it took a long time for me to associate 5100 with Red Cake. Some people must just be more numbers oriented than names.

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    uIn the YT community some of the more “southern” folk started using the word “chooch” or “chooching” instead of smoking...if I had the power all who use that word would be struck mute

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    Maybe the time has come when people will realise Dunnies are going to follow the same road as Petes which already are "famous" for certain flaws. Now after having busted the "ivory" white dot myth it wouldn't be a surprise if potential buyers will think twice before purchasing a "Dunny".

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    “southern” folk started using the word “chooch” or “chooching” instead of smoking

    WTF would someone use "chooching" instead of "smoking" in the first place?

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    I remember as a kid, a police officer told us that using the word "cop" instead of "policeman" was a huge sign of disrespect, and it could mean the difference in the way you get treated if you use it in front of an officer. So, I have always been respectful and careful to say "officer" or " detective" when talking with the police. But, I had a friend in college that I was at a bar drinking coffee, as the police were dragging his belligerent ass out of there as he was cussing the "piece of crap, pig sucking cops. (f-bomb you, f-bomb you)!" I remember turning to another friend and saying while taking a sip of my coffee, "they would probably treat him a lot more respectfully if he didn't call them 'cops'."

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    A hipster pipester choochin some goodie baccy in a Dunnie.

    Smoking is one of the leading causes of all statistics.
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    Transmission


    Tranny


    Kriswill



    Crissy

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    Really?? We can't have nicknames for stuff?? Man, I'm goin 2 burn some baccy in my dunnie and ponder on the calamity this is all causing.

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    "Pigs". It was "pigs" back in the day—mostly 60's— that was the currency for disrespecting policemen. It seems that "cop" has become more or less acceptable in some parts of the county.

    uIn the YT community some of the more “southern” folk started using the word “chooch” or “chooching” instead of smoking...if I had the power all who use that word would be struck mute
    Hmmm. At first I read "cooch" instead of "chooch": big difference! Does the latter come from smoking like an old steam locomotive? Do they still have them in the South? It is a rotten term for smoking.

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    It’s a little known fact, but small furrie creatures with long floppy ears and a fluffy bun of a tail that lived on top of mounds of dirt were originally called “Bun Hills”...Over the years, due to the degradation of our proper language, they are now known as “Bunnies”...

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    I tot dey were called Pwairie Dawgs! And are now extinct? (that's a real question; no Google-fu today)

    Speaking of wascally wabbits, has no one a fur covered pipe?? Or skinned rabbit skin?

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    You may as well ban me now...I use Pete, Sav, and Dunnie with regularity. It's not because I'm a lazy typist, I just like nick names. But...if you prefer Steven, I'm not that guy who could care less when you're annoyed with 'Steve'. And while I do employ some nick names, I just can't use 'baccy'...or even worse...there was a gent on another forum a while back who would only use 'bacco'. So, I do feel your pain.

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    You guys should absolutely LOVE this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDTsbMiWwvQ

    Ha-Ha..... WTF! I'm not sure what I just watched but I used to live and work near there. I now live in the city next door but it's still only a 20 min drive to Clifton Street in Cardiff. It always was an "interesting" place. Dear oh dear!

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    I feel the same way about abbreviating pipe blend names.

    But I’ll just smoke some FVT in my Dunghill and let it slide.

    Make aromatics great again.
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    Should we call them Dotties now? The White Dot is simply too long.

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    Should we call them Dotties now? The White Dot is simply too long.

    Oooo, and good point. Since they changed the name of the pipes and removed the blends, the company may not want us using the name "Dunhill" for anything smoking related anyways. We could probably all get in trouble using that name now. We wouldn't want their belts and cologne executives coming down here to shake their fingers at us.

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    I called them Dunnies once. Afterwards, all of my livestock suddenly died, and my servants with them. My son's and daughters died whilst eating together. I became afflicted with sores all over my body, and indeed they were painful sores. My wife told me to curse Dunhill. My friends told me to throw my Dunhills away. Let my life be a lesson.

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    I fear the belt and cologne executives greatly. Dotties it is.

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    I'd say Spotties, but it just doesn't work as well.

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    And certainly not "Whities".....

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    And certainly not "Whities".....
    I'm sure many of us thought it, but I didn't want to be the one to say it.

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    I Got some Commies sitting on my rack, the term of Choochin' is mostly used by inhabitants of the Appalachian region of the U.S as well often in the rural areas of central Tennessee.

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    Ha ha, having spent my whole life in Appalachia, I have never once heard someone say "choochin'". And, I have heard lots of colloquialisms, some very colorful to downright unintelligible, from white suited sweet tea drinkers to tobacco farmers setting on the porch of the general store. I have spent long nights coon hunting, throwing hay, and even 'sang huntin' with the best of them. I am going to have to ask my wife about this one, as she grew up deeper in the mountains than me, but this is all a new one to my ears.

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    As to baccy, will say that, when I was a lad in the early 70's we did use the term "wacky tobaccy," though it had nothing to do with tobacco.

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    Javan, all TV commercials here use Chevy, and the slogon every dealership uses is “Chevy Best.” But, there is a big disconnect between the factory and the dealership, probably. I can’t get an image URL on my phone since the last OS update, but google “Chevy Trucks logo.” It’s even on their emblem.

    This Chevy thing never filtered down to my wife (she had over twenty years in) when she worked at a dealership. Up here it's Chev, you don't often hear them referred to as Chevy.

    GM bought Daewoo in 1999 and started using the Daewoo plants to manufacture Chevrolet later. Their plan was turning Chevrolet into an internationally sold middle class vehicle. I guess that's why they didn't want their own North American employees to call it Chevy, it was Chevrolet after all, they were going to go international. But GM started losing money, withdrew from Europe, sold Opel to PSA, even closed one of the plants in South Korea last week. As a Chevrolet dealer employee I haven't been notified how to call it either. I gave that example because that was a pure example of an employer asking its employees to call the brand by its original name instead of a nickname.

    Javan, I just got the irony in complaining about using "Dunnie" instead of "Dunhill" which is just one letter shorter and everyone knows is a term of endearment, yet using "ain't" instead of "isn't" in the same turn of phrase, haha. So, this is obviously just satire. I was thinking that it seemed like such a small thing to make a whole thread on, but it has been interesting.

    Michael, to my knowledge Hagley is a well-known pipe collector. I am not sure if he is just making fun or he is really offended by the people who say "Dunnie" instead of "Dunhill". The downside is, Hagley always opens a thread and then disappears

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    Besides the word "baccy", the one that really gets me is when someone uses "zance" instead of penzance.

    Come on.... is it really that hard to use the correct name?

    Think I'll chooch some zance in my dunnie.

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    Well, if serious, hopefully we’ve made the case for “Dunnie” being a term of endearment, except for chasingembers, who uses his as a small planter for flowers. Because, if not, there would be a lot of people gone. But, surely, (don’t call me shirley) a serious collector would understand the need for jocularity among piers. Even my detesting the term “baccy” doesn’t grate on me enough to correct those that use it.

    Oh, and my wife has never heard “chooching” before. But, she did say that she’s heard of whole crops of tobacco being “gaum’d up,” meaning ruined, spoiled, or molded in the barn. But, she wasn’t 100% of the spelling. It can even refer to a pipe that had “gaum’d up” so it was tossed in the “far place.”

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    chooching - to vape, smoke a pipe or cigar and produce a large cloud of vapor or smoke.

    I've never heard it before. Actually I've recently learned about cigar chooches from this video.

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    Born and raised in West Virginia. Hillbilly capital of America. I’ve never heard the term “choochin” until now.

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    WTF is a "thunderbox"?

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    Not an endorsement simply for educational purposes

    https://youtu.be/HeVjvQA47SQ

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    Outhouse.

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  66. cosmicfolklore

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    Wow, I don't think that dialect is from any historical Southern, nor Appalachian, dialect. That would be more of a modern workingman's jargon, Central Georgia through the blackbelt region. So, no wonder... It wouldn't have come from my ancestors, nor does it probably have any historical roots. Up there with terms like "rammer jammer" and "spunkers."

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  67. cosmicfolklore

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    Actually, Victorian English was well preserved deep in the Southern Appalachians. It was the rest of the world that changed as Britain expanded the empire and America changed with immigrants from world-wide, leaving my ancestors speaking a truer dialect of English, preserved by the remoteness of the region. But, of course we have different dialects based on.... yeh... you guys probably aren't interested in this, and I diverge... pardon me.

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    jpmcwjr, I'm just glad someone else made that observation out loud. I deleted it more than once.

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    This thread took off. Interesting discussion with variations.

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    I think everything went downhill when people began using the word "addy" for "address," as in "send me your email addy."

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