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What does the word "XenForo" really mean?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by kkm323, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

  2. Edrondol

    Edrondol Well-Known Member

    Zen (Xen)
    Forums (Foro)

    Just a guess. I don't know this for certain but it's what I'd thought.
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  3. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    that's a smart guess [​IMG]
  4. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    Just another name for another game, like Robert Plant named one of his albums 'Now and Zen' !!
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  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  6. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    That's too hard Brogan, tell us in this thread what it means, no one wants to read though all that stuff.
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  7. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

  8. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    foro means forum in Spanish
    xen means alternating in Vietnamese
  9. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

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  10. TNCclubman

    TNCclubman Well-Known Member

    Relaxing forums?

    With incense, candles and soft music...
  11. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    Are you all sure we should not rename this gig to 'Now and Zen' ?? :eek:

    That or maybe 'Zen and Now' would be better !!
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  12. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The closest definition would be 'unique/alternative forum'.
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  13. Fred Sherman

    Fred Sherman Well-Known Member

    I have done a fair bit of research on this and know the answer definitively. I took time. I had to reseach the lexical use of the phrase as well as etymologies of different words and phrase, both Old English and and subsequent influences of the Germanic and French influences of the Saxons and Normans, respectively. And since the Normans weren't actually French, but Viking decendents who mixed with Frankish and Gallo-Roman stock, I also had to consider early Scandinavian and Latin tongues. Getting back to the point...

    xenForo turns out to be modern English form of the middle English translation of an original Latin term, written backwards, which was:

    IB can kiss my big, furry arse.​

    It's true. You can't make this stuff up - not sober at least.​
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  14. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    Sort of like alternative drugs ?

    No wonder this is a haven for old hippies !!
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  15. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Um... I'm not actually sure what alternative drugs are, so I can't give you a competent response.
  16. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

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  17. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Seriously, I'm using a 13" laptop here, using 9 'spaces', each of which is saturated with windows. If I open up anything else, my poor computer is going to throw in the towel! ;)
  18. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    But you still have the time to jive with us !!! :rolleyes:

    This subject brings me back to 'The Object' that Led Zeppelin used on their album 'Presence', for years and to this day people still wonder what the hell it means.


    So I guess leaving a bit of mystery is a great tactic because there are still things people are trying to figure out and think about 40 years later, I guess that is how myths are started.
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  19. Fred Sherman

    Fred Sherman Well-Known Member

    Sure you do. You get a headache and you can take Tylenol, Alieve or Advil. You have alternatives to plain aspirin. I'm sure that's what he meant. Its how we used the term when I was in high school in the 70s. Really.
  20. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    uh huh.....

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