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Sactown Royalty: Know Your Meme - Acronym Edition


Hey guys! Your friendly VenomySnicket here, to explain to you the exceedingly simple workings of most of the 'memes' that one might see in any random comment on anything.

Meme is: a postulated unit of cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals or other imitable phenomena. (The etymology of the term relates to the Greek word μιμητισμός ([mɪmetɪsmos]) for "something imitated".) Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes, in that they self-replicate and respond to selective pressures.

 

But of course, Eric Maynor dictates that I do this after the jump

Boy, it was so tough to get over that jump. I must have eaten too many pancakes.

Obviously, if I leave any out, post it in the comment section and I will modify the post.

 

A Newcomers Guide to STR Memes as told by VenomySnicket:

Part 1 of many

Primero: ACRONYMS

We here at STR are really lazy love using all sorts of awkward combinations of letters to relay different meanings. These universally-known acronyms are especially useful in fast-moving game threads, as well as other times when people in Korea have internet that moves too fast for their fingers and they have to coin their own version of shorthand to keep up.

LuK: This is most commonly used in reference to Tyreke Evans. It stands for Lay-up King, and it was originally coined by one Mr. Nathan Robinson. You may see it used in game-threads, often exclaimed in astonishment or awe at any layup Tyreke Evans recently made.

STR: This acronym stand for Sactown Royalty, the website which you are currently on. If you clicked on that link to see what it was, then you probably aren't qualified to contribute intelligent  conversation to this website.

NaPG: Not a point guard. Usually used in reference to Tyreke Evans when he makes a play that a point guard on a professional basketball team would normally make. It is an acronym that makes light of the popular criticism that Tyreke Evans does not/can not play the point guard position. Could also potentially be used when a poster on STR is being overly aggressive for no reason when it goes against their posting nature.

Na[insert letters here]: Also associated with various criticisms or points about anything. Not a Top Hat. Not a Jason Levien. Not a Flying Dolphin.

JT: Jason Thompson

or é3: Usually used in direct reference to Donté Greene or a spectacular play that he made.

TZ: Tom Ziller

Use of 3: I know this isn't an acronym, but usually when some hits a 3-Pointer in a game thread, a poster will just take the name of the player and put a 3 in it. It is really original and clever. And3 Sims!!!

GSoM: Golden State of Mind, our SBN (Sports Blog Nation) sister site that covers the Warriors. You might see this acronym used to describe the origin of a foreign fan who, for example, would like to compare pastries. This foreign fan is wholly convinced that their buttered croissant should win pastry of the year. You may counter with the argument that our blackberry pie tastes better, does more for you across the board, and has more potential to please more people. Then, the GSoMer would attempt to refute that evidence by saying that their croissant isn't fully baked yet, but our pie is as baked as it is ever going to get. They might also mention how fluffy and light the croissant is, as compared to brute flavor the blackberry pie has. Which reminds me...

ROY: Tyreke Evans

TS%: True Shooting Percentage. A players shooting percentage when factoring in additional points from 3 pointers and free throws.

APG:  Assist per game average

RBR: Rebound rate % measured in percentage of all opportunites on either end rebounded.

RPG: Rebounds per game average

PPG: Points per game average

TO: Turn-over, speaking of pastries. When the player or coach somehow loses possesion of the ball to the other team without scoring.

PER: Player Efficiency Rating. Some weird Hollinger stat that I don't understand but buy into anyway.

Player Efficiency Rating is the overall rating of a player's per-minute statistical production. The league average is 15.00 every season

Next Installment.... nicknames.

(This is a FanPost from a member of the Sactown Royalty community. The views expressed come from the member, and not Sactown Royalty staff.)

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