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post #16 of 60
Churro-Fi really is about fidelity, though. The dough, the oil, the cooking temperature, spices, etc. are vitally important.
post #17 of 60
This thread needs more cowbell-fi
post #18 of 60
'x'-fi-hate-fi. The newest subforum.
post #19 of 60
I dub this thread complaint-fi
post #20 of 60
What about Semper-Fi?
post #21 of 60
Thread Starter 
That's a different Fi (it's short for fidelis) and Semper Fidelis means Always Faithful. It's clearly got the same root word though.

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Originally Posted by TheMarchingMule View Post
I should ask the same of the people who took this thread overly serious too! At the same time the mangling of language bothers me at times. I just wonder if no one had actually thought about this before?
post #22 of 60
I mentioned this a year or so ago. http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f11/du...8/#post5550776 well before it got as bad as it has now. It's one of the reasons I don't visit here so much nowadays, along with the signal to noise ratio.
post #23 of 60
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I dub this thread complaint-fi
post #24 of 60
Interesting to note that, according to the Wikipedia article on "Wi-Fi," the "fi" part of Wifi means absolutely nothing. "Wi" obviously means "wireless" but "fi" literally came out of nowhere - it just rhymed with hi-fi. But "fidelity" of signal is a dubious networking concept at best.

Wi-Fi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
post #25 of 60
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Originally Posted by MadMan007 View Post
It means fidelity. I've never really read this forum but people are putting -fi on everything like it's butter. It makes very little sense in most cases. Dog-fidelity? Cat--fidelity? Backpack-fidelity?

Come on people, loosen up on the hi-fi obsession a little bit!


Okay, so Head-Fi makes sense?
post #26 of 60
Thread Starter 
Absolutely.
post #27 of 60
Fi-tastic...
post #28 of 60
The OP seems concerned about fi-fi, the fidelity of the use of the suffix fi.

In the dumb thread names thread, someone mentioned another use of the word fi-fi.
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Originally Posted by craiglester View Post
fi-fi if you're talking about poodles perhaps? Or Bob geldof's youngest.. fifi trixibelle I think..
Rather ironic.
post #29 of 60
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Originally Posted by SiBurning View Post
The OP seems concerned about fi-fi, the fidelity of the use of the suffix fi.

In the dumb thread names thread, someone mentioned another use of the word fi-fi.

Rather ironic.
Sigh. Quote Mining.

Rhetorical sarcasm, incongruously interpreted as irony.

Pass the Brawndo
post #30 of 60
So who knows what the "i" in the original "iMac" stood for?
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