What's so special about Hoovies and Scoots?

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What's so special about Hoovies and Scoots?

Post by black_and_blue » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:35 pm

It seems that many people call a Scout "Scoot" and a Heavy a "Hoovy", but this never happens for any other class. Nobody ever calls a Soldier a "Sooldier". A Sniper never gets called a "Snooper", and an Engineer never gets called an Oonginerr.

What do people think? What's so special about scoots and hoovies? Post your speculation, either serious or silly, below!

EDIT: Minor wording change
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Re: What's so special about Hoovies and Scoots?

Post by Peahats » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:43 pm

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Re: What's so special about Hoovies and Scoots?

Post by Supreveio » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:53 pm

Scout and scoot sound and look similar.

I'm guessing "Hoovy" came along because of that Fat Scout playstyle. And also because the internet is full of idiots who find crap like that funny.
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Re: What's so special about Hoovies and Scoots?

Post by Boss Llama » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:08 am

Peahats has the right idea - most classes has a shortened or mispronounced nickname; those two are just similar. It's hard to shorten a one syllable word like "scout" so changing its pronunciation is what happened there. The usual written short form of Heavy, HWG, is long and difficult to pronounced out loud, so likewise it just gets mispronounced.

One thing though Pea... it's py-bro, man! Py-bro! ;-D
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Re: What's so special about Hoovies and Scoots?

Post by Peahats » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:20 am

A lot of it also stems from the accent of the classes, for example

"That scots a bloody spy!"

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Re: What's so special about Hoovies and Scoots?

Post by M's » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:29 am

Peahats wrote:A lot of it also stems from the accent of the classes, for example

"That scots a bloody spy!"
Or you're from the south. :D And you have a hard time enunciating, that or people just can't understand what I'm saying.

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Re: What's so special about Hoovies and Scoots?

Post by Maple Man » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:38 am

There are times...when we're too lazy and jokish to use the real word.
There's me who does what is above and belives it's simpler 1st grade engrish. :3
Just change the "ea" and "ou" to "oo".

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