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post May 28 2012, 12:14 PM
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... why do you GMCers all call your guitars axes ? biggrin.gif First time I am hearing this over here hehe tongue.gif


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post May 28 2012, 12:25 PM
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Not sure why its called an Axe, but it sounds cool!


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post May 28 2012, 01:29 PM
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I also heard it here first, but decided to use the word ever since.
I mean...you wanna be part of the cool kids, don't you? laugh.gif


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post May 28 2012, 01:40 PM
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It is a common slang in English speaking countries to refer to a guitar as an axe. I myself do not do it, but I know of very many that do. I had the same question some time ago, and I came across this response, and I thought it was a great one. I am not certain if it is true, but if it is, it makes perfect sense.

"When you first started practicing you were supposed to go out to the "wood shed" so you wouldn't disturb others. Practicing is still referred to as "woodshedding". Its called an "axe" because you went out to the wood shed and used your "axe" to learn your "chops". The term "axe" can apply to any instrument - trumpet, saxophone, etc. Musicians will ask "what's your axe?" and that is what they mean."

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post May 28 2012, 02:30 PM
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"Axe" is also used in Ebonics. It means "to ask".
Example: "I axed home boy if he had fiddy cent I could hold."
Translation: " I asked my friend if he had fifty cents I could borrow."


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post May 28 2012, 02:37 PM
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QUOTE (JTaylor @ May 28 2012, 01:30 PM) *
"Axe" is also used in Ebonics. It means "to ask".
Example: "I axed home boy if he had fiddy cent I could hold."
Translation: " I asked my friend if he had fifty cents I could borrow."


I live right outside of Los Angeles laugh.gif

You hit the nail on the head with that comment, but I think it might throw him off, hahaha.


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post May 28 2012, 02:40 PM
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Thanks for the explanations guys tongue.gif
I am glad I axed this question then biggrin.gif


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post May 28 2012, 02:45 PM
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QUOTE (Opetholic @ May 28 2012, 09:40 AM) *
Thanks for the explanations guys tongue.gif
I am glad I axed this question then biggrin.gif


laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif I am laughing so hard, my stomach is hurting!


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post May 28 2012, 02:47 PM
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QUOTE (Opetholic @ May 28 2012, 01:40 PM) *
Thanks for the explanations guys tongue.gif
I am glad I axed this question then biggrin.gif


Don't you mean... "Thanks for the axeplanation?"

Or is that too many puns?


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post May 28 2012, 02:49 PM
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QUOTE (JTaylor @ May 28 2012, 01:45 PM) *
laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif I am laughing so hard, my stomach is hurting!

Dude!!
Are you making fun of me? tongue.gif

QUOTE (Nihilist1 @ May 28 2012, 01:47 PM) *
Don't you mean... "Thanks for the axeplanation?"

Or is that too many puns?

biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


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post May 28 2012, 06:41 PM
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QUOTE (Nihilist1 @ May 28 2012, 02:47 PM) *
Or is that too many puns?


Too many puns can be a pain in the axe.. rolleyes.gif


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post May 28 2012, 06:42 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ May 28 2012, 05:41 PM) *
Too many puns can be a pain in the axe.. rolleyes.gif

LOL biggrin.gif


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post May 28 2012, 07:57 PM
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It's so wrong to call anything an axe but a guitar. wink.gif

I heard this first on GMC as well. biggrin.gif

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post May 28 2012, 08:30 PM
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AXEcuse me for intruding like this guys tongue.gif


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post May 28 2012, 08:40 PM
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Guys, this thread is axellent!


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post May 28 2012, 08:49 PM
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My axe-wife would probably disagree. tongue.gif


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post May 28 2012, 08:51 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ May 28 2012, 07:30 PM) *
AXEcuse me for intruding like this guys tongue.gif

LOL tongue.gif


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post May 28 2012, 08:52 PM
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Ladies and Gentlemen, it seems it is TIME FOR:



Oh yeah!

As for the question, I thought it was because some guitars really look like axes??



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post May 28 2012, 09:03 PM
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Axecess use of axe is not axecused in this thread!! biggrin.gif


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post May 28 2012, 09:06 PM
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QUOTE (Opetholic @ May 28 2012, 08:03 PM) *
Axecess use of axe is not axecused in this thread!! biggrin.gif


Please axeplain how.


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