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What does "HG" mean?


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#Post 1 of 20 OFFLINE   Princess6828

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 04:04 PM

Since I'm still fairly new, I keep noticing that everyone uses abbreviations for everything. What does "HG" mean?
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#Post 2 of 20 OFFLINE   sarahmarin

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 04:09 PM

"Holy Grail"

It refers to a certain product which is the user's absolute favourite and she/he keeps coming back to that product and wont use any other product of the same category besides this one. Basically, its their perfect product.

for instance, i would say Vaseline is my HG lip balm my lips are as dry as a winters day and these mositurise my lips so well it just makes it smooth and nice instead of cracking and peeling. i wouldnt use any other lip balms cos this is my absolute favourite - cheap and effective!

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#Post 3 of 20 OFFLINE   pinkbundles

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 04:10 PM

Originally Posted by sarahmarin
"Holy Grail"

It refers to a certain product which is the user's absolute favourite and she/he keeps coming back to that product and wont use any other product of the same category besides this one. Basically, its their perfect product.

for instance, i would say Vaseline is my HG lip balm my lips are as dry as a winters day and these mositurise my lips so well it just makes it smooth and nice instead of cracking and peeling. i wouldnt use any other lip balms cos this is my absolute favourite - cheap and effective!

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ditto! she beat me to it! Posted Image
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#Post 4 of 20 OFFLINE   Princess6828

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 04:32 PM

Thank you!!!!! Never would have guessed that one!
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#Post 5 of 20 OFFLINE   Jennifer

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 04:41 PM

next time you don't understand an abbreviation, there's a link above on the toolbar that says "abbreviations" and has all of them on there Posted Image
 

 


#Post 6 of 20 OFFLINE   footballchic123

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 05:50 PM

Thanks I was wondering the same things..Posted Image

#Post 7 of 20 OFFLINE   shimmerE

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 06:00 PM

Don't feel bad, I just learned what it meant recently.

Originally Posted by Jennifer
next time you don't understand an abbreviation, there's a link above on the toolbar that says "abbreviations" and has all of them on there Posted Image
koo... thanks..... for the info Posted Image
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#Post 8 of 20 OFFLINE   AprilRayne

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 06:07 PM

Okay, I have one! I know the word lemming means things we want to buy, but where did the actual word "lemming" come from? What does the word mean? It sounds like a little creature or something!!
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#Post 9 of 20 OFFLINE   Aquilah

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 06:48 PM

LMAO! No idea where that came from! Maybe someone else will know... That's kind of like getting the nickname Jack from John... Chuck from Charles and Bill from William Posted Image
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#Post 10 of 20 OFFLINE   tiffannygurl

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 06:57 PM

cool i did not know what HG meant either. thanks!

#Post 11 of 20 OFFLINE   mabelwan

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 07:01 PM

Originally Posted by AprilRayne
Okay, I have one! I know the word lemming means things we want to buy, but where did the actual word "lemming" come from? What does the word mean? It sounds like a little creature or something!!
Lemming: Any of various short-tailed furry-footed rodents of circumpolar distribution

#Post 12 of 20 OFFLINE   jessica9

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 07:43 PM

Originally Posted by mabelwan
Lemming: Any of various short-tailed furry-footed rodents of circumpolar distribution
aren't lemmings those rodents that commit mass suicide by walking off cliffs? seriously! i think i remember watching a documentary about them in biology class....

here is a link that exposes the myth that they commit mass suicide...i guess my bio teacher was wrong. apparently they just try to migrate and are stupid and fall off cliffs!

http://www.snopes.co...ms/lemmings.htm

from the website :
"These deaths are not deliberate "suicide" attempts, however, but accidental deaths resulting from the lemmings' venturing into unfamiliar territories and being crowded and pushed over dangerous ledges."

Perhaps the things we want to buy are equivalent to "venturing into unfamiliar territory?" just trying to make sense of this analogy! Posted Image

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 08:08 PM

Originally Posted by Aquilah
LMAO! No idea where that came from! Maybe someone else will know... That's kind of like getting the nickname Jack from John... Chuck from Charles and Bill from William Posted Image
i swear if i knwe this one i'd die happy!
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#Post 14 of 20 OFFLINE   Jennifer

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 08:58 PM

Originally Posted by Aquilah
LMAO! No idea where that came from! Maybe someone else will know... That's kind of like getting the nickname Jack from John... Chuck from Charles and Bill from William Posted Image
jack from john? never in my life heard that one LMAO
 

 


#Post 15 of 20 OFFLINE   AprilRayne

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 02:16 PM

Does anyone have an explanation for why we use lemming for things we want to buy??? Anyone? Anyone?
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#Post 16 of 20 OFFLINE   Jennifer

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 03:21 PM

Originally Posted by AprilRayne
Does anyone have an explanation for why we use lemming for things we want to buy??? Anyone? Anyone?
no idea. i just heard others using it, so i started to and now it's stuck.
 

 


#Post 17 of 20 OFFLINE   LVA

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 03:36 PM

Originally Posted by Jennifer
no idea. i just heard others using it, so i started to and now it's stuck.
me too Posted Image

okie .... after many hard hours (1 second google search LOL) ... i came up w/this ....
definition ONE this is a lemming .... Posted Image jk ... ahem .... plz refer to definition TWO
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definition TWO:

A lemming refers to a purchase/wished-for-item which results from reading an enthusiastic post about a new fabulous product. Overcome by compulsion, readers follow like lemmings diving off a cliff.

Originally coined in the alt.fashion newsgroup in the late 90s, the term has permeated numerous beauty boards/forums/sites.

May be used as a noun or verb. May apply to the buyer but more commonly to the item of desire.


A flemming is a fledgeling lemming.
What makeup items are on your current lemming list?

I am totally lemming the entire upcoming MAC collection!

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#Post 18 of 20 OFFLINE   AprilRayne

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 03:57 PM

Wow, thanks Kim!! That helps alot!! So when we go out and buy something because we heard how awesome it is, we're being compared to little animals killing themselves!! That's great!! Just great!! LOL!! I guess it makes sense because if I can't find something I'm "lemming" or if I can't afford it, I feel like I could die!! It's a sickness!! Posted Image
Quod me nutrit me destruit!

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 03:59 PM

Originally Posted by AprilRayne
Wow, thanks Kim!! That helps alot!! So when we go out and buy something because we heard how awesome it is, we're being compared to little animals killing themselves!! That's great!! Just great!! LOL!! I guess it makes sense because if I can't find something I'm "lemming" or if I can't afford it, I feel like I could die!! It's a sickness!! Posted Image
LoL ... glad i could help
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#Post 20 of 20 OFFLINE   mabelwan

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 04:05 PM

Originally Posted by LVA
LoL ... glad i could help
You really did!Posted Image