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What does "HG" mean?

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

Re: What does "HG" mean?

"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!

hope this helps!!
post #3 of 20

Re: What does "HG" mean?

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!

hope this helps!!
ditto! she beat me to it!
post #4 of 20
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Re: What does "HG" mean?

Thank you!!!!! Never would have guessed that one!
post #5 of 20

Re: What does "HG" mean?

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
post #6 of 20

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Thanks I was wondering the same things..
post #7 of 20

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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
koo... thanks..... for the info
post #8 of 20

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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!!
post #9 of 20

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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
post #10 of 20

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cool i did not know what HG meant either. thanks!
post #11 of 20

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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

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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.com/disney/films/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!
post #13 of 20

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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
i swear if i knwe this one i'd die happy!
post #14 of 20

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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
jack from john? never in my life heard that one LMAO
post #15 of 20

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

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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

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

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


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!
post #18 of 20

Re: What does "HG" mean?

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!!
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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!!
LoL ... glad i could help
post #20 of 20

Re: What does "HG" mean?

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