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    Default Classifieds lingo

    It's a thread about the words and abbreviations used in classified ads.

    What prompted this is a new listing where a pen is described as "ANIB" in capital letters. So, just what is ANIB?

    Please, not as new in box or almost new in box!
    Last edited by FredRydr; March 26th, 2021 at 02:16 AM.

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    Default Re: Classifieds lingo

    ANIB is usually found at the end of a APEN.

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    Default Re: Classifieds lingo

    Aspiring to be New In Box.
    Vintage. Cursive italic. Iron gall.

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    Default Re: Classifieds lingo

    Anything Necessary to Inspire Buying

    (Abbreviations Naturally Induce Bafflement)

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    Default Re: Classifieds lingo

    Maybe it's "APEN" with "ANIB"?
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    Default Re: Classifieds lingo

    Issa parta Chico Marx-a a-fake a-accenta Italian-a!

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    Default Re: Classifieds lingo

    Same with watches. Description: never worn. Picture: wristshot with the watch on the wrist.

    Same with keyboards.

    Marketing is really just rape of words. Not long ago I've seen a plastics manufacturer "debunking" myths on harmful impact of plastics on the environment.

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    Default Re: Classifieds lingo

    And we still don't know what ANIB means...

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    Default Re: Classifieds lingo

    It's an Almost New Item Bro'....

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    Default Re: Classifieds lingo

    In Greek, the prefix "A" turns the concept that follows it, into the opposite. So ANIB could mean *NOT* New In Box.

    (incidentally, this thread turned to be one of the funnier ones, keep it going, folks).
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    Default Re: Classifieds lingo

    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    In Greek, the prefix "A" turns the concept that follows it, into the opposite. So ANIB could mean *NOT* New In Box.
    This is starting to get rather Boolean. Reminiscent of NOT, NOR, and NAND.

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    Default Re: Classifieds lingo

    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    In Greek, the prefix "A" turns the concept that follows it, into the opposite. So ANIB could mean *NOT* New In Box.

    (incidentally, this thread turned to be one of the funnier ones, keep it going, folks).
    Unless of course it means that the pen described is anibbed (anibbous?), in which case it may not even have a feed either, poor little thing.

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    Default Re: Classifieds lingo

    A Not Intentionally Broken pen...
    Vintage. Cursive italic. Iron gall.

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    Default Re: Classifieds lingo

    It does seem to bear somewhat common use in other used sales areas, often in gun sales: As New In Box. Sorry there isn't a sexier answer.
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    Default Re: Classifieds lingo

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    It does seem to bear somewhat common use in other used sales areas, often in gun sales: As New In Box. Sorry there isn't a sexier answer.
    Nah...

    Our versions are much better

    I'm actually working on an anibbous pen right now (though I've promised it a new one before the end of the night)

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    Default Re: Classifieds lingo

    Additional Nib Italic Broad?

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    Default Re: Classifieds lingo

    The seller anticipates potential accident while preparing for dispatch: Almost Not In Box
    The seller intends to include a free gift: Also Nuts In Bag
    The seller is a scammer: Absolutely Nothing In Box
    The seller likes to tell people about his/her new pens and this one had: About Nine Instagram Brags
    The seller is from Yorkshire: Adamantly Not In Bolton
    The seller has another one: Also Now In Black
    The seller wishes they had a different one: Alas Not In Blue
    The seller wishes to scotch a rumour: Assuredly Never In Bronze
    The seller is teetotal: Affirm Never Inked Boozed

    Or maybe they just hate the phrase "Near Mint" as much as I do.
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    Default Re: Classifieds lingo

    FOR SALE: Pen, new in box. Wait just a moment. On second thought, I better back off that description in case I sell to a sharp-eyed buyer...just to cover my butt.

    FOR SALE: Pen, as new in box. Whew! That was a close one. (Or maybe I should just call it minty?) As if!

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    Default Re: Classifieds lingo

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    FOR SALE: Pen, new in box. Wait just a moment. On second thought, I better back off that description in case I sell to a sharp-eyed buyer...just to cover my butt.

    FOR SALE: Pen, as new in box. Whew! That was a close one. (Or maybe I should just call it minty?) As if!
    I think 'minty' should be classified as profane language and banned everywhere. It's like nails on a blackboard or foil on a filling to me.

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