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wazatdingder
21-07-2010, 17:27
I was just curious as to what others felt about the game being called Warhammer 40 thousand. I have heard it before in a few places, Employees use it to talk about the game in a more formal sense, and more recently on 40k radio.

IMO, using it in a business sense is ok, that is, when talking to people who you want to care about the game but don't expect them to actually play. Investors and such. For the gamers, it is 40k. Those who say 40 thousand too much seem to either not know the game too well, or not feel any real connection to the gaming community.

Wolf 11x
21-07-2010, 17:39
40k all the way!

Simo429
21-07-2010, 17:43
It was 40,000 when I started playing in the 90's

Hunger
21-07-2010, 17:45
Er, the game is called Warhammer 40,000, 40K is just a lazy, abbreviated way of saying that. I don't think there's any difference in experience between people who use either phrase.

Billy
21-07-2010, 18:12
40k all the way. Why waste my time with those extra sylables?

Thud
21-07-2010, 18:25
40k in English. In Norwegian I just refer to it as Warhammer.

ReveredChaplainDrake
21-07-2010, 18:43
40k all the way. Why waste my time with those extra sylables?
This.

FSF. FOF. LRR / LRC. GK. SOB. AP. CWE / DE. CSM. CD. DA. DW. BT. SW. BA. IOK/N/S/Tz/CU. KFF. DOW. DAVU. CTM. MM/HF or AC/HB. FRFSRF. (Geez, even as an acronym that's a mouthful!) T-Fex. ...pfft, IDK. This game is all about acronyms. Why fight it?

Hunger
21-07-2010, 19:22
Its not an acronym.

Lothlanathorian
21-07-2010, 19:28
I refer to it as 40K when talking to people who know what I am talking about. When talking to people who don't know what it is, I say 40 thousand.

x-esiv-4c
21-07-2010, 19:30
War-hams.

indeed.

LonelyPath
21-07-2010, 19:36
The game has been referred to as 40k since pretty much the get go. Both 40k and 40,000 are acceptable.

ulruk headsplitter
21-07-2010, 20:11
the year 40.000
k stands for kilo kilo=1000
40xK=40.000
personally i use 40k, it's easier to say.

Balgora
21-07-2010, 20:37
40k all the way rhymes, so therefore it is the better option straight away.

Wicksy
21-07-2010, 20:49
I say 40K but it was always Warhammer forty thouand in my day. Nothing wrong with either IMO.

chromedog
21-07-2010, 23:44
40k. 'Twas how we said it in 1988 and is how we still refer to it.

OTOH, Mandollies if I'm with like-minded peeps.

massey
22-07-2010, 04:08
40K. I am lazy.

Krovin-Rezh
22-07-2010, 04:36
How about Spacehammer? :P

Tbh I am getting tired of saying and writing 40K.

Ironmonger
22-07-2010, 04:43
Warhammer. That is all.

Konrad2709
22-07-2010, 09:44
40k (note, not 40K!!). Also: Mandollies, Warhammer (fantasy and/or 40k), Plasti-crack, Beerhammer, etc.

Regardless of friends who play or friends/wife who don't play.

Lyynark
22-07-2010, 09:56
40K. I am lazy.

Yes you are, since capital K stands for degrees Kelvin :)

But 40k all the way :)

Pau1ie
22-07-2010, 10:12
and more recently on 40k radio.


I heard that show - it really jumped out at me when the one guy would say "forty thousand" every time. I don't think I've ever heard anyone refer to it as anything but "40K".

the1stpip
22-07-2010, 10:29
Who cares?

Does it really matter what we call it. Its not going to make any difference in the greater scheme.

Sir_Lunchalot
22-07-2010, 20:26
I just call it 'hammer.

The Decayed
22-07-2010, 20:42
40k all the way!
I got to know it as 40k when I first stumbled across it, and never actually thought of calling it 40.000.
To my friends who know what I'm rambling on about, I call it warhammer, but then use the word "warhammer" as a verb. -> "Let's go warhammering!"

This sometimes confuses other people though, as I actually own a big medieval style "warhammer" with a big hammerhead on the front and a spike on the back. So some people think I mean to smash old furniture when I say that...

Radium
22-07-2010, 21:10
40k. Just like it's UT 2k4. It's what a scientific education does to a man's brain.

Or 'een potje pupkes schuiven' in Dutch.

Eldoriath
22-07-2010, 21:16
40k is the way. But amongst friends we often just say warhammer or 40k. But since we are starting slowly getting into fantasy this might change, or we just say fantasy for fantasy and stay with the old way for 40k ^^

Setesh
22-07-2010, 21:24
It's both.

/thread

Hrw-Amen
23-07-2010, 11:21
Oddly enough I normally write W40k, but say Warhammer 40,000 or just 40,000. Having said that i don't think the saying comes up so much as I am one of those people who generally go to a shop pick up what I want and take it to the till, bu which time it is obviouis what I am buying and does not need to be discussed.

obsidiandeath
26-07-2010, 08:31
i think it sounds better when you say 40k

taffeh
26-07-2010, 08:35
I wish I had time to ponder such things as this..... wow......

Major_Manny
26-07-2010, 09:06
**** the bed trooper!!! you really have nothing better to worry about??

Darthvegeta800
26-07-2010, 14:06
40K, sounds nice and is more widely used it seems.

Malice313
26-07-2010, 14:24
No option for Death Dollies or 4+k.

Warmaster Bill
05-08-2010, 02:08
40k all the way. solely for the rhyming

Brettila
05-08-2010, 03:13
Wait! 40K radio?! :wtf::wtf::wtf:

destroyerlord
05-08-2010, 09:40
I tend to be in the middle - "Warhammer 40k"
As opposed to just "40k" or the long winded "Warhammer forty-thousand"

FlyingViking
05-08-2010, 11:58
Rick Priestley referred to it as 40K, pretty much from first release. Even called it Warty-K at least once. In the 80s using 'K' as an abbreviation for thousand was cool and hip, as home computing was still a novelty, so talking about 256K or 640K was in the realm of geekdom. It naturally transferred to Warhammer 40,000.
I don't care either way, but I do usually say/write 40K.

My wife says "little toy soldiers".

Whitehorn
05-08-2010, 12:04
30k is the way.

sigur
05-08-2010, 17:41
Tbh I am getting tired of saying and writing 40K.

Stop talking and writing about 40k then? Or just use some other word. :rolleyes:



30k is the way.

One could argue that it's the way of people who like to add clear heroes and more explosions to things. :angel:



Is this thread really about how a bunch of people refers to warhammer 40,000? Why...?

dragonet111
05-08-2010, 18:24
40k here on Warseer but with my friends we use 40 thousand.

Kroot Lord
05-08-2010, 18:42
the year 40.000
k stands for kilo kilo=1000
40xK=40.000
personally i use 40k, it's easier to say.

Not completely sure, but isn't it:

"kg" stands for 1 kilogram, which consists of a thousand grams, ie: 1000=kilo.

Whitehorn
05-08-2010, 19:16
Forty grand!

nightgant98c
05-08-2010, 19:54
I usually say 40k, but either is fine.