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Hi-Point having a social media sense of humor, help name their new gun

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mikeyp, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. mikeyp

    mikeyp NES Member

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    Oh God can you imagine the HK snobs freaking out???
     
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    Crappy McCrappyGun. ;)

    But they are kicking HK's butt, so there is that. LOL
     
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    It's making news lol

    Internet “yeets” all over Ohio gun manufacturer’s pistol-naming contest


    MANSFIELD, OH (WCMH) — A Mansfield-based gun manufacturer is crowdsourcing the name of its new nine-millimeter pistol, and the internet has responded.

    Beginning earlier this month, Hi-Point Firearms urged social media followers to submit names for its new pistol, and the Yeet Cannon (YC-9) came out on top with 556 entries, according to the manufacturer’s Instagram page
     
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    Hi-Point's 'Name the Nine Contest' Takes Curious Turn as HK Weighs In

    HI-POINT’S ‘NAME THE NINE CONTEST’ TAKES CURIOUS TURN AS HK WEIGHS IN
    06/19/19 7:30 AM | by Chris Eger

    When Ohio-based Hi-Point asked the internet to suggest a name for their new 9mm handgun, the Yeet Cannon fired and the Germans got in on the act. Hi-Point’s “Name the Nine” contest promised to give their fans a stake at naming their promised new handgun design. Initial name suggestions after a week of polling reportedly garnered 7,880 entries, with the most prolific, 556, being for Yeet Cannon or YC-9.

    Yeet, a word that has crept into acceptance in the past few years, is generally employed as a multi-use exclamation. However, four days after announcing Yeet Cannon was topping polls, Hi-Point on Tuesday announced a final list of 10 proposed alpha-numeric names, none of which included the past crowd favorite. This sparked a backlash on the company’s social media page, with some 1,600 largely negative comments, many questioning the absence of Yeet.
     
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    I will 100% buy one if yeet cannon wins
     
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    Would it be fair to say they caught a yeet infection?
     
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    Problem Solver would have been awesome.
     
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    Looks like Aero may be capitalizing on it

    [​IMG]
     
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    My guess is that it came from the Oakland, CA area slang expression / call, "YEE!". Being from Boston, I first heard "yee" around 15 years ago listening to Bay Area music. I guess it finally made it's way into white america. Most of Gen Z wasn't even alive then.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgeoNN6ouEM



    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tccB0oT6sZo
    at about 1:37

     
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    GBS-9

    Gang banger special
     
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    PSA also jumped on the Yeet bandwagon:

    [​IMG]
     
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    While I lol at the yeet FA setting, I shutter at the thought of how corny and played out SHITshow 2020 is going to be.
     
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    upload_2019-6-21_13-3-23.png

    Must have been a pro-gun post.
     
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    Nah, it was a gag post from Cold Steel Knives, they announced the YEET CLEEVER 9, it was actually quite funny.
     
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    Kind of related, made me chuckle anyways.

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    Cheap Ass Gun. It speaks to the intended market.
     
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    I have nipples greg... can you milk me
     
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    I had a female dog, spayed as a puppy. We acquired a kitten that was separated from mommy a little too soon and the pair developed into besties. Or would that beasties?

    Anyway the kitten kept nursing the dog and after quite a while, her milk came in.

    It worked for them, so yes, chances are if you two work at it long enough, it'll work.
     
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    My name’s not greg, and I’m assuming that was supposed to be a PM to him?
     
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    I don't even like how much yeet is getting spammed, but I am dying at the way that Hi-point dared to wade into the sea of retards that is the internet and is surprised when the first step it took went 180° in the opposite direction they intended. All of which I say they instigated by offering things like the dolla' dolla' bill y'all hi-point.
     
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