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RFV discussion: May–October 2012Edit

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Some bollocks about internet slang or something. Ƿidsiþ 06:28, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

Well apparently people use it on Facebook and other sites (I haven't yet, but I've seen many people use it) and it's not a typo. Here's an example: "crey how do I even study for this test omg." Here's some other links as well: UrbanDict, Quora, and this one on Tumblr where it's used as a tag name, but I think this tag includes both the "crey" as "cry" and the shortened form of "crazy" ("cray" or "crey" as used in "That shit cray"). Btw, this entry (crey) was originally created in 2008, when it was probably relatively new. - M0rphzone (talk) 06:42, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
Also, it seems to be used to intentionally make fun of the actual "cry" and the seriousness of its usage/context. From UrbanDict. From what I think, "crey" is a purposeful misspelling to imitate the immaturity of younger kids when the person is faced with unfortunate events, except maybe using the actual word as a substitute for the sound or just to further de-emphasize the seriousness when "cry" is used. - M0rphzone (talk) 06:52, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
Sounds reasonable, but we need some valid citations for the entry. Ƿidsiþ 06:44, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
I don't know if any books or reliable sites have mentioned it, since it's only used online and among younger people (teenagers and kids) at times of distress or unfortunate events (before deadlines, tests, unlucky events, etc.) - M0rphzone (talk) 06:54, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
RFV-failed. - -sche (discuss) 20:13, 1 October 2012 (UTC)


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