Mav (term)

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A mav is a page or pose sent to the wrong MUCK or person, or even from the wrong alt on a MUCK. A private whisper spoken out loud is an example of a mav.

The term is derived after MUDClassic user Maverick's name, known for frequent and embarrassing misdirected messages,[citation needed] In use, one often says "mav" alone after a misdirected comment.

Mavs are often humorous and revealing. It's not uncommon to be in the middle of a semi-formal discussion for example, only to have someone who's gone largely silent suddenly pose that she "slides her hand up your thigh and feels your warmth."[clarify]

A folk etymology[clarify] for the word is as an acronym for "Mis-Appropriated Verb", used in World War II-era communications.[1] This backronym appears in no historical documents or lists of military abbreviations, and has been debunked by early TinyMUD players and Maverick himself.[citation needed]

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  1. FGC - A Furry Glossary

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