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    Re: Is it Guildee or Guildie?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glizdka View Post
    the -ee suffix in guildee the same as in referee, addressee, employee, trainee, etc.?

    The -ie suffix makes guildie feel like a diminutive. Am I correct?
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    #12

    Re: Is it Guildee or Guildie?

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Do you mean that you've never heard guildee? Do you think it could be a misspelling of guildie, then?
    Today is the first time I've seen the word. When I saw "guildee", I guessed that it was a gamers' term and that it meant something like "a person who has been 'guilded'". That led me to speculate that "guilding" was a process of being made subject to a "guild". This didn't sound completely implausible, but I felt somewhat relieved when I realized that guildie was also on offer as a friendly way to refer to fellow guild-members. So yes, the -ee version looks wrong.
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    #13

    Re: Is it Guildee or Guildie?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Today is the first time I've seen the word. When I saw "guildee", I guessed that it was a gamers' term and that it meant something like "a person who has been 'guilded'". That led me to speculate that "guilding" was a process of being made subject to a "guild". This didn't sound completely implausible, but I felt somewhat relieved when I realized that guildie was also on offer as a friendly way to refer to fellow guild-members. So yes, the -ee version looks wrong.

    Then you have words like "trustee"? Referring to a member of a board... Hmm, I'll smoke on it, but it looks as if guildie is holding more ground from the discourse that just ensued. If you simply google the two words in question(I feel like comma should go here) you will see a plethora of people using either one or the other. This forum is pretty awesome, and I think I will amass a treasury of grammatical nuance by just merely browsing through different threads. Thanks guys and gals!

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    #14

    Re: Is it Guildee or Guildie?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Neither sounds good to me. Have you considered 'guilders', 'guild members' or simply 'players'?

    NOTE TO THE CURIOUS: MMORPG means massively multiplayer online role playing game.
    Guildie and guidee sound informal and slangy, similar to tradie (tradesman), postie (postman), brickie (bricklayer) or wharfie (dock-worker).
    I prefer Rover's terms for official or formal use.
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    #15

    Re: Is it Guildee or Guildie?

    I've heard the term used, but I can't say I've ever seen it in print. Here's a video clip of it being used. Whoever did the subtitles chose the 'guildies' spelling, for what that's worth.

    The series was written and filmed in New Zealand.
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    #16

    Re: Is it Guildee or Guildie?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    Here's a video clip of it being used.
    He must be saying guildies.

    guildees doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Plus, it would probably be stressed on the final syllable, not the first. I assume that it's a simple misspelling of guildies.

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    #17

    Re: Is it Guildee or Guildie?

    It could be that they're just not too bothered by the spelling- you will find guildy used too.

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