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electrauke
03-08-2013, 04:49 PM
Hey guys, the thought occurred to me that we do not have a proper name for Non-Ukers. If anybody Geocaches, they call them muggles. Many other Forums or groups have there own names, so why don't we have our own. What I will do is read your suggestions, pick the most popular and ones that I like, and post a poll to decide which to use. Be as unique as you can! :)

P.S. Please no offensive names either, we do not want to discourage people from becoming ukers :)

frisbee fred
03-08-2013, 04:51 PM
How about nukers?

pdxuke
03-08-2013, 04:52 PM
Civilians.

Dan Uke
03-08-2013, 04:55 PM
The majority

ickybaby
03-08-2013, 04:57 PM
Trombonists......sorry, you said not to be offensive.

kvehe
03-08-2013, 04:59 PM
The Unenlightened

electrauke
03-08-2013, 05:00 PM
These are great, keep them coming.

mds725
03-08-2013, 05:09 PM
I don't refer to my non-uking friends by their inability to uke, so I'm having a little trouble with the question. Not to be a wet blanket or anything, but I try not to divide the world into those who play the ukulele and those who don't. Good luck with your question, though.

Dan Uke
03-08-2013, 05:10 PM
I don't refer to my non-uking friends by their inability to uke, so I'm having a little trouble with the question. Not to be a wet blanket or anything, but I try not to divide the world into those who play the ukulele and those who don't. Good luck with your question, though.

Look at it on the flip side then...Ukers are weird and non-ukers are normal

greyghost
03-08-2013, 05:10 PM
I'm an optimist--"future ukers."

Brad Bordessa
03-08-2013, 05:12 PM
I don't refer to my non-uking friends by their inability to uke, so I'm having a little trouble with the question. Not to be a wet blanket or anything, but I try not to divide the world into those who play the ukulele and those who don't. Good luck with your question, though.

Ditto.

But I say: humans.

Nicko
03-08-2013, 05:13 PM
Them?

:cool:

frisbee fred
03-08-2013, 05:15 PM
I'm an optimist--"future ukers."

You could shorten that to "fukers"

weerpool
03-08-2013, 05:19 PM
normal people

Hippie Dribble
03-08-2013, 05:46 PM
I'm an optimist--"future ukers."

ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner :shaka:

collarbone
03-08-2013, 05:48 PM
How bout: The Ukuleless

ricdoug
03-08-2013, 05:53 PM
The unwashed. Those that have studied opera will understand this. Ric

remy26
03-08-2013, 06:00 PM
You could shorten that to "fukers"

I was thinking the exact same thing! :D

didgeridoo2
03-08-2013, 06:02 PM
Audience members?

coolkayaker1
03-08-2013, 06:10 PM
The smart ones.

Hippie Dribble
03-08-2013, 06:13 PM
Wealthy.

and Married (still).

consitter
03-08-2013, 06:40 PM
Wealthy.

and Married (still).

Ain't that the truth. :/

PTOEguy
03-08-2013, 07:23 PM
Trombonists......sorry, you said not to be offensive.

Definition of Gentleman: someone who can play the trombone but doesn't

(that joke may be a little self-serving. I'm a recovering trombonist)

TheCraftedCow
03-08-2013, 08:25 PM
In our home we call them Audience. That category can be broken down into Receptive or Hostile. Receptive can be broken down into Knowledgeable or Naive. Hostile can be broken down into PTSD or some other unknown mind altered state.

Daughter #1 teaches piano at college level and also performs regularly either as an accompanist or soloist. She says she enjoys a good audience. Daughter #2 does not play, but knows about the composers and the compositions. Only wife and mother of the two plays a harp, and was trained as an opera vocalist, and a music teacher. Some of my ukes she likes for accompanment, and other she does not.
That shows discrimination.based on things of which I am unaware..
Not every ukulele player is a James Hill or a Jim De'Ville

Tootler
03-08-2013, 10:16 PM
Sad ........

wallyboy
03-08-2013, 10:23 PM
the unluckies

NewKid
03-08-2013, 10:55 PM
Look at it on the flip side then...Ukers are weird and non-ukers are normal

+1 for Normal people.

Do we really need several baritone ukuleles for a specific tunings? Of course we do. We need it in linear and reentrant G, Bb, linear C and now even cuatro tuning. Because just changing the strings on one baritone uke would be crazy! This is NOT normal.

whatevershebringswesing
03-09-2013, 12:21 AM
The audience

DewGuitars
03-09-2013, 01:22 AM
Wannabees.

1300cc
03-09-2013, 01:32 AM
Ukeless..............

cigarfan
03-09-2013, 02:12 AM
pre-ukers maybe?

aquadan
03-09-2013, 04:01 AM
...Sane...

Dan Uke
03-09-2013, 05:41 AM
Wannabees.

Then stop making guitars!!! What do you call guitar players then. :p

stevepetergal
03-09-2013, 05:45 AM
Muggles/the rabble.

The Big Kahuna
03-09-2013, 06:28 AM
Adults





































...I'll get my coat

seeso
03-09-2013, 06:32 AM
Nerkles. Don't know why.

electrauke
03-09-2013, 06:55 AM
I need more :)

TG&Y
03-09-2013, 06:58 AM
Re-exits...

pdxuke
03-09-2013, 07:05 AM
Those With Good Cash Flow

tainauke
03-09-2013, 07:59 AM
+1 for Nerkles

OldePhart
03-09-2013, 08:09 AM
Why would anyone want to call a non uker to begin with? :)

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
03-09-2013, 08:21 AM
I'm also of the mind that thinking of a name that lumps together a large portion of the populace isn't a great idea---especially if you're not in the group you're naming. People that don't play ukulele are simply "people that don't play ukulele". If you want a shorter name, try "people".

electrauke
03-09-2013, 09:34 AM
I'm also of the mind that thinking of a name that lumps together a large portion of the populace isn't a great idea---especially if you're not in the group you're naming. People that don't play ukulele are simply "people that don't play ukulele". If you want a shorter name, try "people".

Well, I still think that having a name for Non-Ukers is ok. Geocachers call Non-Geocachers muggles and they do not care.

AZChad
03-09-2013, 10:00 AM
I was thinking as I read the question that the uke is such an inclusive instrument, so unintimidating and welcoming, that everyone is a uker, just some people don't know it yet:) So in that spirit how about "ayes" like in Rasta I and I, but instead of I, aye like "yes, you too can play the ukulele"!

BigMamaJ40
03-09-2013, 10:33 AM
Roadies and groupies...

greyghost
03-09-2013, 11:25 AM
You could shorten that to "fukers"
Are the female ones with children mother fukers, then?

frisbee fred
03-09-2013, 11:40 AM
Are the female ones with children mother fukers, then?

I can't believe I didn't think of that :biglaugh:

DewGuitars
03-09-2013, 11:49 AM
Then stop making guitars!!! What do you call guitar players then. :p

LOL.... I do both! But my desire to play more than a few uke chords has prompted me to focus mostly on ukes. Gotta get used to the different tuning!

bnolsen
03-09-2013, 04:01 PM
call them ukeless

Katz-in-Boots
03-09-2013, 04:52 PM
Uninitiated?

stevepetergal
03-09-2013, 04:56 PM
Late for dinner!!!!

stevepetergal
03-09-2013, 04:57 PM
Uklueless.

AndrewKuker
03-09-2013, 05:06 PM
This reminds me of the autism community. You guys are "neurotypicals".

electrauke
03-09-2013, 06:02 PM
It looks like ukeless is popular, I also like Nukers :)

ukulelee
03-09-2013, 11:37 PM
NUDE:rolleyes:

UKEonomics
03-10-2013, 05:38 AM
....the others

Chris Tarman
03-10-2013, 05:49 AM
I'm also of the mind that thinking of a name that lumps together a large portion of the populace isn't a great idea---especially if you're not in the group you're naming. People that don't play ukulele are simply "people that don't play ukulele". If you want a shorter name, try "people".

Will the people that don't play ukulele ever realize we have a name for them? Most likely not, so I can't see any harm in our having one.

UkeKiddinMe
03-10-2013, 05:53 AM
I'm also of the mind that thinking of a name that lumps together a large portion of the populace isn't a great idea---especially if you're not in the group you're naming. People that don't play ukulele are simply "people that don't play ukulele". If you want a shorter name, try "people".

There's a rich tradition in musician circles of people naming or throwing gentle jokes at each other:
- Most non drummers have plenty of drummer cracks
- Bass players have some fun names for guitarists that I won't repeat here
- Jazzers often crack on the horn players.

It's all in fun. ;)

electrauke
03-10-2013, 07:29 AM
There's a rich tradition in musician circles of people naming or throwing gentle jokes at each other:
- Most non drummers have plenty of drummer cracks
- Bass players have some fun names for guitarists that I won't repeat here
- Jazzers often crack on the horn players.

It's all in fun. ;)

Exactly, it is fun.

Dan Uke
03-10-2013, 08:58 AM
There's a rich tradition in musician circles of people naming or throwing gentle jokes at each other:
- Most non drummers have plenty of drummer cracks
- Bass players have some fun names for guitarists that I won't repeat here
- Jazzers often crack on the horn players.

It's all in fun. ;)

The difference is that those instruments are cool!! :p

UkeKiddinMe
03-10-2013, 09:16 AM
The difference is that those instruments are cool!! :p

Tsk tsk tsk. All instruments are cool.

Gadzukes!
03-10-2013, 09:55 AM
I tried to make a portmanteau of "future ukers" and thought better of it.

stevepetergal
03-10-2013, 10:26 AM
NUDE:rolleyes:

Can't call them that. That's how I always play.

ukulelee
03-10-2013, 04:04 PM
Can't call them that. That's how I always play.

Nude refers to the feeling of "without an uke in hand", lol.
Considering your case, I would change the term to: Naked.:rolleyes:

bnolsen
03-15-2013, 06:40 PM
philistines?

Pukulele Pete
03-16-2013, 04:15 AM
Unenlightened . Fretless ?

bonesigh
03-16-2013, 04:40 AM
The "Others". I was thinking of "The grass is always greener on the other side". (:

good_uke_boy
03-16-2013, 04:41 AM
Never-NUDders

bonesigh
03-16-2013, 04:45 AM
I just got this strange image in my head of a monkey on my back playing a uke. Even if I"m not playing I'm sure thinking of when I can!

bonesigh
03-16-2013, 04:50 AM
Good ol' Ralph. He must have been talking about ukes when he said this. “The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

joekulele
03-16-2013, 02:05 PM
Based on my experience, the "eye-rollers"

Nickie
03-16-2013, 02:26 PM
ha ha I didn't know that, but I called them muggles too....lol!
I have to say I meet more and more people who are interested in it...then they would be ex-muggles...or...UKERS!

pakhan
03-16-2013, 02:36 PM
I was going to say muggles too.

OldePhart
03-16-2013, 02:38 PM
Unfortunate

SailingUke
03-16-2013, 08:34 PM
I call them rich, thay have bank accounts and no UAS.