New users: Please register in the usual way and then send an email to jasper(at)jasperfforde.com with your username, and write something 'Ffordesque' so we know you are a real reader, and not some idiot trying to flood the forum with dodgy Nike and Gucci gear. Thank you - Jasper
BBcode - similar to Morse Code but written by shooting the intended recipient with a BB gun instead of sending dots and dashes. Both vocabulary and range of delivered messages were limited and frequently misinterpreted. The most common message received was "OWWW! who the figgy pudding did that?" when what the sender intended was "would you like a sweet or savoury pie?" As a consequence, BBcode never really caught on.