<UR1> Henceforth, all objects previously referred to as “caps” will now be prescribed with a new term, “waffles” in all uses outside of interactions with judges and/or officials.
The name change is to increase conversational efficiency, as due to the “caps” shape and appearance, it is more intuitive to call them waffles. From now on, anyone that uses the term “caps” instead of “waffles” will be in violation of this unofficial rule change, and shall be subject to “extremely mild scrutiny” from their fellow peers.
Please no, VEX has a point when they give their game elements concise and proper names. This is probably a joke, but there is wisdom in referring to them in their proper name as much as possible.
It is fine to use the joke name with other people you know will get it, but if you keep slipping it into normal conversation with other people trying to worry about the game, it wastes your credibility and people will be really distracted by it. I personally like calling them waffles, but only in non-technical conversation. I promise, it just saves a bunch of extra baggage if you just use the right name as much as possible.