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Article name. Edit

Articles on this wiki are named after the in-game name of the subject they discuss. While HUD does stand for Heads-Up Display, it is never called Heads-Up Display in the game, only HUD. On the HUD help page, it is never explained what it stands for.
If someone can find somewhere in the game where the words "Heads-Up Display" appears, then the article can be renamed. -User452 13:40, April 12, 2011 (UTC)

I just refer this
Keroro1keroro1 14:05, April 12, 2011 (UTC)
This is the Saints Row wiki, not the GTA wiki.  :)
I've never used that wiki, but what it is called in GTA doesn't effect what it is called in Saints Row. For instance, I just checked and they have an article called Money, but we have an article called Cash, because it is called Cash in the Saints Row series. -User452 14:35, April 12, 2011 (UTC)


The plot thickens.

  • A reticule is "A woman's small handbag, typically having a drawstring", but since MSword has been autocorrecting reticule to reticle, reticule is now an alternate spelling of reticle. But never meant that before MSword started autocorrecting it.

However, the plot just gets more thick, as Reticle shouldn't even mean crosshair.

  • For the original meaning of Reticle, see
  • A grid, network, or crosshatch found in the eyepiece of various optical instruments to aid measurement or alignment

A Reticle was originally a grid or crosshair on glass - and so was used as a word for a real-world heads-up display, which makes some sense. Because it was an alternate word for a real-life heads-up display crosshair, it started being used for computer game cross hairs - which are obviously not grids on glass. --user452 03:00, May 19, 2012 (UTC)

Today I have learned something. – Moozipan Cheese(talk page) 14:29, May 19, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, me too - I love the history of words. I think the first time I heard the word reticle was in Deux Ex or System Shock 2, I think they called it "targeting reticle", so I just associated it with video game crosshairs.
I guess I should have linked to too, which doesn't even mention video games. --user452 19:15, May 19, 2012 (UTC)
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