According to String, shortening Buffalo's name into Buffy makes it an insulting term and punishable by a warning and more. I was not aware that the word buffy is an insulting term. It is a common way to shorten longer names that you cut off the lengthy end of it and put an "y" to the end. Like Syz or Syzy in my case. I don't get offended if one calls me Syzy, that is the acceptable norm of shortening a name. So what gives with Buffy? The only famous usage for Buffy is the TV character who is sexy and lovable. So I am trying hard to understand the offensive part, but I don't see any. I think we all use it in kind, at least I did. Maybe a linguist can point me in the right direction where I can read about buffy meaning an illogical and dull person, but until that, can we stop the childish overmoderation??? The correct insulting word would be bufon: bufon m (plural bufoni; feminine equivalent bufonă) A fool; a type of comic, similar to a court jester.