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JimK-NY

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Posted: 12/18/21 07:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The world has changed. We are using more and more acronyms and abbreviations of all sorts. Just look at the Forum splash page for some examples:
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toedtoes

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Posted: 12/18/21 08:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yet the ones you list have been around for decades. TV for television has,been used since about 1945.

Perhaps we think they are "used more" because we communicate in writing more than we have in decades. Before computers and texting, we wrote letters to a fair extent, but nowhere near as often as we write emails, texts, internet posts, etc.


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ROTFLMAO when I told SWMBO she also ROTFLHAO





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I agree with OP. Some of the basic acronyms like RV, TV (for television, and tow vehicle here) and the like are one thing, but when I have to google acronyms just to be able to understand a conversation, that's beyond ridiculous.

Its a shame we can't communicate effectively without the use of internet to look up obscure acronyms.

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Posted: 12/18/21 09:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you can't figure out the acronym (or initialism if you prefer),
just say (or post) "AMF" and move on to another thread.

Of course "AMF" = "Adios My Friend! ...[emoticon]

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I’m too lazy to make your life easier.

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johnhicks wrote:

TANSTAAFL, TTFN!


Now that's below the Gnat Line!


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agesilaus wrote:

Heh who can forget the 6 P's


This is a perfect example. Not having been in the military, I have no clue what the 6 P's are. Please enlighten me!


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pianotuna wrote:

In the distant dawn bandwidth was a large issue. Therefore to save money and time acronyms became "polite".

If I use one, then the first time I type it out in full. Within the same post, I then use the "short form".


I think this started it but typing out full words on a phone can be a pain...yes, it can be done but takes 3 times as long.

The only one that bugs me regularly is AC...particularly if you are trying to get power to the cooling unit. Are you talking about the air conditioner or the alternating current feeding it?

Most of the time, it's pretty obvious what the acronym is talking about.


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pianotuna wrote:

agesilaus wrote:

Heh who can forget the 6 P's


This is a perfect example. Not having been in the military, I have no clue what the 6 P's are. Please enlighten me!


Planning and Preparation Prevents Pi$$ Poor Performance

Or something similar. There are actually several variations of this, having from 5-12 P’s, but they all have the words “Pi$$ Poor Performance” in them.

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