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April 19, 2010
11:31 PM
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Many posts incorporate acronyms like LOL, BTW, IMHO, OTOH etc., but how many are fully understood by all that visit dotTech?

I will admit to not being conversant with all those others that are randomly used (for instance, what is LMAO?) and suggest, especially for helping those whose first language is NOT English, the following possibilities.

  1. Pop-up balloon for expanding the acronym to full-text. This could be activated simply by hovering pointer over the queried phrase or, by right clicking same.
  2. Alternatively, provide a Glossary area where any member can add new expressions (this to ease burden on Mr. BOSS) / interpretations.
  3. A combination of above 1 & 2 whereby 1 would access database 2 for information and return result accordingly.

Vulgar expressions like WTF obviously would still need to have a modicum of censorship for sake of decorum and good taste. All proposed item 2 entries would of necessity thus have to first be moderated before being adopted.

Hope to see those speech bubbles appearing soon. TTFN Laugh

P.S. – NO, I do not want to have to Google everytime an unfamiliar expression comes up.! :=(

SEEK (Google) and yea shall find. Ars Longa, Vita Brevis.
April 20, 2010
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I don't claim to know at lot of the texting abbreviations, but these ones are easy…

LOL – laugh out loud
BTW – by the way
IMHO – in my humble opinion
OTOH – on the other hand

And here's another one:
LMAO – laugh my a** off
and it's variant LMFAO – laugh my f***ing a** off

I do admit to being puzzled when someone posted ROFL the other day.

April 20, 2010
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Never heard of OTOH before.

ROFL = Rolling on the floor laughing

April 20, 2010
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Karen: Rolling On Floor Laughing (oops, Ashraf beat me to it)

IMO- In My Opinion (when you're not humble I guess)

YMMV- Your Milage May Vary

Here's one long, long list I found: http://www.webopedia.com/quick…..ations.asp

Looking at that list made me think it would be nice if a balloon could come up with the meaning. Whether or not that can actually be done is beyond me tho.

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April 20, 2010
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Before I turn in, had to add a few more:

 

BING – But it's not Google

VISTA – Vastly Inferior Software To Apple

PITA – Pain in the A**

NASCAR – Non-Athletic Sport Centered Around Rednecks

ARMY – Ain't a Real Marine Yet

IBM – I Blame Microsoft

STAR WARS – Space, Time, And Relativity, With A Ridiculous Script.

BRA – Bosom Regulating Accessory

MBA – Mediocre But Arrogant

FORD – Fix or Repair Daily

DHL – Delivery Halfway Lost

 

OTNIAOTB (On that note, I am off to bed!)

 

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April 20, 2010
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ROFL at Phoenix's post.

April 20, 2010
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I was saving it for Cogizio, but it probably wouldn't make such a great post anyway.

Abbreviations and acronyms dictionary: Find definitions for over 4,219,000 abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms

Oh, the site that was :(
April 20, 2010
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Are we talking about chat acronyms? 

This a good site for chat and text acronyms and you can also do a search.

http://www.sharpened.net/glossary/acronyms.php
 

The site in the above post is great for finding unfamilar acronyms, used in business, military, science, etc. (I have bookmarked it). Good info.

Ebony Cool

 

April 21, 2010
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karen said:

I don't claim to know at lot of the texting abbreviations, but …

LOL – laugh out loud


 

KILLJOY… SPOILSPORT… Yell

I always thought (and use) the context was LOTS OF LOVE. (throwback to the "Swinging Sixties" Ha Ha)

LOL and, just for good measure, SWALK Kiss Laugh Laugh Laugh

SEEK (Google) and yea shall find. Ars Longa, Vita Brevis.
April 21, 2010
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Ashraf said:

Never heard of OTOH before.


 

Hence reason for this suggested improvement to dotTech forum. Cool

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April 21, 2010
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I also liked the one for NASA: Need Another Seven Astronauts.

 

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April 21, 2010
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Locutus said:

I was saving it for Cogizio, but it probably wouldn't make such a great post anyway.

Abbreviations and acronyms dictionary: Find definitions for over 4,219,000 abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms


 

Wow. Surprised Way too big for what I had in mind. Still could be useful when lost for words. Wink Laugh

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April 21, 2010
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ebony said:

 

Are we talking about chat acronyms? 


 

Yes, but only those actually used on dotTech – like to keep it in the family. Smile

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April 21, 2010
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phoenix_rising said:

I also liked the one for NASA: Need Another Seven Astronauts.

 


Awful, but funny. I wonder what the date on this one is. Does it refer to Challenger or Columbia?

April 21, 2010
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AlanR said:

I always thought (and use) the context was LOTS OF LOVE. (throwback to the "Swinging Sixties" Ha Ha)


It DEFINITELY doesn't mean that. I don't know anyone here that well.

April 21, 2010
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AlanR said:

I always thought (and use) the context was LOTS OF LOVE. (throwback to the "Swinging Sixties" Ha Ha)

LOL and, just for good measure, SWALK Kiss Laugh Laugh Laugh


 

Careful, you are dating yourself. BTW          SWALK???

 

EbonyCool

April 21, 2010
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karen said:

AlanR said:

I always thought (and use) the context was LOTS OF LOVE. (throwback to the "Swinging Sixties" Ha Ha)


It DEFINITELY doesn't mean that. I don't know anyone here that well.

 

Peace & Harmony Sister. LOL, in the Spiritual sense that is. And that's no laughing matter. Are we cool on this?

SEEK (Google) and yea shall find. Ars Longa, Vita Brevis.
April 21, 2010
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ebony said:

 

Careful, you are dating yourself. BTW          SWALK???


 

Nah. Just fooling with some of the Sixties connotations.

For meaning of SWALK, just think of sticking Valentines envelopes with your lips – get the picture? Wink

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April 21, 2010
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@AlanR – no harm, no foul

April 21, 2010
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karen said:

@AlanR – no harm, no foul


 

Thanks love.  TTFN (English, UK expressions for those not familiar.) Smile

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