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#17754 10-Dec-2007 11:52
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I can't always decipher the shortcuts you guys use, is there a previous thread to refer to, or can we just come up with a few newies just for laughs?

Some of the more obscure ones that are real would be appreciated, too.  I'm looking for one that stands for For What It's Worth, but that last 'W' gets in the way.  I'm thinking FWIT.  Is that already taken?

And try not to corrupt me please, I am an innocent young thing...

(That laugh you just heard was from Mrs Boss in the back office...)

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#99223 10-Dec-2007 12:01
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Check The Jargon File (jargon list), then the NetLingo and the OLOCA.




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  #99229 10-Dec-2007 12:24
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The OLOCA is the easiest one to work through, and the most useful INMHO (hehe).

Although it doesn't have ROFL (rolling on floor laughing), which is one of my favourites.

Just browsing through it, I noted the description/explanantion for RTFM:

"Read The Manual. Used to gently guide a newbie user to the manual page for the tool he's trying to use. The "F" is historical, and was initially added for emphasis. Nowadays it's just plain necessary."

Souldn't this read as "Nowadays it's just plain unnecessary."?? Is this an example of a Freudian typo?




 

 

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#99234 10-Dec-2007 12:33
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Wob: Souldn't this read as "Nowadays it's just plain unnecessary."?? Is this an example of a Freudian typo?


Not at all... It needs reinforcement most of the times these days...




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#99249 10-Dec-2007 14:32
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Often 'F' is used to make acronyms grammatically correct.  As you can see, WT and STU just aren't right.

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  #99253 10-Dec-2007 15:22
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I told you I was innocent.  The F in my FWIT(W) means for.  Got It?  Innocent  And I promise I will get into all those links when I get home...  Darn, just remembered I can't get into mozilla...  HTH* am I going to open all those multiple tabs now?              


*How the heck




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  #99255 10-Dec-2007 15:34
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mobygeek: Darn, just remembered I can't get into mozilla... HTH* am I going to open all those multiple tabs now?


*How the heck

HTF* should I know?


* uhhh... lets not go there....









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  #99421 11-Dec-2007 12:57
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Tony - I told you I was innocent, and you better beware of what you write on the computer, your son may be digesting it...  Innocent

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  #99425 11-Dec-2007 13:06
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One OLACA missed, BIC - Because I can.  BISS - (One for all you mums and dads) Because I Said So.  Hence BISS,TW... which you will work out.  Thankyou one and all.

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  #99426 11-Dec-2007 13:08
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Sorry, I meant OLOCA...

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  #99429 11-Dec-2007 13:30
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mobygeek: Tony - I told you I was innocent, and you better beware of what you write on the computer, your son may be digesting it... Innocent

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  #99505 11-Dec-2007 21:03
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throwshandsinairandscreamsigiveup....

Just going back to recap on what PAW means before giving pawisms a hard time.  Oh I do so love Geekzone!

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  #99506 11-Dec-2007 21:06
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MDH (miracles do happen) Just did a long overdue virus scan and I can open mozilla firefox again.  Must go and open twenty tabs.  Just joking.  ooh, JJ.....  Then I will go back to Paws

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  #99537 12-Dec-2007 01:11
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zomg wtf rtfwptuts

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  #99543 12-Dec-2007 07:01
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ROFL YANALATEYHSMBSI WYSIWYG!!




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