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Old 11th June 2005, 17:15   #41  |  Link
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This is frist time

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As many people visiting this nice forum, english is not my mother tongue. So I think this attached list of chat abbreviations may help you people who still wonder what things like IMHO, AFAIK and ROTFLMAO means, LOL.

my english is poor , you give me confendens , I am a collge student ,

and my major is computer . I hope I can learn something from here .

I believe what you will what you success .

thank you
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Old 11th June 2005, 19:24   #42  |  Link
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Take heart.

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Old 13th June 2005, 08:34   #43  |  Link
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ROFL: rooling on floor laughing

ASAP: As soon as possible

TTYL: Talk to you later

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Old 19th July 2005, 21:26   #44  |  Link
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Old 20th July 2005, 01:58   #45  |  Link
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Tyvm.

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Old 22nd January 2006, 04:07   #46  |  Link
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but heres the mother off them all....

TLA: three letter acronym
Amateurs!

TLA: Three Letter Acronym
ETLA: Extended Three Letter Acronym
TETLA: Twice-Extended Three Letter Acronym or DETLA (double-...)
SA: Short Acronym

I could have replied in the same way to a post a couple of ones down from the one I chose, but I didn't want to call a mod (moderator) an amateur. Not on my second post here, anyway.

Here's a TETLA that entered English as a regular word (from the military): snafu (Situation Normal -- All F***ed Up). It usually means a problem or mistake now. I suppose FUBR/FUBAR probably comes from the military as well. It is as likely to mean "... beyond (all) repair" as it is to mean "... recognition" and often is written as "foo bar" to hide where it came from.

What does it say about me that I can only contribute with useless or obscene acronyms? Yeesh!
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Old 24th January 2006, 21:33   #47  |  Link
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edit mod: removed spam. Next time you will get a ticket.

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Old 21st November 2006, 12:45   #48  |  Link
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My favourite acronym is GTK, because it is stacked with a recursive at the end.

GTK
GIMP Tool Kit
GNU Image Manipulation Programme
Gnu Not Unix

There's probably even another acronym that makes use of GTK.
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Old 21st November 2006, 14:29   #49  |  Link
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My favorite is one that is an acronym for having no acronym at all

TWAIN --> Technology Without An Interesting Name.

Look it up in wikipedia ... it's really true

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Old 22nd November 2006, 01:19   #50  |  Link
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My favorite is one that is an acronym for having no acronym at all

TWAIN --> Technology Without An Interesting Name.

Look it up in wikipedia ... it's really true
Oh well, since a TWAIN driver isn't really a driver either, I guess the name is kind of consistent. (The acronym, which isn't really an acronym, is interesting because the acronym says it's not.) And they said irony was dead.

It's kind of like the Holy Roman Empire, which wasn't holy, nor Roman, nor an empire (it was a secular German confederacy), but other than that they got the name right. No wonder history was confusing.
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Old 2nd June 2007, 07:54   #51  |  Link
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Thanks for putting it up. Helps considerably.
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Old 20th February 2008, 18:30   #52  |  Link
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I think that if this topic is for non-native english speaking ppl....most of those abbreviations are going to be pretty confusing! You should stick to simple ones for now, maybe.
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Old 25th November 2008, 13:13   #53  |  Link
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Take a look here: Many speak at a native level, but many do not. The ability to communicate with people who speak a limited amount of English is actually a skill that can be developed over time with practice
http://www.wikihow.com/Communicate-w...nglish-Speaker

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I just saw that list and man . I think every little colloquial phrase in the english language has been acronymed on that list. It has been over done. I mean. Here's one for you that you haven't gotten on that list. it's NMA! yeah. can you guess what that one is? well it stands for NO MORE ACRONYMS! I mean it. Acronyms have become over done with. They are becoming grossly gibberish. I could've thrown up and mellow the carpet around me after seeing that "chat abbreviations.txt" profane list of acronyms. ugh! you might as well just take out all the vowels of every word you type and make sense out of that as you read it. blah!

here goes: Se frm rls blw fr mr nfrmtn abt wht cds yu r alwd to ys n yr psts.

Now there's your perspicuous sentence with NMA.
that really got me LMAO (i did that inentionally haha)
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Old 5th April 2009, 15:37   #55  |  Link
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wow - i'm a native english speaker and even i didn't know some of these terms... thanx alot!

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Here is what you are looking for, i suppose:

http://www.internetslang.com/


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Old 29th March 2011, 12:23   #57  |  Link
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I think this abbreviations is useful.
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Old 29th March 2011, 15:40   #58  |  Link
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Anyone who has any language skill can get their point across in a non-native language. Some people I can understand just fine who have heavy accents and barely speak English, because they at least know how to compose a Latin sentence, but some people just spout random nouns and verbs in no particular order and expect people to understand them. Reading bad English is a different story. It should NOT be tolerated here.
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Old 8th June 2011, 15:41   #59  |  Link
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IMHO - In my honest opinion
AFAIK - As far as I know
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