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Old 01-24-2013, 10:38 PM   #61
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OP would like you to change your name immediately Mr. David Franklin Carson!
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:48 PM   #62
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I always find myself simply astounded when one expects everyone else to change their behavior to suit them. "I don't like (or understand acronyms) so you should stop using them." "I like BMC so you should stop speaking bad about them." ad infinitum, ad nauseum.

If you don't know the meaning of an acronym, why not simply ask? Do you think it makes you sound more intelligent to wail and moan about the use of acronyms than it would to admit your lack of understanding."

Besides, acronyms have another use besides streamlining conversation. They also help to demonstrate group identity. They are a means of communication among the initiated (for the member) and a means of obfuscation to the uninitiated (those not members of the group). This dynamic may seem a bit harsh but perhaps you should think of its other name--comradery. Instead of moaning and complaining about acronyms, why not ask what they mean and join in? Instead of "shaking your fist" at the group, join in.


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Old 01-24-2013, 10:53 PM   #63
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:00 PM   #64
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Uh, Bonjour!
The op woulda went nuts if he just said. "Uh, bj"
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Why isn't there a button for "dislike this post"?
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Why isn't there a button for "dislike this post"?
Its the one that says DTP
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I usually can get the gist of the meaning by how they are used in context.
Like how BMC is used in a sentence disparaging large brewing corporations.
Some are less intuitive like SWMBO = "she who must be obedient"
because in context most use it like "she who keeps my balls in her purse" and I could not make it fit

YMMV,

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We survived the Mayan apocalypse and still don't know how to smurfin' use Google? What's next? "Stop using foreign terms like vorlauf?"
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:12 PM   #69
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Wow, I expected better from you, Revvy. If this was supposed to be funny, the sarcasm does not come through very well.
STFU, GFY, and GTFO!

IDGAF what you think about people using acronyms.
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