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  1. #1
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    are people taking abbreviations too far?

    I was browsing slashdot today, and saw a grouping of letters I was not familiar with... IANAL ... after reading further, I decided it meant: 'I am not a lawyer' ... I am always running across this sort of thing... IMHO I don't want to have to RTFM everytime I read /. ... sometimes I wish these people would STFU and actually type out the words... I realize this might not be right for the HWC, but AFAIK I am not the only one annoyed by this...
    Last edited by cargo; January 25th, 2007 at 10:54 AM.

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    For common ones,

    For complete slangs reference,
    Here you go,
    "I know nothing."

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    Quote Originally Posted by u8myufo
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    WTF does that mean?

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  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by cargo
    AFAIK I am not the only one annoyed by this...
    No cargo, ur defnitly not the only 1 annoyed by dis.
    I culd git up on my sopebox and git all over dis, but dont git me started.

    I see the above junk all the time in the many forums I visit. Usually combined with the "acronyms" and netlingo.'s just plain laziness.

    Paul get-up-and-go musta got up and went....

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