Annoying Abbreviations: EDNA

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Shaper
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I have recently browsed through the BoA forum, only to find it overrun with needless abbreviations such as "lol".

I can't help but think of the 'ickle' children that come into these forums only to discover a mindless list of jumbled letters such as lol rofl, and so on.

I am not however against the use of IMO, as this is justified, by me, or any ther none annoying abbreviation.

Despite the fact I may have used one on occasion,(none that I remember), I am starting a movement entitled "Ending Needless and Dumb Abbreviations", or EDNA for short.

I shall shortly post a list of said abbreviations, and ask for volunteers to join my campaign, I thank you for your time.

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http://www.astro.umd.edu/~marshall/abbrev.html

Also, ETLA. Since FLA isn't.

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That would be ENDA, not EDNA. Also: WTF? IMAGE(EDNA_files/tongue.gif)IMAGE(EDNA_files/tongue.gif)

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AKF, AFO OST WEO EPF NCL LDO THETAY TWP TAO WSH GWR YAL FSK.

Have fun decoding. ^_^

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At least give us a hint: is it abbreviations, rearrangement of letters, or substitutions of letters?

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Nik, you are such the hypocrite!!! ENDA? EDNA?? WTF???

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Have you never heard of irony?

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A sword would be very irony in most cases. (steely, even)

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*two drum hits followed by cymbal clash*
*canned laughter*

HA HA! That's very witty Radiant.

I don't see what's wrong with abbreviations, unless you don't know what someones talking about when they use them. But commonly known ones like 'lol' are acceptable.

Also, I know it's completely irrelevant but I have caught MissingNo on pokemon yellow ( read about it here ) This...doesn't really bring me any further in my research (as to what MissingNo is), but the effects were kinda fun.

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quote:
AKF, AFO OST WEO EPF NCL LDO THETAY TWP TAO WSH GWR YAL FSK.
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SupaNik, I join your club. Sometimes I have not the foggiest idea what people ar talking about. I completely lack that SMS-language knowledge.
Because I try to learn english on these boards, I would appreciate any translation of needless abbreviations. (Except LOL and WTF, that are not needless anymore, since used by myself ...)

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I can tell you the last one is wrong.

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Sorry to revive what MAY be a dead topic (I felt a pulse two hours ago), but I haven't been able to answer due to personal problems. I am glad that I now have one follower, and one that is not a silly little newbie such as myself. Thank you spy.there. EDNA was of course ironic, and I planned the whole thong out. I am still campaigning outside 10 Downing Street, but with Blair's uselessness, it's not gonna do much

Edit: I planned the whole THING out. With an I.

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That post isn't edited...
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Uh, I am still a newby. I registered 2 years ago, but I was absent until now ...
What's going on at Downing street? Elections?

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10 Downing Street is where the prime minister of the UK lives.
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Originally written by Distantly Bemused:

I can tell you the last one is wrong.
Maybe not. There's FSF and FKS and fsck, but no FSK AFAIK.

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I will pop down to London to help with your protest, even if just to annoy my honourable friend Mr. Blair. Eh, will you pay my way down to London? IMAGE(EDNA_files/biggrin.gif)

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Yeah suppose.... it's only 500-odd miles after all.

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Shaper
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So what? Distance shouldn't matter... what does count is the millions of words we will save from being brutally cut up into poor 'ickle abbreviations.

Edit: I would like to thank spy.there for putting the "no abbreviations thing" in her post. See - this is just what we need! (No sarcasm meant)

[ Thursday, February 26, 2004 01:23: Message edited by: SupaNik ]

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