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Don't Use Abbreviations That All Do Not know..Please...
« on: February 23, 2021, 05:42:50 PM »
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Star Member Stuart G (29,790 posts)
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Please, Please, and Please..Don't Use Abbreviations That All Do Not know..Please...
..Yes, the abbreviations are easier to use, but some of them are very difficult to interpret. I often
need to look up many of them, and finding the meaning is often very hard. Don't assume we
all know the meaning of the abbreviations, because many of us do not know the meaning.
...Consequently, the full meaning of a post is often lost. I respectfully request that we use full
words unless everyone knows the meaning. For example: we all know the meaning of the G.O.P.,
but there are so many we do not know the meaning of. Thank You for reading this...
....Stuart G

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Star Member Ka-Dinh Oy (10,759 posts)

2. I agree. I have had to give up on some posts because I have no clue what the abbreviations mean.

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Star Member NCjack (8,208 posts)

11. Also, please give political party affiliation of politicians.

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16. I suspect a sock puppet for HighFructosePronSyrup 

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Star Member Hugin (27,614 posts)

18. I consistently try to be sensitive to this issue, Stuart.

Spelling unusual or custom abbreviations/acronyms out somewhere in the post.

I agree it is frustrating and sometimes in general discourse abbreviations/acronyms may have multiple meanings.

Stewie is being a whiny little bitch... like ususal.

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Star Member Stuart G (29,790 posts)

23. Thank You. I appreciate your post. If this were not a problem, I would not have posted it.

This is not a joke. Please look at the number of people that agree with this problem. We
should try to keep our messages clear, simple and easy to read. Thanks to all who have
read this post and agree that this is a problem for many of us....



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Star Member CaptainTruth (3,006 posts)

62. I must say "virtue signaling" makes no sense to me.

Signaling is used in many ways, consider a train crossing. When a train is near lights flash & bells ring to warn drivers of the approaching train. We could call that "train signaling."

I hear "virtue signaling" & I imagine a person with virtue walking down the sidewalk with lights flashing & bells ringing to warn other pedestrians so they don't end up injured or even possibly killed in a horrific collision with a... a... virtuous person?

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Star Member mwooldri (9,575 posts)

47. Does DU have an acronym dictionary?

Example IOKIYAR - It's OK If You're A Republican - is commonly used here. Are there others?

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94. Dear Stuart G, I can't believe that you are still beating this dead horse. Good luck. ❤ pants

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Re: Don't Use Abbreviations That All Do Not know..Please...
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 05:47:31 PM »
Can you imagine that group in the Military?  They would be perpetually lost with all the acronyms used.
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Re: Don't Use Abbreviations That All Do Not know..Please...
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2021, 06:12:14 PM »
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Star Member Stuart G (29,790 posts)
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Please, Please, and Please..Don't Use Abbreviations That All Do Not know..Please...

OK!!!  I'll use the the two that you do know....

FOAD
ESAD

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Re: Don't Use Abbreviations That All Do Not know..Please...
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2021, 06:47:41 PM »
Stuart is a D.A. (and that doesn’t stand for district attorney)

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Re: Don't Use Abbreviations That All Do Not know..Please...
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2021, 10:44:49 PM »
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Re: Don't Use Abbreviations That All Do Not know..Please...
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2021, 01:32:05 PM »
From the people that LOVE acronyms.   :thatsright:
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Re: Don't Use Abbreviations That All Do Not know..Please...
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2021, 06:50:16 PM »
GFY
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Re: Don't Use Abbreviations That All Do Not know..Please...
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2021, 09:15:08 PM »
DU is an abbreviation.
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Re: Don't Use Abbreviations That All Do Not know..Please...
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2021, 10:25:58 PM »
They just pronounce it as Doooooo...
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Re: Don't Use Abbreviations That All Do Not know..Please...
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2021, 12:46:48 PM »
Kinda off topic, but how long would harambe last as a screen name over there i wonder?
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