[OS X TeX] [OT] internet abbreviations...

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Thu Sep 16 12:51:04 CEST 2004


Le 16 sept. 04, à 12:40, Will Robertson a écrit :

> On 16 Sep 2004, at 7:59 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>>
>> P. S. I wish there were, somewhere, a lexicon of abbreviations. AFAIK  
>> I was able to guess, HTH. as well as many others, I wasn't.
>
> The internet being the vast repository of (useless, often) knowledge,  
> there undoubtedly is!
>
> No harm in asking if a google search doesn't turn anything up, but I  
> doubt you'll run into more than the basic few in such company as you  
> find here. (I only know those basics, in point of fact.)
>
> IIRC if i recall correctly
> AFAIK as far as I know
> HTH hope this helps (among others)
> RTFM read the f**** manual (among others)
>
> Many more than this and you sound like one of those "authors" who  
> write whole books entirely consisting of collections of (surely  
> fictitious) abbreviations you "commonly" find on the internet.
>
> It would be hilarious if, once English is a dead language, such terms  
> as these became standards in the same way we now have Latin e.g.,  
> i.e., cf., et al.

A bit a googling with "mailing list jargon" returned much useless  
stuff, but also this <http://www.leicester.lug.org.uk/jargon.php>.  
Quite useful! I realize now I had never understood IIRC (or LOL, absent  
from there but explained in Maarten's just received message), for  
example. And always mistaken :-D for :-P.

Also, googling on "web jargon" returned this  
<http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/ 
Glossary.html>, which, though unrelated, may be useful IMHO to  
non-programmers like me!

Bruno Voisin
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