[OS X TeX] [OT] internet abbreviations...
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
Glossary.html>, which, though unrelated, may be useful IMHO to
non-programmers like me!
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