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

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net
Thu Sep 16 20:01:28 CEST 2004


Of course, this also reminds me of the two guys exchanging jokes by 
their serial numbers.
-261da3
-Ha Ha, 59qw33
-That is a real good one, ha, ha,
etc
Thanks and regards
--schremmer

Will Robertson wrote:

> 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.
>
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