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Postby TheBookPolice » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:28 am

Well, shit.

As God as my witness, I thought acronyms and initialisms were the same thing.
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Postby blunt » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:03 am

And you call yourself a librarian.
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Postby TheBookPolice » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:15 am

blunt wrote:And you call yourself a librarian.

Too mean!
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Postby blunt » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:29 am

Maybe we should just snap initialized towels.
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Postby buckyor » Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:11 pm

Ducatista wrote:
TheBookPolice wrote:Just because the acronym for a thing can be pronounced as if it were a word (NATO, WEAC, NAFTA, etc.) does not mean it isn't still an acronym.

Right. The fact that it can be pronounced as a word is what makes it an acronym.

Henry, you can cite all the lazy "also:" definitions you like to suggest that acronym can stand in for initialism, but that doesn't make it right. (Just like "impact" as a fucking verb. It's correct these days... but it ain't right.)


How long 'til you let loose with a "Hey, you damn kids, get off my lawn!" post?
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Postby blunt » Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:28 pm

You kids get out of those trees!
And pull up your pants!!!
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Postby Ducatista » Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:17 pm

buckyor wrote:How long 'til you let loose with a "Hey, you damn kids, get off my lawn!" post?

I know, I know.

Anyway, I'm more inclined to shoot first, yell later.
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Postby TheBookPolice » Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:01 am

"mozzies"
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Postby coldspot » Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:33 am

"Sammies" :x
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Postby 7timus » Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:26 am

fisticuffs wrote:Has anyone noticed its now acceptable to spell probably as prolly? That drives me nuts.


I HATE "prolly". I want to slap all of these people. They tend to be the same ones who repeatedly use "teh" for "the". I can understand a typo, but not teh. It's not even shorter; it just makes them look like a dumb ass.

BTW (I know someone hates that), get off my lawn! :D
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Postby 7timus » Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:28 am

LadyBoyd wrote:prezzie for present

people saying 'bday' aloud instead of saying 'birthday'

footie for football


"Dad's Day" for Father's Day - hate it.
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Postby TheBookPolice » Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:29 am

Using "teh" instead of "the" is teh funnay.
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Postby 7timus » Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:33 am

Anything from lol cats or the "I has cheezburger" crowd.
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Postby pogo » Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:29 pm

Bwis53 wrote:Wisc.
Wis.
WI preferred by the USPO


That's the point, it's a postal abbreviation, not meant to be used in any other context except the address on an envelope. "Wis." is the proper abbreviation for Wisconsin.
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Postby Mean Scenester » Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:25 pm

pogo wrote:That's the point, it's a postal abbreviation, not meant to be used in any other context except the address on an envelope. "Wis." is the proper abbreviation for Wisconsin.

Tell that to every electoral map come election night.
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