Abbrev. that make you crazy

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, it fits here
TheBookPolice
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 8507
Joined: Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:09 pm
Location: The mystical Far East
Contact:

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.

blunt
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 8246
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2001 6:19 pm
Location: Right behind you.

Postby blunt » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:03 am

And you call yourself a librarian.

TheBookPolice
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 8507
Joined: Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:09 pm
Location: The mystical Far East
Contact:

Postby TheBookPolice » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:15 am

blunt wrote:And you call yourself a librarian.

Too mean!

blunt
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 8246
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2001 6:19 pm
Location: Right behind you.

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

Maybe we should just snap initialized towels.

buckyor
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 2329
Joined: Mon May 07, 2001 1:09 pm
Location: Albuquerque, NM

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?

blunt
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 8246
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2001 6:19 pm
Location: Right behind you.

Postby blunt » Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:28 pm

You kids get out of those trees!
And pull up your pants!!!

Ducatista
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 4424
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2004 12:31 pm
Location: 53703

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.

TheBookPolice
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 8507
Joined: Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:09 pm
Location: The mystical Far East
Contact:

Postby TheBookPolice » Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:01 am

"mozzies"

coldspot
Forum Addict
Posts: 137
Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:50 am

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

"Sammies" :x

7timus
Senior Member
Posts: 55
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:25 pm

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

7timus
Senior Member
Posts: 55
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:25 pm

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.

TheBookPolice
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 8507
Joined: Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:09 pm
Location: The mystical Far East
Contact:

Postby TheBookPolice » Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:29 am

Using "teh" instead of "the" is teh funnay.

7timus
Senior Member
Posts: 55
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:25 pm

Postby 7timus » Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:33 am

Anything from lol cats or the "I has cheezburger" crowd.

pogo
Member
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:23 pm
Location: The wild west side
Contact:

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.

Mean Scenester
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 1301
Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:56 pm

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.


Return to “Catch All”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests