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Old 11-14-2015, 11:38 AM   #11
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Jim how much longer to type laugh out loud.

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Touche! I guess I should have used the smiley instead.

BTW, it is Laughing out loud. Get with it, man.

There are many acceptable acronyms out there. The ones that cause people to be confused (and let's admit it, it is happening more often as we all age) are the ones I am opposed to.
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Good guys are always forgiven, Glenn. You gave me a platform to mount my morning rant upon. All is good now.
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Old 11-14-2015, 11:46 AM   #12
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In newspapers, you are supposed to write the words in full in the first reference, but then you can use just initials in later references in the same article.
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Old 11-14-2015, 11:56 AM   #13
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In newspapers, you are supposed to write the words in full in the first reference, but then you can use just initials in later references in the same article.
This is definitely a good way to do it, where they show the acronym in parentheses right after this first reference. I see some that do in in these forums too, and I like that.
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Old 11-14-2015, 12:33 PM   #14
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Hi, my name is Greg and I'm an acronymoholic......
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Old 11-14-2015, 12:37 PM   #15
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Hi, my name is Greg and I'm an acronymoholic......
Hi Greg, you have now made the first step to beating this awful disease, by admitting that you in fact have a problem.
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"BTW, it is Laughing out loud. Get with it, man. "

Jim it takes to long to type the extra letters.

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Old 11-14-2015, 01:27 PM   #17
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This is yet another acronym I dislike seeing used, TV for Tow Vehicle, especially as there is a much more common use for that acronym, and one still discussed on these forums.

Really, is it not worth the 1/2 second to type the full name?
I just use "tele" as I learned in England. Might by telly though.
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Old 11-14-2015, 02:07 PM   #18
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I just use "tele" as I learned in England. Might by telly though.
Haven't heard that in ages, though have many times in the past. I come mostly from English heritage.
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Well you know...according to some pet peeved members of this forum, these are not acronyms: BTW, LOL, and so on.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronym
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