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Posted: 6/16/2003 1:04:06 PM EDT
I'm noticing lately that acronyms are being used more frequently not only in this discussion group but also in the mass media. I'm no stranger to acronyms, I use them daily in my training as a pilot to remember checklists and such. I used them in my previous career as automobile service consultant but, I was trained that the use of acronyms when talking to a customer (or lay person) was a no-no. Not only was it a no-no it was rude and inconsiderate to the person in which you are talking to. What good is a acronym if the recipient has no idea what your talking about. I notice alot of people use acronyms to "enhance" the perception of intelligence. How do you feel about this? IYHO APBC and for you AOL'ers don't BLYAO.
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 1:10:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/16/2003 1:11:40 PM EDT by stemcell]
How about sheer laziness? IMHO
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ACRONYM - Abbreviated Coded Rendition Of Name Yielding Meaning
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Link Posted: 6/16/2003 1:19:45 PM EDT
IMHO & FWIW most people are lazy. Most of the time if you put an Acronym into a conversation the Numb Nuts will not know WTH it stands for! JM $.02 Worth. BigDozer66
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Link Posted: 6/16/2003 1:43:23 PM EDT
Please use the acronym's!! nobody here can spell, so please stop trying.
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 1:48:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/16/2003 1:50:03 PM EDT by Matthew_Q]
IMHO, it's my SWAG that it saves typing. It's not laziness, it's expediting a thought. IBTL!! However, I think that using 'ur' for your and other letters for words that are NOT acronyms is stupid.
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 2:19:40 PM EDT
LOL, isn't acronym usage what keeps this discussion group "G" rated?.... --RR (RoadRunner)
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