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What's the lingo?

August 2nd, 2005, 04:40 AM
Could those of you out there that know all the letter lingo teach all of us who don't?

Example: IMO- In my opinion, LOL- Laugh out loud, PM- Private message

August 2nd, 2005, 08:21 AM
BTW - By the way
ROFLMAO - Rolling on floor laughing my a$$ off
OMG - Oh My God (goodness, gosh, whatever)

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August 2nd, 2005, 02:21 PM
What's DH?

August 2nd, 2005, 02:37 PM
dear husband..
dd = dear daughter, etc

August 2nd, 2005, 02:42 PM
Ahhh Thanks!!

August 3rd, 2005, 01:58 AM
These acronyms have also moved into our popular lexicon. I have students who actually say "fyi" and faq. Even btw.

August 3rd, 2005, 02:05 AM
Marking 1st year university papers I nearly died..

Full of ppl, btw, and other stuff.

I mean contractions aren't acceptable in an essay.. but internet lingo..

*jaw drops*

August 3rd, 2005, 09:33 PM
It can be a real help!

August 4th, 2005, 01:43 AM
I have to assume that the people who use these acronyms wouldn't have a much higher mark whether acronyms were used or not, right? I mean they can't be the sharper than spoons, right?