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Abbreviations and kewl talk reminder

Discussion in 'Buffy-Boards News' started by Buffy Summers, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Buffy Summers

    Buffy Summers Yataro Staff Member

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    Sineya
    Just a reminder of our rule about not using abbreviations and "kewl" (text) talk on the boards (ex "ymmv", "4u"). Please remember that not everyone uses these, so they have to spend time working out what you mean instead of reading and replying to your posts. Also, don't forget that we do have a lot of members for whom English is not their first language, and that can also be an added challenge for some.

    We're all guilty of it so it's something good to remember.
     
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    Athena Belinda Staff Member

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    I hate txtspk with a passion, but I am guilty of using internet abbreviations, like IRL. Sometimes we forget some of our members don't speak English as a first language, mainly because their written English is so good (in many cases, better than my own!)
     
    ChaseRules: And mine as well :)
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    Mr. Pole Scooby

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    See... I am trying to be good today and not post "IKR" as my response. But I know, right? I think I have said IRL in the past as well. Hopefully when we are flayed for our transgressions they string you up first so I can enjoy a good laugh before I get my comeuppance.
     
    Professor Walsh: I believe "Oh" is always pronounced with a far more open sound - like in, LOL. I don't think the "o" I am looking for is used in English. I may be wrong.
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    Buffy Summers Yataro Staff Member

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    Like I said, we all do it, that's why the reminder :)
     
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    Washburne Protector of the key.

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    I guess that means lol as well?

    I'm definitely guilty of writing irl but I must admit that IKR had me stumped.

    edit: @Mr. Pole Well there's a certain Buffy that likes to use lol so lets see what she says. ;) Personally I have no problem giving lol a pass.
     
    Mr. Pole: Oh damn, I hope not lol.. I just stopped saying haha for lol. but I think lol can sound condescending a little bit as well. Maybe its whose doing the loling.
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  6. Professor Walsh

    Professor Walsh Feminist slayerette

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    My children and their mates say "lol", pronounced with the Norwegian "o"-sound that lies closes to the German "u" or French "ou".
     
    Blaze: loul!
    Mr. Pole: oh really... lol is how you pronounce it.
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    Mr. Pole Scooby

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    Or the American oh, as in
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    Professor Walsh: I realise that I have no clue how to pronounce that. Abbreviations are "word pictures" to me, more than sound.
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  8. Buffy Summers

    Buffy Summers Yataro Staff Member

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    I think we can say lol is okay, but if anyone has an issue with it, please feel free to say so.

    :)
     
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    Smile Time The Scattered One

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    I am young, so I tend to sometimes use text talk (such as IKR or ASAP) without even thinking about it.

    Anyways, thanks for the reminder :)
     
    Priceless: I am so old I have just started using lol . . . lol
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    I'd understand lol getting a pass, it's almost became a word in its own right. I try not to use text speak because it annoys me too, but we all slip up, especially when language is evolving so much. :)
     
    Mr. Pole: I only say that because buffy uses it alot... it would make me lol to see her struggling not to say lol... the smiley face too. Or course I think we could get rid of all of the faces. I hate them.
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    Mr. Pole Scooby

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    I think we should ban lol too.
     
    Bluebird: No way, I just started using lol!
    brinkster130: *Throws tomato at Mr. Pole*
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    I lol at that request.
     
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    I would like to ban this too
    :)

    I hate that... and
    ;):(:mad::confused::cool::p:D:eek::oops::rolleyes:o_O

    I dont know what they mean or how to take them. I think they are insulting and are a passive aggressive way to make a point. And I am serious. They just make me uneasy because they all look like smartarse facial expressions.
     
    Bluebird: Depends on the context I think. When responding to members in a discussion it can be, but when speaking in general I think it's ok.
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    You might have a point on the passive agressive bit...but then probably not. [​IMG]:cool:
     
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    Hit me up with some bacon there @brinkster130 and I'll make a BLT.
     
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    Yeah, some people here absolutely use them in a passive aggressive way which is annoying as hell.

    I use them when I'm not sure if my joke or playfulness will be understood. Kinda the total opposite of the other way people use them.
     
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    I only use smileys to show people how I feel in a round about way. If I find what I say amusing (which I grant you is a lot of the time), I use :D.

    But, people will use them how they see fit I guess... o_O
     
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    I can't live without :D I just can't.
     
    Bluebird: it's a charming cheeky grin!
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    I understand most of the abbreviations exampled here, it's the ones for Buffy and Angel I struggle with.
     
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    Priceless I am now

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    I am the sort of person who types 'you're' when texting, so most of this is lost on me. Think the word is Luddite
     
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