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Do any internet acronyms annoy you? You don't know why, but you just cringe every time you read it?
 

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Relational ones seem to bother me, like: DH, FIL, and MIL. And also ED, WRT. Don't know why, they just do.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:">
 

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I agree with the relational acronyms. If someone is such a close relative or friend (BFF), you can take the time to type out "mother", "father" etc.
 

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"lol" bothers me. It just looks funny. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I prefer "haha."
 

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The problem I have with LOL is that people seem to use it when they actually aren't laughing out loud. I prefer to use it only for what it really means. According to a similar standard, ROFL could be eliminated completely, as it's unlikely someone is actually rolling on the floor. Never in my life have I rolled on the floor because something was so funny. Or not many times anyway.
 

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I mean, what's the point of saying you're rolling on the floor, when you aren't? If misleading acronyms are so great, I will create the acronym FABKH, Flying an Aeroplane into Boris Karloff's House, and use it whenever I'm happy about something.
 

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Arent you the dude who uses heaps of leet speak in your posts? When you think about it what's the difference between using that and using certain acronyms?
 

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Arent you the dude who uses heaps of leet speak in your posts? When you think about it what's the difference between using that and using certain acronyms?</div>
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The difference is that he's using it ironically/making fun of it.<br><br><br><br>
I really hate the dh ds dd stuff.
 

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DH makes me think of <i>something else</i> you could call your "dear husband"... and I do hate "lol," even though I use it occasionally, because in my head I actually read it out as if it's a word and it just sounds dumb.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>skylark</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I agree with the relational acronyms. If someone is such a close relative or friend (BFF), you can take the time to type out "mother", "father" etc.</div>
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No. Anything that cuts down on typing is good with me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Stuff like LOL is naff but it doesn't bother me, I still use it. To me it's just the same as "ha ha" or "he he he" . Whatever I feel like I'm in the mood for I'll use.
 

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No. Anything that cuts down on typing is good with me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Easily solved by just not posting on message boards, if less typing is one's primary goal.
 

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Easily solved by just not posting on message boards, if less typing is one's primary goal.</div>
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I didn't say I wanted to do NO typing, just slightly less. It's just convenient to take a short cut here and there when the opportunity presents itself.<br><br><br><br>
A few GF's / BF's / LOL's or even E.G's or SO's (I'm sure you've used one or two of those last two) in people's posts are not going to bring civilisation crashing down. After all, it's only a message board, not an English Literature exam. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dizzy2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dizzy:">
 

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Yeah, I don't like them, but then I'm kind of an old fogey when it comes to the computer age (I'm 37). What's especially annoying to me is when acronyms or text-message abbreviations show up in my students' papers. A big one I notice is using "u" for you. In a college paper!
 

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No, but I have a telent for figuring out what acronyms mean whenever I hear them for the first time<br><br><br><br>
I call the ASVAB the "assfab" to people and they cannot ever tell the difference to what I am saying <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/beatnik2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":beatnik:">
 

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I always thought that "MADD" (mothers against drunk driving) acronym was pretty stupid I understand how they could be <span style="text-decoration:underline;">mad</span>about drunk drivers though... I am too
 

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iawtc. it took me forever to figure out what it means and it's so stupid. if you agree just put 'yeah' or 'i agree', jeez.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Pixelle</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
A few GF's / BF's / LOL's or even E.G's or SO's (I'm sure you've used one or two of those last two) in people's posts are not going to bring civilisation crashing down. After all, it's only a message board, not an English Literature exam. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dizzy2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dizzy:"></div>
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LOL <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sneaky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":shifty:"><br><br><br><br>
no wait, change that to LTMS (laugh to myself)
 

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I hate it when acronyms specific to one internet subculture mean something else in the real world. Like when people use PM for Prime Minister and I think Private Message and get <i>really</i> confused. Or AR for the Accelerated Reader program at schools. Doesn't everyone know that means Animal Rights? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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iawtc. it took me forever to figure out what it means and it's so stupid. if you agree just put 'yeah' or 'i agree', jeez.</div>
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It took me forever and a day to figure out what XD meant. Then I was told it was a face and not an acronym. I HATE the 'lol' acronym... but I use it all of the time. Just like XD<br><br><br><br>
Man I am one hypocrite (not really) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/whip.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":whip:">
 

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I suspect that since I've been using a computer (and thus, typing it all out on a keyboard) since before the WWW or non-institutional access to the Internet that I probably won't ever get used to all these shortcut acronyms. I usually have to ask people what something means if it's an important part of what they're attempting to write about. I don't use them, so I don't remember them. I just learned above (again) what DH means, but I doubt I'll remember it. I have no reason to use it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blank.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":|"><br><br><br><br>
Here's what it means from the AIEEE acronymizer, though:<br><br>
"Direct Host". How often can a "dear hubby" be called that? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.brunching.com/acronymer.html" target="_blank">http://www.brunching.com/acronymer.html</a>
 
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