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    [QUOTE=Lizzie, Lymington;396347]Please can Posters keep 'text speak' off of this Forum.

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    Lol!


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    Please can Posters keep 'text speak' off of this Forum.

    I am fed up with looking them up! JMHO?? EMA??

    We have a wonderful language, could we please preserve it & stop this childish rubbish!
    Guilty as charged - JMHO - sorry I will continue to use it - saves typing.

    Annie


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    Please can Posters keep 'text speak' off of this Forum.

    I am fed up with looking them up! JMHO?? EMA??

    We have a wonderful language, could we please preserve it & stop this childish rubbish!
    JHMO = Just My Humble Opinion

    Pete





    If I can't be SKIING then CRUISING is the next best thing

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    My son said something the other day, and i said 'Pot and Kettle' comes to mind. He looked at me as if i was from another planet, so i explained it was a saying from years ago.

    How awful, he has all these abbreviations i don't understand and i have some sayings that he doesn't know what i'm on about!!
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    My own favourite is IPOWATA


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    Please can Posters keep 'text speak' off of this Forum.

    I am fed up with looking them up! JMHO?? EMA??

    We have a wonderful language, could we please preserve it & stop this childish rubbish!
    NTYMI....whoops, yes be good to revert to in plain English!

    Lancashire Cunarder

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    I use to work for a very large UK company and anyone who dealt with the general public was sent on a course first.
    The aim of the course was to de-acronym you and to stop you using jargon. The point of it all was to prevent confusion and misunderstandings. Believe me it wasn't easy.
    I'm not sure that acronyms are childish but they promote laziness in thought and speech, not to mention confusion, as can be seen by the comments on this thread.
    If you can't say what you mean, how can you mean what you say!
    Cheers OSD



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    TLAs crept into everday language years ago - everyone uses VAT.

    To me true text speak is expressions like cu; b4; ic etc.

    I haven't seen language like that on this forum.

    I don't think it is childish - just a different language - akin to when I travel to US - I have to think in American language.

    Now if we started to use xoxoxox - that is another matter.......

    Annie


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    NTYN = Not on your Nelly. (Sorry that one was for those north of Watford)

    Changing the subject slightly I was giving my post code to someone today and said.... S for Susan, O for Olive, and he said they're good;
    I had someone doing that the other day and they actually said, E for X ray, Q for Cucumber, when quoting a reference number.

    Words are so useful but also a wonderful source of amusement. ....Neil


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    Please can Posters keep 'text speak' off of this Forum.

    I am fed up with looking them up! JMHO?? EMA??

    We have a wonderful language, could we please preserve it & stop this childish rubbish!

    TBH I think that is a very strongly worded order that is uncalled for. If you don't understand it, why not ask? It is just one person's very strong opinion, its modernisation of a language - all languages have to modernise - lets face it the words computer, fridge were not there in ole Willie Shakespeare's time. We found words for them.

    Everyday I review the previous days BSE RTL results, if there is a +ve I must send the samples to the NRL for confirmatory IHC analysis! Tesco voucher for the person who has that one solved in its entirety by midnight tommorrow! There are acronyms in what we do every day!

    I would say 'just get with the programme'.


    C u l8r!


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