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Old 04-03-2014, 17:15   #91
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Get over it or get with it. I don't disagree with you however the fact that you are requesting that all conform to meet your need is a bit arrogant.
I don't think it was arrogant. Hopeless, probably. Richard 5's request probably never had a chance from the beginning, because it asks way too many people to change. Few like to change; fewer still want to; and even the kind-hearted, who might understand PCCPLMC* in French, or PAPSVL* in Spanish, for instance, don't want to censor themselves any more than they already do.

Maybe mottseng's advice is actually the best to help the OP, though. It's tough, and might sound hard-hearted, AND may be the most helpful in the long run. I know a sports coach (football, baseball) who uses the phrase "suck it up" as a cue to grow beyond humiliation, and pain, and get back to doing their job. I view that ability to get past "it", and resume functioning as a good thing for people to learn.

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*work them out, ignore them, or PM me and I will clue you in. However, as far as I know, neither abbreviation is in common usage: in those languages these familiar phrases would be written out all the way.
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Old 04-03-2014, 17:35   #92
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It needn't be one or the other .
"A woman should be a lady in the parlour, a cook when in the kitchen and a whore when in the bedroom."
Luckily for me, I only have a single cabin boat...
"yours" manages OK
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Old 04-03-2014, 17:56   #93
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I don't feel I asked anyone to change. I simply asked that acronym or initializations are not used in place of the full spelling. Obviously there are some (NASA, RYC, as example) that are fine but I was pointing at the more esoteric in nature. I even said the magic word ('please' for you heathens).

For a few of you, rather than tell me where to get off why don't you just fuggedaboudit. I have. Those few persons made me think maybe we could arrange a mid-ocean 10 round match...in the water.
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Luckily for me, I only have a single cabin boat...
"yours" manages OK
When I was teaching, this lesson was quickly learned by my 8th grade students by my introducing the concept: "Up yours". 8th graders can handle this kind of example whereas the 7th graders always giggled so loudly that the last time I used this phrase the principal's voice came over the loud speaker: "...ah Mr. Crab, please tell us what is so funny that we can hear your students in the office?"

Apparently the TRUTH wasn't wot she wanted to hear. Beware.
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I don't think it was arrogant. Hopeless, probably. Richard 5's request probably never had a chance from the beginning, because it asks way too many people to change. Few like to change; fewer still want to; and even the kind-hearted, who might understand PCCPLMC* in French, or PAPSVL* in Spanish, for instance, don't want to censor themselves any more than they already do.

Maybe mottseng's advice is actually the best to help the OP, though. It's tough, and might sound hard-hearted, AND may be the most helpful in the long run. I know a sports coach (football, baseball) who uses the phrase "suck it up" as a cue to grow beyond humiliation, and pain, and get back to doing their job. I view that ability to get past "it", and resume functioning as a good thing for people to learn.

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*work them out, ignore them, or PM me and I will clue you in. However, as far as I know, neither abbreviation is in common usage: in those languages these familiar phrases would be written out all the way.
Thank you Ann. As stated I don't disagree with the OP, however posts, e-mails, texts etc. seem to be evolving. I believe us who resist change need to learn new ways. My rant was directed how the OP ended his post.

My apologies
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I don't feel I asked anyone to change. I simply asked that acronym or initializations are not used in place of the full spelling. Obviously there are some (NASA, RYC, as example) that are fine but I was pointing at the more esoteric in nature. I even said the magic word ('please' for you heathens).

For a few of you, rather than tell me where to get off why don't you just fuggedaboudit. I have. Those few persons made me think maybe we could arrange a mid-ocean 10 round match...in the water.
You ask for our cooperation to not use acronyms. How is that not asking someone yo change?
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... We do have one member on this forum whom I have given up trying to comprehend as I am pretty sure she just makes up words as she types...
I took a little break today from this serious computing stuff. Did I miss anything? I thought this would draw some fire from we-all-know-who. She must have been busy with the cops policia de barcos (I just made that up but it looks pretty good). Perhaps a pm to ...er... her is in order but what if a pm triggers pms?

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You ask for our cooperation to not use acronyms. How is that not asking someone yo change?
Because I simply one to type the full words. You're typing any way, so why not type out the full words in the interest of clarity. I really do not understand the resistance and seeming resentment to using full words.

As I had said, many of these are obvious but I'm not talking of 'internet slang'. If one is so emotionally charged to resent my request than just forget it. If you remember, I had also mentioned how people are from various nations which implies various cultures. I guess we'll just have to gauge your response when on the receiving end of abbreviations and what not. I'm sorry to have caused so much trouble.
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I always get those last two mixed up
So do many other women
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Richard, you did not cause any trouble. And I for one agree with you.

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Richard, you did not cause any trouble. And I for one agree with you.

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I also agree and choose to type out the full word in most cases however, you can't expect everyone else to do the same or even ask that they do to serve your needs. My point in all of this is do what you want to do without telling others to do it your way.
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IIRC, he was asking, politely. Not "telling".

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IIRC, he was asking, politely. Not "telling".

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Sorry, Richard.
True, OP was asking not telling however, the way OP was asking did not leave much doubt that it was expected. Whether is was polite or not is subjective.

As stated earlier, I agree with the OP and by the way what does IIRC stand for?
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Ask Richard.





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Did anyone answer him about what RPP means because I don't know either?
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