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#1 SoIntoYou

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 05:21 AM

Hi all,
Can you think of any ambiguous acronyms used commonly over the Internet (or in text messages)? Acronyms with more than one interpretation. It's for my upcoming essay.
Don't get acronyms and abbreviations confused. =P

There was some recent news article that relates to this, but I can't find it anymore. =(
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#2 iBev

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 09:12 AM

Only one I can think of is 'lol' meaning laugh out loud or lots of love. D: (Or a filler if you can't think of anything to say :l)


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Posted 21 September 2009 - 09:00 PM

lol meaning 'laugh out loud' or 'i've got nothing else to say'

its true.

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 09:05 PM

I tried to google "internet acronyms with multiple meanings" and this topic was the first result...

Anyways...

This list right here might help.

#5 MelonPops

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 08:35 PM

QUOTE(Exculpation @ Sep 21 2009, 08:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I tried to google "internet acronyms with multiple meanings" and this topic was the first result...

Anyways...

This list right here might help.


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#6 SoIntoYou

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 11:15 AM

Thanks for the replies. (:
I had another one in mind: "FTW" can mean either "for the win" or "f the world."
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QUOTE(iBev @ Sep 21 2009, 11:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Only one I can think of is 'lol' meaning laugh out loud or lots of love. D:

YEAhhhh, that's the example that was used in the article. Imma use this one. :{D

QUOTE(iBev @ Sep 21 2009, 11:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
(Or a filler if you can't think of anything to say :l)

That's actually another point in my essay. o:

QUOTE(Exculpation @ Sep 21 2009, 11:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

That's a lot to go through! ._. Plus, I'm looking for commonly used acronyms with multiple meanings, and that narrows the list down by a whole lot. =p
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 08:35 AM

Lol, this reminded me of when I wrote WTF on my math proof (for "want to find").

One possible one is ATM. I'll try to think of others.

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 11:33 AM

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:08 PM

I wish I could still get away with writing essays on subjects nobody cares about.


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 10:28 PM

I wish I would get graded on those. I'd do so well.



#11 Dopple

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 05:51 PM

In the kind of writing I get to do nowadays, you first have to prove why anyone should give a crap about your argument. 


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#12 竜王聖帝

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:18 AM

"Because I wrote it"

 

Strong enough argument.



#13 Dopple

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 01:52 AM

Sadly, it's a little more complicated than that. Good thing I'm done with it.


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