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Old August 11th, 2003, 12:30 PM
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On the CM boards I see many symbols (e.g., <G>, <S>, <VBG>) and/or abbreviations (e.g., , IMO, SDM)
some of which I understand and some of which leave me clueless. I feel that I'm not the only person who reads through threads and doesn't comprehend all of the symbolism in the messages. Can we get a crash course in symbology? I'm tired of being one of the illiterati (I made up that word). Thanks.

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Old August 11th, 2003, 12:38 PM
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Jack ... oops, there I go.

Here are some:

-- Laughing out loud


ROTFL - Rolling on the floor laughing

<G> - Grin

IMO - In my opinion

That's the best I can do so far :-)

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Haven't seen Carole post lately but she put together a list a while back, here's the link to it.

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Old August 11th, 2003, 01:44 PM
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You can also go to a site for Acronyms:

http://netforbeginners.about.com/lib...acronyms-a.htm

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Old August 11th, 2003, 02:17 PM
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Carole's list just about covers it all.

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Old August 11th, 2003, 02:43 PM
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Thanks for the quick response, Mates, and for the links. I am back in the world of the literati once more. BBFN. Jack

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Old August 11th, 2003, 05:42 PM
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So now I have one too.
When you say "DH" is it Dear Husband, Darling Husband or *^#%$ Husband? !!!

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Old August 11th, 2003, 06:21 PM
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Thanks, Luanne. And all along I thought DH meant Designated Hitter. I was wondering why so many wives referred to their hubbies in that manner. I like Dear Husband better. <G>

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And to think I always thought DH was something else, which rhymes with Thick Shed.

j/k (just kidding for Jack's info)

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Old August 12th, 2003, 11:15 AM
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For shame, Thomas! But now that I think about it, I'd better check with Kim as to which DH she considers me to be. Then again, why ask if you're unsure what the answer might be?<S>

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Old August 12th, 2003, 08:57 PM
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as Tigger would say..."TTFN!" (Ta Ta For Now!)

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