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Old December 8th, 2005, 11:39 AM
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Is it really that hard to type "In my opinion" or "son" or "Holland America".

People come here for help and can't decipher what is being said at times.
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Old December 8th, 2005, 01:56 PM
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I don't that most people come to this location for help. Most come to complain or to enjoy themselves.
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How is it going? Wondered what happened to you. Sometimes I don't know what they are saying but I ask and after awhile you learn them all.

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Old December 8th, 2005, 05:11 PM
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I know what you mean, have had to google many American expressions before replying.

The Queen gave you English, please use it
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sblahars,

I agree with you to some extent. When I first came to these boards I had to learn the shorthand! It didn't take me long, but I can understand a "newbie" having a problem.

What bothers me most are people who post in one long sentence with no punctuation! It's very difficult for me to read those posts, and it usually will indicate the age of the poster.

DavidB,

It's an American site! I know if I went to a UK site I'd have problems with the expressions, too !
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David my friend, I didn't know the Queen sat down and created the language, and then gave it to us??

sblahars, BTW, and just an FYI, IMHO abbreviations are become more and more common in everyday language as well. It is not only here, on this board that you see them used increasingly. I really believe it is a product of the age we live in, starting with scientific and technical terms, then the internet and especially chat made them more common. This may be a natural evolution of the language. I'll re-evaluate the situation in a hundred years or so and let you know if I was right!

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Old December 8th, 2005, 11:30 PM
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UUUMMMMMM--- AAAHHHHHmmmmm -- I was like and she was like and we were all like and everyone was just like --- guess we all have our little dislikes. Like I don't like aaahhhmmmm--- uuummmm--like, you know??

Speak southern--- I can dig that.
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Old December 9th, 2005, 05:32 AM
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It's an American site! I know if I went to a UK site I'd have problems with the expressions, too !
One up on that one, Fern. I tried reading a UK site once and did not have the nerve to put my toes in.

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"One up on that one, Fern. I tried reading a UK site once and did not have the nerve to put my toes in�.

Karen, now we have got to the bottom of your problem and when you should know how to react. When wishing to comment verbally, using your mouth or online your fingers. Putting your toes in? Your thinking about the pool! Never seen that as a form of communication.

Thanks for pointing out this Fern that this is an American site,,,now it all makes sense

Don’t want to loose any of you, but why not try commenting on a Brit site,,,hey you could become the equivalent of DavidB in the UK

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Oh sh,, just thought I know some handicapped people use toes for typing, but hopefully this is seen in the humour it was meant.
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Using abbreviations has always been the norm in telecommunications. We used so many of them in the military it seemed like a real word was hardly used. cip, qsl, int, jrg, rpj, etc, etc. The 'civvies' are just now starting and of course making up some of their own. <G> I've been doing this since 1968, before there was an Internet.
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Hi DavidB,

What's a good UK site about cruising? I'll try it and see if I can understand the "Queen's English"! .

I don't think I have your sense of humor to become a "DavidB" on a Brit web site!

BTW (By the way), most people in the US understand "putting your toes in" , and apparently, you do too!
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Jim,

Did you have to pick up your TA50, before you could see your LES?

I know I had a hard time with the new way of speaking, and still have to ask my teens sometimes. You get use to it after awhile.

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I think this site is pretty tame compared to many as far as expressions go.

David,
Even the toes in the pool would be a scary sight right now. These northern winters are brutal on the "puppies". Time for a pedicure. In the winter we ladies can turn into apes and no one would know any different. Not that this has anything to do with the OP but hey I am sure there is a link if we think hard enough.

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Sailing gal - your "ape" visual really hit home and got me laughing - I'm sitting here in my bathrobe - and just caught sight of my winter legs - egads - white with lots of black "stripes". Gotta do something to stay warm up here in the Great White North Maybe I should braid them together so they look like black leotards - or "tights" in David's vernacular.
My greatest fear with winter-warm legs is that I will be involved in an accident and the medics will be so stunned by the hirsuteness of my legs they won't be able to provide medical care

Oh David - when I shave them I actually end up using several "plasters" as dh doesn't change his blades as often as he should and I end up wiping up the blood with an old "nappie" - still very absorbant even thought the kids are all grown up!

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For the OP - ttfn means "ta ta for now"
Also, for the OP-OP means original poster.

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Having a vivid imagination sometimes has its downfall....Jen, the pictures present in my mind,,,geez

Will not not even get into using the DH's razor,,,,uuugghhh

Karen, you really made me laugh with "These northern winters are brutal on the "puppies". Now here in the UK a womens puppies aint their toes !!

As for a good UK cruise site, if such an animal existed do you think I would be on here giving you guys grief. Believe me CM is it regarding cruise boards.
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Karen, you really made me laugh with "These northern winters are brutal on the "puppies". Now here in the UK a womens puppies aint their toes !!

Oops! Now there is a foot in the mouth and I don't mean puppy that time.
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I can be the EVIL moderator guy and say that our guidelines discourage the overuse of abbreviations and encourage the use of standard "Funk and Wagnall's" English.

Then again, who the heck are Funk and Wagnall's and why should they tell me how to write

I don't mind them, once in awhile, but like anything when they are overused the post becomes meaningless.

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Sblahars: Interesting you posted this. I always assumed your screen name was an abbreviation for something.

Of course we all know what happens when you assume.
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Gee I didn't realize this was an "American" site, I thought the Internet was International. All of the cruises I've been on have been full of people not from the USofA, but I guess we're not allowed to place comments on these boards.
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Gee I didn't realize this was an "American" site, I thought the Internet was International. All of the cruises I've been on have been full of people not from the USofA, but I guess we're not allowed to place comments on these boards.
Wow, where did that come from? Here on this board everybody is entitled to his/hers opinion/comments as long as it is done respectfully.
Most of the posts are larded with cynicism if you read well.

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Hey I was simply replying to the comment above that stated that "this is an American board". But obviously you didn't catch that I had my tonque firmly planted in my cheek !!!
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Hey I was simply replying to the comment above that stated that "this is an American board". But obviously you didn't catch that I had my tonque firmly planted in my cheek !!!
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Luanne, I understand you better than all that DH,DD,DW stuff.

But do you really need your TA50 to see your LES? Wouldn't you need your mypay.dfas?

Seriously, I can totally relate to:
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and other stuff like that. I never really understood why someone puts DH instead of just saying my husband (or just use their name). JMHO....oops, I used one!

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Did you have to pick up your TA50, before you could see your LES?

I know I had a hard time with the new way of speaking, and still have to ask my teens sometimes. You get use to it after awhile.

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So funny Carole, Are we still getting together this weekend? I would love to meet you and Johnny. I am so use to typing hubby, that if I did DH, people wouldn't know what I was talking about.
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David, You will be happy to know that we took your suggestion, and we managed to talk for hours, and your name didn't come up. So if you want our attendtion, you better pretend to be mean more than that.

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Luanne,
So nice to talk to you. Will talk again in a day or two.

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