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Thu Sep 21, 2017, 11:52 AM

please explain some of the shortcut nomenclature I see here

Maybe its outlined somewhere, but I haven't seen it. Can someone tell a noob what stuff like K, T, R (maybe some others) mean when people are responding to posts?

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Reply please explain some of the shortcut nomenclature I see here (Original post)
captain queeg Sep 2017 OP
Orrex Sep 2017 #1
cwydro Sep 2017 #4
Orrex Sep 2017 #6
shraby Sep 2017 #2
PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 2017 #3
leftstreet Sep 2017 #5
Orrex Sep 2017 #7
FSogol Sep 2017 #9
Orrex Sep 2017 #12
FSogol Sep 2017 #14
WhiskeyGrinder Sep 2017 #11
Orrex Sep 2017 #13
cwydro Sep 2017 #21
defacto7 Sep 2017 #16
cwydro Sep 2017 #8
FSogol Sep 2017 #10
cwydro Sep 2017 #17
3catwoman3 Sep 2017 #30
cwydro Sep 2017 #31
3catwoman3 Sep 2017 #33
cwydro Sep 2017 #22
Iggo Sep 2017 #28
cwydro Sep 2017 #29
Orrex Sep 2017 #23
captain queeg Sep 2017 #15
defacto7 Sep 2017 #18
Iggo Sep 2017 #19
cwydro Sep 2017 #20
Aristus Sep 2017 #24
MGKrebs Sep 2017 #25
emulatorloo Sep 2017 #26
Achilleaze Sep 2017 #27
Greybnk48 Sep 2017 #32
Dr. Strange Sep 2017 #34

Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 11:53 AM

1. It's short for KnighTRider.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 11:58 AM

4. Lol!

There you go again!

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Response to cwydro (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 11:59 AM

6. You're too kind!

Most people say "asshole" and leave it at that.

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 11:55 AM

2. Never fear, it's the noobs that are doing it, not the rest of us who can't figure out half

of their posts.

As far as I know, it's code for "we don't know what the hell we're talking about".

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 11:55 AM

3. I sometimes find it highly annoying that people

here can't be bothered to type out a full word or name.

Sometimes putting the abbreviation into Google will help. Sometimes the abbreviation has more than one meaning, but you can usually figure out which one applies.

Over time you'll learn most of them.

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 11:58 AM

5. it's a Belgian auto racing team

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 12:00 PM

7. K & R usually means "kick" and "rec(ommend)"

Not sure about T, though.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 12:01 PM

9. Maybe he means n/t which stand for no text. That means everything is in the reply title/subject line

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Response to FSogol (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 12:03 PM

12. I see what you did there

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Response to Orrex (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 12:09 PM

14. LOL, n/t

Hopefully, I not violating the secret sanctity of the no text tag.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 12:02 PM

11. Might be thinking of NT, which, Capt. Queeg, means "no text" and means the response is short enough

that it's in the reply title field only. Also, OP means "opening/original post" or "opening/original poster."

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 12:04 PM

13. Maybe, but don't tell him about eom

I was on DU for about, oh, 4,465 days before I figured that one out.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 12:22 PM

21. Lol, me too. eom

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Response to Orrex (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 12:13 PM

16. In this context probably tweeted.

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 12:00 PM

8. I once was called a mole when I asked what 2a was.

I wasn't processing well that day I guess.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 12:02 PM

10. 2a is the smallest bra size. HTH. n/t

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Response to FSogol (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 12:13 PM

17. Lol!

Wish I'd thought of that.

The poster who called me a mole is FFR, so it's all good.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #17)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 02:07 PM

30. OK - I'll bite.

What are 2a, FFR and HTH?

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #30)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 02:20 PM

31. Lol! You made me feel much better about my ignorance.

2A is the second amendment, FFR is Flagged for review.

Hth, I do not know.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #31)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 02:49 PM

33. Happy to be of service!

I am going to make up a new one, building on the HTH - HTHDIK. How The Hell Do I Know?

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Response to FSogol (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 12:23 PM

22. Wait! What is HTH?

Wah, I hate being out of the loop.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #22)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 01:38 PM

28. Head-to-head, hand-to-hand?

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Response to Iggo (Reply #28)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 01:42 PM

29. lol!

I can't keep up!

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Response to FSogol (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 12:23 PM

23. I thought it was 6.02 x1023

Wait. Wrong mole.

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 12:10 PM

15. thanks all

Can't tell for sure how many responses are tongue-in cheek but I think I get most of it now.

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #15)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 12:15 PM

18. Kicked, tweeted and recommend

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #15)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 12:18 PM

19. Looks like mostly true facts, except for the bra size one.

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 12:20 PM

20. And if you see "moran", it is not a mispelling.

It comes from some stupid RW idiot who had it as a sign.

Sorry, I'm not good at pics here. Maybe someone will post it.

YMMV means "your mileage may vary." If someone tells you "bless your heart", you are not being complimented in any way, lol.

Otoh (on the other hand), if Skittles schedules you for an ass-kicking, that IS a compliment.

You'll catch on lol. Stay away from threads on fried chicken, pit bulls, or circumcision.

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 12:26 PM

24. I'lll tell you,

but only if you tell me what happened to the quart of strawberries that was in the wardroom reefer.

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 12:30 PM

25. tl;dr n/t eom

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 12:56 PM

26. K&R "Kick and Recommend". N/T "no text in my post, just the title"

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 01:02 PM

27. etc.

means etcetera, whatever.

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 02:26 PM

32. IOKIYAR

I hope I got that right. "It's ok if you are Republican" Hypocrisy alert!

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 02:55 PM

34. The only important abbreviation that gets used is tiaihtsdcotywwytdycybidyd

But no one uses it any more.

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