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06-14-2004, 10:24 PM #18Originally Posted by bluejeff
06-14-2004, 11:57 PM #19
'rolfmao' is understood as 'roll on the floor laughing' but I can't make out the 'mao' part. I still think such sentence can be represented a simple '', don't you think so?
'Asap', 'rsvp', 'sos' are well understood but they too are abbreviations and are widely accepted. The only difference is that these abbreviations are formal and had been used for centuries in everyday transactions.
The internet had only seen major revolution of the past two decades, so I doubt it is acceptable worldwide yet, else you'd see Microsoft memos written in netspeak.
06-15-2004, 12:12 AM #20
rolling on the floor, laughing my a*$ off.
06-16-2004, 02:05 PM #21
i think some abbreviation is ok. as to where to draw the line, well, how about from the dictionary? abbreviations like ASAP, RSVP, and even LOL are in the American Heritage Dictionary. however, others like ROFL are not, and only in some acronym finder dictionary.
i think if it is in the American Heritage, it should be ok, otherwise not. if we are looking for where to draw the line, i think that is the best line we can draw.
06-16-2004, 02:21 PM #22
Hummm, I believe we shouldn't restrict abbreviations strictly mentioned in the American Heritage Dictionary. We have an international audience here.
Originally Posted by kwun
06-16-2004, 02:54 PM #23
it is conveniently available online via dictionary.com.....
06-18-2004, 12:36 AM #24Originally Posted by wilfredlgf
06-18-2004, 12:39 AM #25Originally Posted by kwun
I dun no whaza l33t rackit 4me???
geh yonex izda bomb!! kekeke