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  • #16
    WTF?
    "I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." - Clarence Darrow
    "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." - Mark Twain

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    • #17
      OMGWFTBBQ

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      • #18
        ROFLMFAO
        -Never argue with an idiot; He will bring you down to his level and beat you with experience.

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        • #19
          I have some sort of allergy to the abbrevations used by the United States Armed Forces. Especially the really long ones. For some reason I don't have the same problem with the abbreviations used by for example the soviet union or nazi germany. I guess there's something with the english language that makes for corny abbreviations.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Cort Haus
            Yay! Nested abbreviations. Now we just need recursive, (...)
            I hate recursive abbreviations (e.g. GNU, PHP).
            Civilization II: maps, guides, links, scenarios, patches and utilities (+ Civ2Tech and CivEngineer)

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Cort Haus


              Yay! Nested abbreviations. Now we just need recursive, and pointers to TIA*s and we're away.

              * Three Initialled Acronyms
              The TTP Project
              "tout comprendre, c'est tout pardonner"

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              • #22
                Originally posted by SlowwHand
                and let's not forget BYOB.
                bring your own bible!

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                • #23
                  In the State Department, the more important an office is, the fewer letters in its abbreviation; the most important offices of all are one letter. And State Dept. employees, like all bureaucrats, are addicted to abbreviation. As a result, someone will mention, for example, a conversation they had with Deputy Secretary Negroponte, in which he mentioned that Secretary Rice was directing the Congressional liaison office to promote a new legislative agenda for the Department, but only after department lawyers had cleared on it. The result is something like:

                  I was talking with D last week, and he said S is ready to move her agenda out of H, once L signs on.
                  People -- pasty-faced people of both sexes in nondescript dark blue suits -- really talk that way here! It's just so, so wrong.
                  "I have as much authority as the pope. I just don't have as many people who believe it." George Carlin

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                  • #24
                    I love acronyms! (when I'm in the know, anyway)
                    I'm building a wagon! On some other part of the internets, obviously (but not that other site).

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Aeson
                      The TTP Project

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                      • #26
                        WTFp
                        You just wasted six ... no, seven ... seconds of your life reading this sentence.

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                        • #27
                          what is afaik?

                          the hard part is remembering all these. If it's not something that us used very often, the full form should be written out.

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                          • #28
                            afaik, afaik = as far as i know

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                            • #29
                              IIRC, that's right.
                              I'm building a wagon! On some other part of the internets, obviously (but not that other site).

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                              • #30
                                IIUC, SB is at fault.
                                Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.-Isaiah 41:10
                                I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made - Psalms 139.14a
                                Also active on WePlayCiv.

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