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Old 07-12-2011, 12:08 PM   #1
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Acronyms & Abbreviations

Hi,

I think that we should have a thread on acronyms and abbreviations that are commonly used on the forums. I know that everybody gets used to the language after a while, but it would be nice for the newcomers if they know what DTB, HC, PB, MMPB, TBR, etc. actually stand for. I know that if they ask there would be somebody to answer, and there is always google, but it might be useful to some.

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Old 07-12-2011, 05:20 PM   #2
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I think that's an excellent idea, Sil_lis. "Abbreviations" would be a great page to have in the MobileRead wiki.

Of course, if people don't know what a TBR is they're not, as readers ([cough]book-hoarders[/cough]), trying hard enough.

Cheers,
Marc (who doesn't know what a DTB is)
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:46 PM   #3
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:47 PM   #4
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Ouch, Marc, be generous to us non-english readers of this forum. We may excel in reading and hoarding books, but we really can't know what all the abbreviations or acronyms stand for.

(Some people use DTB for dead tree books but maybe it actually means don't tease the boardmoderator??)
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:51 PM   #5
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Reading random posts earlier in the week, a newcomer queried ZCD. Now that one does require some explanation!
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:47 PM   #6
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Hi,

I think that we should have a thread on acronyms and abbreviations that are commonly used on the forums. I know that everybody gets used to the language after a while, but it would be nice for the newcomers if they know what DTB, HC, PB, MMPB, TBR, etc. actually stand for. I know that if they ask there would be somebody to answer, and there is always google, but it might be useful to some.

Thanks,
Sil
Marvellous suggestion, and long overdue.

Who knows, maybe some of the posts might make sense to those of us who are more *ahem* mature.

Cheers.
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:43 PM   #7
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Ouch, Marc, be generous to us non-english readers of this forum. We may excel in reading and hoarding books, but we really can't know what all the abbreviations or acronyms stand for.

(Some people use DTB for dead tree books but maybe it actually means don't tease the boardmoderator??)
Hah! One should not take much I say too seriously when intertwined with a nudge and a wink. My comment in regard to TBR is winked and sandwiched by me not knowing what a DTB is (and thank-you all that let me know).

And you can tease me, just so long as you drink this ZCD first...

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Old 07-13-2011, 02:30 AM   #8
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And you can tease me, just so long as you drink this ZCD first...
Zesty Cup of Death?
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:42 AM   #9
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Zesty Cup of Death?
Sort of...death is a temporary side effect (multiversal contemporaneity a pleasing middle-effect. After-effects infinitely unpredictable). A ZCD is a Zany Carter Deluxe: it is to The Lounge what a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster is to the Hitchhiker's universe, except for beginners we use P-GGB to dilute ZCD.
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:54 AM   #10
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I thought it was Digital Talking Book
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:47 AM   #11
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As I haven't really visited the lounge, this is the first I've heard about ZCD. Do I have enough karma to survive the drink?
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A book that will give me the digit ?
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:32 PM   #13
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As I haven't really visited the lounge, this is the first I've heard about ZCD. Do I have enough karma to survive the drink?
you'll have to make sure you get to the forthcoming party at Marc's, which memory fails to serve me was last week in the next month before the penultimate Friday of the month yet to come, delayed three ZCD worth of lazy hangovers and accelerated by the appropriate bar of dark chocolate.
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you'll have to make sure you get to the forthcoming party at Marc's, which memory fails to serve me was last week in the next month before the penultimate Friday of the month yet to come, delayed three ZCD worth of lazy hangovers and accelerated by the appropriate bar of dark chocolate.
And what happened to the fish?
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