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Old 05-05-2021, 11:49 AM   #1
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Internet speak

I expect I'm not the only one who gets confused by internet speak - abbreviations or words that are used by people posting on message boards or other Internet spaces.

Recently I was browsing various product forums including Reddit and I thought there were an awful lot of topics reporting being fooled by products or companies. Eventually I figured out that in forum-speak, "dupe" is an abbreviation for "duplicate" and has nothing to do with the traditional definition of the word.

So I guess I was duped by internet-speak
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Old 05-05-2021, 12:49 PM   #2
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The older I get the more that is true for me too. I'm retired and live alone with no kids or grandkids to expose me to the current internet speak. I google those things a lot!

One the other hand, I'm sure they would look blankly at me if I talked in the street lingo of 1960s and 1970s!

"Hey man, you got a doobie?"
"Breaker One Nine."
"Keep it on double nickels, Smokie is around the corner."
"Oh my, did you see that streaker cross the field during the game?"

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"Turn clockwise."
"It's a quarter to four."
"Telephone dial."

And a lot more I've forgotten.

I use Google to clear up confusing abbreviations all the time these days.
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The older I get the more that is true for me too. I'm retired and live alone with no kids or grandkids to expose me to the current internet speak. I google those things a lot!

One the other hand, I'm sure they would look blankly at me if I talked in the street lingo of 1960s and 1970s!

"Hey man, you got a doobie?"
"Breaker One Nine."
"Keep it on double nickels, Smokie is around the corner."
"Oh my, did you see that streaker cross the field during the game?"

Oh yeah - the CB craze of the 1970s
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"Oh my, did you see that streaker cross the field during the game?"

Ah, the memories...

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Old 05-06-2021, 12:19 PM   #7
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Ah, the memories...

That song was so popular when I was in HS they played it every 30 minutes and asked listeners to please stop calling in requests! I think that song is why I remember the streakers, more so than the streakers themselves.
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