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11-09-2001, 09:41 PM
Since it is the desire of all SDMB members to fight ignorance, please help me with mine.
I understand the LOL's, the LMAO's, IMHO, IIRC, and OTOH, but what in the blue hell are all the other ones supposed to mean? IIMV? To put it succinctly, WTF???
Thanks for the info.
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11-09-2001, 10:38 PM
I figured out that IANAL is "I am not a lawyer", but what is "whoosh"?
11-09-2001, 10:48 PM
Dunno about "whoosh", but try this (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?threadid=2528) for starters.
Or this. (http://www.acronymfinder.com/)
Or this. (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?threadid=32636)
Hey, I got a million of 'em. And you could, too. Try searching this message board!
11-10-2001, 12:20 AM
Whoosh: Onomatopoeia. Sound of fast moving, flying object passing overhead. A reference to humour, particularly sarcasm, parody or dramatic irony, that has gone right over the readers head.
Poster 1: That's about as useful as an inflatable dartboard.
Poster 2: But inflateable dartboards aren't particularly useful. I mean you'd keep putting holes in them and.....
Poster 3: (Quote from poster 2)
11-10-2001, 09:51 AM
This sort of question really belongs in ATMB, not GQ. I'll close this thread rather than move it because there are already a couple of active threads in ATMB on this subject. See Musicat's links and also http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?threadid=2528
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