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Old 09-19-2010, 01:46 PM
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what does ETA mean


I see this occasionally in posts, but what does it stand for?
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:50 PM
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Edited To Add.

What's etv mean?




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Old 09-19-2010, 01:50 PM
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I see this occasionally in posts, but what does it stand for?
Edited To Add (meaning that the author submitted the post, then thought of something else, or found out something else, and had the time to edit the original post to add that information).

ETA: I don't have anything else to add

ETA: Now I do - Johnny L.A. beat me to it.

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Thought this posted


DUH! Obvious when it's pointed out. And etv are my initials.
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:22 PM
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Edward Telluride Varton?
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:59 PM
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Handy acronym finder:
http://www.acronymfinder.com/ETA.html
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:23 PM
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Click on the thread FAQs - Please Read First - Rules, Guidelines, Etiquette, Technical Issues in About This Message Board. Down near the bottom is a link: Beginner's Guide to Glossary of Terms on Straight Dope Message Boards.

It's a handy resource.
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:22 PM
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A related concept is NETA: which is when someone tried to edit, but ran out of time, and so put their edit in a new post.

Can you guess what it stands for?
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:07 AM
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Sorry, but you're all wrong.

Anybody who does crossword puzzles knows that ETA means estimated time of arrival. It's something that all airlines announce. Even though they don't. But in the land of cruciverbalists, they still do.
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:14 AM
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A related concept is NETA: which is when someone tried to edit, but ran out of time, and so put their edit in a new post.

Can you guess what it stands for?
I don't think I've really ever run across that other then in a Mafia game where you can get kicked out for editing.
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:16 AM
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Sorry, but you're all wrong.

Anybody who does crossword puzzles knows that ETA means estimated time of arrival. It's something that all airlines announce. Even though they don't. But in the land of cruciverbalists, they still do.
Wrong. Anybody who plays Scrabble knows that "eta" is a Greek letter. Those things really come in handy.
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Also: http://www.acronymfinder.com/ETV.html
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I don't think I've really ever run across that other then in a Mafia game where you can get kicked out for editing.
Where it's also seen as ABWOP: Added By Way of Post.
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Where it's also seen as ABWOP: Added By Way of Post.
Then there's MMMBOP, where three sibling-musicians hack your account and edit it for you.
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