One acronym I hate.

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Apr 25, 2008

One acronym I hate. by ScuberSteve at 2:15 PM (3,281 Views / 0 Likes) 45 replies

  1. ScuberSteve
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    I hate the term ROFL.
    (Also ROTFL, ROTFLOL, etc.)
    So, from now on, I will post the following picture in any testing area thread that has the phrase ROFL (and any of its variations).

    [​IMG]
     


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    None of those are acronyms ... they're just initials ... it's only an acronym if the initials spell another word [​IMG]
     
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    But it does.
    ROFL is pronounced RAW-FULL
    LOL is pronounced LAWL
     
  5. ScuberSteve
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    The many different types of acronyms/initials:
    - Pronounced as a word, containing only initial letters (IE. laser: light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation)
    - Pronounced as a word, containing non-initial letters (IE. radar: radio detection and ranging)
    - Pronounced as a word or names of letters, depending on speaker or context (IE. IRA: when used for Irish Republican Army, always pronounced as letters, when used for Individual Retirement Account, can be pronounced as letters or as a word)
    - Pronounced as a combination of names of letters and a word (IE. CD-ROM: Compact Disc read-only memory)
    - Pronounced only as the names of letters (IE. BBC: British Broadcasting Corporation)
    - Pronounced as the names of letters but with a shortcut (IE. NCAA: pronounced "en cee double a" or "en cee a a", National Collegiate Athletic Association)
    - Shortcut incorporated into name (IE. E³: pronounced e three, Electronic Entertainment Exposition)
    - Recursive acronyms, in which the abbreviation itself is the expansion of one initial (IE. PHP: PHP Hypertext Preprocessor)
    - Multi-layered acronyms (IE. JAXB: Java API for XML Binding, i.e. Java Application Programming Interface for eXtensible Markup Language Binding)

    That was some hardcore wikipedia manipulating right there.
     
  6. ScuberSteve
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    ROFL's pronounciation is comparable to the word Waffle

    Mosts perged

    damn lack of post merging...

    Mosts perged


    WTF?!?!
     
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  8. ScuberSteve
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    [​IMG]
     
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    i roffel'ed
     
  10. ScuberSteve
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    [​IMG]
     
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    ROFL at acronyms.

    I always hated WYSIWYG. Wizzy-wigs me out man.
     
  12. mthrnite

    Former Staff mthrnite So it goes.

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    ROFMIPABKIN
    (roff-me pab-kin)
    Rolling On Floor Moaning In Pain After Being Kicked In Nuts
     
  13. ScuberSteve
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    Oh, he was laughing all right.
     
  14. Awdofgum

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Edit: What about the rofl smiley?
     
  15. ScuberSteve
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    not ridiculous enough.
     
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    your lack of devotion to the cause disappoints me
     
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    This seems like a good place to post the names of my pokemon dungeon characters.
    Mr.Pwn (bulba) and Pwnachu. hehe... I like saying ROFL out loud more than typing it. But it sounds like RAWFULL...and I only do it when I'm joking with my brother.
     
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    hhahhahahaaaa funny
    ,............
     
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    I always used to read rofl as rolf
     
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    Member wiithepeople ^^didn't play it that much, but I love it =D

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    Mosts perged? ROFL
     

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