As I think of shortened versions of words to make life simpler, I'll put them on here. In no particular order. Please join in, everyone! Let us know if any are unclear.
Good idea , Ray.
Only one that occurs to me at moment is
I hate PD as it stands for Parkinson's Disease.It is the disease bit I dilike.Makes John sounds as if he can go round infecting people.
I must agree with E.C.D that that i can cope with just parkinsons but not disease.how about shorthand parkinsons
dont know wheather you all agree!
Ok, I'll replace PD with PK for Parkinson's.
PwP...People with Parkinson's
ASAP..As soon as possible
4.....For, for, four
2.....To, too, two
ttfn..Bye for now
pm....Per minute, per month
pd....per day (and nothing else!)
extensive list ,Ray
thought of 2 more:
t.d.s. - 3 times a day
O/h - other half. ie husband, wife , partner. Don't like the term particularly, but useful abbreviation.
have you been writing your book 2 nite, munching your prawn cocktail crisps !
This is pretty thorough, Ray!
Just one thought: I wonder whether having a series of abbreviations could be off-putting to people who are new to the forum or are taking a look to see if they want to join.
It would be good to know your thoughts on how we could ensure that new users find the forum accessible while keeping things as simple as possible for current users.
another for the list :
thnx -- thanks.
Maybe newbies could receive on registration an automated welcome message from the forum administrator advising them how to use the forum and also explaining that abbreviations are sometimes used in forum posts to aid people who are experiencing problems with typing.
I have just clicked on forum help - maybe abbreviations could be mentioned in this section.
Good grief! have a heart!
Its bad enough that I have to focus my bleary eyes to read what's on the screen, tussle with spellcheck to unravel my muddled spelling, reach desperately into the innermost depths of a befuddled brain to string a sentance together, stop my uncontrollable fingers from clicking my mouse when its not required to do so and use every inch of my failing willpower to make my frozen fingers hit the right keys!!
Now you're asking me to learn a new language as complicated as Esperanto.
I am with you Tootsie lets be sensible and use the ones that are obvious to most people. Also not too many in each posting.ttfn
Thanks for making me smile Tootsie
lol - does it mean lots of love of laugh out loud
then there is lmao - which I had no idea the meaning of. I've since found out it means laughing my as* off
I agree, to avoid confusion it's best to stick to the well know ones.
It's fun making them up though
Gr8 idea to have an abbrev list! Im stiil trying to get my head round txt speak!
I had only intended to use commonly used abbreviations already in use, mainly for newcomers' benefit. However it seems to have worried as many people as it may have helped, so I think I'll drop the idea.
Aw gee whiz, Ray. No need to come the raw prawn with me. Waz only pullin' ya left one. Fair go mate. Only havin'ya on.