Re: acronym soup Re: Why can't ISPs stop spam/virus ?!
From: Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz (spamtrap_at_library.lspace.org.invalid)
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 20:10:09 -0400
In <qdXcb.4914$NX3.firstname.lastname@example.org>, on
at 01:32 PM, jmw <email@example.com> said:
>it's my impression you could offer a lot on the subject of managing
>mail traffic, but i'd bet a lot of that will be lost because you have
>this bizarre fondness for "acronym speak".
Well, if it's any consolation I often have to resort to the jargon
file for acronyms that I'm not familiar with. The particular one that
is bothering you comes from a very popular science fiction novel ("The
Moon is a Harsh Mistress") and is relatively common.
>people use this because it's tedious to type-out a commonly known
Or because the acronym is better known than the phrase. If I avoided
acronyms I would be chastised for being too verbose, possibly even by
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