Seattle E-Mail Shorthand
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 95 12:15:55 -0700
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: Seattle E-Mail Shorthand
Forwarded-by: George Osner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Forwarded-by: KEITH E SULLIVAN <DNWU64A@PRODIGY.COM>
From: _The Seattle Times, Sunday, August 20, 1995.
Seattle Gets Own E-mail Shorthand
By Jean Godden -- Times Staff Columnist
With electronic mail becoming more common-place, Internet newcomers are
discovering messages laced with the Net's own version of alphabet soup:
BTW for "by the way," IMHO for "in my humble opinion," FAQ for
"frequently asked questions."
Once novices get comfortable with these shortcuts, they probably will
want some only-in-Seattle versions. KPLU's Greg Coe recently drew up a
list, among them:
ABL, short for "another Boeing layoff."
AMM, for "another Microsoft millionaire."
BTBB: "Bad traffic, both bridges."
CBC: "Catered by Costco."
HONPR: "Heard on National Public Radio."
LLL: "Looks like lutefisk."
MBFC: "Must be from California."
MBFF: "Must be from Fremont."
RLNJW: "Real locals never jaywalk."
SSBB: "Seattle sushi, Ballard bait."
TMOT: "The mountain's out today."
WONE: "Was on Northern Exposure."
YAPP: "Yet another Patches Pal."
© 1995 Peter Langston