(7) Brian Connery 'IMHO
: Authority and Egalitarian Rhetoric in the Virtual Coffeehouse', in David Porter (ed.), Internet Culture (London and New York, Routledge, 1997), pp.
ASAP and FYI are familiar, but not everyone knows that IMHO
means "in my humble opinion." Don't make your reader guess what you mean.
New acronyms are also entering English from cyberspace, as e-mail writers pepper their messages with BTW (by the way), IMHO
(in my humble opinion) and ROTFL (roll on the floor laughing).
AFAIK As Far As I Know AMHIK Ask Me How I Know B4 Before BCNU Be Seein' You BTL Between The Lines BTW By The Way CU See You CUL8TR See You Later D/L Download FWIW For What It's Worth FAQ Frequently Asked Question F2F Face to Face FYA For Your Amusement FYI For Your Information GA Go Ahead GMTA Great Minds Think Alike HD Hard Drive or High Density IMHO
In My Humble Opinion KISS Keep It Simple Stupid LAN Local Area Network L8R Later MSG Message MYOB Mind Your Own Business NRN No Reply Necessary OIC Oh, I See POV Point Of View RFI Request For Information SBI So Be It SO Significant Other S/W Shareware TAFW That's All For Now TBC To Be Continued TIA Thanks In Advance TNX Thanks!
Here are some more e-mail codes you can use: L8R = later BCNU = be seeing you LOL = laughing out loud FOAF = friend of a friend IMHO
= in my humble opinion FYI -- for your information IOW -- in other words ROTFL = rolling on the floor laughing
(Though Web culture proliferates its own collection of electronic "gestures" and idioms - keystroke sideways smiley faces :); LOL, the initials for "laughing out loud"; IMHO
, standing for "in my humble opinion" - all of which make online dialogue somewhat more warm and fuzzy.) Still, nothing quite replaces having a face to go with a name, a way of thinking, a body of ideas, a sense of humor.
: Authority and egalitarian rhetoric in the virtual coffeehouse." Connery recounts the ferment of the coffeehouse phenomenon in London during the second half of the seventeenth century and reviews the role of news, newspapers, egalitarianism, and personalities in this vibrant culture.
Don't assume that your customer knows e-mail lingo (e.g., IMHO
- In My Humble Opinion; ROTFL - Rolling on the Floor Laughing; BTW - By the Way).
Good for covering a lot of people in a limited amount of space; bad, IMHO
[in my humble opinion], if you're trying to explain why people should vote for those candidates.
At the same time, there seems to be little in the way of critical engagement with the concerns raised in what, imho
, has been one of the most sophisticated sets of exchanges on this list since I've been subscribed.
The Internet has developed a metalanguage of its own which is characterized by certain conventions and a large number of acronyms as shorthand for commonly used phrases (e.g., IMHO
for "in my humble opinion" and ROTFL for "rolling on the floor laughing").
The data analyzed were generated by psychiatric inpatient facilities in the United States and were collected through the Inventory of Mental Health Organizations (IMHO
) conducted by the Survey and Reports Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health.
The two respected TDs met with Mr Hall and the IMHO
for a briefing yesterday.
a west region (not Scarlets or Ospreys) likewise an east one (not Cardiff Blues or Dragons).