xfree & nvidia - Shortcuts !

Andrew Davis andrew at socallinuxsolutions.com
Tue Jan 21 14:55:01 PST 2003

Kristian Benoit wrote:
> Edgar Alwers wrote:
>> On Tuesday 21 January 2003 21:48, you wrote:
>>> I'm sure this has been asked b4, but I'm not having much luck 
>>> searching...
>> This is a general comment. I often find expressions like "b4" instead 
>> of "before" or "4u" instead of "for you" etc.  in contributions to 
>> these lists.  In my very humble opinion ( IMHO ) these expressions 
>> have perhaps been funny long time ago. Perhaps, some shortcuts like 
>> "OTOH" for "on the other hand" represents a certain amount of time 
>> saving. OK. But as a general line, I feel more and more unconfortable 
>> reading such -excuse me- bullshit, which is in a certain way  killing 
>> Shakespeare's wonderfull language. Could we try to use shortcuts as 
>> less as possible ? I think, most of us have the one or two additional 
>> minutes this better language costs, and, last but not least, it is 
>> also a courtesy against our readers.
>> Regards,
>> Edgar
> You are completely right, I'm french and i'm not so use to read stuff 
> like b4 and I did'nt realized what it mean. Plus this is a support forum 
> not a chat like irc or icq, where it's sometimes useful to type fast so 
> you can read and type at once. But in a certain way languages evolves 
> and if you where still speaking shakespeare's language it would'nt be 
> like it is today.
> Kristian
Yeah... I'd hate to hafta ...errrr HAVE TO add an "eth" to everythingeth 
I'eth sayeth. I'lleth tryeth toeth speaketh moreeth properlyeth. ;)

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