Sunday, December 10, 2006

Coded message . . .

For 50 years now, I thought I could read . . . but suddenly I have come into a place where I don’t know the language. . . . The computer-language.
Just the other day . . . I learned that AKA was not a surname but . . . (Also Known As . . . something else)
So, here I try to do my best in reading the blogs. . . and realize someone have to teach me the language before I do too many blunders.
Well. . . let me try to write a sentence in the new language . . .

Yc I have my pc in dc or is it wc and watch a dvd in the vdv and lol it’s grate. It’s something abt glbt and omg I abp . . . rotflmao. Ytmnd comes to pwnage and here we go . . .

Does it make sense??? What have I written???? Can someone translate for me, please?

And here is some more:
YU =

I don't have a clue what they stay for . . .


BBC said...

WTF... Means What The Fuck. Usually with a question mark.

Nice graphic hon, have a great day. Hugs. :-)

BBC said...

And don't worry about offending someone, you're only looking for the best anyway. And they will work it out with you if there is something they are not understanding.

Besides, we are all crazy anyway. :-) Hugs.

BBC said...

LMFAO = Laughing My Fucking Ass Off

How much did the improved counter cost hon?

Kirsten N. Namskau said...

bbc: The new counter ...It's free....

Kirsten N. Namskau said...

But Babel-fish won't alway show!!!
Typical bull-shit..

BBC said...


I think it's actually FUBAR

Fucked Up Beyond All Repair.

There are websites that will explain most of them to you. But I don't have a site address handy right now.

I read that the counter was only free for 15 days and then it converts to a more simple counter unless you pay for the improved version.

I wonder how good of a job Bable Fish is at translating. I converted some text there and it goofed up some words.

I right click on an icon and select Open Link In New Window, so that I'm still at the other site also.

Hammer said...

PPL =people

Y'ALL = "You all" or the understood "you" when speaking to a group

DDR is a type of computer memory

YU is =You

TTYL= is talk to you later

PWN or PWNAGE is when you win a contest, fight or argument by a wide margin.

BTW= By the way

NSFW = not safe for work (like my weekly funnies)

Some I don't recognize at all

Kirsten N. Namskau said...

I know it is a site that translate these shortenings, but when I read something, i can't go from the one site to the next all the time....So it ends up with that I don't bother to finish reading what I started .

Hammer said...

I try not to use them unless I am absolutely sure my audience knows what I'm talking about.

YMMV (your mileage may vary) translated as: it works for me but I make no guarantees.

BBC said...

If you open two browser windows you can go to the site that explains them with one and view the other site with the other one.

I always work with at least two pages, sometimes as much as six.

Kirsten N. Namskau said...

bbc: I know and I often do that, but in other cases.(work or officials documents etc)But I am not willing to sue that much time on a page of entertaining or private letter etc.
I don't use any at all except for LOL...(laugh out loud.)In many cases it is not in my language neither to talk like the translation of the shortenings say.
Many times I find out that it actually is a rude or impolite language. Maybe that is why thei use shortenings.
I can be very rude or even impolite in front of a person, but not in something where I don't controll the listeners.

Lexcen said...

Kirsten, these abbreviations originated in the early days of the net when chat programs (see IRC) were all the rage. You can still access these programs. They have help pages which will give you a description of frequently used abbreviations in discussions. I gave up live chat many years ago as a terrible waste of time.

Vinicio said...

oh god, not you too.

please just type legibly. I still don't understand why people, especially those thugs, insist in writing this way.

life is so much easier if we just follow standard English.