Some Explanations To Acronyms
Posted 12 April 2015 - 09:20 PM
Posted 12 April 2015 - 09:41 PM
Thats why we have Sheds
Posted 12 April 2015 - 10:08 PM
Talking of pubs, Jeremy, is that weird one still there at Ebbesborne Wake, served good 6x out of wood. Funny place, Morris dancers?
Edited by mafaldina, 12 April 2015 - 10:16 PM.
Posted 12 April 2015 - 10:10 PM
Ahhh but how many things are hidden in there that HWINO doesn't know about?
Posted 12 April 2015 - 10:19 PM
Posted 12 April 2015 - 11:04 PM
But if it is a strategy to remind the forum host to put up the glossary page, I'm all up for it
Posted 12 April 2015 - 11:40 PM
Posted 13 April 2015 - 07:11 AM
6x was always one of my favourites. Had two trips around the brewery when I was first at university, no idea how we got back to Bournemouth.
A glossary is a good idea, as is some 'technical explanation' pages.
I hate acronyms, they just lead to confusion, are too context specific and become a barrier to entry.
Posted 13 April 2015 - 07:54 AM
I've not found out where SWMBO came from but as a married man and looking at my wife, I know exactly how it came about!
Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:22 AM
I'll start a separate thread titled "ACRONYMS & Glossary of Common Terms" which can be added to until we all feel it's as complete as we can make it.
Perhaps Admin can then make the thread available as and when any future additions come along.
I'll put that new thread up now.
Once it's up and you want to add to the thread I'll copy and paste your entry into its 'alphabetical position' in the original post and delete your post to stop the thread getting repetitive.
Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:28 AM
The content of the original post will then be amended to accommodate that fuller explanation.
But let's keep it simple. It defeats the object of the exercise if the definition and/or explanation gets overly technical or scientific (both terms used in their lay meaning).
I remember an OU summer school at Bath U when a particularly irritating lecturer asked us a question which no one responded to because none of us (it later turned out when he was discussed in the bar) had understood a word he'd said.
He stood there glaring at us and said: "Surely you can't be THAT thick?"
I stood up and suggested that the problem wasn't so much one of us being obtuse as of him being abstruse. Round of applause and exit one very angry lecturer. Those of the OU staff who were drinking with us later, reported that he wouldn't be invited back in future years.
So the KISS principle rules, OK.
Edited by joiner, 13 April 2015 - 08:35 AM.