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#207159 - 09/16/12 10:55 PM Re: R.T.K. [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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YCLIU Luke.
Txt speak is also known as Netspeak amongst social networkers.

#207160 - 09/16/12 11:41 PM Re: R.T.K. [Re: olly]  
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many of these internet initialisms predate texting - I started seeing them when I first began frequenting USENET forums, which predated internet forums such as this one (this would have been during the 90s).

"Usenet is like a herd of performing elephants with diarrhea. Massive, difficult to redirect, awe-inspiring, entertaining, and a source of mind-boggling amounts of excrement when you least expect it."
Gene Spafford, 1992

#207163 - 09/17/12 02:13 AM Re: R.T.K. [Re: tsuwm]  
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Like you say, a precursor to UBB.
I'd used terms such as WYSIWYG and GUI and HUI as well

#207164 - 09/17/12 02:49 AM Re: R.T.K. [Re: olly]  
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I wonder if some of them even date from the days of the BBSs? nah, probly not..

#207165 - 09/17/12 08:47 AM Re: R.T.K. [Re: olly]  
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Those days when what you saw wasn't what you got! Sheesh! The dark ages.
"This word processor is WSYWYG!"
"IT IS?"
"Yes."
"WOW!!" *with awe in the eyes*

#207166 - 09/17/12 09:55 AM Re: R.T.K. [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
Originally Posted By: Rhubarb Commando
Not LOL, but ROFLMFAO. (Whaddya make of that, Luke?)



I don't text Rhub, so you've got me.


But surely you will remember now, Luke that AFK = Away From Keyboard!

You have come across it before.....when wofahulicodoc said it recently.

And its not to far to figure out that RTK means the Rhuby has returned (to keyboard) smile

#207171 - 09/17/12 12:30 PM Re: R.T.K. [Re: Candy]  
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Rhuby's Too Kewl.

#207174 - 09/17/12 02:39 PM Re: R.T.K. [Re: Faldage]  
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As I teased Luke with ROFL...., knowing he doesn't speak text, I probably deserve to have
Rhuby's Too Krool
blush


I'm immortal until proven otherwise
#207176 - 09/17/12 03:43 PM Re: R.T.K. [Re: olly]  
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Originally Posted By: olly
YCLIU Luke.
Txt speak is also known as Netspeak amongst social networkers.



Oh, well, no loss. I am not a social networker either, rather
read a good book. But thanks, Olly.


----please, draw me a sheep----
#207184 - 09/18/12 06:50 PM Re: R.T.K. [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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A. has been told that when connections get slow it is from WWW pipes being clogged with LOLcats. Could be just the fur.


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