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Acronyms can be a bad thing
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ST11
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:25 pm    Post subject: Acronyms can be a bad thing Reply with quote

We all know about FTF and TFTC SL and of course my favorite LTF (latest to find) Wink

I had someone post a note on one of my caches that simple says "dip"

Not knowing what "dip" means I assumed it means something I should not like.
I sent them a note asking for an explanation. Some Acronyms are just not meant to be used.
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KRedEP
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's benign. They are dipping a trackable. If you don't/forget to drop a trackable into the cache when you are writing your find log, you need to write a new log to put the trackable in. This cacher is keeping the trackable (It's likely a personal trackable) so they put it in and take it right back out again to log miles, or record the history. They have done it to a bunch of caches so are likely going back a ways in their caching history.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not an acronym. Not sure why it bothers you.
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ST11
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK I see - I just didn't know if the person thought I was a dip or what. I guess it's one of those silly things.
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A-body
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe he knows you!
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ST11
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No then I would have expected it
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Moe the Sleaze
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my favorite (non-geocaching) acronyms: TTP
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pulled this from an online encyclopedia..

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An acronym is a word formed from the initials of words in a phrase, such as NATO ['neyto] from North Atlantic Treaty Organization or "scuba" from "self-contained underwater breathing apparatus." It is often used to include abbreviations but abbreviations are not all pronounceable words. "YDC" is an abbreviation, not an acronym.
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ST11
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well that may be true but it still doesn't alter the fact that I don't like being called a dip Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
I pulled this from an online encyclopedia..

Quote:
An acronym is a word formed from the initials of words in a phrase, such as NATO ['neyto] from North Atlantic Treaty Organization or "scuba" from "self-contained underwater breathing apparatus." It is often used to include abbreviations but abbreviations are not all pronounceable words. "YDC" is an abbreviation, not an acronym.

"Teeteepee"
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moe the Sleaze wrote:
bflentje wrote:
I pulled this from an online encyclopedia..

Quote:
An acronym is a word formed from the initials of words in a phrase, such as NATO ['neyto] from North Atlantic Treaty Organization or "scuba" from "self-contained underwater breathing apparatus." It is often used to include abbreviations but abbreviations are not all pronounceable words. "YDC" is an abbreviation, not an acronym.

"Teeteepee"


Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura??
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeepers, even this dictionary is using it in the wrong context Shocked

http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/TTP
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, I get it now Moe, you mean the Urban Dictionary version of TTP, "Toke Toke Pass". Just what have you been doing with yourself lately? Laughing
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Hal-oween
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My brother works in tech support and one of his favorites is
one dee ten tee
as in the 1D10T user is the source of the problem. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DIP

( Dynamically Intelligent Person )

I now like Acronyms Wink
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