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knightflyte
01-18-2006, 11:58 AM
too loudly.


What do the initials IIRC mean?

knightflyte
01-18-2006, 11:58 AM
too loudly.


What do the initials IIRC mean?

major_setback
01-18-2006, 12:04 PM
Ha!

major_setback
01-18-2006, 12:06 PM
If I remember correctly they mean ....ooh, I've forgotten...sorry!

MrQBerrt
01-18-2006, 12:10 PM
In case your having trouble parsing major_setback's posts, IIRC = If I remember Correctly.

Kuna15
01-18-2006, 12:31 PM
While we are at it; what is the meaning of "ditto"?
I think it means "I agree" but I don't know exactly.

knightflyte
01-18-2006, 12:42 PM
What a dolt............ I always thought it was some initials for a German squadron or some sort of military code.

Okay LAUGH your ***es off.

AVG_WarHawk
01-18-2006, 01:30 PM
A few more possibilities for IIRC:
IIRC (http://www.acronymfinder.com/af-query.asp?String=exact&Acronym=IIRC&Find=Find)

Hoatee
01-18-2006, 02:16 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kuna15:
While we are at it; what is the meaning of "ditto"?
I think it means "I agree" but I don't know exactly. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You are probably equating 'I agree' with 'same here'. Which it is, but only in the literal context.

Kuna15
01-18-2006, 02:56 PM
DITTO means nothing in that context I have assumed according zo link below...
http://www.acronymattic.com/results.aspx?q=ditto

Thanks for providing the link.

major_setback
01-18-2006, 03:04 PM
OOh, I just found out what AF means!!!he he he.

major_setback
01-18-2006, 03:11 PM
Kuna:

Ditto means 'the same' or 'same here' . According to the dictionary it's used in writing (lists etc.) to avoid writing the same thing twice.

If someone writes ' I like Spitfires', then someone (else) writting 'ditto' would be stating that he also likes Spitfires.

major_setback
01-18-2006, 03:13 PM
AF means Acronym Finder.

Steg.
01-18-2006, 09:14 PM
I was taught in school that a ditto is a set of marks ("), which are used in substitution of a repeated phrase.

Though these days the term ditto has moved on out of written shorthand, and now is part of language.

The word ditto itself comes from the classical Greek 'dittos' meaning double.

Spot the geek who spent 4 years studying Classics and Greek and Latin languages. lol.

slo123
01-18-2006, 09:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by knightflyte:
What a dolt............ I always thought it was some initials for a German squadron or some sort of military code.

Okay LAUGH your ***es off. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
whatsdolt mean? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Freelancer-1
01-18-2006, 10:45 PM
A long time ago, in a land far away, A Ditto was a copy from a machine that predated the modern photocopier. I still remember the smell of a fresh Ditto. Made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

zoinks_
01-19-2006, 12:09 AM
yes, those were good times Freelancer.

knightflyte
01-19-2006, 02:01 AM
dolt is slang for jerk ... idiot ....not too bright....

I meant it as not too bright.....I had no idea what IIRC meant. When I found out what it DID mean I felt foolish..... hence the exclamation: dolt.

carguy_
01-19-2006, 02:54 AM
AFAIK All Fans Are Inane Koalas http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Tully__
01-19-2006, 09:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kuna15:
DITTO means nothing in that context I have assumed according zo link below...
http://www.acronymattic.com/results.aspx?q=ditto

Thanks for providing the link. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Because ditto is not an acronym. The word originated from the use of double quote marks (") in columnated lists to mean "the same as the entry above this one". People reading these lists eventually started pronouncing the double quote marks "ditto" and the meaning gradually transferred into general use.

Tully__
01-19-2006, 10:07 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Freelancer-1:
A long time ago, in a land far away, A Ditto was a copy from a machine that predated the modern photocopier. I still remember the smell of a fresh Ditto. Made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Proper name for those gizmos is gestetner {spelling?} copy AKA spirit copy (coz it used spirits (alcohol) as a solvent).

SlickStick
01-19-2006, 10:20 AM
Acronym Finder rocks!!!! I use it all of the time. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Another extremely useful site is:

Online Conversions (http://www.onlineconversion.com)

Hoatee
01-19-2006, 01:57 PM
prefer plane lang widge

han freak solo
01-19-2006, 06:49 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tully__:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Freelancer-1:
A long time ago, in a land far away, A Ditto was a copy from a machine that predated the modern photocopier. I still remember the smell of a fresh Ditto. Made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Proper name for those gizmos is gestetner {spelling?} copy AKA spirit copy (coz it used spirits (alcohol) as a solvent). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Gestetner. The last time I saw a working one of those duplicators (floor model version*) was 8 years ago. I used to operate and work on duplicators and presses.

Xerox killed the duplicator. (Now sing that like the song, "Video Killed the Radio Star".)

Now I just work on bindery equipment.

*
http://www.a-1enterprises.com/images/mxa_DCP_8082.jpg

slo123
01-19-2006, 11:04 PM
sorry gues im a dolt

Vengeanze
01-20-2006, 02:21 AM
I see Tully's started his campaign. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

BfHeFwMe
01-21-2006, 12:11 AM
Ahh, the fresh smell and feel of ditto'd exam papers. Everyone was a dittohead, always on the look out for that master carbon. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif