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Old 08-02-2008, 07:47 PM
 
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Well, believe it or not, I first heard "The Wife" from a man I worked with. It was about a year before I got my first computer. He always referred to his wife as an object. No endearment at all. I think it shows dislike, no love and no respect. A sure sign that the wedded bliss does not exist in their union.
Yep. I totally agree. Its sad that so many people these days are brainwashed into thinking that saying things like that are the norm. Society has certainly taken a turn for the worse in many categories. Very classless to describe your husband or wife as an object.

Still the worst of the worst I read right here on this site. A woman referred to her children as "my 2 little tax deductions"

Joking or not come on. No class.
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:23 PM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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How about caling your children " rug rats"..?.but then...that's not internet lingo.

There are a lot of those initials that I have no idea what they mean. So I ignore them.
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Moving soon!
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I haven't read all the posts, but what is "DD"? I only figured out DH from reading the first post here. Why don't people just say my husband or my wife?
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:14 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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I haven't read all the posts, but what is "DD"? I only figured out DH from reading the first post here. Why don't people just say my husband or my wife?
I think DD refers to only certain wives
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Here... for now
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Most often, when I've seen DD it stands for Dear Daughter (DS = Dear Son). ((Hahaha StuckPA ))
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Old 08-03-2008, 09:06 PM
 
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The word 'lingo' has always grated on my nerves....
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:41 AM
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I hate it all. I found myself using imho or imo and realized I too was falling into the trap of ending up possibly illiterate, so I quickly stopped. What's worse than the acronyms is the spelling, i.e. wud, wut up, etc.
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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Don't get me started on spelling! I guess a whole lot of people got their diploma by a means other than a series of written tests. The worst that burned into me was several years ago when a man I worked with told me he was leaving the company to start his own business. He said he was going to open his own restrawnt. I kid you not. He sent that to me in an email. I wondered if he was just joking but thought better of telling him how to spell it.
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:34 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Don't get me started on spelling! I guess a whole lot of people got their diploma by a means other than a series of written tests. The worst that burned into me was several years ago when a man I worked with told me he was leaving the company to start his own business. He said he was going to open his own restrawnt. I kid you not. He sent that to me in an email. I wondered if he was just joking but thought better of telling him how to spell it.
Are you sure it wasn't just a mistake? I've known some pretty articulate people to miss a spelling in email.
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Chicago Burbs
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I just turn a blind eye towards a lot of these things 'cause I'm so used to them now. And lolcats.. I love. So yeh, the slang doesn't really bother me. Howeverrrrrrr... numbers for letters? Or LEET!? Damn. Not my flavor.

H1, 1'm 4 v1r61n. or..
|-|1, 1'|\/| @ \/1|261|\|.

Why? This is not shorthand, nor does it make anyone's lives easier.. norrr does it resemble something someone would say aloud.

But it's all in fun..... (I suppose). *shrug*
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