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Old 12-11-2008, 08:31 AM
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And from reading just the subject line, I thought it was yet another person wanting to know where the Administrative Assistant jobs are.

Just goes to show ya ...

Old 12-11-2008, 08:43 AM
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I thought it stood for "Active Adults". That was my best guess.
Old 12-11-2008, 09:22 AM
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I'm going to suggest that you didnt stay very long or look very hard.

Yours is the kind of inquiry that we hear all the time.
"Where are the gays.......blacks.......single men/women........etc....?"
"I couldn't find any music.....theatre.......art.......culture.....etc. "
"Don't you have any lesbian vegan bistros in Raleigh?"

Seems like what some folks really want is to find their hometown in our hometown. Not likely.

However, you may find that we have to offer could be a new and interesting experience that you might enjoy: a culturally diverse cross section of America.

Come back and take a closer look, and leave the blinders at home.

Old 12-11-2008, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by barrister5 View Post
.........Someone please tell me there's more to Raleigh.
Nope, this is it. Art, music, theatre, nightclubs, parks, sports, etc. Sorry we can't offer more.

I think you might like Charlotte, though.

Thanks for the tip on 'etc.', though. I hope I used it properly. If not please feel free to condesend to my lack of sophistication again. This time, talk slower and use little words.


Old 12-11-2008, 11:35 AM
Location: Asheville, NC
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I thought it was Alcoholics Anonomys too. Then I thought ppl with Associates degrees. Anyhow, I don't have an answer for the OP.
Old 12-11-2008, 11:56 AM
Location: S-E Michigan
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Default I was confused too....

I read the title and also initially thought Alcoholics Anonymous, then I wondered if maybe it was a job seeking reference to Associate of Arts degree holders, then I read the posting and was completley baffled.

A wake-up call to all of us to avoid use of acronyms and abbreviations without first using the unabbreviated term/name.
Old 12-11-2008, 12:09 PM
Location: FL
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I read the title and thought African American's. But then I read someone's post that say it could have meant Asian American's.
Old 12-11-2008, 12:09 PM
Location: Pittsboro
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I'll add my vote to the people who had no idea of your abbreviation for AA's. Never heard that EVER !
Old 12-11-2008, 12:38 PM
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Originally Posted by SunnyKayak View Post
Im sorry but when I see someone says AA it more known for Alcoholics Anonymous : or for local triangle AA Welcome to the Tri County Intergroup

Be proud in who you are, dont abbreviate it
Oh... I thought they meant.... batteries.
Old 12-11-2008, 12:45 PM
Location: Cary
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I'm voting for Asian Americans - that's the first thing that popped into my head (I'm from Seattle; large asian population).

Barrister5, this is a wonderful forum with very helpful people, so ask tons of questions - they really are here to help, they are just easily confused.
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