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Old 01-24-07, 02:37 PM   #18676
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"laser"

ps. I might go for a ride on Saturday morning if the weather cooperates. Thinking about taking the subway to the "city limits" (as if this sprawl we call the GTA ever stops) for a proper ride, but that's sort of up in the air at this point.
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technically its always LASER as its an acronym.
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technically its always LASER as its an acronym.
I was making a dr. evil reference, professor.
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I'm not sure I understand what you're trying to say.
you might want to get that cough checked out before critical mass on friday.
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Looks like this friday is gonna be the "cold" CM for the year
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"laser"

ps. I might go for a ride on Saturday morning if the weather cooperates. Thinking about taking the subway to the "city limits" (as if this sprawl we call the GTA ever stops) for a proper ride, but that's sort of up in the air at this point.
As a 15 hour/week TTC and YRT veteran I can tell you that the subway goes exactly halfway to the edge of the city.

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Looks like this friday is gonna be the "cold" CM for the year
I think the november CM tops all for worst weather CM...

Soggy wet and cold cold cold.

At least it will be dry.
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Yeah hard to believe the haloween turnout and the new years turnout was about equal!

Way to jinx it though
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Old 01-24-07, 03:28 PM   #18686
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Heh, yes, and let me drop some grammar knowledge on you for that incredibly dimwitted remark.

First I stated technically, so while in common usage things like SCUBA are often rendered into scuba and LCD is often followed by a redundant usage of display according major style guides (MLA,NYT,CBC,AP) they must be rendered with capitols. The BBC style guide drops the necessity for a full period after each letter though however some still retain that usage (MLA). The only one in North America that is exempt, usually is UNICEF though Canadian media outlets tend to still refer to it in all caps. The NYT tends to refer to is as Unicef. Most people don't even know that SCUBA or LASER are acronyms, they have become accepted words in their own right. That does not change their initial meanings nor the stylistic rules that govern acronyms. Oh and when technical terms (IE SCUBA) enter common usage where the original full meaning is lost they are referred to as anacronyms. A combination of anachronism and acronym and acronym's are not an english language invention infact ancient Hebrew is full of them.

I'm always blown away by the ignorance of my Canadian educated peers, its like most people my age never took technical grammar.

I'm not saying in day to day life that it matters, in the lives of people who write for a living things like this make a difference. Plus more most of us its our first language and I always took pride in knowing how it works.
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Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. didn't even have to look it up.
Offhoff I'll have to agree with you there, generalized education of the masses in north america, um ..... blows when compared to the rest of the world. Then they sit back and wonder why they start to lose when the markets are all opened up.

As for media types the Style guide is usually buried in their bottom drawer.
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Nerdy comment I can't help but make: I love "recursive acronyms". Like PHP ("PHP Hypertext Preprocessor"), GNU ("GNU's Not Unix") and (for a non-technical, common example) VISA ("Visa International Service Association").

Now back to your regularly scheduled bike talk.

ps. damn you guys are such troll-bait.

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Then they sit back and wonder why they start to lose when the markets are all opened up.
That and they're cutting square holes with LASERs when cutting a slot with an endmill would do just as well
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Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. didn't even have to look it up.
Offhoff I'll have to agree with you there, generalized education of the masses in north america, um ..... blows when compared to the rest of the world. Then they sit back and wonder why they start to lose when the markets are all opened up.

As for media types the Style guide is usually buried in their bottom drawer.
UTILIZEZ LA SUBJONCTIF!

Thats about my extent of technical grammar. I am very good at speaking english and I have impeccable grammar, but I couldn't tell you the rules of grammar. Its like asking Michael Schumacher to repair the race cars he drives. anyways, me liking scuba more bigger from long time. So there.

I like the way Indian people in UAE speak english "I am wanting for you to have a very nice day!" "Why thank you!!!"
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Thats about my extent of technical grammar. I am very good at speaking english and I have impeccable grammar, but I couldn't tell you the rules of grammar. Its like asking Michael Schumacher to repair the race cars he drives. anyways, me liking scuba more bigger from long time. So there.

I like the way Indian people in UAE speak english "I am wanting for you to have a very nice day!" "Why thank you!!!"
Try the Hinglish in India. Took me forever to teach the call center workers 'proper' english.

As for spelling/grammer in Ontario it's getting worse. Thank the Ontario gov't for that. Teachers can no longer deduct marks for grammer and spelling on work. For that matter, although there are ways around it, I can't deduct marks for late assignments. If it's due in October and I get it in June I'm still supposed to give it the mark it would have received in Oct.
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Lol Offhoff. Calm down. It was a joke. I know exactly what LASER stands for. I do find it comical that you're trying to boast about your writing skills and slag off immigrants in the same post.

I am extremely impressed that you can recite things and use encyclopedia as well. While at the same time offering no original thoughts on the topic at hand.

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Try the Hinglish in India. Took me forever to teach the call center workers 'proper' english.

As for spelling/grammer in Ontario it's getting worse. Thank the Ontario gov't for that. Teachers can no longer deduct marks for grammer and spelling on work. For that matter, although there are ways around it, I can't deduct marks for late assignments. If it's due in October and I get it in June I'm still supposed to give it the mark it would have received in Oct.
What? Thats news to me! I always had marks taken off for spelling and grammar up to my last year in university really. By my last year I simply wasn't making spelling and grammatical errors in work, and the teachers didn't care if I got it in a month late (Thank god for that, I'm terrible at getting work in on time). In your line of teaching thats going to be a really stale cake though!

PS. Op and Offhoff. Clearly the only way to settle this is a street luge competition, but Offhoff has to use cartidge bearings because they suck so much he'll have a huge handicap.
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Hey, where does the CM start off at? I am a newb to this sort of thing.
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my favourite (ie. frustrates me the most) redundant acronym is when people ask for your 'PIN number'. Argh!

PS. I concur. The hebrew language has acronyms all over the place. That's part of the reason it's such a rich language.
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