From: James Kass (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Oct 26 2007 - 23:14:48 CDT
Don Osborn wrote,
> First, use of abbreviations and acronyms is a shortcut or
> convenience, which becomes especially useful when one is hurried,
> or just to avoid typing out longer phrases.
It's true that these may be a shortcut or convenience for the
one employing them. Often, though, they are a time-consuming
minor annoyance for people who are trying to read the posts
containing them. That's the point Philippe Verdy made in his
Your letter (self-described as a "sermon") is well taken. We
should all use discretion and thoughtfulness in using abbreviations,
especially in an international forum.
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