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MarkTJohnson24-Jun-24 3:27
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trønderen21-Jun-24 8:41
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Rick York20-Jun-24 18:15
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David O'Neil20-Jun-24 19:01
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Mircea Neacsu21-Jun-24 3:25
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David O'Neil21-Jun-24 11:32
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PIEBALDconsult21-Jun-24 6:25
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trønderen21-Jun-24 9:13
trønderen21-Jun-24 9:13 
Especially as a non-native English speaker, I will say that it often doesn't!

I do not get used to it! I learned 50 years ago that in US newspaper headlines, "and" is written as "," (no matter how much empty space there is at the end of the line), but it still gives me chills. In technical media/literature, you too frequently read articles that use an insane amount of abbreviations, often rather obscure ones, without explaining a single one of them. And then you come across those going to the other extreme, not only expanding the abbreviation in a parenthesis, but doing it on every single use of it throughout the article, and also expanding (at every use) abbreviations so familiar to everyone that we no longer think of it as an abbreviation - such as FM, DAB, TV, DVD, USD, UTC, Basic and Fortran.

If you think brevity coincides with clarity, you should start programming in APL Smile | :)

That is not just a joke: Conciseness may work well in a tribal language (such as the APL programmer tribe), but you should be aware when you move outside the tribe, and know how to handle that. Sticking to your tribal language is rarely the best alternative. Ignoring well known terms in the non-tribal language is not a good alternative, either.

Any professional should have a period as an instructor, teaching a non-tribal audience his profession, to discover what is easily understood and what is not. Too many professionals think the solution is to teach the tribal language to the non-tribal society; usually it is not. The solution is for the professional to learn to speak in a non-tribal language. That includes avoiding tribal abbreviations and tribalisms such as verbings and nouning. Yes, that is frequently an element of tribal language. An example: I had a motor that wouldn't work, and mentioned to a friend of mine that I suspected that the fuse was blown. His immediate response: "Ya ohmed it, didn't ya?"
Religious freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make five.

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trønderen21-Jun-24 13:17
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