From: Rick McCallister
Message: 58380
Date: 2008-05-05

--- "Brian M. Scott" <BMScott@...> wrote:

> At 12:16:42 PM on Saturday, May 3, 2008, Andrew
> Jarrette
> wrote:
> > I would like to know, what does this AFAIK that I
> have
> > seen frequently lately stand for?
> Standard abbreviation for 'as far as I know'. It's
> one of
> many such: IIRC 'if I remember correctly', AFAICT
> 'as far as
> I can tell', LOL 'laughing out loud', ROTFL 'rolling
> on the
> floor laughing', IANAL 'I am not a lawyer', IM(H)O
> 'in my
> (humble) opinion', IMNSHO 'in my not so humble
> opinion',
> YMMV 'your mileage may vary', etc. Like emoticons,
> they're
> common on Usenet and may well have begun there.
> Brian
I've never seen these type of abbreviations in
Spanish, but do they exist in other languages. In
Spanish, I see oddball and popular or hillbilly
spellings e.g. ¿ke onda? ¿on ta? for "¿Qué onda?
¿Dónde estás?

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