De : michael david sharp <email@example.com>
=C0 : firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date : jeudi 11 juin 1998 14:59
Objet : RARA-AVIS: decoding "acronyms"
>These aren't technically acronyms, as acronyms sound
like actual words
>when you say them (e.g. M.A.D.D. -- Mother's Against Drunk Driving) -- b=
>here in the U.S. at . . . sometime early in the morning, I can't think o=
>what you call the following if not "acronyms."
>IMO=3DIn my opinion
>FWIW=3DFor what it's worth
>BTW=3DBy the way
>ps I just read *Shoot the Piano Player* (Goodis novel, basis for Truffau=
>film) and loved it -- I didn't like the Goodis I'd read before this.
>Highly recommended. MDS
>On Thu, 11 Jun 1998, Sonia Abecassis wrote:
>> These discussions are very enlightening, from the perspective of a Fre=
nch hard-boiled fan , I heartily conccur with the opinion expressed ; how=
ever , would it be possible to use less acronyms or explicit them ? what =
is IMO, BTW, FWIW ?=20
>> Thanks a million
>> -----Message d'origine-----
>> De : sarah matthews <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> =C0 : email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Date : jeudi 11 juin 1998 10:33
>> Objet : RARA-AVIS: dickless realities?
>> >On Wed, 10 Jun 1998, "Lawrence R. (Dick) Tartow, M.D."
>> ><email@example.com> carped:
>> >> No amount of political correctness or newspeak or silly-ass revisio=
>> >> can change certain realities. "Dickless dicks." indeed!
>> >You are welcome to take what reassurance you can from your 'certain
>> >realities,' but rest assured your certainties are certainly not every=
>> >else's! FWIW, 'political correctness' is, IMO, a rather unpleasant t=
>> >usually deployed by the right as part of populist discourse in an
>> >attempt to discredit or undermine the left. (The motives, if not the
>> >politics, of) its users are thus viewed with suspicion and/or contemp=
>> >Judging by your reaction, the 'dickless dick' is clearly a concept yo=
>> >have not previously encountered. Might I suggest you read more widel=
>> >Perhaps then those 'certain realities' can take on some kind of a
>> >BTW, the distinctions between 'literary' and 'sociological' are not a=
>> >neat as you appear to think. Popular texts, 'literary' or otherwise =
>> >part of the terrain upon which ideological tensions and differences a=
>> >explored and resolved.
>> >Eddie Duggan
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