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UMR T-SHIRTS

Must it say "umr"?

IMHO, TLAs (and ETLAs, and other jargon) are primarily used to show
membership of a clique.  Those unfamiliar with the terms must remain
in confusion, or show their ignorance by asking.  They are left in
no doubt that they are outside the charmed circle.

FWIW, I cringe every time I see "RTTS", or "EfS" on this newsgroup
(ISTR seeing one of these on your Rave Reviews page, Grandad,
without the full name written out anywhere).  OK, "Return to the
Source" might not mean much more to the newcomer, but at least they
can read it.

I ROTFL when someone suggests that the widespread use of acronyms
on Usenet is because they save bandwidth, and while it may save
the writer a couple of seconds, it wastes every reader's time.
(BTW, I believe that you should put as much TLC into a Usenet
article as you would a letter to the paper; after all, it's going
to go all over the world, and may be read by many thousands of
people.)

Why not "uk.music.rave"?  Or perhaps use the URL for the group,
"news:uk.music.rave"?

PLUR,

Tim.
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Three Letter Acronym.  For What It's Worth.  Return to the Source
(club night in Brixton).  Escape from Samsara (ditto).  I Seem To
Recall.  OK? Roll On The Floor Laughing.  By The Way.  Tender Loving
Care.  Uniform Resource Locator.  Peace, Love, Unity, Respect.

Original headers:

From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: uk.music.rave
Subject: Re: UMR T-SHIRTS
Date: 14 Mar 1996 14:16:35 GMT
Organization: Unipalm PIPEX
Message-ID: <4i99o3$3ic@wave.news.pipex.net>
References: <359029931wnr@dunromin.demon.co.uk>
  <4i75dd$2de@news.cityscape.co.uk>

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