Internet dating jargon
And the most common answer is: “I worry that I’m too fat to date.” I’ll be honest: I’m not surprised. According to the Center for Disease Control, 69% of adults 20 years old and over are overweight and 35% are considered obese.And yet even when the number of people who are considered overweight form the majority of the population, obesity is in many ways one of the remaining acceptable prejudices.What It Means: Ask Me Anything is a series started on Reddit, where an authority on a subject fields open questions.It is now used more widely on the Internet, with any sort of public Q&A being termed an AMA. What It Means: Urban Dictionary says Bae is a Danish word for poop.("bye for now") and IMHO ("in my honest/humble opinion").He describes the various initialisms of Internet slang as convenient, but warns that "as ever more obscure acronyms emerge they can also be rather confusing".Such is the case with Napa Summit, an SEO/SEM conference on March 30-31 in Napa Valley, CA.After seeing the list of […] Light roundup this week, getting ready for Napa Summit.
Laccetti (professor of humanities at Stevens Institute of Technology) and Molski, in their essay entitled The Lost Art of Writing, are critical of the terms, predicting reduced chances of employment for students who use such slang, stating that, "Unfortunately for these students, their bosses will not be 'lol' when they read a report that lacks proper punctuation and grammar, has numerous misspellings, various made-up words, and silly acronyms." Fondiller and Nerone in their style manual assert that "professional or business communication should never be careless or poorly constructed" whether one is writing an electronic mail message or an article for publication, and warn against the use of smileys and abbreviations, stating that they are "no more than e-mail slang and have no place in business communication".Currently, this means […] Despite less visitors than other site sections, feedback has been great on these roundups. […] A look at what’s happening in digital marketing, beyond the major news headlines.You have a new, ultra-handy resource at marketingterms.com: Live Digital Marketing Guide – What’s Happening This Week Live is hot. Hotjar responses say you are most interested in tools and conferences. Podcasts and videos will still play an important part, because […] Light week, due to the content sources and my focus on the digital marketing tools index, which will be condensed into a single page! Huge shoutout to Beaver […] This site provides fanatically-researched digital marketing resources...What It Means: DAE is generally a prefix for a question, where the person asking wants to know if they are not alone in whatever they are experiencing.It’s huge on Reddit, niche forums, and discussion groups, but is not used as regularly elsewhere on the Internet. Dafuq is the Internet’s way of saying WTF because apparently, the Internet-made WTF was not convenient enough. It’s especially useful for sharing information you don’t want to post in public, like your phone number or address.
Yunker and Barry in a study of online courses and how they can be improved through podcasting have found that these slang terms, and emoticons as well, are "often misunderstood" by students and are "difficult to decipher" unless their meanings are explained in advance.