[ubuntu-uk] 11.04 Natty Narwhal
j.fernyhough at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 16:46:24 BST 2010
On 18 August 2010 16:22, Alan Pope <alan at popey.com> wrote:
> On 18 August 2010 16:15, Jonathon Fernyhough <j.fernyhough at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Missed the giant /s tag too... I've got to start putting that in.
> Or explain the real meaning of the mail and don't rely on obscure
> "tags" that readers won't notice, or understand.
> I have no clue what "/s" means.
OK, I apologise. I thought I'd try to post to the discussion list.
Little did I realise that there was a strict code of conduct. I'll
unsubscribe and go on my way. I shan't bother you all again.
PS "/s" is meant to denote "sarcasm" within the text. It is often used
on US-centric discussion boards so as to highlight the idea that the
text is not to be taken seriously. The use of the word "sarcasm" is of
course incorrect, as most are actually attempting irony. This fact
escapes most US writers, but as they make up the majority of
English-speaking posters the trend has stuck.
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