[ubuntu-uk] 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Alan Bell alan.bell at theopenlearningcentre.com
Wed Aug 18 16:57:13 BST 2010

On 18/08/10 16:46, Jonathon Fernyhough wrote:
> 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. 
There is, it is here http://www.ubuntu.com/community/conduct you were
totally within it, its cool.
> I'll
> unsubscribe and go on my way. I shan't bother you all again.
no, don't do that
> Thanks.
> Jonathon
> 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.
never come across /s myself before. I guessed it might mean sarcasm from
the context, I would normally use <sarcasm></sarcasm> when talking to
Americans or people not used to humour.

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