Re: USAGE: Ant: Re: USAGE: np
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 13, 2005, 18:40|
Meta-question for Steven: How come this didn't show up In-Reply-To: the
message to which it was a reply? And what does "Ant:" mean?
On 7/13/05, Steven Williams <feurieaux@...> wrote:
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
> --- "James W." <emindahken@...> schrieb:
> > On Tue, 12 Jul 2005 12:42:19 -0700, "Arthaey
> > Angosii"
> > <arthaey@...> said:
> > > Dear linguistically inclined and computer literate
> > listmates:
> > >
> > > A friend and I recently got in to a discussion
> > > about the usage of the netspeak abbreviation "np"
> > > for "no problem." In my usage, I can only
> > > use "np" where I mean "no problem" as in "you're
> > > welcome." However, for my friend, he can use it
> > > even where he means "not a problem" or "that's
> > > fine."
> > >
> > > What is your usage?
> > >
> > 'Noun Phrase' :P
> That, or the first two-thirds of the abbreviation
> 'NPC': 'Non-Player Character' :).
> Actually, I've never seen or used 'NP' to mean 'no
> problem'; perhaps I don't interact enough online to
> have picked up on all these little abbreviations. I
> just learned that <3 means 'heart'. At first, I
> thought it was a person reading a newspaper on the
> toilet :D. I mean, doesn't it look like a guy on the
> toilet reading a newspaper?
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