|Date:||Thursday, January 22, 2009, 3:15|
On one New Zealand discussion site rofflenui (the prefered spelling) was
voted word of the year. The first part from ROTFL (spelt ROFL in the
description, don't ask me why), and the second part from nui a Maori
word meaning big, much, augmentive, which is familiar to most New
Zealanders. It is described as meaning 'laughing big-time'.
On Thu, 22 Jan 2009, Paul Kershaw wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
> > Well, I don't usually say "IMHO" aloud, but when I do, I spell it,
> > not try to pronounce it as a word.� Something like [,ajEmejtS'oU].
> > .
> I've said "Imoe" (IMO), "Imhoe" (IMHO), and "Loll" (LOL), and even
> "Imshow" (IMNSHO) aloud (although I don't think I went as far as
> "Rotfull" [ROTFL], though I've heard "Rotfullmow" [ROTFLMAO]). Around
> the time I caught myself doing it on a regular basis, I started
> excising most such acronyms from my online text because I don't want
> to write things I wouldn't want to be caught saying aloud. :D
> -- Paul
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