(WPARF) What Popular Acronyms Stand For [Pic]

Submitted by: ElectricEye 3 years ago in Misc

R.S.V.P. ""Repondez s"il vous plait"", a French phrase that translates literally to ""respond, if you please"".
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Male 2,619
#8 Water DISPLACEMENT.
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Female 170
"Hennes" in Swedish isn`t "for her" - it`s "hers".

Interesting stuff.. I guess... Still bored though :)
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Male 141
Wi-Fi isn`t an acronym, the term `Wireless Fidelity` was used an an advertising slogan only after Wi-fi had been trademarked.
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Female 2,415
@Draculya, EXACTLY!!! took the words right out of my mouth... uh... right off my computer?
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Male 1,253
@Listy. By your logic, conversation at your house.

Listy: Mother, may I borrow the horseless carriage?
M: Don`t you mean the car, dear?
Listy: How dare you! The original inventors called it the horseless carriage, therefore all other terms are null!

Never once did I use the word "wrong".
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Male 3,147
Bug out of my ass? lol, you were the one that went out of his way to tell Duckboy he was wrong in the first place. Which he wasn`t.

Read these rfc specs for the email standard for arpanet...you`ll see it explains that the bcc field is defined as blind carbon copy.

https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2822

Duckboy was correct... you said it was a misconception that it meant that in relation to email when it clearly isn`t. He`s also posted you a link to wikipedia that shows you were wrong, but you seem a tad too arrogant to admit it. No, it`s not a big deal, but when you go out of your way to correct someone, you should make sure you`re right first. no?
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Male 1,253
@Listypoo. Man, get that bug out of your ass. "Original Email specs". Mwhahahah. Show me them specs that you speak of.
If you read our words properly, you`ll find that we weren`t actually arguing. And I`m more than qualified to explain what best practice is in electronic communications.
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Male 510
"Patriot Act is short for "Taking Away American Rights""

I don`t think you`ve EVER been more correct.
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Female 6,381
I remember "canola" being introduced without much explanation that we were talking about rapeseed. Everybody just knew. Next up for a new name: pedophilia seed.
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Male 15,182
Patriot Act is short for "Taking Away American Rights"
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Male 3,147
There are loads of it grown in Lincolnshire too Madduck.....used to play havoc with my hayfever when I lived there.
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Female 7,997
the plant is called oilseed rape, the oil is rapeseed oil, lots of the stuff grown around here distinctive because of the brilliant yellow flowers- thus frequently heard on the bus is someone requesting windows to be closed `I am allergic to rape`-- and everyone knows what is meant!
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Male 1,949
From now on, I`m going to refer to BCC as rapeseed. For example, I`m going to rapeseed my mother in a few minutes. Oh, and wtf does WPARF mean?
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Male 3,147
I remember a couple of trivial pursuits questions about acronyms

SCUBA - Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus

LASER - Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

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Male 3,147
"@Listy and Dr. You`re both absolutely correct. For the days of carbon paper.
Most people think "Cc" stands for "Carbon Copy" and "Bcc" means "Blind Carbon Copy."
In the days when the majority of business offices` waste baskets were filled with carbon paper and "secretaries" walked around with blue hands, that`s what "Cc" meant.
Today, in business e-mails, "Cc" stands for "Courtesy copy." "


Argus, go and look up the original specs for email and come back and tell us what it says BCC stands for, and we`ll see if it says courtesy or carbon. You can call it out of date...past the times... only used for paper offices not email etc. but you`re wrong.
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Female 7,997
It still IS called rapeseed over here...
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Male 3,620
@ArgusTuft, Wiki says that BCC stands for Blind Carbon Copy, and that Blind Courtesy Copy is a backronym.

Other sites call it a Confidential Copy, and that all are correct.
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Male 1,253
P.S. Also referred to as "Coward Copy". Or "Coveryaass Copy".
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Male 1,253
@Listy and Dr. You`re both absolutely correct. For the days of carbon paper.
Most people think "Cc" stands for "Carbon Copy" and "Bcc" means "Blind Carbon Copy."
In the days when the majority of business offices` waste baskets were filled with carbon paper and "secretaries" walked around with blue hands, that`s what "Cc" meant.
Today, in business e-mails, "Cc" stands for "Courtesy copy."
"Courtesy copy" implies both a change in meaning and a change in attitude.
Anytime you send someone an e-mail, you should be doing so as a courtesy to that person. Doing so implies the person receiving the e-mail wants, needs, expects or asks for the information.
I remember all this came about when I was building the first Wang 400 networks for Defence in 1981.
Let go of the past. Embrace change!
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Male 3,147
"Sorry Duckboy. Courtesy copy, not carbon. But that`s a common misconception."


It`s not a misconception at all. The original acronyms for cc and bcc were carbon copy and blind carbon copy. It was only later that some started referring to the CC bit as courtesy copies
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Female 388
Yeah, CC is definitely Carbon Copy, not Courtesy Copy. Before computers when memos were types on typewriters and you wanted to type 2 copies to give to 2 people, you`d use carbon paper to copy it. Carbon copy. You`d usually add a cc: line so that everyone knew who had seen the copy.
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Male 329
@jake F`ed Up Beyond All Recognition. Canola...they had to come up with something because "Rapeseed Oil" might have marketing problems.
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Male 5,148
WTF!
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Male 1,253
Sorry Duckboy. Courtesy copy, not carbon. But that`s a common misconception.
The drivers for your scanner and imaging, TWAIN. Technology without an interesting name.
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Male 7,031

FUBAR!
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Female 4,086
how about snafu? which means `situation normal, all f*cked up`.
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Male 3,621
i wouldve fought in ww2 for some m&ms. holy poo YKK is on the zipper of the sweater im wearing right now!
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Male 3,620
And the one no one remembers how to use:
BCC: Blind Carbon Copy
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Female 7,997
I did not spot the asics one, and I know the phrase very well- it got spouted to us at school quite a bit.
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Male 7,774
Q Tips are just cotton buds over here
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Male 2,729
Link: (WPARF) What Popular Acronyms Stand For [Pic] [Rate Link] - R.S.V.P. ``Repondez s`il vous plait``, a French phrase that translates literally to ``respond, if you please``.
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