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    Posted: 22 Feb 2015 at 11:35pm
ENOUGH! Enough with the trendy abbreviations of diseases! I watched a muted commercial for Hepatitis C and they've created a website called HepC.com. FFS! This is a DISEASE not the latest Twitter handle! Argh!!! It boggles the mind why this is so popular! We've got Low T and HepC what's next? Alz for Alzheimer's Canc for Cancer? When will it stop?
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^ and just as I was reading your post, an A-Fib commercial came on!
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Kind of reminds me of this. "Don't call it depression..."
It looked a little bi-polar to me, but no...you're all wrong! It's PBA (PseudoBulbar Affect)
*The recent commercials have some doctor with a heavy Indian accent, most likely an actor yapping about this somewhat new "condition."


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"PBA" only makes me think of the Policemen's Benevolent Association.  Does that even exist anymore?


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Everything has to be abbreviated these days!  Angry


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What I can't stand is when people use abbreviations that aren't very common.  It even happens here.  Then, I have to guess what it means or look it up or just move on to the next comment.  Lately, I just move on.  If someone can't be bothered typing it out, I can't be bothered reading it.


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IMHO in my humble opinion
IIRC if I remember correctly
AFAIC as far as I'm concerned
IDK I Don't know
AFAIC As far as I'm concerned
IICR If I can recall
TBH To be honest

I think that covers it.
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I've gotten to know those.

But if I used "TWD" around people who don't watch The Walking Dead, and didn't explain what it stood for, it'd be kinda presumptuous of me to expect them to know what it was.


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Okay I'll cut it out with the abbreviations.
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Usually if I abbreviate something specific like a show or such, I try to say the full name once or twice before.
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Personally, IDGAF.


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Originally posted by Ad nauseous Ad nauseous wrote:

ENOUGH! Enough with the trendy abbreviations of diseases! I watched a muted commercial for Hepatitis C and they've created a website called HepC.com. FFS! This is a DISEASE not the latest Twitter handle! Argh!!! It boggles the mind why this is so popular! We've got Low T and HepC what's next? Alz for Alzheimer's Canc for Cancer? When will it stop?

And don't forget the most popular one of all..... ED.

Makes me feel sorry for guys named Ed.


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Thank God somebody finally called this one out! It's been driving me nuts, all the cutesy little abbreviated nicknames on pharma spots in the last couple of years, getting worse by the minute (G-WorMin). I'm still annoyed with fiction writers who have normal characters in their stories -- not nurses or hypochondriacs -- taking "meds" instead of pills. Who talks like that? Answer: chronically ill fiction writers writing about what they know.
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:


"PBA" only makes me think of the Policemen's Benevolent Association.  Does that even exist anymore?



It made me think of the Professional Bowlers Association. I used to watch that on ABC every Saturday with my dad back in the early, mid 80s.
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:


I've gotten to know those.

But if I used "TWD" around people who don't watch The Walking Dead, and didn't explain what it stood for, it'd be kinda presumptuous of me to expect them to know what it was.


I used TWD with someone the other day, and they were like, "The weather...  ummm...".  They thought that I was going for TWC for The Weather Channel.  No, MOST DEFINITELY NOT THAT.  It would be kind of funny to see a TWD/TWC crossover episode where TWC gets eaten by zombies, though.
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^  The Weather Channel is useless these days.  It'd be like a zombie kill.  So, no great loss.  Besides, the Weather Channel's headquartered in Atlanta, and Atlanta went "walker" a long time ago.  LOL




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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:


^  The Weather Channel is useless these days.  It'd be like a zombie kill.  So, no great loss.  Besides, the Weather Channel's headquartered in Atlanta, and Atlanta went "walker" a long time ago.  LOL




Couldn't agree more.  Useless is actually generous.  And I'm laughing, imagining a zombie Jim Cantore.
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I thought I was a crotchety old bat in feeling hatred for all the abbreviations these day.  EVERYTHING has to be shortened.  I just love this forum, I'm not alone I guess.
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Originally posted by Kim S Kim S wrote:

I thought I was a crotchety old bat in feeling hatred for all the abbreviations these day.  EVERYTHING has to be shortened.  I just love this forum, I'm not alone I guess.


We're all a bunch of crotchety old bats around here.

Guess that's why we get along so well.

Misery loves company & all.

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All these abbreviations give me IBS.
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IHNUTABJWTSIAWWBAP
Feel free to use this shortcut which I invented, and fully expect to reach memetic proportions: 


(I have nothing useful to add, but just wanted to say I agree with what's been already posted.)


And the prophet said:
"And lo, the beast looked upon the face of beauty. And it stayed its hand from killing. And from that day it was as one dead".
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Originally posted by Banderboy Banderboy wrote:

IHNUTABJWTSIAWWBAP
Feel free to use this shortcut which I invented, and fully expect to reach memetic proportions: 


(I have nothing useful to add, but just wanted to say I agree with what's been already posted.)



That would apply to half the comments on forums, including CIH.  LOL


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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Personally, IDGAF.




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I plead guilty to using FFS instead of spelling out "for f*ck's sake."
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I use BTW, AAMOF, AFAIC, GTFOH & IDGAF a lot.

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