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Anonymous
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I'm a Liar. Am I lying?
Joseph Russell
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Is Chong dead? Yet another casuality of religious misunderstanding...
Anonymous
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LIVE! Drivel thread must not die!!! Okay, I'm better now.
Thomas Paul
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This sentence will cause a great deal of misunderstanding.


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Tom, what do you mean?


Uncontrolled vocabularies
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Misunderstanding this deal will cause a great sentence.


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Abra-ka-dabra....

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The chimp grabbed the banana with glee, and ate hungrily. He belched agonizingly as the last shreds fell into his excited mouth. Fighting off his suppressed love for Chimpette, he screamed loudly and threw his bleeding nipples into the air. "Why, why, oh why are there no more f***ing bananas?", he roared at himself. Then he banged his head repeatedly against the wall until he fell over - and died.
Rob Ross
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Ahhhhhh, very interesting. I'm beginning to see how some of you rack up your quadruple digit post counts!!!


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Michael Ernest
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Oh you don't know the half of it, Rob. Many of them don't even work this hard.
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I thought "Jini" is an acronym, but no. It's a rare example of an anti-acronym: "Jini Is Not Initials". Must be a really meaningless technology
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Worst thing that can ever happen in software development world apparently happened to Sun - they run out of acronyms.
But their escape path should be supported and encouraged. So I propose XNL - "XNL is Not a Language"
Michael Ernest
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Speaking of acronyms, I'm just waiting for this one to come along - YAMMER: Yet Another Markup/Messaging/Enterprise Rehash
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Michael is in bad mood today.
But his pessimistic and retrograde vision should be respected. So what do you say about DAML?
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Originally posted by Rob Ross:
Ahhhhhh, very interesting. I'm beginning to see how some of you rack up your quadruple digit post counts!!!

That's what I've just decided.
I have a semi-significant date coming up and decide it would be nice to...
David O'Meara
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crack 100 posts?
David O'Meara
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Yup
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Although it would be easier if I got into a MI/ME conversation...
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Well, DOM is a very respectable acronym also, especially for us, moderators of XML-related fora
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Map still holds the advantage though...
David O'Meara
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Originally posted by David O'Meara:
crack 100 posts?

whoops, did you mean 1000?
Ashley Pratt
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hey david..
good way to strike the target..
ur replying ur own posts..this way u will reach it very soon.
David O'Meara
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Originally posted by Ashley:
hey david..
good way to strike the target..
ur replying ur own posts..this way u will reach it very soon.

Not only that, I'm replying to yours as well.
David O'Meara
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Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:
Well, DOM is a very respectable acronym also, especially for us, moderators of XML-related fora

OK, this is a trial. I'm going to start signing my posts 'DOM', rather than 'Dave'.
I've always used 'Dave', but I've been bitter since Dave Vick got the 'dave@javaranch' address and I had to settle for 'davo@javaranch'. Oh well, the quick and the not-so-quick, eh?
DOM.
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Yes, I would also like to sign my post with my initial this way.


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Johnson Chong
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107th post! Or did I make a mistake? Hmmmm....all this talk about 100th posts.....makes me wonder how do I go about finding out what's my 100th post is???
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JC will not work very well. Acronyms have to consist of three letters. Like Map, SAX, or DOM. Two is not enough, it makes us think that acronymized concept isn't sophisticated enough. Four letters are too many, like in Jini, JAXP etc. You look at four-letter acronym and suspect that the underlying concept is unnecessary complicated.
Johnson, what is your middle name anyway?
David O'Meara
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Since I'm not using it, did you want to borrow my middle name?
JAC?
Hmm, or even JXC, short for 'person who has an interesting middle name'.
(Both registered Mar 2001.
Am I talking to myself?
How can you tell?)
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My middle name? Maybe Map, JAC, CJC, NJC, i don't know. By the way, thanks DOM, I would humbly like to borrow your middle name JAC. Anyway, how come there's O in your middle name and it become A in JAC?
-JAC
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Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:
JC will not work very well. Acronyms have to consist of three letters. Like Map, SAX, or DOM. Two is not enough, it makes us think that acronymized concept isn't sophisticated enough. Four letters are too many, like in Jini, JAXP etc. You look at four-letter acronym and suspect that the underlying concept is unnecessary complicated.
Johnson, what is your middle name anyway?

His middle name is .....charlesgerard592@yahoo.com
or maybe fAng
Ashik Uzzaman
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hmmm.....
R K Singh
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Meaningless Drivel has Meaning in it.
[ February 05, 2002: Message edited by: ravish kumar ]

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Graeme Brown
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Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:
Acronyms have to consist of three letters. Like Map, SAX, or DOM. Two is not enough, it makes us think that acronymized concept isn't sophisticated enough. Four letters are too many, like in Jini, JAXP etc. You look at four-letter acronym and suspect that the underlying concept is unnecessary complicated.

A quick search of the web says this is the longest acronym (56 letters), can anyone beat it.
NIIOMTPLABOPARMBETZHEBETRABSBOMONIMONKONOTDTEKHSTROMONT
Angela Poynton
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Now either I've gone mad or all of you have ... not sure which is correct since I may have gone mad and not be able to determine the truth


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antidisestablishmentarianism is the longest word I know how to spell ... yet it can't be found here. But I know what it means
Graeme Brown
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drivel n 1: a worthless message 2: saliva spilling from the mouth [syn: drool, dribble, slobber] v : let saliva drivel from the mouth; "The baby drooled" [syn: drool, slabber, slaver, slobber, dribble]

Must go and clean my keyboard.
Stuart Ash
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This thread is funny


ASCII silly question, Get a silly ANSI.
Jaya Nagar
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I agree
Srinivasa Raghavan
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I dont agree


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Stuart Ash
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Originally posted by Srinivasa Raghavan:
I dont agree


I found the initial parts funny, of course, it then diluted out!
 
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