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C World Almanac Education Group. World Almanac E-Newsletter




Here is the link to the February newsletter:



The March newsletter was sent to subscribers and included this feature:

"From The World Almanac: Internet Lingo"


"The following abbreviations are sometimes used in Internet documents =
and in


BTW                 By the way

F2F                  Face to face; a personal meeting

FCOL                For crying out loud

FWIW               For what it's worth

FYI                   For your information

GOK                 God only knows

GTG                 Got to go

HHOK               Ha, ha - only kidding

INHO                In my humble opinion

IMO                  In my opinion

JK                    Just kidding

LOL                  Laughing out loud

OTOH               On the other hand

PLS                  Please

ROTFL              Rolling on the floor laughing

TAFN                That's all for now

TTFN                Ta-ta for now"


This is useful when students use this language and we do not know what =
are talking about!


Sybil Finemel
Library Director MLIS.CIO.
Los Angeles CA
Contributor,, Librarians' Index to the Internet
Virtual Reference Desk Volunteer
24/7 Reference Librarian. =20



"Manners are of more importance than laws. Manners are what vex or =
corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a =
steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air we breathe =

Edmund Burke (1729-1797)


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