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Subject:OT: Pseudo- tags From:jgarison -at- ide -dot- com To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Tue, 20 Mar 2001 15:53:41 -0500
Geoff Hart slipped in a great little goodie after a humorous aside - he used
an <Fe> tag.
I knew it wasn't a REAL tag ... and it took a minute to click:
<fe> - Start Irony
</fe> - End Irony
I love it!!!
Nice job, Geoff. (Even if you only implied the opening tag, you DID close
it off nicely)
Who else has pseudo-tags they use?
I like and use:
<snip> to show clipped off segments of text
<grin> to show amusement or frivolity
I suppose these are a spin-off of emoticons, and have the potential to be
morphed into from IM acronyms ... I can foresee a <IMHO> tag ...
Just a spark that caught fire in my tinderbox of a mind ...
From: Hart, Geoff [mailto:Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA]
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2001 3:23 PM
Subject: Internet at work? Summary dismissal
Sonia Bayne reports: <<...imagine my surprise when I got a warning message
for trying to access that well-known hotbed of dubious content, the
The horror! <g> But that's hardly surprising, after all; even in this
enlightened age, it's not surprising your company's guardians of public
decency were shocked by our discussion of topics such as single-sourcing
(the techwhirler's monogamy equivalent), "users" (of unspecified
substances), "hardware" (ooh!), handheld devices, instruction manuals, and
the like. </Fe>
IPCC 01, the IEEE International Professional Communication Conference,
October 24-27, 2001 at historic La Fonda in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN UNTIL MARCH 15. http://ieeepcs.org/2001/
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