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Old 28th Dec 2010, 08:22
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Rant about the use of the @ sign in PPRuNE

[rant mode] @ means AT not TO or ATTENTION therefore this use of @{NAME} is meaningless [/rant mode]
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Old 28th Dec 2010, 08:38
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C'mon chaps, pay @ention to green granite
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Old 28th Dec 2010, 08:56
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Now, now, that's the wrong @itude, rivets.
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Old 28th Dec 2010, 08:56
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pay @ention
Sorry Loose Rivets that should be @tention
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Old 28th Dec 2010, 08:57
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Any idea what GG is getting @?

(I'll get my [email protected])
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Old 28th Dec 2010, 08:59
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Sorry Loose Rivets that should be @tention
Wait for it, he'll be having a go @ me for the same thing in a sec.
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Old 28th Dec 2010, 09:06
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Who cares? [email protected]!
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Old 28th Dec 2010, 09:07
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The [email protected] [email protected] on the [email protected]!
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Old 28th Dec 2010, 09:17
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Chill out, GG. I didn't understand it when I first saw it but after finding it quite common on fora, I intuited that it was short for "This remark is aimed AT", and it then seemed quite logical and reasonable to use it.

I don't use it though; I always think the usage of slang like [email protected] is a bit [email protected]

IMHO, of course.

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Old 28th Dec 2010, 09:36
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Not [email protected] a go @ UFO, but shouldn't [email protected] be with two
t's? Otherwise it'd be pronounced "[email protected]".

Sorry to go on with this [email protected] I hope I'm not [email protected] an
@rse of myself @ the forum..
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Old 28th Dec 2010, 09:40
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@ Slasher;

Shouldn't [email protected] should be with two t's?

@ = at, therefore [email protected] = twattish and is therefore correct shorthand, IMHO.

Mind you, the whole thread is a bit of a storm in @eacup.

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Old 28th Dec 2010, 09:42
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IMHO people who use it are just bone idle, or think their time is so important that saving a second is absolutely essential.
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Old 28th Dec 2010, 10:33
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IMHO people who use it are just bone idle, or think their time is so important [email protected] saving a second is absolutely essential.
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Old 28th Dec 2010, 10:44
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Well [email protected]'s the end of [email protected] then, or are we going to be @ it all day?
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Old 28th Dec 2010, 10:50
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Hey, I can play this [email protected]
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Old 28th Dec 2010, 11:10
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[email protected] can do it too.
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Old 28th Dec 2010, 11:17
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Am I multitasking if I use two keys @ the same time? @ it again with the '?'
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Old 28th Dec 2010, 11:37
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You really are exceeding all my expectations for this thread in true Jet Blast fashion, keep @ it.
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Old 28th Dec 2010, 11:54
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Might I @ract your @ention to the fact that there's a considerable amount of @rocious bad @itude that can be @ributed throughout this thread. I expect [email protected] put the [email protected] in the frying pan?
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Old 28th Dec 2010, 12:05
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