Certain niche sites, such as Craigslist, spawn acronyms and abbreviations of their own.
Taking the time to master common of the most common abbreviations you’ll see on Craigslist -- or CL, for short -- helps you make absolutely sure of what you’re buying, selling or giving away.
Newcomers shudder at the prospect of never (ever, ever) being able to drink again. Even more importantly, if I, after 31 years, 2 months, and 4 days, fall off the wagon, what have I lost? It makes it easier to clamber back on again, and go for that 90 day chip. Respect the first tradition: anonymity Which, of course, is what I’m flagrantly not doing here.
Spend long enough cruising chat rooms, message boards or question-and-answer sites, and you’ll get used to common Internet acronyms such as LOL, WTH, FTW and AFAIK.
Their disagreement reflects the varied ways the word is used across a range of communities, designating whatever male behavior a particular culture—or even an individual—identifies as problematic.
Where Sales’ and Massey’s definitions both work from within the discourse of women who date men, it takes on a range of different meanings—and inspires different debates—in other contexts.
AA is not the Masons where, outside of gatherings, you keep in touch with code words or secret handshakes and conspiratorial ‘assistance’. AA lives by the distilled wisdom contained in the proverb, motto, and slogan – not ‘theory’. and Dr Bob, founded AA in Akron, Ohio, in the 1930s, when even to have stopped drinking was shameful – evidence of past ‘moral weakness’. The Serenity Prayer Few have heard it before they first attend an AA meeting, but once it's in your life it never leaves.
This sort of brevity made sense when you had to pay by the line, and it blends perfectly with conventional text speak.
“Fuckboy is not a dating style,” claims Alana Massey, “so much as a worldview that reeks of entitlement but is aghast at the prospect of putting in effort.” Elaborating on this claim over the phone, she told me that, to her, a fuckboy is a man who wants a girlfriend without the attendant responsibilities.
Fuckboys “become emotional vampires to women who aren’t even their girlfriends.” If Sales and Massey agree on anything, it’s that a fuckboy is the worst kind of guy, or at least one who represents the worst trends of the present moment.
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