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Alan Rik
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 - posted June 16, 2017 08:34 PM      Profile for Alan Rik   Email Alan Rik   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I was posting a new topic for a film I was looking for and kept seeing other posts with WTD instead of WTB-Want to buy. So i was thinking what the "D" in "WTD" could stand for! After coming up with nothing I had to look it up.
I actually googled it and found out it meant "WTD-Wanted"!
Here in the USA I notice we always say WTB.
Anyone else get stumped? [Smile]

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Jim Schrader
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 - posted June 16, 2017 08:38 PM      Profile for Jim Schrader   Author's Homepage   Email Jim Schrader   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I thought it was just a typo but then when it showed up again it made me wonder as well.

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Panayotis A. Carayannis
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 - posted June 17, 2017 02:56 AM      Profile for Panayotis A. Carayannis   Email Panayotis A. Carayannis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
WANTED (????)

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Bill Phelps
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I have referred to standard 8 as std 8 so I can see the association.

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Mathew James
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 - posted June 17, 2017 12:43 PM      Profile for Mathew James   Email Mathew James   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I had no idea either [Big Grin]
Like Jim, i think i also thought it was a typo.
Thanx for clarifying this. It is a question that has been bugging me as well...
May want to add this to the index, for newcomers- ha ha [Big Grin]

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John Armer
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 - posted June 17, 2017 02:43 PM      Profile for John Armer   Email John Armer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
So pleased you brought this up, I couldn't fathom it either.

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Tom Photiou
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 - posted June 17, 2017 02:47 PM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Just an abbreviation of wanted

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Terry Sills
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 - posted June 17, 2017 03:35 PM      Profile for Terry Sills   Email Terry Sills   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Maybe 'Wtd' would be a more specific abbreviation?

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Barry Fritz
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 - posted June 18, 2017 12:53 PM      Profile for Barry Fritz   Email Barry Fritz   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It seems a bit odd to abbreviate a word to save typing three more letters.

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Tom Photiou
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 - posted June 18, 2017 12:58 PM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Barry, you are spot on, today's way of life is as lazy as lazy can be, everything is abbreviated, one that really annoys me is the news on American TV,
When they use to talk about Osama Bin Laden, (or bin liner as i called him), the American newsreaders use to refer to him simply as O B L. What the hell is all that about???
Our language is always being shot cut to abbreviations.
Lets use "wanted" [Wink]

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Douglas Meltzer
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 - posted June 18, 2017 04:17 PM      Profile for Douglas Meltzer   Email Douglas Meltzer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
TIROTM*

Doug

*Tom is right on the money.

[ June 19, 2017, 01:46 AM: Message edited by: Douglas Meltzer ]

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I think there's room for just one more film.....

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Rob Young.
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 - posted June 19, 2017 08:57 AM      Profile for Rob Young.     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
WTB or WTD?

Crickey, I still don't know if they come on spools or reels?!

Lol!

[Smile] [Smile] [Smile]

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Steve Klare
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 - posted June 19, 2017 09:53 AM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
ROFL!

It's the era of text-speak: when all your ideas are compressed into 160 characters, Abbreviation is King!

High school teachers fight text-speak creeping into written assignments tooth and nail. To the average 14 year old that has been toting a cellphone since 5th grade it is somewhere between "IDK" and "IDC".

Where would Western Civilization be today if William Shakespeare grew up with a cell phone?!

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Tom Photiou
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Very True [Big Grin]
I think we will end up with generations of idiots who will have no clue about grammar or spelling.
Anyway, WTD Die Hard, Silence of the Lambs, Platoon. [Big Grin]
(i am deadly serious).

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Steve Klare
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 - posted June 19, 2017 12:17 PM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have a 14 year old going on 15.

Every so often I turn to him and say "I'm sorry, I don't speak your language!"

Just to show you how central this thing is to their existence. I was at my cellular provider Saturday afternoon. A nice, but very chirpy young woman was fitting me with IPhone 6S. (I'd had 4S up until now...apparently these have been discovered in Egyptian tombs from what they told me yesterday...)

Midway through the process she asked "Are you excited?"

-and I had to say "No." (I believe I have now entered the realm of "crotchety old bastard" for the first time!)

Yes, I'm glad I won't need to charge the thing every day and for the first time since a few days ago I'll actually be able to make a phone call...but "excited"?

(I'm so into this thing that one of the first things I did was virtually duct tape Siri's virtual "mouth" shut!)

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Tom Photiou
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Steve, i am with you all the way [Big Grin]
I've been a crouchy old twat for years [Big Grin]

The more i see the worse i become, i remember my Grandad saying exactly the same things. Now i can see where he was coming from [Wink]

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Steve Klare
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 - posted June 19, 2017 03:11 PM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Purely generational!

"-because I said so!" never made sense when MY parents were the ones saying it!

"Too soon we grow old, too late we grow smart!"

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Ty Reynolds
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 - posted June 20, 2017 04:54 PM      Profile for Ty Reynolds   Author's Homepage   Email Ty Reynolds   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
"Wanted To Buy" seems kind of redundant.

Unless you're hoping to get it for free!

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