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The FBI's Jargon List: Internet Acronyms Galore 124

Posted by timothy
from the summer-internship dept.
Jason Koebler (3528235) writes Internet slang: Do you use it? If so, do it AYOR (at your own risk), because the FBI knows exactly what you're saying thanks to the agency's insane list of "Twitter shorthand." Rather than just rely on Urban Dictionary or a Google search, the agency has compiled an 83 page list of more than 2,800 acronyms. The FBI responded to a FOIA request with one of the most illegible scans of a document you'll ever see, embedded on a CD — so maybe the agency isn't all that up on its technology, or maybe it's just doing its best to KTAS (keep this a secret). Please use one of your favorites in a grammatical sentence referencing current events, and/or your favorite food, to help build up the corpus.
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The FBI's Jargon List: Internet Acronyms Galore

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  • Re:TL;DR (Score:5, Insightful)

    by TheCarp (96830) <<ten.tenaprac> <ta> <cjs>> on Tuesday June 17, 2014 @04:11PM (#47257437) Homepage

    > You get a shitty scan because when the request comes in, someone gets stuck with scanning an 83 page paper.

    A paper which, if you look really close, says on it the words "this sharepoint"..... so they actually had to produce an 83 page paper before scanning it.... rather than using the "print to a file" function which, would produce an easily legible document.

    Nope....this excuse doesn't even hold a little bit of water.

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