• z00s@lemmy.world
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      3 months ago

      This is one of my constant frustrations on Lemmy too. People constantly dropping abbreviations with no explanation, assuming their cultural background is universal.

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        Yeah, it’s like these foreign language posts. Don’t they know not everyone speaks German?

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          Ssh don’t say that or all the Americans will rush in shouting “You’re welcome”

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        AMV has been around for years now. Plus, this was likely posted to a community that knows what an amv is and never intended for here

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          The guy who posted it here should have expanded the initialism

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            I don’t know if I’ve ever heard the initialism AMV or not (though I’ve watched plenty of them), but even not knowing what it was it was pretty easy to figure out from context (though i thought “animated” instead of “anime”, but close enough anyway)

            Some acronyms and initialisms, I don’t really get why they’re so hard for people, especially in context

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              They’re not, people just like to complain and have things handed to them. In that order.

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            Yeah, I can remember them from the early YouTube days, but I wasn’t 100% certain if it had been decades yet >!and I didn’t want to think about how old I’m getting!<

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          …it was reposted here, how was it “not for here”?

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        It is wild that this post about a harmless abbreviation that refers to cringey (but endearing to me) narrow slice of early-mid 2000s internet culture got this reaction out of you. Something that could be ignored or looked up.

        Be it Lemmy or the communities you stumble upon, but perhaps some introspection about how you respond and interact with the internet could use a revisit.

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        Sometimes this is totally fair, but I think any abbreviation that instantly comes up on google is fair game. IIRC, TIL, AMV, BRB, IRL, IKR, etc.

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          All of those but AMV are really common. Amv is not. IKR might not be that common but I knew it. In any case, all of those are sentence abbreviation but amv is a noun, its different.

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            My point wasn’t about how common they were, it was about how easy it is to find out what they mean. I don’t think it matters whether we’re shortening a common phrase or a noun, any search engine will tell you that AMV stands for anime (or animated) music video. Contrast that with something like MIL, which you can’t easily search up (it usually stands for mother-in-law)

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              My point is that I shouldn’t be expected to use a search engine to understand terms of a post in a generically themed community, it costs nothing for the user to put the definition. How common the term is IS something to consider when deciding to put the definition or not. Considering that the most up voted and commented comment is about the term not being recognised, I’d say that my point stands.

              MIL should have the same thing unless it’s being used in a thematic community like relationship advice. It’s common practice for a document that has shortened terms to have parenthesis with the full definition the first time they are used, and in a post thstbwould be the title or the body of the post.

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        plugs “what is AMV” into DDG

        Answer received after 4 seconds of reading

        I’m sorry, but this is a skill issue.

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          Now I’m embarrassed. Did you plug “what is AMV” into a rapper from Michigan, or a guided missile?

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            If this isn’t a lesson in situational irony, I don’t know what is!

            I’m using DDG to mean duckduckgo. Google would’ve made more sense, but I do not like google. Sorry for the confusion!

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          Yeah who doesn’t know about the Patria AMV armoured personnel carrier?

          Doing this occasionally isn’t so bad but I’ve noticed it happening much more frequently on Lemmy lately

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    I mean, my initial introduction to Nightwish was the Wishmaster Misheard Lyrics video. And for a while I always looked for that video to hear that song. Not too weird to do it like that.

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      Same scenario for me, but for Six by All That Remains. The misheard lyrics were better than the real lyrics.

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    And then there’s me who still wonders why nobody ever did a Dragonball AMV for Rainbow’s Power or The Kinks’ Powerman.

    Wanted to make some myself but I could never find the time or the energy power.