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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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Confusing abbreviations

I just had to work out what DM meant in this sentence:-

For those that don't know, Clyde is the Discord bot. He's been telling you things from time to time now, i.e. if you try to DM someone that's blocked you, if you use the /nick command to change your nickname.

Now I can add a new meaning of DM to my current list:-

Doc Martens
Deutsch Mark
drogerie markt

And now:-
direct message

I will add it to the list:-

https://www.learnenglish.de/words/abbreviations.html

Comments

  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 6,317 mod
    Context is key with a lot of abbreviations, but it is incredibly difficult to work out what they could be in a second language. And the age of technology has made things even more difficult, as everything seems to be abbreviated while "DMing"!
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    It means a direct message! :)
  • jackelliotjackelliot Posts: 754 OTT
    Clyde as in Clyde?

    http://jackelliot.over-blog.com/2016/05/the-song-of-the-clyde.html
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