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September 07, 2009


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On somewhat of a tangent, the most common variant where I work is "WAH", for "working at home." This particular string is more flexible in the hands of the linguistically inventive, given that it is both a word, almost, and is pronouncable (hence rhymeable). I suppose this could be WF|^|.

On a tangent on the tangent, when one is on vacation or the like, one sets an email auto-reply indicating this. This is almost universally known as an OOF message. The fact that OOF does not deinitialize correctly has been noted many times. I've seen theories that OOF derives from "out of facility" and was used in ancient versions of some software or other. Even given the possibilities of OOO, tho, I have yet to see that in use.

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