text message abbreviations used in speech!

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri May 24 20:24:33 UTC 2002

At 2:18 PM -0400 5/24/02, Mark A Mandel wrote:
>#TANSTAAFL:  There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.  (Unlike GAFIA, this
>#one I think originated outside s.f fandom.)
>This one was at least popularized within fandom by Robert A. Heinlein's
>_The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress_. He may have originated it, but I don't
>know for sure.
We had a long thread on this a while back that should be
de-archivable.  I think there was even a semi-definitive result.


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