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Definition of TL; DR

Definition: TL; DR

The abbreviated version of "Too Long; Didn't Read."

Used to reply to someone when they have sent you a text, article, blog post, or email rant whose length makes your eyes cross and click away from it.

Not a problem on Twitter.

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GoingLikeSixty GoingLikeSixty 7 years
Suggest you use the legal term: DNR, forget the reason, who cares. Evil Dork Girl: ahem to that... "down south?" that's not biased. But I agree with your point. Nasty Ass Clowns Are Rude. NASCAR?
GoingLikeSixty GoingLikeSixty 7 years
Suggest you use the legal term: DNR, forget the reason, who cares.Evil Dork Girl: ahem to that... "down south?" that's not biased. But I agree with your point. Nasty Ass Clowns Are Rude. NASCAR?
macgirl macgirl 7 years
EvilDorkGirl I would be into that!
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 7 years
We need to come up with a "I don't agree with your racist/homophobic/otherwise offensive forwarded e-mail so I didn't read it" abbreviation. I've got all these conservative family members down South who send me these forwarded e-mails that are just so vitriolic.
LonelyShifter LonelyShifter 7 years
"tl;dr" is probably the most popular modern use of our good friend semicolon.
margokhal margokhal 7 years
ahaha! Thanks for posting this - now I finally get it! :D On the LJ, I have quite a few friends who have "tl;dr" as an entry tag or right before summarizing some long linked article...or when they're being facetious. In that context, it's pretty funny. But I'd never use that in talking with somebody! I've never seen it in a chat conversation...
margokhal margokhal 7 years
ahaha! Thanks for posting this - now I finally get it! :DOn the LJ, I have quite a few friends who have "tl;dr" as an entry tag or right before summarizing some long linked article...or when they're being facetious. In that context, it's pretty funny. But I'd never use that in talking with somebody! I've never seen it in a chat conversation...
macgirl macgirl 7 years
WOW, that's pretty rude. I think I would just click away or ignore it. That's troll behavior at its best.
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