A small request for the benefit of us foreigners...

Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by mauve, Mar 9, 2011.

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  1. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
    Please, is it possible, especially for front page news as in https://www.mu-43.com/f92/g2-300-body-only-gh1-350-panasonic-10118/, that TLAs (Three Letters Abbreviations) like EPP be expanded in full words ?

    That the common language here be english is OK for the sake of mutual understanding, but many of the members are not perfectly bilingual (I'm not), and this kind of written shorthand is especially difficult to understand when english is a learned 2nd language and not the mother tongue of the reader, because TLAs are as much cultural references as they are part of the speech per se.

    TIA, :rolleyes:

    Manuel
     
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  2. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    I didn't know what EPP meant either (and I am English).
    Perhaps it's a North American thing.
    Apparently it means Employee Personal/Pricing page.
     
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  3. Brianetta

    Brianetta Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 5, 2010
    North East England
    Brian Ronald
    I was a little puzzled by it, too. Then again, we're foreign - we're English.
     
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  4. antifuse

    antifuse Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 9, 2011
    Canadian here, and didn't know what it meant. :p
     
  5. jc_rex

    jc_rex Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 17, 2010
    Menifee, CA
    i get epp through panasonic, hp and other companies through my work...
    i thought it meant employee purchase program...
     
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  6. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Good point, Manuel. Will try to keep in mind!
     
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  7. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    100% American, Admin, no clue what that means...
    Now that's a scary thought....
    Dazed & confused.... Shooter
     
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  8. Bill Gordon

    Bill Gordon Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Is that really what it means??
     
  9. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    I don't know, I just found it on a web page and it seemed about right. It was a small sample of one, so it might well not be accurate. It seems it means something like that.
     
  10. Bill Gordon

    Bill Gordon Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Well we in Canada have similar problems with short forms and I applaud the use of the full names whatever they are.....or.......give is a list of the shorts and the longs of it
     
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  11. I'm sure the English would say that Australians stopped speaking their language a long time ago.
     
  12. Brianetta

    Brianetta Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 5, 2010
    North East England
    Brian Ronald
    No, they just switched from use to abuse...

    My dad lives in Brisbane. Do say hello if you see him. (-:
     
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  13. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nah I dunno what it means either. Must be Chinese aye?
     
  14. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    No. As someone posted earlier. It means Employee Purchase Program. It's not a matter of whether you speak American or not, it's whether you are familiar with the terms. Even many Amuricans ain't. Unless you've worked for a large company or organization, you've most likely not run into it.
     
  15. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Thank you Mauve.

    I have heard of this sort of policy, as you've described lenshoarder, but I would never have guessed at the acronym either.
     
  16. Brian S

    Brian S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 11, 2009
    It stands for Extended Parallel Port.

    Do not know what it means with regard to camera sales.
     
  17. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Hmmmmm,
    I thought it meant...
    Enlightened Pixel Peepers..... Hey..hey...

    Not that there's anything wrong with that...
     
  18. mqavila

    mqavila Mu-43 Regular

    On a related note... I've seen references to "IBIS" but being a photo newbie, I honestly don't know what it means? Can someone enlighten me please? Thanks!
     
  19. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    IBIS = In Body Image Stabilizer.
     
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  20. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    I've lived in New England for 59 years. I'm no longer fluent in any language...

    We lost the "R" many years before I was born...
     
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