FAQs from this week


These are questions which have come up this week:

1. What does FAQ stand for?

  • Frequently Asked Questions

2- What does T & C stand for?

  • Terms and Conditions (usually abbreviated on discussion forums)

3. What are ‘lemons’, ‘lemony’ and ‘limes’ mean in fan fiction?

  • lemons and lemony refer to graphic sex. Limes means character almost have sex or that it is implied but not described.

4. What do  the buttons AC, C, CE on a calculator mean?

  • AC means All Clear – will clear all entries
  • C or CE means Clear Entry – will only clear the last entry

5. What does a.k.a mean?

  • also known as

6. What is Snopes?

  • Snopes.com, officially the Urban Legends Reference Pages, is a website covering urban legends, Internet rumors, e-mail forwards, and other stories of unknown or questionable origin. It is a well-known resource for validating and debunking such stories in American popular culture, receiving 300,000 visits a day.

7. What are tropes?

  •  a: words or expressions used in a figurative sense : figure of speech
  • b: common or overused themes or devices : cliché <the usual horror movie tropes>

8. What is a meme?

  • An element of a culture or behavior that may be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, esp. imitation.
  • An image, video, etc. that is passed electronically from one Internet user to another.

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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