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4/5/13 @ 02:39 am   
Too long, didn't.... wha?
 
 
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'm starting to see tl;dr used more and more frequently, not as an declarative statement, but as a noun, as in "Here's the tl;dr of the story." This troubles me.

What does it say when ignoring something somebody else put a lot of thought into becomes so common that there is a cute slang name for it?

(Anyone who answers "tl;dr" is guilty of the cardinal sin of predictability.)
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From:tyrsalvia
Date:April 5th, 2013 03:43 pm (UTC)
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We live in an age of ever-decreasing attention spans. 140 character sentiments ftw! Or something.
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From:elgecko
Date:April 6th, 2013 03:15 am (UTC)
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This isn't new. It used to be called "Cliff's notes" or "executive summary"

The only difference between this, now, and those in 1993 is a matter of degree. =)
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From:mike20
Date:April 6th, 2013 04:25 am (UTC)
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Right, that and the fact that the slang for having too short an attention span has been reduced from complete words into four initials.
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