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I can decipher MOST of the abbreviations that come across the list i.e. IMHO, OTOH and the structural abbreviations SMRF, RC, PT etc. but there are a few that I had no idea what it meant.  Is there an online dictionary for structural abbreviations?  

Greg
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-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Wright <chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com>
To: SEAOC Newsletter <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2000 11:22 AM
Subject: Re: Let's Welcome Posting in Foreign Languages


>>But if someone can make contact with other structural
>>professionals of like language by posting a question to the list and receive
>>a helpful reply in the same language, the list is serving its intended
>>purpose.
>Expanding on this a bit, even in English most of us find a great many 
>posts here posed in unfamiliar terms. My commentary on boiler codes and 
>cranes probably wouldn't be much less interesting to some if I'd posted 
>them in Klingon. I don't do wood or concrete construction, so most of the 
>posts in those topics make almost no sense to me. It's a fact that much 
>of the dialog here won't be of use to anyone who speaks only Spanish, but 
>if a contact is made it could be of a great deal of help. If you don't 
>understand the post, be it boiler-speak or Portuguese, ignore it.
>
>Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
>chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
>___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)
>http://www.skypoint.com/~chrisw
>
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