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There is actually a pretty extensive list of abbreviations AND symbols
that are used in email on the SEAINT web page.  You can find it at:

Take a look at items 17 and 18 on that web page.

Hope that helps,


On Sat, 14 Oct 2000, Greg Smith wrote:

> 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
> swm-175-5f8i-43-s
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Wright <chrisw(--nospam--at)>
> To: SEAOC Newsletter <seaint(--nospam--at)>
> 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)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
> >___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)
> >
> >
> >