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Thanks Scott.  There are some (I can't think of one immediatelly) that are structural abbreviations.  I will search my own list folders and see if I can find some and send them to you to decipher.  I'm working on getting a web page uploaded to a server and hope to get it there today.

Greg


-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Maxwell <smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu>
To: Greg Smith <strusup(--nospam--at)gte.net>
Cc: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date: Monday, October 16, 2000 3:32 PM
Subject: Re: Let's Welcome Posting in Foreign Languages


>Greg:
>
>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:
>
>http://www.seaint.org/list_FAQ.asp
>
>Take a look at items 17 and 18 on that web page.
>
>Hope that helps,
>
>Scott
>
>
>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)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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