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A standalone response to a short (or topic of discussion) meaning, approximately, "I condone this"; invented by TheBuyer long before Dick Vomit ever thought of it.
Date Written: August 04, 2005Comments:
08/4/2005 Jon Matza: While I affirm/agree with the Buyer's attempt to steal DV's credit for inventing/popularizing this phrase, I object to the defintion posted here. First of all, it isn't always used "to declare compliance with a prior comment made by a different user"; in fact it's seen much more often as a standalone response to a short (or topic of discussion) meaning, approximately, "I condone this". More importantly, who says it's the 'best and most brief' [sic] possible comment? Nothing against the a/a phrase, but debatable opinions/value judgements don't belong in definitions (jokes aside). "A brief comment..." would suffice in this case. I trust acme glossarists will exercise greater rigor in future entries.
08/4/2005 Jon Matza: This has been bothering me for awhile.
08/4/2005 TheBuyer: -edited-
08/4/2005 Jon Matza: closer, anyhow...
08/5/2005 Dick Vomit: I always intended it as a direct comment to the author. "Sir, I affirm you as a human being and support this effort or work. "
08/5/2005 Dick Vomit: Then its usage shifted a bit, becoming more of a "ditto" within comment strings, with which usage I do not necessarily affirm/agree.