"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Saturday, 23 March 2013



A friend signed off her e-mail recently with ‘ATB’.  I had to look it up so I thought I’d share it here.  ATB is ‘internetese’ for "All The Best".

P.S. I appreciate that internetese is not a word - yet!!  I have just invented it.  I wonder how long before it makes it into the Oxford Dictionary (and will I be quoted as the first written reference??)

1 comment:

  1. I am enjoying your postings. This post reminded me that I recently came across a word which means a person who invents words. When I find it again, I will post it here