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From: Jim Hobbs <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Internet Expressions -Evalyn
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 22:06:46 -0600
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Harold, Old Man

What is your call sign?

73 Jim, VE4OE

Harold Blevins wrote:

> Evalyn:
> This is the second time I have had to go thru this, learning a new
> language! The first time was almost 50 years ago when I first became
> an amateur radio operator. The hams had their own set of short cuts
> for words, brought about by having to send Morse Code, and the
> shorter the message the better. Some were pretty obvious, like
> XMTR and RCVR for transmitter and receiver, HI was the same
> as LOL, TNX was Thanks, and CUL was "see you later". Your
> girl friend was a YL (Young Lady) and your wife was a XYL (Ex-
> Young-Lady). "73" meant "best regards" and "88's" were "love
> and kisses!" So , you see, this stuff has been around for a long time.
> So, gotta go run an errand for the XYL, so CUL and 73's.........
> Harold
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Jim Hobbs

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