This post is prompted by a question I revised.
In the question body the OP used the word
'ol. I had to search for a long time to figure out what that meant, and found that it is an acronym of
Since it contains a symbol, it is not as easy to search as a keyword on Google. And even when I get a result, I would need to filter for the possibility according to the frequency it appears in the result.
Moving on to the answers, someone used
w/o. And my brain reports a compiling error:
- Brain Error KK0411
The semantic meaning for string 'w/o' cannot be inferred from the usage. Try specifying the semantic meaning explicitly.
What does that mean? Does
w/o stand for write out? Or write only?
write off perhaps? Or any possible word which is one of WO on wiki?
I've also read this question on Meta: Can people PLEASE spell out their slang acronyms
So my question is, how can I find a good and easy way to understand the slang people use? Especially those which contain a symbol character?
Further, could Stack Exchange do this favor for people who are not native English speakers?