Pet Peeve #59: For the Life of Me I Can’t Remember What “TL;DR” Means

tldrIn my line of business–largely communicating with people online–I encounter a lot of acronyms. If I don’t know what something means, I ask for them to define it, and I usually remember it from then on.

The one exception, I’ve found, is the acronym TL;DR.

Seriously. For the life of me I can’t remember what this means no matter how many times I’ve looked it up. So I’ve gotten to the point where I just substitute any words that come to mind.

Just to let you know, as I write this blog, I have no idea what TL;DR means. I’m going to look it up after I’m finished writing this; in the meantime I’ll share some of the words that come to mind when I see this acronym.

  • Talk Later; Direct Return
  • Tijuana Lottery; Dominican Republic
  • Toast Light; Dump Room
  • Too Little; Dramatic Reason
  • Tough Liquor; Damn Rats
  • Tall Legs; Dance Rascal

Okay, I’m going to look it up for real. I bet I got at least one word right.

TL;DR = Too Long; Didn’t Read

I got “too” right!!! Woohoo!

Do you have one that I might remember better than the actual definition?