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Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 6:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Although, as far as I know, no one else follows his name with the initials "Q.L.R.P." I recently signed a letter with my name followed by those initials.How come??
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 8:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are the terms indicated by the abbreviation in:
?

is this a "serious" title, or a comical or flippant one?

occupation relevant?
other personal status relevant?
beliefs relevant?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 8:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are the terms indicated by the abbreviation in:
(insert LTPF list of languages)?

is this a "serious" title, or a comical or flippant one?

occupation relevant?
other personal status relevant?
beliefs relevant?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 8:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

er... sorry about the almost double-post...
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 9:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Felicia Nimue - I hope you had a good Christmas :)

is it relevant who the letter was addressed to? was it designed for publication? to a newspaper?

do the letters refer to something that was in the letter? was the letter in any way about 'letters one might put after their names'? would someone reading the letter know what the letters stood for? would anyone?

were the letters designed to show that you knew what you were talking about? that you had some knowledge?

is it relevant what the letter was about? relevant how long it was?

were the letters meant to be explanatory in some way? to show allegiance to some group? or some idea?

are any of the following relevant here: health? healthcare? politics? euthanasia? capital punishment? academia? writing? cats? Malory? lateral puzzles? weight loss?

were the letters meant to take the place of other letters one might expect after your name?
were you making a joke? making a point? were you angry about something? annoyed?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 9:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters) on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 08:52 pm:


is this a "serious" title, or a comical or flippant one? flippant

occupation relevant? no
other personal status relevant?no
beliefs relevant? yesish

By Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters) on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 08:52 pm:

are the terms indicated by the abbreviation in:
(insert LTPF list of languages)?no to all
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 9:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does QL stand for Quite Like?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 9:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Felicia Nimue - I hope you had a good Christmas Well, let's put it this way: I sure hope yours was better. I was stuck here working on one of my bioethics papers

is it relevant who the letter was addressed to? yes was it designed for publication? no to a newspaper? no

do the letters refer to something that was in the letter?no was the letter in any way about 'letters one might put after their names'? noish would someone reading the letter know what the letters stood for? possiblywould anyone? yes

were the letters designed to show that you knew what you were talking about? nothat you had some knowledge? no

is it relevant what the letter was about? no relevant how long it was? no

were the letters meant to be explanatory in some way? yope to show allegiance to some group? no or some idea? yope

are any of the following relevant here: health? healthcare? politics? euthanasia? capital punishment? academia? writing? cats? Malory? lateral puzzles? weight loss?You've covered almost my main interests except chocolate, but the answer is still no

were the letters meant to take the place of other letters one might expect after your name? yope
were you making a joke? yes making a point? yes were you angry about something? 'angry' is tpoo stroong annoyed? yes


Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 10:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it relevant who would know what the letters stood for? were they meant to convey a message to someone? were they put there so that the letter receiver would ask what they meant? or just put there for your own satisfaction?

do the letters refer to the way you were feeling? to your position in any group?

had someone previously referred to you in a way that is relevant here? referred to you in words that begin Q L R P?

does the P stand for philosophy? philosopher? professor?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 10:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lynne (Lynne) on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 09:48 pm:

Does QL stand for Quite Like? no
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 10:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 10:05 pm:

is it relevant who would know what the letters stood for? yope were they meant to convey a message to someone? yeswere they put there so that the letter receiver would ask what they meant? yope or just put there for your own satisfaction? no

do the letters refer to the way you were feeling? no to your position in any group? no

had someone previously referred to you in a way that is relevant here? no referred to you in words that begin Q L R P? no

does the P stand for philosophy? no philosopher? no professor? no
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 10:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was the letter addressed to - youself? a friend? a family member? a colleague? a boyfriend? someone you knew? someone you had heard of? someone you had read about? to someone in a company? was it a legal letter?

was the letter written in answer to a letter you had received? from the person the letter was addressed to?
is junk mail relevant?
were you involved in any sort of business transaction with the addressee? any sort of dispute?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 11:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 10:26 pm:

was the letter addressed to - youself? no a friend? no a family member? no a colleague? no a boyfriend? no someone you knew? no someone you had heard of? yes someone you had read about? yope to someone in a company? irrel was it a legal letter? well, it wasn't illegal, brt it had nothing to do with the law

was the letter written in answer to a letter you had received? yes from the person the letter was addressed to? yes
is junk mail relevant? no
were you involved in any sort of business transaction with the addressee? no any sort of dispute? yes
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 11:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does "P" stand for "person"? or "people"?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 - 10:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters) on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 08:52 pm:

are the terms indicated by the abbreviation in:
(insert LTPF list of languages)?no to all

So this isn't in a recognisable language?
Valiko Mizandari (Mimino)
Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 - 12:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Q.L.R.P. an abbreviation at all? does Q. stand for a word? does L.? R.? P.?
are the dots after the letters relevant?
Do Q.L.R.P. stand for name(s)? title(s)?
Did you put these letters behind your name just to make the recipient wonder what it could mean? Did the recipient use obscure abbreviations/titles behind his name before?
Was it a letter to a politician? to the Member of Congress of your county? to a newspaper editor?
Was your letter intended to be forwarded to other people? read in public? published?
Alan (Alan)
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 8:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the letters Q.L.R.P in english? latin? French? other?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 11:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

David Burn (Woubit) on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 11:48 pm:

Does "P" stand for "person"? no or "people"? no

By Lynne (Lynne) on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 - 10:15 am:

By Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters) on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 08:52 pm:

are the terms indicated by the abbreviation in:
(insert LTPF list of languages)?no to all

So this isn't in a recognisable language? yes

By Valiko Mizandari (Mimino) on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 - 12:23 pm:

Is Q.L.R.P. an abbreviation at all? no does Q. stand for a wordno does L.? no R.? no P.? no
are the dots after the letters relevant? yes
Do Q.L.R.P. stand for name(s)? no title(s)? yope
Did you put these letters behind your name just to make the recipient wonder what it could mean? yope Did the recipient use obscure abbreviations/titles behind his name before?no
Was it a letter to a politician? no to the Member of Congress of your county? no to a newspaper editor? no
Was your letter intended to be forwarded to other people? no read in public? no published? no

By Alan (Alan) on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 08:28 pm:

Is the letters Q.L.R.P in english? irrel latin? irrel French? irrel other? irrel
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 11:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were you trying to use up letters to make an anagram?
Chengappa C B (Chengappacb)
Posted on Friday, December 30, 2005 - 4:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the letetrs to pronounced in some way (like QueElArPee or similiar)?
Are the letters used as symbols (like the smiley :-) ) ?
Do we need to turn the page sideways or upside down to 'read' the message in Q.L.R.P ?
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Friday, December 30, 2005 - 2:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

could you have put other letters there for the same effect? is it necessary that there be four letters? could they have been numbers? other symbols? are the letters intended to refer to you at all? to refer to anyone? do they signify that the receiver should take some particular action?
had the receiver used letters of this sort in his letter to you?
were you annoyed at the misuse of letters after people's names? or the snobbishness attached to using letters after one's name?
Tom Waddell (Tsoram1970)
Posted on Friday, December 30, 2005 - 6:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the letters in a code? If so substitution?
Could I have put them alongside my name? or are they unique to you?

Do the letters represent something commonly put after a name? do they describe you? or something that you have done?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 12:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 11:13 pm:

Were you trying to use up letters to make an anagram? no

By Chengappa C B (Chengappacb) on Friday, December 30, 2005 - 04:15 am:

Are the letetrs to pronounced in some way (like QueElArPee or similiar)? no
Are the letters used as symbols (like the smiley :-) ) ? no
Do we need to turn the page sideways or upside down to 'read' the message in Q.L.R.P ? no

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Friday, December 30, 2005 - 02:28 pm:

could you have put other letters there for the same effect? yes is it necessary that there be four letters? no could they have been numbers? no other symbols? no are the letters intended to refer to you at all? yes to refer to anyone? see previous answer do they signify that the receiver should take some particular action? no
had the receiver used letters of this sort in his letter to you? yes
were you annoyed at the misuse of letters after people's names? or the snobbishness attached to using letters after one's name? yes
By Tom Waddell (Tsoram1970) on Friday, December 30, 2005 - 06:12 pm:

Are the letters in a code? no If so substitution? no
Could I have put them alongside my name? yes or are they unique to you? no

Do the letters represent something commonly put after a name? no do they describe you? no or something that you have done? no

*********** SPOILER ************
Clever Hannah triumphs again!! When somew pompous jerk signed a letter to me with his name followed by "M.D., F.A.C.S." I signed my reply '"Felicia Nimue Ackerman, B.A., O.L.R.P." to get across the point that unless one's professional credentials are relevant to a letter, it is pompous & self-important to include them. Sorry it was so easy & please direct those laserlike lateral minds to my new puzzle at the bottom of the page

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