reminder that “OP” stands for “original poster”, meaning the person who started a thread
i keep complaining about Kids These Days™ using it to refer to whoever they happen to be replying to but my old-man-yells-at-cloud routine has not resulted in meaningful change
Also confusing is when they’re replying to someone else’s Tumblr ask. Do they mean the original poster who answered the question, or do they mean the asker?
i think that would qualify as an ambiguous usage and should be avoided in all cases where “OP” does not clearly refer to an antecedent, but in reality we will never be free and randos will use OP to refer to the author of a linked article and then someone in the replies immediately after while the actual original poster wails in confusion
although come to think of it, in the case of tumblr specifically, the website itself has already given us a definition of the OP as “person who gets stuck with all the notifications”
fjklsgjfklsdjfkl OKAY BUT YOU ARE CORRECT
accidentally infodumped in the chat about longitudinal lines today lads
I told this woman I work with to have a happy birthday tomorrow since she’s off and she did a double take before asking me how I knew that. when I first started as their boss I made a note of everyone’s birthday so I could get them a card/small gift. I told her that and she stared at me for a few moments before saying “I don’t like that. no you don’t know my birthday. unknow it” then walked away. so this woman I work with has never been born and I’ve never met her in my life.
Im sorry but unknow it is so fucking funny
fuck disappearing under mysterious circumstances i want to start APPEARING under mysterious circumstances. walking through a deserted eerie forest? im there. exploring an abandoned 1930s mine that no human has set foot in for 55 years? there too. touching down on mars? guess whose annoying face you see poking out from behind a rover