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If someone could let me know what the forward slash means following a paragraph I'd appreciate it.

Example:
Words words words words words words words words words. Words words words words words words words words words. Words words words words words words words words words.

/another word


What function does that forward slash have? Thanks.
 

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Is this in a legal document or on the internet?

On the internet, it's usually a misnomer off a command line. For example if someone said something they thought put the discussion to an end, they might say /end thread, which signifies the command of ending a thread.

If it's in a legal document... the only thing I can think of is that sometimes secretaries use it to denote who typed the document with their initials.
 

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yeah it's from HTML. to start a tag you type <tag> and to end it, </tag>
 

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Its in internet language, not in legal documents, that I've seen it. I saw it a couple of times on SDN and elsewhere at the end of a post, but not with the purpose of ending a thread - just a single post.

It may be something like "/" followed by a one or two mildly funny words to conclude the post.
 

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yeah it's from HTML. to start a tag you type <tag> and to end it, </tag>
I've seen the HTML tagging thing and that is different from the thing I'm referring to... Maybe it is just a bizarre coincidence that I've been seeing it. Its definitely different from the tagging thing.
 

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Its in internet language, not in legal documents, that I've seen it. I saw it a couple of times on SDN and elsewhere at the end of a post, but not with the purpose of ending a thread - just a single post.

It may be something like "/" followed by a one or two mildly funny words to conclude the post.

Right. So if I type a long, annoying rant, I can end it with a sort of self-conscious joke by saying "/annoying rant" at the end. Read out loud, that would be "end annoying rant". I'd type it to show that I realized what I just wrote was an annoying rant. It's a joke that comes from HTML.
 

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If someone could let me know what the forward slash means following a paragraph I'd appreciate it.

Example:
Words words words words words words words words words. Words words words words words words words words words. Words words words words words words words words words.

/another word


What function does that forward slash have? Thanks.

[rant] Today I got rejected by derek zoolander medical school for kids who dont read good post-secondary. I dont read good and would have been a perfect fit. FML [/rant]
 

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[rant] Today I got rejected by derek zoolander medical school for kids who dont read good post-secondary. I dont read good and would have been a perfect fit. FML [/rant]

Wow that was such an impressive demo of how to use the tags that I'm speechless..

/sarcasm
 

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I've got it now. Interesting. Thanks for the clarifications.
 

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Oh, before there was FML, people often typed /wrist
 
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